Shantan Wantan Ichiban
A radio presenter, master of ceremonies, party promoter and one of the countries finest DJs. Shantan does it all.
Holding it down at triple j, Shantan Wantan Ichiban has been the go-to guy when the national youth broadcaster has needed someone with great music selection and microphone presences to bring the party to Australia across the airwaves. He has built a name for himself filling in regularly for Nina Las Vegas on ‘House Party’ and Linda Marigilano on Good Nights, and has just recently taken over Saturday Nights after Mix Up playing a wide spectrum of club music. Joining the dots between hip hop and house to get have you raving well into Sunday morning.
In addition to triple j and for several years now, Shantan has had a significant presence on Sydney’s FBi 94.5 FM. Not only does his show ‘Stolen Records’, play the broadest selections in urban and world music, but it is also one of the most popular shows airing in their Wednesday 6-8pm Sunset slot.
Similarly as a DJ, Shantan has proved to be one of the most versatile on the circuit. He has created some of Sydney’s most successful party nights across a wide range of genres. Through brands such as ‘Dutty Dancing’, ‘Player Haters Ball’, ‘Pop That’ and ‘Pineapple Republic’, he has built a reputation for fun parties turning even the darkest and dankest of rooms into a ‘queue-around-the-corner’ night club. Not surprisingly, Shantan possesses the uncanny ability to transform the quietest and most introverted party-goer into an ass-popping ratchet on the dance floor (just look at the Dutty Dance photos!). Some say this ability was learned but the legends have it as he was born with it.
Shantan’s gift to put together energetic sets across different genres has made him one of Sydney’s most sought after DJs. With an arsenal of Hip Hop, R&B, Trap, Indie, Dance, Throwback Pop Anthems and electronic music to pick from, his sets often obliterate any given dancefloor due to the sheer amount of dancing. He can be found playing festivals like ‘Splendour In Grass’ and ‘Secret Garden’ and is a resident at club venues such as ‘Goodgod Small Club’, ‘The Ivy’, ‘The Standard’, ‘Kit N Kaboodle’ and more.
Adding to an arsenal of already impressive talents, Shantan is also a master of ceremonies extraordinaire. With a personality and voice that commands attention, he has hosted stages at Festivals including ‘Field Day’, ‘Parklife’ and ‘Foreshore’, plus numerous concerts ranging from Mix Master Mike to Presets to Armand Van Buuren to MF DOOM.
A modern day renaissance man. A radio presenter, master of ceremonies, party promoter and one of the country’s finest DJs. When he does have free time, Shantan partakes in elbow modelling and breeds champion snails – which he races. What a guy.
“Shantan is a bonified rude boi party starter! I would get down on his dance floor any day.”
Anna Lunoe (DJ, Producer, Singer, Legend)
“Shantan Wantan Ichiban is the physical embodiment of 3 million lolcats who escaped the internet. Each one of them is desperate to play a new song that’s wildly different to the one currently playing but Shantan makes it happen and keeps the lolcats (and the crowd) happy for his entire crazy and diverse set. He can get the whole club moving with just one well chosen song, and can keep them moving for 5 hours without playing one shit song.”
Levins (Twitter Celeb, DJ, Hot Dog King)
“Australia’s number 1 DJ, if not the world”
“Every time I see Shantan he always kills it. This one time when he wasn’t looking I plugged a USB drive into his laptop and stole a ridiculous amount of musical weapons to DJ with. He hasn’t found out yet though..”
Sampology (Lord of di Dance)