DJ Tristan Jaxx’s hard-hitting signature brand of visceral house music commands an enthralling blend of deep, pounding sound, larger-than-life vocals and vast & voluminous instrumentals. These elements combine to form an aural orgasm of consistently elevated energy that is truly unique. With an obvious finger on the pulse of what is fresh, energetic and exciting, his hunger for compositions and sets that one can completely get lost inside is sweeping the world. His chart-topping podcast series, “JAXX TRAXX,” (all recorded from his live sets) has skyrocketed his appeal to new heights. He holds the distinction of remaining in the Top 20 in the House music category on PodOmatic for over two years and counting
Named one of Out.com’s “Top 10 DJs You Should Know,” Jaxx spins an immense blend of house/afterhours/tribal/EDM/progressive music, while maintaining a signature sound that is easily identifiable as his own. A night spent in earshot of his orchestra of sound is not one that can easily be removed from memory. Attempting to anticipate his next move is a feat even the most experienced of party-goers cannot predict as he skillfully mixes and blends his transitions to the point that one is left wondering if he is mixing live, transitioning between songs or premiering a self-produced mash never before heard live (something he strives to do at each and every live appearance).
One of the hardest-working DJ’s in circulation today, his abilities extend beyond his finely-tuned ear for contagious beats that one would be hard-pressed to resist moving to. He also regularly produces his own edits, reconstructions and mashes of songs that inspire him. From radio smashes to rarely played versions of tracks by current artists to classic anthems we can all relate to, Jaxx blurs the lines of what is expected on a dancefloor by never limiting himself to one genre or flair of music.
A generous musician who continually releases his mashes, edits and live sets, he considers himself “the people’s DJ,” being a consumer of the circuit and club scene himself for most of his life. From a young age, he would hear a popular club song and in his head he would translate or mashup the sound with a different beat or track. With constant encouragement from his true believers, he spent years teaching himself the craft, being unconstrained by the bold and sometimes imperfect ideas in his head. This daring method of learning the necessary skills to share the music inside of him with dancefloors around the world eventually paid off. His big moment came when he convinced popular San Francisco promoter Gus Presents to give him a gig spinning the side room at his “Epic” event, held at a local favorite club, 1015 Folsom. Despite being practically unheard of, Jaxx managed to surprise everyone by holding the majority of the crowd for most of the night with not only his profound passion, but also with his impeccable musical palate.
Shortly thereafter, he formed DJ Tristan Jaxx Productions after meeting with a group of men with the same determination and focus on bringing the journey back to the San Francisco club scene when BeatBox opened in the SOMA district. After hearing only a few of his early sets, the club owners gave him the support and space to create and promote a monthly circuit party, which he fittingly calls Chaos. This hot-fusion, mammoth-energy monthly party has transformed San Francisco’s dance scene by keeping the focus squarely where it belongs at a dance party: on the music. Having experienced the trying task of being heard and respected despite experience level, Jaxx’s desire to encourage other up and coming DJ’s and supply them with a platform where they can share their passion for music has resulted in a hugely successful event, month after month, for over two years and going strong. Jaxx is the resident DJ for the event (although he generally only opens the night, keeping the emphasis on the headlining DJ), which has included DJ’s Luis Perez (New York City), Alex Acosta (Mexico), Alexander (Los Angeles), Edgar Cebreros (Mexico City), Ranny (Boston), Justin Ryan (New York City), Bryan Reyes (Miami), Guy Scheiman (Israel), Jalil Z (Miami), Big Kid (Singapore), Stephan Grondin (Montreal) and Dan De Leon (Los Angeles).
Jaxx has since extended his foothold in the San Francisco area by creating and headlining annual after hours parties for which he has become well-known, including the closing party of the Folsom Street Fair weekend (CLIMAXX), and the closing party of the SF Pride weekend (Ascent). Additionally, his production company now produces the official after hours parties for all Masterbeat events produced in the San Francisco area.
In 2013, Jaxx protracted the success and reach of DJ Tristan Jaxx Productions by creating a new monthly event called Overdrive in San Diego, where he is also the resident DJ. His desire to support the industry by delivering high quality events and remarkable music now reaches club-goers in two of the largest cities in America on a monthly basis.
While creating an epic journey within one night via the dancefloor symphony he conducts wherever he spins, Jaxx has begun his own journey of sharing his passion with the world. He is a determined, deeply focused man, perpetually exploring a new party galaxy. Whether he’s in your realm of the universe and you’re able to get on board or you’re listening from afar, jump at the opportunity to open yourself up to the experience that only a “Jaxx Attack” can bring.