Toshiki Shimada

Toshiki Shimada started his career as a Hip hop Dj and thanks to the denseness of music genres in Tokyo, the variety of styles can be heard through his mixing. The tracks he chooses to play diverge in style but has a consistent manner in details and the core: psychedelic and hypnotic sounds cultivated in the fertile club culture in Japan. The tracks harmonize and conflict with each other, transcending into layers of sound as a whole. His play focuses on creating tension and releasing energy through creating layers, while rhythm sections are deconstructed and reformed by his proficient use of CDJs.