Hiroshi Watanabe has been a trailblazer in the Japanese electronic-music scene since graduating in 1994 from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, producing beats under the monikers Nite System, Quadra, Tread, Crank and 32 Project just to name a few.

Watanabe will be performing as “Kaito” at Root & Branch Presents UBIK at club Eleven on July 22, alongside Magic Wire Recordings, cofounder Matt Cutler, aka Lone, a Brit who has been impressing audiences all over the world with his lush, sun-drenched soundscapes influenced by hip-hop and 1980s grooves — a sound he debuted on his first release “Everything Is Changing Colour,” in 2007. The lounge will be manned by the Diskotopia team, headed up by DJs BD1982 and A Taut Line, who will be providing their trademark bass-heavy tunes through a night that’s sizing up to be a party not to be missed.

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