MIDNIGHT EAST presents Objekt & CCL
Objekt & CCL 急遽来日決定！MIDNIGHT EASTにてオールナイトロングでプレイ
ベルリンを拠点に活動する2人は、昨年末からオーストラリア〜アジアをツアー中であり、その中で日本にも立ち寄ることが急遽決定した。ObjektことTJ Hertzは、現代のダンスミュージックシーンにおいて最も先進的なDJ/プロデューサーの一人。テクノを軸としながらエレクトロ、ブレイクス、ドラムンベース、その他ジャンルに囚われないクラブミュージックを行き来する彼のプレイは、誰もが一度は体験すべきだ。一方、US出身のDJ CCLもまたリズムとメロディを自由自在に操る才能あるDJ。彼女は今回、4年ぶり3回目の来日となる。
東間屋ではワールドミュージックを得意とし、ホーチミンのクラブThe Observatoryでレジデントを務めるShhhhhをはじめ、Unit/saloonでのAll Night Longセットも記憶に新しい解体新書主催のRomy Mats、Boiler Roomへ出演を果たしたFULLHOUSEのメンバーであるSAMO、そして普段はレコーディングエンジニアとして活動するミニマルテクノDJ・TOKIの4名がプレイする。
MIDNIGHT EAST will invite Objekt and CCL for an all-nighter in our 3rd floor, on 10th February Saturday.
TJ Hertz aka Objekt, is one of the most visionary DJs/producers in modern dance music scene. His set, which centres on techno but also moves between electro, breaks, drum’n’bass, and other genre-defying club music, is something everyone must experience at least once in a life time. The US-born CCL is another talented DJ, who specialises in the liquefaction of rhythmic and melodic matter. This is her third visit to Japan, and first in four years.
In Azumaya you can expect an eclectic night, as the world music explorer and The Observatory resident Shhhhh, Romy Mats, the organiser of Kaitai-Shinsho party and who’s just finished his first-ever all night long set at UNIT, SAMO from FULLHOUSE who made a stunning Boiler Room debut last year, and TOKI, a minimal techno DJ and also a recording engeener will be playing.
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- Objekt & CCL（All Night Long）
- Shhhhh（El Folclore Paradox/ The Observatory）
- Romy Mats（解体新書）
※You must be 20 or over with Photo ID to enter.
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Objekt（PAN / Hessle Audio / Objekt）
Objekt is TJ Hertz, a producer and DJ living in Berlin. Born in Tokyo to British-American and Filipino parents, Hertz grew up in Belgium and the UK before settling in Berlin in 2009.
He first became known for head-turning club records, beginning with the self-released stamped whitelabel 12”s Objekt #1 and #2 in 2011, and following these up with a remix for Radiohead and releases on influential dance music labels such as Hessle Audio.
Shocking out to the disassembled dubstep contortions of “Cactus” and “Unglued”, the juddering mindmelt of “Agnes Demise”, or IDM headturner “Ganzfeld” became a familiar experience for a generation of clubgoers.
Hertz’s club output quickly garnered support from the likes of Aphex Twin and Autechre, and his early successes led to a split EP on Leisure System with Drexciyan electro pioneers Dopplereffekt. (The track in question, “Ganzfeld”, was picked as RA’s #1 track of 2014).
The whitelabel Objekt #4, released in 2017, delivered a huge crossover hit in the form of breakbeat house anthem “Theme From Q”. Objekt #5, released in 2022, is his slowest – and perhaps fiercest – 12” to date, exploring dancehall rhythms and sonics with his trademark originality. Meanwhile, Hertz’s albums Flatland (2014) and Cocoon Crush (2018), both released on PAN, delve deep into complex sonic worlds.
Hertz approaches the LP format as a canvas on which to paint unique, hyper-detailed works of electronic music which are rich with imagination and surprises. Both albums featured widely on year-end lists, with Pitchfork describing Cocoon Crush as containing “some of the most meticulously arranged compositions that dance music has ever produced”.
In 2019, Objekt followed Cocoon Crush with a full-spectrum live A/V show in collaboration with visual artist Ezra Miller, touring a string of key festivals including Unsound, Atonal and Primavera. In parallel, Objekt has built a reputation as one of the must-see DJs of his generation.
Selected as Mixmag’s DJ of the Year in 2018, he thrives in festival tents and sweatbox basements alike.
His DJing style is equal parts wild and laser-focused, making full use of technique and technology to surprise and entertain, while paying little heed to genre or BPM and feeding off spontaneity and crowd connection.
Hertz’s DJing is also unpredictable: one night he might duck and dive through half a dozen genres in pursuit of an unhinged party atmosphere (especially if he’s playing b2b with his dear friend and partner in crime, Call Super).
Another night he might guide you by the hand through a terrifying psychedelic wormhole of self-discovery. It’s these qualities that make his recorded sets so beloved – from his 2020 Essential Mix, to the widely-shared recording of his 8-hour set at New York clubbing institution Nowadays in 2021, to his 2016 mix CD for Berlin techno institution Tresor, Kern Vol. 3, which was described by Resident Advisor as “a window into the very essence of DJing”.
