Josh Dubman, AKA DJ Fire Aux, is originally from a small town in the Midwestern United States. As a young’n growing up in the middle of Wisconsin, fire aux inexplicably developed an intense obsession with rap music that developed into a lifelong commitment to studying the culture of hip hop. After leaving his hometown, he cut his teeth DJing in the underground DIY scene in Chicago. He's rocked many parties and venues around Chicago and some of his highlights would include spinning at East Room (Chicago Reader's best hip hop club of 2017), The Charleston, Estate, Crocodile, Reggie’s, Voyager 2016/17 NYE and the West X Sub Chroma Pop Up Party.
With a penchant for travel and a high level of curiosity, Josh left Chicago and ended up in Hong Kong in late 2017 and eventually became the resident DJ for event production company Mama Told Me. He has also become the in-house DJ for the Hong Kong hip hop act, Xabitat. His aforementioned love of travel and learning about new cultures, coupled with being a genuine hip hop head learning to DJ in one of contemporary rap’s biggest hotbeds of talent (Chicago) are two major factors in his musical selection. Considering these two key inspirations, Josh’s style is an eclectic blend of modern rap music and international dance music, particularly Latin American, Caribbean and West African influenced dance music.
He also records a monthly mix for an online radio station in Hong Kong and holds a monthly residency at Terrible Baby. Most recently he has started a new monthly club night named “Auxidize”. In the past year he has opened up for A$AP Mob and Denzel Curry, performed at a Halloween music festival in Bali, Indonesia and has performed at multiple club nights in Hong Kong as well as throughout Southeast Asia. He has also DJed private events for companies and brands like Hypebeast and Moncler. Check out his SoundCloud page here and his mixes below. Any inquiries, feel free to holler at Jddubman@gmail.com.