Jon Ojeda (aka alias_j) is a San Francisco based DJ and electronic music producer. After a number of years in development, this solo artist effort is a culmination of his ever-growing love affair with electronic music and all things club.
He attended his first underground party in 1992, which started a trajectory quite familiar to anyone bit by the bug then. While attending college in San Diego, he was gifted his first set of turntables by his then girlfriend. After graduation, he moved back to the bay as a punter, frequenting the legendary and world-renowned Nikita and Spundae club nights at 1015 Folsom. Their parties were magical, hosting anyone who was anyone from around the world.
Passing his demos around town, he caught the attention of Spundae Productions. On a whim, there was a DJ cancellation and they asked him to fill in. That evening began a long relationship with the crew where he eventually co-owned and managed the Spundae Reckords shop, handled A&R and Distribution for the Spundae Recordings label, and held his Spundae residency for several years, playing at their many club nights and events in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Chicago, and Miami. The series of endeavors led him on DJ tours across Europe to the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, and Russia.
He began his early years in the studio co-writing under the monikers "Suffix" with his close friend Doug Eisengrein, and "Cojac" with his later Omnis Recordings label mates Al Manning and Christian Boshell.
Launched in 2005, Omnis Recordings was a household name, releasing nearly 80 house, techno, and progressive singles, EPs, and albums until the label went on hiatus in 2016. Only producing solo in fitz-and-starts, Jon continued to collaborate. His most recent collaboration with long time studio partner Christian Boshell under the pseudonym "Boxrocker" saw some success, and although the world went into lockdown at the beginning of 2020, they recorded several live streams from Jon's studio including Decadent Oasis in AltspaceVR for their virtual Burning Man event, as well as a number of radio shows for Technoscene On Air.
Since his reboot, Jon's been hiding away in the studio, refining and evolving his own future sound. Where he'll end up, we're not sure. For now, you can grab his monthly "Lock & Key" mix sessions on Soundcloud, his playlists on Spotify, and stay up-to-date on his studio projects and happenings here and on Instagram.