New Zealand's premier International Touring DJ, Producer, Remixer & owner of Club Luxury Records...
Jolyon Petch is without doubt one of New Zealand's hottest exports, having performed all over the globe from Miami (USA), London, Ibiza, Cyprus, Dubai, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Sweden, Czech Rep, Poland, Germany, Bali & Australia. He has held an international superclub residency at 'The Castle Club' in Ayia Napa (Cyprus) for over 3 years and in 2010 he secured two more international Club Residencies at two of the top clubs on the Gold Coast - Platinum & now his main home at East Nightclub.
Having played in some of the most exclusive & prestigious clubs around the world, 2008 has seen Jolyon's international career shift into top gear. From his late 90's beginnings in New Zealand, he quickly elevated himself to the top of his game in the local scene, garnering much respected residencies & touring the country. Playing support slots for some of the world's largest party brands & super-clubs, it wasn't long until international DJ's & producers began to notice his skills & Jolyon began to look beyond local borders. With his international contacts, remix work for some of the biggest house producers started to come in, & in 2006 he picked up his first European residency in the main room at Ayia Napa's Castle Club - the largest club in Cyprus with a 3000+ capacity. With a northern hemisphere base, Petch then set about exposing himself to some of Europe's premier cities, clubs & producers. His appearances to date have included Berlin, Prague, Warsaw, Ibiza, Limmasol, London, Birmingham, Hastings & Leicester at some of the world's top clubs such as Pacha, Turnmills, Koko, Utopia, Baangalu, AIR & Mecca. Other notable performances have included; GodsKitchen, Slinky, Ministry of Sound, Hed Kandi, Gatecrasher, Funky4Love, Funkinyou, Miss Moneypennys & The Gallery. Jolyon's touring brand & record label, Club Luxury, has followed his successes, further building his profile & now has an impressive array of releases ready to launch in late 2008. These include his own productions working with respected artists such as Stonebridge, Soul Avengerz, Katherine Ellis, Abigail Bailey, Merenia Gillies, Moscomusic, Darwin & Backwall, Greg Stainer & more, as well as his own projects Elektrik Disko & Sound Conducterz.
Further afield Jolyon makes regular appearances in Dubai, bringing Club Luxury to Zinc in the middle-east, where he has also featured on Radio 1 UAE, & is presently working on another exciting project which will see his profile raise to the next level in this dynamic & rapidly growing region. Not forgetting home, he continues to headline New Zealand's largest New Year's event every year in Auckland, a privilege he has held since 2000. With his midnight set's having such a formidable reputation, it's the only dance-floor to be on to see in the New Year down-under! Production-wise, his discography to date is more impressive than you might realise & includes artists; Soul Avengerz, Beatfreakz, Agnelli & Nelson, Jason Herd, Ben Macklin, Paul Gardner, Deepswing, Jon Fitz, Steve Edwards, Peyton, Minimal Youth, Greg Stainer & more. As a DJ, he has played alongside the likes of; Groove Armada (live) , Freemasons, Boy George, X-Press 2, Armand van Helden, Judge Jules, Norman Jay, Mauro Picotto, Soul Avengerz, Felix da Housecat, Stonebridge, Carl Cox, Ian Carey, Junior Sanchez, Grand Master Flash, Armin van Buuren, Soul Central, Syke n' Sugarstarr, Bobby & Steve, Lucien Foort, ATFC, Grant Nelson & the Shapeshifters, among others.
Jolyon's passion for music & trademark professionalism have also seen him involved in other aspects of the industry, including launching New Zealand's premier nationwide entertainment & events guide 'Infusion Magazine', which has gone on to be even bigger through it's licensing to the United Arab Emirates. Prior to departing New Zealand he was also one of the country's most respected event promoter's, seeing him play in every significant centre in the country & bring a number of international artists to local shores. 2007 also saw Petch visit & perform at the Miami Winter Music Conference, further strengthening his international ties.
Looking to the future, Jolyon's energy is firmly focused on his international production projects, Elektrik Disko & the Sound Conducterz, having already featured on Ministry of Sound's 'Housexy' in 2007 & securing bookings across the globe. Keep your ears tuned for both their original productions & remixes on Hed Kandi radio, Passion FM, Radio 1 UAE, 91ZM, Kiss FM (Melb), Radio Metro (Gold Coast), The Edge, George FM (NZ), & many more frequencies worldwide, including Club Luxury TV.
2009 saw Jolyon headline the main stage dance tent at the Highlife Matakana event. Playing the midnight set after Moto Blanco. His remix for the Freemasons latest single sat at #1 on the Xpressbeats.com 50 most wanted chart for 2 weeks with his own Luxury Records releasing their first single at the end of March. His sub label Little Love Records, released the Auckland House Authority "The Music 2009" which charted #1 on the Xpressbeats.com 50 most wanted charts for over 2 months. with many other remixes and originals charting on many top dance sites. Jolyon also hosted his record label Club Luxury in Cyprus for his international residency at The Castle Club and also co-managed new superclub Babylon in Ayia Napa with acts coming through like Tiesto, Above & Beyond, Mauro Picotto, Ras Kwame, Crazy Cousinz & more..
2010 has so far seen Jolyon with 2 international Club Residencies in Australia performing alongside countless international and Australian DJ's & acts.. His record label 'Club Luxury' also released it's first single for the year - 'Jolyon Petch & Sam Hill vs Th'dudes - Bliss 2010' and it went straight to #2 on itunes NZ Dance singles and #3 on Dance albums and then enjoyed chart success at #1 on Audiojelly.com and on Armadadownloads.com (Owned by Armin Van Buuren). The instant hit anthem Bliss 2010 also charted #32 on the prestigious Aria Club Charts with support from all the big plaayers in the Australian dance scene.. Their single also was performed live by the original singer from Th'Dudes - Peter Urlich, which was broadcast on the Maori TV network for a FREE to air Boxing match by NZ's greatest boxer David Tua. The single was performed live before the main event to an estimated 1 million viewers worldwide. The song has also attracted great reviews on TVNZ's breakfast show getting a 4 star review..
Now Jolyon is working on a collaboration project with the singer from Kosheen on many new originals.. 2010 is going to be a very BIG year indeed..