AX Dance

Anime Expo | Los Angeles Anime Convention |

The cross-section of EDM and anime fandom.

Local DJs and headliners from Japan all come together to play every major popular genre from J-pop to House music, plus remixes of anime songs! During the day, come check out a workshop to learn a new dance or show off your moves in a dance competition.

Interested in performing at AX Dance? Please check the Get Involved page for more information.

AX DANCE Features:
  • Workshops and Competitions (Daytime programming from around 10 AM - 6 PM)
  • All Ages Dance (8 PM - 10 PM)*
  • 18+ Dance (10 PM - 2 AM)*
  • AX Dance Xhibition

AX DANCE is “all responsible ages” in accordance to the City of Los Angeles’s curfew policy. Everyone can attend AX DANCE in the evening from 8 - 10:30pm. After 10pm, AX DANCE will not let anyone in under the age of 18.

If you are coming to the AXDance after 8pm you must have the following:

  • An 18+ Wristband (Can be acquired at an Info Services booth or Event Operations room by presenting a valid form of ID such as a state ID, driver’s license, or passport)
  • A valid AX badge

You may also be subject to a light security search by our licensed security on hand to gain access to AX DANCE.

2018 AX Dance DJ Lineup


Crafting contemporary musical experiences drawn from his love of video games, San Francisco based artist GRIMECRAFT brings a bright glossy mix of candied electronic voices and samples set to the tune of nerd nostalgia. He’s released music with a variety of labels including Maltine Records, Trekkie Trax, and GameChops. In 2016 he co-founded TheWaveVR, a virtual reality concert platform hosting music’s most innovative talent including TOKiMONSTA, Kill The Noise, The Glitch Mob, and GRIMECRAFT himself. In his downtime he spends quality time playing Phantasy Star Online with his bengal cat, Robbie.

Moe Shop

Moe Shop is a multi-talented producer from France best known for their eclectic French house sounds with inspiration stemming from Japan's massively-diverse music scene. Their debut 2015 EP "Pure Pure" would go on to thrust their name into the global eye, and since then they've released two more EP's including their latest "Moe Moe" which has received attention globally for its incredible fusion of Japanese lyrical talent with Moe Shop's signature sound. For Anime Expo 2018, Moe Shop will be bringing their signature funk-driven sounds to Los Angeles, so let’s get ready to groove!

W.T. Snacks

A name carrying much internet infamy, W.T. Snacks has been the host of his own weekly online radio show and downloadable podcast "Midnight Snacks" for the past 13+ years, showcasing a variety of music from around the world, often with an emphasis on the best electronic music from Japan. In order to bridge the gap between the internet and the club, he’s been bringing his talents as a DJ to the real life stage.

After playing FAKKU's rooftop party and galaxxxy's 10th anniversary party during Anime Expo 2017, he's excited to perform at AX Dance both solo and b2b with DJ HYPE☆GIRL as SNACK ATTACK!


An eclectic mix of fun, fashion, and good tunes, DJ HYPE☆GIRL (don't forget the star!) has been refining her musical palette since the big days of blogspot. Whether it’s a secret soundcloud banger or an anime opening theme, DJ HYPE☆GIRL's relentless energy is sure to pump up just about any crowd!

Together with W.T. Snacks, they comprise the duo SNACK ATTACK, who opened up for YUC'e at galaxxxy's 10th anniversary party at Anime Expo 2017 and made their international debut in Kobe, Japan last fall. The combination of their fresh "all-mix" styles always leads to a unique b2b (back-to-back) set!


A juiced-up all-mix DJ duo, W.T. Snacks and DJ HYPE☆GIRL (aka Beck Attack) spin a variety of fresh jams as SNACK ATTACK!

Dropping a unique smorgasbord of cute bangers together since 2016, HYPE☆GIRL brings the kawaii , while Snacks brings the yabai , and combined they've sandwiched all genres in between.

With previous club appearances in Orlando, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlantic City and even as far as Kobe, Japan, along with convention appearances at Colossalcon, MAGFest, Anime Central, and Anime Los Angeles, they've got a little something for any crowd to munch on.

You'll definitely be hungry for more after SNACK ATTACK eats up the dancefloor!


KATFYR is a music producer and DJ from Los Angeles, California.
Known for his signature mix of energetic beats, powerful synths, chip-tune elements, and a healthy dose of Japanese Jazz Fusion melodies, KATFYR’s music has gathered a loyal worldwide fan base.

