ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: DJ YASHIMA

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: DJ YASHIMA

YASHIMA‘ s biography:

2004 Japan Winner in “Found@Thirst,” the DJ competition sponsored by Heineken. The same year, DJ YASHIMA has started organizing “WEST,” a party of quality where all the high-profile DJs get together in Kansai progressive scene. He also started organizing “LIME” which features European dance scene since 2006. As he has invited and played with the world leading DJs, “LIME” has earned an enormous popularity. In 2007, DJ YASHIMA joined “Connect’07,” an unprecedented party which turned Kokugikan, the huge traditional sporting arena in Tokyo, into the club. He extremely excited and satisfied the crowd getting together under the concept of “extraordinary experience in ordinary life” with his proven technique. Perfectly selecting and playing progressive, electro, minimal, tech and house, he has a distinct style of DJ with a beautiful flow of baseline. The music he creates has both aggressiveness which makes you feel an irresistible desire to dance, and sexiness which hypnotizes you into just listening. DJ YASHIMA has an undeniable technique and popularity in the house scene in Kansai. Try his play and you’ll know a new possibility of club music.

YASHIMA played with John Digweed, SASHA, Dellen Emerson, Tiësto, Ferry Corsten and over 50 worldwide top djs.

ハイネケン主催DJコンテスト『Found@Thirst』’04年Japan Winner。同年、関西のプログレッシブ・シーンで活躍するDJたちが勢揃いするハイクオリティーなパーティー『WEST』のオーガナイズをスタート。2006年からは、ヨーロッパのダンスシーンをフィーチャーするパーティー『LIME』もオーガナイズ。世界屈指のDJを数々招聘し競演を果たすなど、絶大な人気を博すパーティーとなる。2007年には、日本初の試みとして国技館をクラブ化したビッグパーティー『Connect’07』に出演。コンセプトである「日常の中の非日常」を求め集まった多くのクラウド達を、確かなプレイテクニックにより大いに沸かせ、納得させた。

2011年より心斎橋に在ったONZIEMEにおいて“Hush!”をスタート。数々のTOP DJを招聘し、瞬く間にONZIEMEの代表的パーティとなった。2017年原点に立ち戻り“See You at”をスタートさせる。また韓国、インドネシア、タイなど単独でのGIGを行い、地元のクラバーにも支持されている。プログレッシブ、エレクトロ、ミニマル、テック、ハウスを自由に操り、流れるように美しいベースラインに特徴をもつのが彼のDJスタイル。生み出されるサウンドは、今にも踊りたくなるアグレッシブさと、ただ聴いていたいと魅了するセクシーさを併せ持つ。

John Digweed、SASHA、Dellen Emerson、Tiësto、Ferry Corstenをはじめ、50人を超える海外のトップDJとの共演を果たして来たDJ YASHIMA。彼のプレイを体感すると、クラブミュージックの新たな可能性を理解することができるだろう。

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DJ Schedule:

11/16 See You @ Rock Star Hotel

 

 

About Luna Shimada

Luna ShimadaLUNA is a DJ from Osaka, Japan.
She started DJ-ing in dining bars back in 2011. Since then, she has decided to limit herself to online activities, such as podcasts and radio shows, which actually brought her to a wider stage.

As a child, LUNA grew up in an environment with different types of music and this contributed to the fact that her play style incorporates a diversity of music genres like House, Techno, something Deep and Progressive, and also Chill. She is free-spirited and plays in her own style.

In order to make more people interested in club music and enjoy clubbing, LUNA is still working hard on performing her mission.

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