Singapore-based Aussie DJ dies in Bali

It is believed that DJ Adam Sky, whose real name is Adam Neat, cut himself badly when he ran into a glass door while rushing to help a friend who had fallen.
It is believed that DJ Adam Sky, whose real name is Adam Neat, cut himself badly when he ran into a glass door while rushing to help a friend who had fallen.PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/ ADAMSKYOFFICIAL

Singapore-based Australian DJ Adam Sky was found dead in a luxury resort in Bali on Saturday.

Australian news outlet Nine News said the body of the 42-year-old DJ, whose real name is Adam Neat, was found in a pool of blood around 10am that day at the Hillstone Villas Resort.

He was staying at the resort with two people, one of whom was Ms Zoia Lukiantceva, a Russian. Her LinkedIn page says she is a portfolio and research analyst at Jupiter Labs in Singapore.

At the time of the incident, she had reportedly fallen 4m from the resort's private pool area, breaking her leg and suffering fractures.

Detectives believe Mr Neat rushed to try and help her, but ran into one of the villa's glass doors in the process, cutting himself badly which resulted in a fatal loss of blood. Alcohol is believed to have been involved in the incident.

Mr Neat's father was expected to arrive in Bali last night.

The DJ, who was ranked the third-best in Asia, had performed at several nightclubs in Singapore, including Attica and Altimate.

Singapore-based Jupiter Labs describes itself as an Asia-focused social media and investment agency leveraging off the booming electronic dance music industry. Its website lists Mr Neat as its founder, CEO and lead artist.

Posts on the DJ's social media accounts asked members of the public to respect his family's privacy, calling the death a "tragic loss".

Netizens posted their condolences on his Facebook page.

Facebook user Andy Samin wrote: "Crying. Had such a great conversation and panel with you in Malaysia and you are one of the most humble people on this planet... Rest in peace buddy."


Correction note: An earlier version of the article stated that Neat had recently performed at Marquee Singapore. He was present only as a guest at the time. We are sorry for the error.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 06, 2019, with the headline 'Singapore-based Aussie DJ dies in Bali'. Print Edition | Subscribe