Discovering electro beats, hip-hop and incredible DJ sets at only seven years old, DJ IBARRA (born John Ibarra) was drawn into the music-scene by the sounds of the “baby scratch” and instantly connected to the vibrant sounds of the hip hop world. Around 2004, Ibarra began his professional DJ career. Not quite at a point where he could afford to go out and buy his own equipment, he spent his days after school with a friend that let him practice his skills on a pair of Technics 1200s and a Vestax mixer.
Spending all that time, love and effort toward building his skillset, developing his instincts and true love for the craft paved the way for new and exciting opportunities. Around 2007, Ibarra became increasingly involved in the local scene; he sought out on a regular basis to make beats and record tracks for amateur artists.
Ibarra maintained his practice regimen between 2010-2013, as he developed a side-career and built up his finances to support buying all-new equipment — bursting brightly back into the scene in late 2013.
Today, Ibarra produces, edits, creates and records on a constant basis. With live shows all over Northern California and the Bay Area, Ibarra is currently mixing up the hottest and most vibrant sounds out there. His current club residences include Infusion Lounge (San Francisco), Starlight Room (San Francisco) & Opal Nightclub (Mountain View). Ibarra is also working with The Music Trust, a music group booking top DJs from San Francisco, San Diego and Chicago.
Combining life experience, intense skills and a true passion for music, Ibarra has become a sonic-force guaranteed to get the party started. He transforms musical entertainment into one-of-a-kind, unforgettable experiences night after night.
Can’t make it out live? Ibarra is a resident on The Radio Bassment, a rapidly expanding syndicated radio show heard across the U.S. including: on 997NOW (San Francisco), 1043NOW (Las Vegas), HOT 977 (Palm Springs), 1019AMP (Orlando), U925 (Salt Lake City) and 939THE BEAT (Honolulu). In addition, Ibarra track edits and remixes and has developed a podcast set featured on DJcity, the world’s biggest record pool for professional DJs.