He’s performed throughout Europe and Japan alongside names such as Skrillex, Crystal Castles, Designer Drugs and Wolfpack, and his music is a regular presence in Beatport charts, with both “Lose Control” and “Coffee Time” making it to the number 1 spot of the Top 100.

KATFYR has recently released an official remix of Koda Kumi’s single “PARTY”, which the J-Pop singer has been using for her live performances, further cementing his popularity in the land of the rising sun.

Marie Vaunt

Marie Vaunt is the techno alter ego of acclaimed music producer, DJ and metal-electro pioneer, HEAVYGRINDER.
Based in Los Angeles, her career and fans are on a global scale, with performances at EDC, Coachella and Anime Expo, as well as tours in the United States, Asia and Europe, as proof of her worldwide appeal.
With a back catalog that includes several house music, electro house and dubstep top-charting tracks, a newly found passion for analog and modular synthesis has paved the way for Marie Vaunt’s inception.
Her first single, Witchcraft, skyrocketed through the Beatport Techno Top 100 chart, reaching #22 within days of its release, setting the stage for what’s yet to come.

Blood Code

Embark on a vibrant, candy-plucked adventure through hyper-pop cyberspace with Blood Code, an electronic artist that bridges the gaps between traditional video game music, kawaii culture, and modern EDM. With several hit tracks featured on netlabels and blogs like Nest HQ, Attack The Music, and EarMilk. Blood Code strives to pioneer his sound and engages his audience with positivity, empowering support, and creativity in this new and thriving musical landscape. You won't want to miss a second of Blood Code's bubbly delightful and high-energy performance!



Starting out as an obscure Bay Area DJ, hiero. was allured by the underground Japanese-inspired EDM scene and just recently started gaining popularity from producing hard-hitting anime grooves. Taking melodic yet familiar anime OP's and ED's and remixing them for the club scene. hiero.'s mixing style includes high-energy, eastern-influenced future funk, EDM, and J-Pop, never afraid to mash-up modern bangers with bubbly Japanese vocals. He serves up a unique blend of music and never let's down a crowd. Just make sure you're there when you hear:


Syntho is a moe-bound darkweb DJ that draws sounds from breakcore, drum and bass, club, ket donk, and werks. Syntho curates sounds from all across Japan, capturing the moe spirit. Syntho has played with acts like Anamanaguchi and Meishi Smile, as well as Japanese artists such as LLLL in venues such as Los Globos, Club Union, Tokyo Beat, Echoplex, and Shibuhouse (in Tokyo, Japan), and also for events such as Titan Con, Coast Con, APOP Festival, Nisei Week in little Tokyo, Anime Los Angeles, Senpai Squad’s sold out Anime Expo party and Fakku's sold out Zoom Lens party at Anime Expo.


Shimotsukei is a multi-genre DJ and producer based out of Arlington, TX.
Together with DJ COSMiXXX she runs the Lucky Lotus Festival and label. She has released 3 CDs in Japan featuring tracks from many of her biggest influences.

As a DJ her style is greatly varied, playing close to three dozen different genres and styles with a focus on freeform, funkot, and J-Core. She loves to surprise her audience while creating a fun and emotional atmosphere that keeps people wanting more. While her productions flirt the boundaries between gritty darkness and uplifting vibrance that toy with your emotions. (mostly Japanese)

All Hell Breaks Loops

Bangers can’t be contained by borders, and a set by All Hell Breaks Loops explores underground dance music in a number of languages – voiced by both humans and robots. The future bass and vocaloid music producer farmed experience streaming DJ sets covering bass music, happy hardcore, Japanese trap, and anime OSTs, eventually evolving into performances at Anime Los Angeles and Anime California. Like a rhythm game console plugged into the sound system of a warehouse rave, AHBL’s sound is a technical mismatch that brings heart palpitations along with the attention of the authorities.


Fresh out of recording and ready to party, HITPOINT is already very familiar with making a convention club scene LIT AF. Future bass, 8-bit, nerdcore, and melodic kawaii sounds never resonated so harmoniously within droplets of bass which will be relevant in HP's music style. Fans will revel in the nostalgic beats from their video game years as their party HP bar increases to over 9000.


Hailing from the Bay Area, Leo Del Rosario, better known as LiiO, blends the melodic elements of future bass with the hard-hitting beats of dubstep, all while adding elements of hip-hop in his mixing. LiiO has been immersed in music since he was 7, but only really found his love and passion for mixing when he played around with a CDJ for the first time. LiiO strives to share his love for music and EDM culture to everyone he can.
“It's always been about my love for music, and it always will be.”

