KAWAII BASS – Sakura Shunbunsai w/ BENJAMIN BRIGGS – Sat Mar 19 @ Nocturne
In Japan and around the world, the vernal equinox is celebrated to appreciate the beginning of nature’s bloom after a long winter. Join us as we countdown to Spring and celebrate THREE YEARS of KAWAII BASS events with a true otaku dance party for the fan in us all!
We’ll be joined by our special guest Benjamin Briggs([GameChops] Orlando, FL) who will be bringing all of the epic vidya game beats.
Benjamin Briggs has been programming electronic music since the age of 14. Now, ten years later, he is a veteran contributor to ocremix.org, as well as an experienced multi-genre producer with a deep interest in electronic dance music and live performance.
rap star ☆ cosplayer ☆ model ☆ anime enthusiast
“Treazure Preshus is a Toronto-based rap artist & IRL moeblob. Heavily influenced by Japanese culture and a Sailor Moon fanboy-father, it was only a matter of time before Presh became a true mahou shoujo, reppin’ all the other anime babes & QTs in the GTA and female rap kingdom.
Under the name Sefa Rina, she is a published model and an avid cosplayer. She has been studying professional sewing technique for years and loves visiting conventions all over North America, wearing her hella sweet cosplays and making buddies. She likes Jpop, 90s hiphop, and the words ‘swaggy’, ‘babby’ and ‘uguu~’. ”
MIKA is a singer-songwriter from Japan.
This creative talent grew up in a small town just north of Tokyo, but she has spent the last 10 years making a name for herself in the famous fashion capital of Asia, Harajuku. She is well known for her unique style and is an idol amongst many young and impressionable Japanese youth.
Being a fashionista is just a cover for her amazing and unique voice. She ahs performed all over Japan, in New York, and is now in Toronto to get inspiration to create her first album.
She is able to sing a variety of genres and she gets a lot of her inspiration from her fans and also connecting with people from all over the world. Her voice is young, sweet and sexy!
That’s where Mika currently is, but her hopes and dreams all started when she found out she had cancer last year. Once diagnosed with colon cancer, she decided not to waste another minute of her life and to persue her hopes and dreams to create her first album with people from all over the world.
Her cancer is now in remission and she is excited to meet new people, sing with other people, and share your passion for life with the world. Please share in the excitement as Mika makes her dreams come true.
MIKA MIKURO(Singer / Songwriter）
Everyone calls him the unofficial ambassador of Japan.
A title well-deserved considering DJ KAMI’s incredible path : starting in Japan as a Talent on a Regular Prime time TV show, and then as a representative for renowned artists such as DIR EN GREY, DJ KAMI has carried out his passion for Japan throughout Europe and North America for more than 20 years, designing outstanding events and opportunities to share his love for Japanese Pop culture in multiple ways.
JOE TAMKO aka DJ KAMI (KAMISAMA)(DJ, Fashion Designer)
Epikuro is a trail-blazing performer of Otaku Music. Mixing world-class Anime, Vocaloid, and Touhou Project composers into epic sets infused with fresh dance beats and thick bouncy-bass, Epikuro brings years of experience as an Otaku into the DJ world with tight mixing and rigorous arrangement. Selecting the finest tracks from Otaku Culture, Epikuro forges nostalgic and thrilling musical experiences. Whether it’s at conventions, dance clubs, or his very own Kawaii Bass parties, Epikuro is a magical adventure that will make your kokoro go doki-doki.
As a member of the Toronto based music collectives, BASE Toronto and Kawaii Bass, 24 year old DJ/producer, Pan!c Pop, is without a doubt one of the most unique acts in the underground right now. Backed by the synth heavy sounds of Future Funk, and an eye catching retro anime and VHS aesthetic, Pan!c Pop hits the decks this year ready to prove once and for all that disco isn’t dead!
Since 2011, DJ Tenshin has been on a crusade to bring bouncy music to events. With careful track selection, he specializes in both creating a stellar atmosphere, and in providing a unique aural experience. Always on the prowl for new music, Tenshin will often play sets of material previously unknown to his audience. Combining this with his precision mixing skills, it’s no surprise that this audacious DJ has become favourite to many, Toronto & beyond.
DJ Davide Ferrara
With his razor sharp mixing, expansive music knowledge and his domineering stage presence, DJ Davide has solidified himself as both a DJing powerhouse and a staple of the dance scene. Whether it be in Toronto, North East England, or his native East York, audiences are electrified when they experience what he brings to the decks. His masterfully selected tunes and unstoppable energy will have you bouncing off the walls and grooving to the beat! Drawing from his arsenal – one of the biggest vinyl collections in the city – and fuelled by his unshakable passion for Tokusatsu and Sci-Fi: get ready to roll ’em out and stack ’em HIGH!
The Advantage and DJ AutoNemesis
The trunk of the black Porsche 935 Turbo clunks shut as the Advantage stows his gear. Rounding the car, he opens the passenger door and climbs in. The driver, known only as The AutoNemesis, turns down the car stereo so he can give his partner the details of the next job. “Don’t worry,” he says quickly, “This should be another quick ‘get in, get out’ deal. Remember: hit them hard and fast.”. The Advantage nods and reaches down to turn the stereo back up, while The AutoNemesis puts the car in gear. They speed off into the night, endless street lights pass by, the tunes pump louder. Once again The AutoNemesis and The Advantage; another job, racing against the twilight, continuing their crusade to TAKE BACK THE NEON NIGHT!
The DJ AutoNemesis and The Advantage are on the job! Bringing you Toronto’s top DREAMWAVE, SYNTHWAVE, DARKWAVE and OUTRUN music!
Any raver will tell you that a great rave isn’t great without great music. Music that’s hard. Music that’s happy. Music that makes you lose your mind. So when the situation calls for the ‘core, no one brings the heat quite like Datarider. This crowd-rocking whiz kid has been killing crowds and straining speakers for $TIMEPERIOD, and it shows. Hailing from Hamilton, him and his cronies at The League of Hardcoredinary Gentlemen have been heating up the scene and making it look easy. Justice Hardcore couldn’t keep their hands off this kid, and it’s not hard to see why. Find your kandi, dig out your phat pants, and get ready to have the time of your life. Datarider’s going to take you on the ride of your life.
Starshine is an experimental electronic musician with a forte for chip dance music and reality-bending sound. Since the age of 13, Starshine has been honing his technical skills producing various electronica from breakcore, industrial, electro, grime, and ambient. Through the power of Game Boy, Starshine takes his experience and transforms the dancefloor into bass-heavy experimental chiptune adventure.
DECORATIONS – Lilian Moon
NOCTURNE 550 QUEEN ST. W
Doors at 9pm
10$ ALL AGES