iAne, born in West Sumatra in Indonesia, grew up in a musical family. Her father, a talented artist himself, gave iAne her first music lessons and introduced her to various musical styles. At a young age she recorded her first album with him and appeared on Indonesian TV.
“My father gave me direction in my own music. Use your voice, that’s your thing.”
At the age of 19 iAne moved to the Netherlands, where she became a victim of domestic violence far away from her family. Eventually iAne fled to a women’s shelter where after a period of therapy and coaching, she left the shelter with a renewed sense of self-determination and self-confidence.
During this time iAne used her music to remain positive, stand strong, process all that had happened and look forward – the tracks she now produces are all autobiographical, showing her journey, or struggle even, in becoming truly free, making confident choices and decisions.
Over the years, iAne has performed as a vocalist with various bands in Europe. When she got her first acquaintance with the versatility of the dj scene she decided to develop herself as a dj as well as being a vocalist. A special combination that has led to the current success of Vocal DJ iAne.
As of 2012, iAne has been actively developing herself as an artist. To this end, she has entered into collaborations with various producers and coaches.
Since 2014, iAne combines her voice with various music styles as a DJ on international stages. This makes her a beloved artist at private and company parties, festivals, benefit events and various clubs at home and abroad. Due to iAne’s on stage presence and confidence, she is able to respond flawlessly to the audience ensuring that everyone has a special evening.
iAne: “I feel the vibe, play with it, play the tracks that I think have the right impact at that moment. I always bring 200% energy, connect with the audience and create an experience”.
Anyone who has seen iAne perform knows exactly what she means by that.
After a period of searching and experimenting, iAne has developed her own style by means of production and made recordings at home and abroad. Tracks such as ‘I Turned Into Us’, ‘Love Blind’ and ‘Radio Love’ have been mixed and mastered in Amsterdam, London and New York by the engineers of Calvin Harris and Rihanna.
iAne: What I strongly believe is that everyone is longing to be free. Free from prejudice, free from feeling judged and free from feeling controlled by others. On stage I feel the real freedom, even more than in my daily life. I want to bring that feeling across, even if it is only for one moment.
Winner of the Absolut & Café Mambo Ibiza DJ competition.
The jury of the Café Mambo x Absolut DJ Competition wrote:
“After huge response to our 2022 Sunset DJ competition with Absolut today we are very happy to announce our overall winner is…
VocaldjiAne from Indonesia and living in the Netherlands
We want to give a BIG thank you to everyone who entered! There were so many fantastic mixes, making it a really tough decision. iAne entered with a really solid sunset mix – you can tell she has done her research and listened to the sounds of sunset at Café Mambo. We envisioned a Mambo sunset, whilst listening to this mix and it really fit in with the vibe we feel on a daily basis, standing out from all the other entries (despite stiff competition!) iAne will soon be making her way to Ibiza to enjoy a few days on the island with us and will of course get to step into the iconic Café Mambo DJ booth to make her debut! “