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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 in AXDance? Please check the Get Involved page for more information.
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 10pm you must have the following:
You may also be subject to a light security search by our licensed security on hand to gain access to AX DANCE.
Dance (all in Concourse Hall E):
1:00 PM KPOP Dance Workshop #1
3:00 PM JPOP Dance Workshop #1
5:00 PM Random Dance Play - KPOP Edition
8:00 PM DJ Collective B2B Block (HYPERLOCK, Yx2, Syntho, Slappy)
12:00 AM Synthion
1:00 AM Miotchi
1:00 PM ParaPara / Eurobeat Workshop with Odyssey Eurobeat
2:00 PM ParaPara / Eurobeat Dance Party with Odyssey Eurobeat
4:00 PM KPOP Dance Workshop #2
8:00 PM D-Tor
9:00 PM nichi
10:00 PM Slappy B2B Syntho
11:00 PM AIKA
12:00 AM Similar Outskirts
1:00 AM MEIRLIN
2:00 PM JPOP Dance Workshop #2
4:00 PM AX JPOP Dance Battles
8:00 PM AVARIX
9:00 PM REVOLUTION BOI
10:00 PM The Red Panda
11:00 PM Miotchi
12:00 AM MEIRLIN
1:00 AM HYPERLOCK
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Japanese Folk Dancing
AIKA is a multimedia powerhouse from San Jose, California. Well versed in many creative mediums, they have made designs, videos, and artworks to accompany their songs and stories.
AIKA began their musical journey in 2012, mastering a multitude of styles and genre’s, further pushing their versatility to new heights
They further broke through the music scene with their official remix of Virtual Riot’s hit song “In My Head” in 2017, and has released on EDM record labels such as Proximity and Spirited.
Since then, AIKA has branched out from their joyous style to a plethora of other emotions while conveying a sense of adventure and longing, almost every song tells a different story and each one builds upon the narrative of the previous, creating a connecting sequence of events all taking place in the same universe.
AIKA continues to push the boundaries of their creativity, further evoking the visceral energy of their stories into their music. With AIKA being the sole visionary behind each work, their audience is ensured a jubilant and colorful experience.
Avarix is a DJ / Producer based in Los Angeles, California. His music showcases a vibrant fusion of subcultures, drawing inspiration from the “Otokei Doujin” scene in Japan, underground events, and virtual spaces. You will often find him spinning J-Core, Tech Core, Future Core, and Anisong remixes, injecting emotional intensity and exhilaration into his sets.
From overseas clubs in Taiwan, to the mystique of underground raves, or the immersive realm of Virtual Reality, Avarix is honored to share his energy and excitement at AX Dance this year!
California born and raised, D-tor fell in love with harder dance music the same way every 90s kid did in 2008: listening to a MySpace embed of Pretty Rave Girl. He first found his EDM roots listening to Trance and Dance on XM Radio’s BPM, but that quickly expanded once Hardcore was introduced into the mix.
10 years later, D-tor is the owner/manager of the radio show rAmen Break and has collaborated with international artists such as S3RL, Alaguan, JAKAZiD, Aki, and many more. rAmen Break currently has 170+ hour-long episodes and has hosted five online events featuring Hardcore talent from around the world. He has also regularly performed for So Stoked at the world famous DNA Lounge and Katsucon in 2020.
HYPERLOCK is a DJ and producer based in Los Angeles, California. With a lot of his roots stemming from inspiration towards a plethora of electronic music from all around the world, HYPERLOCK has crafted for himself a style of sound that can be described as euphoric, energetic, and nostalgic. This is best reflected in his works such as his EP “Halo Skies” has well as a magnitude of remixes and bootlegs of other music he enjoys. When DJing, he aims to create a live experience that is both energetic and moving, combining styles and genres seamlessly.
Kairos is a performance DJ based in SoCal that is making her name known in the music industry. She is no stranger to the anime convention scene and has made her name known within the local con scene (Anime Impulse, Anime Expo) and has now taken her performances out of state to cons like LVL UP Expo (Las Vegas) and most recently, Anime Detour in Minnesota. She loves mixing high energy sets using open style format to blend anisong hits with an electronic dance twist while demonstrating her wide music selection and bright personality. Kairos is thrilled to return to Anime Expo and to provide a club-style entertainment experience for all AX attendees.
Just like the meaning of her name, Kairos hopes to inspire people to truly find their opportune moment through music experiences. Even if it’s just hearing a new song, feeling a certain type of emotion, or being exposed to a different sound, she wants to create moments of discovery and opportunities for her audience.
