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DJ Hasebe looks set to become the latest Japanese platter-spinner to make a name for himself internationally, following in the footsteps of DJ Krush, DJ Honda, Ken Ishii and Captain Funk.

Although his music is firmly rooted in “old-school” ’80s hip-hop, Hasebe’s a musical magpie in the best sense of the term, drawing on a wide variety of sounds to create an incredibly diverse sonic palette. While some DJs stick to a rather narrowly defined stylistic template, Hasebe prefers to keep things interesting by enlisting all sorts of musical collaborators.

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