Hertz’s creative activities are unified by his quality control (his output is sporadic, but painstakingly detailed and never less than outstanding) and his agnostic approach to genre (he cuts across traditional divides in both his productions and his DJ sets).
His work is informed by a highly technical background: alongside his practice as a producer and DJ he continues to work part-time as an engineer for music software company Native Instruments, where he develops audio and machine learning algorithms as well as instruments and FX.
He gave a lecture to the Red Bull Music Academy in 2018.
CCL（Planet Euphorique, 3024 / Seattle）
CCL is a Seattle based DJ, organizer, visual artist and producer, their wide ranging DJ sets are influenced by their peers, and the intersect between UK, Midwest US sounds and span the vast array of dusty bins they dig through.
CCL has an affinity for fluidity and liminality, weaving music together through distinct narratives that open rhythmic wormholes and the space between all genres and tempos.
Harmonizing and connecting disparate sound into bold and enticing ecosystems is constantly present in their DJ sets–blooming and molting through a plethora of infectious steppers, dusty neon 80s synths, glittering footwork, psychedelic post-punk guitars, bubbling drum and bass, twisted dub, supple ambience, and all that lies beyond and between.
They’ve garnered accolades for their adventurous musical vision and knack for tension, storytelling and release – their sets have been written up in Pitchfork, Resident Advisor, FACT, Mixmag, Crack Magazine, The Guardian, Groove Magazine and more. Their eclectic production with fellow Seattle Flora FM was proclaimed as one of the best tracks of 2019 on Resident Advisor and they have been seen performing their unique musical vision at the likes of Unsound, Rural Japan, Honcho Campout, Movement Detroit, Rewire etc.
Extending beyond their personal output, CCL is a key producer for New Forms Festival in Vancouver, Decibel, and Corridor in Seattle – all North American festivals sharing a common thread of uplifting sound and visual artists through forward momentum and community, and is a member of the TUF collective.
All sounds and energy matter that manifest from CCL are there to highlight the connectivity of all beings, whether it’s through making our bodies sweat, our minds expand, or our hearts feel deeply.
Shhhhh（El Folclore Paradox/ The Observatory）
ミャンマー伝統音楽のリミックス盤『Kalab Mixed Myanmar #1』(Rollers)のキュレーション。Worldwide FM、NTSへのmix提供など。Rainbow Disco Club 2022、rural-2023、Mindgames presents Balanceへの出演。野外リスニングイベント、EACH STORYのキュレーションも担当。
NY産まれ明石育ち、Paradise Garage体験者の親の元、幼少期にJazz Drumを経験しているなど様々なバックグラウンドを持つ彼女のプレイスタイルは自身のアイデンティティから湧き上がるエネルギーに満ち溢れている。
「とにかく踊りたいし、踊らせたい」その想いからくる選曲は時に空間を愛で満たし、時に理性を砕きフロアを解放する。Represent OSAKA FULLHOUSE。
From 2019, she started full-scale activities as a resident DJ of “FULL HOUSE” held every Saturday at CIRCUS in Osaka. Currently, based in Tokyo, she has appeared in various scenes, and has been performing with artists who are attracting attention around the world, regardless of the Kanto region.
Born in NY and raised in Akashi, with parents who experienced Paradise Garage, and experienced jazz drums in childhood, her play style is full of energy that springs from her own identity.
“Anyway, I want to dance, and I want to make people dance.” Her music selection, which comes from her feelings, sometimes fills the space with love, and sometimes breaks her sense and liberates the floor. Represents OSAKA “FULLHOUSE.”
Born in 1994, based on Tokyo. He organizes “解体新書 (Kaitai-Shinsho)“ that introducing
electronic music from worldwide underground to Japan with its own perspective.
‘Kaitai-Shinsho’ has continued to develop in scale and depth unparalleled in the Tokyo scene,
moving from Saloon to WWWβ to Contact Tokyo while featuring various artists from Japan and
abroad, for example Call Super, Randomer, Pangaea, Peverelist, Moritz von Oswald, Laurel
Halo, Leon Vynehall, Simo Cell, JASSS, MCMLXXXV, Nathan Micay, Yu Su, Tolouse Low Trax,
Imre Kiss, S Olbricht, Bartellow, Haruka, Compuma, AKIRAM EN, Mars89 etc…
And from June 2021, he started the label “KTSNS” that release DJ tools in a broad and radical
sense. He is expanding the scope of his activities based on his own platform.
He works as a writer / editor / journalist under his real name Hiromi Matsubara, and he act as
chief editor of “Higher Frequency” that long-established Japanese electronic music media. He
use his experiences as a writer / journalist / organizer in contact with dance music for track
selection as a DJ, with a theme of tradition and innovation, urban and paradise, harmony and
chaos, he will face a mix that goes beyond the boundaries of the context with a broad