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Que Sakamoto is a DJ and producer who has become Japan’s latest export to the world. From his deep roots in the Tokyo underground, he finds himself outside Japan most of the year on his relentless tours of Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas.

From Que’s first international booking in 2014 by 65MQ in Milan, Italy arose a series of invitations around Europe. Neil Diablo invited him to the U.K. where he played with Craig Richards, Fabric resident, and Dave Harvey, Future Boogie. Then an invitation from Harry James, Snap Crackle & Pop (SC&P), to play the Waiting Room with Brézier, Ivan Smagghe and Rupert Cross. From the U.K. invitations led to Belgium, France, Turkey, Lithuania and a tour-of-sorts across Europe was born.

Lithuania plays a pivotal role in Que Sakamoto’s DJ career. Especially his connection to Club Opium and Manfredas who hammered in a wooden signpost with Que Sakamoto’s name on it in 2020, two years after his mythical set at the Ant Bangos festival in 2018 at the Port of Nida, which sky-rocketed his career as an emerging artist. At this festival he met Joakim who introduced him to New York City where he played many gigs like the Good Room with The Juan McLean and also did a radio show for Tim Sweeney on Beats In Space.

Turkey also played another pivotal role for Que Sakamoto’ DJ career with his special connection to Minimuzikhol in Istanbul. Friend and confidant Tutan invited Que to play many open to last parties, which inspired him to express himself over longer sets getting deeper into the music, while forming that magical connection with the people on the dance floor until the last song. This experience was the basis for Que’s track titled Minimuzikhol released on the Princes of Azbu Vol. 2 on the Hard Fist imprint.

 

Que went on from New York City to Mexico where the Zombies in Miami made a tour for Que where he launched himself to fame at the TOPAZdeluze 11th Anniversary. From Mexico Que was cordially invited to countries throughout South America. His tours of North and South Americas have become a yearly ritual since then.

 

On the other side of the world in Australia Que rose to fame with his set at the Subsonic Festival in 2019 with an international line-up that included Ricardo Villalobos, San Proper, Mathew Johnson, DJ W!LD and Boris to name a few.

Que continued his countless radio play over 2020 with shows including Electric Shapes #109 from Lithuania, Belly Dancing Services on Year Zero Radio from Istanbul, Radio Alhara from Palestine, 44,100Hz Radio #114 from the Canary Islands, Viscera Takeover on Mutant Radio from Georgia, RIOTVAN RADIO #74, IN DARK WE TRUST from Italy, Lyl Radio from France, Dublab LA from the US, Not An Animal Podcast from the UK, Whereabouts Radio from Mexico, PBR Streetgang’s Show on Rinse FM from the UK, Renegade Radio Camp from Russia, Red Axe’s Garzen Jukebox #25, Ransom Note’s The ‘Shine A Light On’ from the UK, Katacult Podcast from the Ukraine and more.

 

Que ended the year in December of 2020 by starting a new monthly residency on Mutant Radio with his show Thoughts and Ideas Volume 1 sharing his eclectic taste and other-worldly selections to a world on lockdown.

 

His numerous live-streams requests over 2020 included The Lot Radio (Tribute To Mike McCurdy) from the New York City, Test FM from St. Petersburg, Katacult from Kiev and Veneno Live from Sao Paolo all recorded in Japan by Tune Out Tokyo during the pandemic.

 

Que continued his countless radio play over 2020 with shows including Electric Shapes #109 from Lithuania, Belly Dancing Services on Year Zero Radio from Istanbul, Radio Alhara from Palestine, 44,100Hz Radio #114 from the Canary Islands, Viscera Takeover on Mutant Radio from Georgia, RIOTVAN RADIO #74, IN DARK WE TRUST from Italy, Lyl Radio from France, Dublab LA from the US, Not An Animal Podcast from the UK, Whereabouts Radio from Mexico, PBR Streetgang’s Show on Rinse FM from the UK, Renegade Radio Camp from Russia, Red Axe’s Garzen Jukebox #25, Ransom Note’s The ‘Shine A Light On’ from the UK, Katacult Podcast from the Ukraine and more.

 

Que ended the year in December of 2020 by starting a new monthly residency on Mutant Radio with his show Thoughts and Ideas Volume 1 sharing his eclectic taste and other-worldly selections to a world on lockdown.

 

His numerous live-streams requests over 2020 included The Lot Radio (Tribute To Mike McCurdy) from the New York City, Test FM from St. Petersburg, Katacult from Kiev and Veneno Live from Sao Paolo all recorded in Japan by Tune Out Tokyo during the pandemic.

Que the producer had his first production success with his partner NT with their release Lalo on Roam Recordings in 2017 which reached top 5 in Beatport’s New Disco Chart with remixes by JP + Vulinej and Magic Touch.

 

From Que’s production came a big international break with his unreleased track Ninja Wa Sugoi which was played by Red Axes on Pete Tong’s Radio One Essential Mix in the summer of 2018. Red Axes continued to support Que’s track playing it at Opium Club’s Garzen Festival in Vilnius, Lithuania in the same year.

 

Once the pandemic settles Que is psyched to take-off from where he left off full-filling his long-awaited debut at Panorama Bar in Berlin and at the Fusion Festival in Larz, Germany. His heart and mind constantly turns to outside of Japan where he plans to escalate his yearly continental tours. Keep an eye on Que’s 2021 music output as he plans to let loose a series of unreleased tracks on imprints and labels world-wide.

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