Born and raised in Montréal suburbia, Norm Boivin a.k.a. DJ Jangbu picked up DJing electronic music in 2001. It only made sense for the bass player who had been playing punk rock records on the lunchtime radio show through high school. During the course of his 13+ year career, Jangbu has dipped into most genres, starting out on vinyl with UK hard house and euro trance. Goa trance had been his first contact with electronic music, with names like Hallucinogen, X-Dream, Astral Projection, Man With No Name, Nuclear Ramjet and Koxbox, just to name a few. In 2003, he turned away from heavy, expansive vinyl, which was the norm for "non-psy" electronic music, and turned his interest towards psytrance again, discovering full on on the late. He started accumulating CD releases and later on, made the switch to digital with the rise in selection in digital releases. In 2009, he moved to Vancouver, where Chris Organix gave him the chance he needed when he booked him for an opening gig Organix, a very popular weekly psytrance night that's been running for nearly 20 years. Now a regular fixture, Jangbu's fan base has been growing steadily ever since. Norm has had the chance to share the stage with artists like Dust, Headroom, Dr. Hoffman, Desert Dwellers, Perfect Stranger, Primordial Ooze, Android Spirit, Shane Gobi, Brethren, Sensient and many more. He has performed at festivals such as Alluvium (BC), Astral Harvest (AB) and Spacecamp Psyfari (Iowa). In 2012, he joined Irken Kitties, a collective of like-minded individuals who seek to promote underground electronic music culture. Norm also performs at locally legendary Alluvium Festival each year and participates in the organization of multiple events in the Vancouver area and BC through his work with Irken Kitties. Techtonic Event Productions and Entheos Gathering Society.
Musically, his offering consists of intelligent, tasteful full on and in recent years, he has also added dark progressive psytrance (a.k.a. zenonesque prog) to his arsenal, as style which he relishes particularly. Regardless of what speed or sub-genre Jangbu is playing, you'll always notice an underlying jazz flavor to the songs he selects. One of his most important qualities is his obsessional and constant search for new, cutting-edge music. His library is constantly being updated, so you’ll never hear the same set twice from him.