MIXMAG CHINA & TAPE Pres.
The Window Guangzhou
Friday, May 31, 2019
Supporting: JoeE Li, -42tmfoerr, VJ SophiwIE
Pre-sale 80RMB Door 120RMB 1 drink incl’
Q'hey (Masaya Kyuhei) started DJing in 1989 and ever since has been one of the few key individuals of Japan’s club scene (alongside mainstays Ken Ishii, Takkyu Ishino and Fumiya Tanaka). With a lot of determination, focus, hard work and with the support of loyal fans he has been one of Tokyo’s Techno milestones for many years. From club events to massive outdoor music festivals such as Fuji Rock Festival and Ultra Music Festival Japan, Q'hey is the artist who always delivers.
In 1995, Q'hey's time was spent producing tracks and introducing his music to the Asian and European clubbers. Around the same time his Tokyo underground techno party was created, REBOOT at Maniac Love. With a solid line-up of DJs and with Q'hey as the main organizer of the monthly party it has been going strong for 20 years. Needless to say, the remarkable music quality plus the powerful fan base, is the fuel for this great everlasting party.
In 1998, after a few releases from several prominent labels he started his own label "Moon Age Recordings". This was a time for more hard work and international exposure. In a matter of months his releases were charted on the play lists of big DJs such as Carl Cox, Sven Vath and Marco Bailey.
His works have been some very unique projects and again delivering many superb remixes and productions. These were released by MB Elektronics, Pornographic Recordings, Octopus Recordings, Rhythm Convert, Renesanz Records, Subwoofer Records, Torque among others. Also, some releases from BluFin as Q-Ram in collaboration with Ramon Zenker from Hardfloor.
On a more technical side, he reviews DJ equipment for music magazines such as "Sound & Recordings" and "Sound Designer". With his extensive knowledge of DJ/production equipment, he also got involved in the development of MC-505 and MC-909 for Roland, providing advice and support for Yamaha and Vestax.
Q'hey has been lucky enough to DJ in countries such as Belgium, Germany, Spain, Luxembourg, France, Holland, Poland, USA, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. In between long hours in the studio and DJing domestically he is continuing to add some more international gigs to his list.
After the earthquake disaster in Japan, Q'hey established charity project "BPM Japan - Be Positive by Music Japan" and continues working to make donations for the victims by making compilation albums, releases and events.
In 2013, with several remixes for legendary artists such as Jeff Mills and Orbital, Q'hey released album "Core" from Japanese label Torque.
This album got big support and reviews over the world, and charted Top 5 on Beatport Techno Top Releases.
Now he is running radio program "radio REBOOT" every Tuesday on Japanese first dance music radio station "block.fm".
Web site: http://djqhey.com
Facebook (Artist): http://www.facebook.com/qhey.page
Facebook (Personal): http://www.facebook.com/djqhey
Resident Advisor: http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/qhey
- Music Video -
"CORE" Album Preview Teaser
"Apache feat. Mew"
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Fuji Rock Festival
Sakiko Osawa is an exciting and sought after music creator, producer and a DJ, based in Shibuya, Tokyo.
Sakiko Osawa was born in Iwate prefecture and started her music career by playing violin at age of 3. Once she discovered a world of Rock in her school days, she formed a mixture rock and punk band and played bass-guitar. Sakiko did not take time to choose her career; she entered one of top art college in Tokyo, Nihon University College of Art, and majored in Music and focused on music information, acoustics, recordings, and media-art. She researched and found her own surround sound system which differs from the standard system but using eight speakers at once.
Since rave culture attracted Sakikoʼs interest when she was 20, she approached music by using various inspirations from wide range of un-musical sources. She entered one of the top visual production company and acquired knowledge and skill of projection mapping, visual directing, and interactive broadcast system. Her interest expands to fashion as well, she wears “Triangle” motif clothing and accessories and expands her creativity in music.
Sakiko played her live set at “Shibuya Oiran”, one of the famous warm-up bar in Shibuya and met with a DJ, lyricist, and producer of Shibuya Oiran, Venus Kawamura Yuki and scouted to play at her dance music specialized internet radio “block FM”, which is considered as a BBC radio1 in Japan.
In 2014, by the support by Oiran Music, she released her first EP “Tokyo Disco Beat” from 7 Stars Music based in Amsterdam and charted no.2 at Electronic Album Chart in iTunes. Her second EP “Gimme Action feat. Saga Bloom” was something special. She tagged with one of the uprising director Shoda Yukihiro and created an authentic but neo futuristic music video, which made her reputation established in Tokyo.
Sakiko continued collaborating with various industry, such as fashion brand “TEST”, Japanese legendary violinist and conductor Saito Neko, and Japanese underground resistances like CD HATA and Tonbo.
Remix is one of her important elements as a producer, which started off by remixing “Positive Noize” by System 7, Grammy nominee staRo, Nao Nomura, and Namakopuri.
Sakikoʼs thrilling and solid character has brought an essences of new Japanese beauty to the industry and attracting Japanese club lovers. Performance at “ENTER.Sake”, “WIRED CLASH”, “Ringo Ongaku Sai” tells that her wide ranged DJ skill and defines that she is the future of the next generation.
2018/11/9 “Black” (EP)
2018/12/12 “Sakiko Osawa” (First Album)