With the demise of pirate radio - a cult-era which gave DJs a platform to etch their name into the minds of music hungry listeners, been are the days where people would stay up late to tune in and record the latest tunes on to tape, rewinding the latest sounds to set alight clubs across London’s underground scene countless times. In a day where every other person can claim to be a DJ, it seems harder than ever for talent to rise above such a saturated market, as a quality DJ.
However, London producer and internationally acclaimed DJ, Last Japan, has certainly been turning a few heads. With exclusive and visionary sets, he does not attach himself to trends but looks to the future. Showcasing the most current artists around, his sets are always bursting with the unexpected. Interweaving classic with cutting-edge, expect a dynamic performance, his mixing skills reflecting his unwavering need for perfection. Last Japan takes the crowd on a unique, sensory journey setting a distinctive mood that only he can be identified with.
Last Japan’s versatility and selection has not gone unnoticed, his mixes highly sought after from a wide spectrum of genres and outlets including SBTV, Rinse, SSENSE fashion, Mixmag and BBC Radio 1. He’s also been asked to curate music for a London based fashion show and as if making a name for yourself within the UK isn’t hard enough, Last Japan hasn’t stopped there, making a firm presence internationally.
Using his NTS Radio show, Circadian Rhythms, to his avail, he explores the latest tracks and up-and-coming artists hosting guests such as MssingNo, Dark0 and Sully as well as giving exclusives of his own boundary-breaking tracks. His last Thursday of the month 8-10pm slot is fast becoming a vital reference for aspiring artists.