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Ibiza's Alfresco King Storms Australia's Beaches

Author: Jonty Skrufff (
Saturday, December 13, 2003
Jon Sa Trincha, the world renowned resident DJ on Ibiza's 5 star chillout location Salinas Beach, kicks off his Australian tour this weekend (December 14) with a rooftop gig at the Bondi Hotel, overlooking Sydney's famous Bondi Beach.

The chill-out king (Sa Trinchas is the name of the bar he spins at every afternoon) will be remaining in Australia for the next month and plays a series of outdoor parties and clubs, including several at hippy hangout Byron Bay and the Leighton Beach party on New Years Eve.

Chatting to Skrufff a while ago, Jon revealed he pays close attention to his crowd.

"I'm playing out in the open when I play at Sa Trinchas, so I'm really guided by the people around me," he said.

"I work spontaneously and I don't have a set list that I stick to, which requires a certain amount of discipline to be spontaneous but that's the way I like to play."

"I'm also an obsessive collector of music so I'm always buying new stuff; I buy the majority of my records myself," he continued.

"Old tracks, such as Pink Floyd's Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Pink Floyd), always go down well, the moment it comes on the whole beach picks up the vibe- I can feel it, and so can they. That's the definition of a vibe; we all know we're feeling something extra."

DJ Jon Sa Trinchas Australian Tour 2003/04
14 December - Roof top of the Bondi Hotel
21st December - Liquidity indoor/outdoor on Sydney Harbour
28th December - Caves House Margaret River
NYE - Salty & Delicious beach party - Leighton's Beach
3rd January - Rocking horse nightclub Noosa
4th January - Byron Bay private party
10th January - Surfers paradise Kokus nightclub
12th January - Beach Road Hotel Byron Bay
18th January - Beach Road Hotel Byron Bay
25th January - Australia Day long weekend Liquidity outdoor show with the Aqua shell