Every Friday we invite some of the world's biggest and most exciting DJs into our office to lay down a set. And we live stream it for your viewing and listening pleasure.
This Friday we are delighted to showcase the Ten Thousand Yen record label. Expect forward thinking house music. Playing will be xxxy, Doc Daneeka and Chesus.
Rupert Taylor aka xxxy emerged onto the scene in 2009 when he released the 'Reflections' EP on the influential Manchester label Mindset and 'Science Fiction/651' on Formant Recordings. Releases on Infrasonics and Fortified Audio followed but it was really 2011's 'You Always Start it/Ordinary Things' on Ten Thousand Yen that solidified xxxy’s popularity. His forthcoming release on Ten Thousand Yen is an absolute banger too. Check it below. And it'd be rude not to mention that xxxy is a graduate of the Red Bull Music Academy.
Chesus has a long history of DJing and production. For the last seven years he's made hip hop under the Metabeats name. He held down a four year residency in Cardiff in the late 90s and he's also one quarter of house and garage purveyors C.R.S.T. that are popular with the likes of Zed Bias and Skream. When he performs as Chesus, you can expect to hear a blend between classic 90's house music and old soul / jazz records. Tough yet soulful.
Boss of Ten Thousand Yen and a respected producer too: Doc Daneeka is responsible for the 'They!Live' collab with Benjamin Damage on 50Weapons and a quality remix of Addison Groove’s 'I Go Boom'. But it's not just bass music he excels at – he recently released 'Sketches of You' for house music label 2020's Midnight Visions. As with both of the above, Doc Daneeka is also a very competent DJ, which in a world of talented producers lacking in mixing skills, is obviously a definite plus point
Watch all the action below on Mixmag TV
[Main Photo: xxxy by Jonathon Beattie]