Dance-music maker Paul Dolby, aka Seiji, has played with many electronic genres since he began DJing in the 1990s. The Seiji coming to Japan this weekend releases club-centric tracks for free on his website while also putting his personal spin on artists such as Erykah Badu and Gorillaz.

Dolby started his music career as a classically trained cellist, but then discovered the likes of jungle and hardcore dance music as a teenager. His first tracks were released on drum ‘n’ bass label Reinforced, where he put out records by himself and with fellow artist G Force. In the late ’90s, Seiji teamed up with several other prominent West London producers to form Bugz in the Attic. This collective was among the pioneers of broken beat, helping spread the sound by playing at the Co-op event at London’s Plastic People club.

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