PLAYS: 30 dec
STAGE: garden stage
Originally hailing from Japan, KATANA has been mixing tracks on dancefloors in his adopted hometown of Auckland for well over a decade. Inspired by the likes of Q-Bert and Kentaro, KATANAs style began old school, playing hip-hop classics on vinyl. Through his constant pursuit and interest for new technology and trends, KATANAs style is ever-evolving to stay at the leading edge of the shifting world of DJing and producing
With his bass infused tracks that bend the boundaries of Electronic, RnB and Trap - he is meticulously carving his own unique sound. KATANA's production venture has already earned play time on well-traversed radio airwaves, which has segued to features in various ad campaigns including Adidas Japan.
KATANA's relentless hard work and unwavering talent has led him to support such luminaries as A-Trak, DJ Snake, Wave Racer and Alison Wonderland. A true leader in the scene, he's still keeping it real, hosting his regular night BASSMENT; a creative platform that showcases upcoming local producers.