Originally hailing from Japan, DJ Katana now calls Melbourne home and has set about making his mark as a premier party selector both around Australia and across the pond in New Zealand. Katana’s ability to weave together varying genres, from electronic, to vintage R&B and hip-hop to more contemporary rap and trap is achieved so effortlessly that you may not fully appreciate the fact that you’ve just been taken from Big L’s Flamboyant and straight into Mark Morrison’s Return Of The Mack, all in one fell swoop.
In fact, it’s Katana’s innate ability to craft broad and engaging party sets that inspired us to get him on board for our Summer 2012 mix and we think you’ll agree that the set presented is some perfect sunny day listening. So pour up your drink of choice (ice cold of course) and take a ride from nostalgic to new with ACCLAIM Magazine and DJ Katana.
For those of you in Melbourne you’ll have a chance to see him play this Saturday as a part of the ACCLAIM Magazine issue 28 launch party also featuring Mat Cant and Philadelphia’s very own DJ Sega (Mad Decent), so make sure you come on down, grab the latest issue and have a drink on Strongbow, Sailor Jerry, Boylan Cola and Brooklyn Brewery.