His love of music started at the age of 12, listening to early 80’s, Hip-Hop, Electro and Funk & Soul. Introduced to electronic house music around mid 90’s. Since then he had caught the house music bug, organizing / promoting parties in and down warehouses, studios, and old cinemas in Den Haag & Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Through some hard work and expanded network he built in Europe, he finally managed to spinned at CLUB MONDANO and GLOBE parties in a massive PRIVILEGE Club, Ibiza, 3 years in a row, from 1999 - 2001.
Returning to Jakarta, Indonesia, after spent 12 years in The Netherlands, his quality as DJ has been noticed by crowd and the scene, and named best DJ in 2003; where he played in almost all of Jakarta’s important events, such as Ministry of sound, Gods Kitchen, Gatecrasher, Destination 1, Cream & Tiesto Tour, to name a few, and sharing decks with many respected International as big as Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, X-press2, Secret Cinema, Stacey Pullen, Mischa Daniels, in different indoor venues/clubs and some outdoors such Carnaval Ancol, Embassy Clubs(Jakarta – Bandung – Jogja), X2, Vertigo, Immigrant, Dragonfly, DoubleSix, Bacio, Dejavu.
While he says that his DJ sound is slower than before, Ai firmly believes that "it's definitely got the same energy as it's always had". Funky, pumping and emotional of house, tech-house and techno ambiance with a twist between his sets, Ai Tumbuan a.k.a DJ Ai Moonchild, is one of Indonesia’s pioneer in Indonesia Clubbing scene, and now he already release his super Album called “New Religion” published under Nagaswara, on August 2010, featuring Artists like Ariyo Wahab, Fla, and up & coming talented Syvash, after his 1st successful Compilation “Destination Ibiza” in 2005; marking his path as solid DJ and Producer.
Silent Starlight - Ai Tumbuan Feat. Ariyo Wahab