Chuck None

Chuck None is an American electronic music producer and performer from Los Angeles, California.

He produces a variety of hard hitting styles.
Although demographically aimed at the EDM world, within a mere 3 years, he has also quickly become a favorite in the cosplay and nerd community.
Having rattled and rocked multiple California nightclubs ranging from the bay area, down past the border to Mexico, and multiple other states, he has infected audiences with his high energy performance and sound.
You can look forward to experiencing an interesting twist on the tunes in his performances.
Having played multiple events for San Diego Comic Con, Anime Expo, E3, Club Cosplay, Club Comic Con, upon many others, Chuck is on the rise!

Sad Bois

A production duo featuring the musical talents of promising DJs Ian Stone and Chuck None. These seasoned musicians/performers combine their taste for the former hits with trap, future bass and bass house. Their high energy for party is contagious and it shows from their past show experiences below:

Rise Afterhours Club - Boston, MA
Coliseum - Providence, RI
Toad's Place - New Haven, CT
Burning Man - Black Rock City, NV
Slidebar - Fullerton, CA
Avalon - Hollywood, CA
Bassmnt - San Diego, CA
House of Blues - Anaheim, CA
The Reserve - Los Angeles, CA

In addition, they have performed for large-scale conventions such as San Diego Comic Con, E3, Los Angeles Comic Con, Denver Comic-Con, Atlantic City Boardwalk Con, Anime Expo and Wonder Con. Sad Bois will make asses dance on the floor.


Graz is a Seattle-based multi-genre electronic dance music producer specializing in hi-energy rave, hard dance, and hardware chiptune. Beyond producing Graz specializes in vinyl djing, is the labelhead of digital imprint Ravertooth Tiger ( and hosts a weekday radio segment on KNHC 89.5FM ( called the 8bit Work Break. The program showcases chiptune and other adjacent genres every weekday on the FM in Seattle, bringing the underground to the masses.

James Landino

With over a decade of experience, James Landino is a leading force in video game music. He is a game composer and touring DJ bridging the gap of video games and electronic music together.

His major credits include: Dropmix, Cytus 2, Amplitude HD, RWBY and Crypt of the Necrodancer. James has performed at numerous events such as MAGFest, Pax East, Anime Expo, Super Smash Con, and more.

AX DANCE Xhibition

Wanna show off your moves? Got a crew with a routine? Make your way through try outs and showcase your talent!

Learn More
Anyone not complying with the following rules and regulations will not be permitted to enter AX DANCE or may be subject to dismissal.
  • Badge and ID is required at all times; you will be checked every single time you enter.
  • Cannot enter AX DANCE after 10pm if you are under the age of 18.
  • No professional cameras. No exceptions.
  • Must have shoes at all times.
  • No lining up for AX DANCE until after 7pm.
  • No liquids or beverages may be brought in. (There is a water fountain right outside of the AX DANCE room. )
  • No bags. No exceptions. (Please utilize bag check or leave them in your car or hotel room)
  • No large cosplay props.
  • No prop weapons of any kind replicas. (Swords, airsoft, etc...)
  • Neither AX DANCE Staff Volunteers nor Security are responsible for watching your personal belongings and will not hold your items that you leave at the door.
  • Security will dismiss anyone found laying down or asleep inside of the dance room.
  • Cannot enter AX DANCE under the influence.
  • Anyone dismissed from AX DANCE for any reason cannot return for the remainder of the weekend.
  • No backstage access. Security will escort anyone found backstage or coming in through any other door but the main entrance.
  • Do not leave any personal items near or under the stage. Security will remove any such found items.
  • Do not stand on any furniture inside or outside of the AX DANCE room. Security may ask you to leave.

Past Performers


  • Aries Deng
  • Kagemine
  • Kurtz Callum
  • Liquid86
  • Minikoma
  • Scottaconda
  • Vena Cava
  • ZE1N


2015 DJ Lineup
  • Aries Deng
  • Hanz Dwight
  • Kade
  • Kitsch
  • Lizzkimkim
  • Nagomu Tamaki
  • Okitasemi
  • Paprika Mari
  • Scottaconda
  • Vena Cava
  • Von Hutch
  • Yukie Dong


Over the years, AXDance has worked with over fifty DJ's from both Japan and the US:

  • AURA
  • CLOUD 9
  • DAYV
  • HEAL
  • J00P1T3R
  • LIQUID86
  • NANA
  • R.E.E.
  • ROOM228
  • USYN
  • DJ.ZE1N
Sign Up for Our Newsletter