It’s time to find your opportune moment.
Hailing from Tokyo, Japan but now based in sunny Los Angeles, MEIRLIN is a world-renowned producer and DJ. Her musical journey started at the young age of three, when she began playing classical piano. Since then, MEIRLIN has dedicated herself to producing electrifying music and performing live sets, earning her a spot as one of the hottest acts in the game.
MEIRLIN has wowed crowds at some of the world’s most legendary clubs, including ExchangeLA, Academy LA, and Avalon Hollywood, all of which are ranked among DJMag’s Top 100 clubs. As a resident at Insomniac’s well-established clubs, she’s shared the stage with heavyweights like Tiesto, Zedd, DJ Snake, and Nicky Romero, to name just a few.
Since officially joining Insomniac’s artist roster in 2018, MEIRLIN has continued to turn heads. She made her debut at Beyond Wonderland in 2019 and has since landed a coveted residency at Zouk nightclub and Ayu Dayclub in Las Vegas, where other big names like Celine Dion, Katy Perry, and Calvin Harris also hold residencies.
MEIRLIN has taken her career global, performing in countries like Canada, Australia, China, Mexico, Thailand, and her native Japan. She’s been actively on tour in 2022, spreading her electrifying sound to audiences around the world.
In addition to her explosive live sets, MEIRLIN has also made waves in the studio, releasing several hit singles and signing with some of the biggest labels in the industry. Her 2020 debut album, “Night Forest,” was just the beginning, with more major breakthroughs on the horizon. Keep an ear out for MEIRLIN in the coming year – she’s a rising star who’s sure to dominate the electronic music scene.
Introducing Miotchi, aka Mio Soul – the Tokyo-born, NYC-based multi-talented force behind the decks and in the studio. Mio’s signature sound fuses the vibrant energy of Japanese pop subculture with trap, R&B, pop, house, future bass etc, resulting in a genre-defying production style that sets her apart.
As both a skilled producer and DJ, Mio never fails to electrify the crowd with her high-energy performances, whether she’s commanding a novation launch pad or spinning records. With her captivating sound and undeniable presence, Miotchi is set to take the music world by storm.
Hailing from Oakland, California, nichi is an up and coming DJ with a passion for Japanese music who has performed live in both the US and Japan! You’ll usually find them spinning a mix of vanilla songs and remixes from anime, games, VTubers, and more, spanning a range of genres from house to trance to hardcore. You won’t want to miss them!
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om_neb is a designer and multidisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles, CA. Focusing on the relationship between audio and visual, om_neb augments the listening experience by using their unique, collage-like design style to construct memorable and immersive visual landscapes. om_neb’s signature abstract visuals are a sight to behold — providing a gritty, dreamlike experience that will expand even the deepest inner workings of your subconscious.
U.S. based DJ–REVOLUTION BOI aka “Kuro Usagi 808” – has been in the Electronic Dance scene for more than a decade, as an avid listener and vivid performer. His influences from Progressive House, Trance, and Drum and Bass have made him notable for his uplifting compilations that have been recognized around the globe. As a traveling DJ, his experiences became a diversity of genres resulting in developing a unique ability to emphasize and capture an emotional state of mind for his listening audience. As the VOCALOID software was introduced, Jami’s curiosity sparked an interest, and he was introduced into a new subculture of Japanese EDM, Anime, and Idol Culture. Becoming one of the first Vocaloid DJs in the US, and a huge staple DJ performer for the Anime Industry across the nation.
Slappy is a multi-genre producer, beatmaker, and DJ hailing from San Diego, California. Known for his style of electronic music ranging from upbeat dance tracks to chill beats, he has made a name for himself in the underground anime-inspired electronic SoundCloud scene, having done notable work such as producing remixes for the likes of Hatsune Miku and Anamanaguchi and as well as collaborating with many Japanese artists. As well as being a prolific producer, he is also part of the popular alternative electronic collective NOVAGANG, whose music focuses on more experimental rap and pop.
Similar Outskirts is an Indonesian-American bass music artist from California. His passion for blending bass-heavy and melodic styles have gathered support from acts such as NGHTMRE, SLANDER, Tokyo Machine, Hyper Potions, and more.
Similar Outskirts has made steady growth in the dance music community. With over a decade of experience under his belt, he has produced a number of projects including official remixes for artists like Chime, Skybreak, Tenkitsune, and Skygate. His works have also been released with record labels including Disciple, Rushdown, Proximity, and Heaven Sent.
The majority of Similar Outskirts’s influences have come from video game soundtracks and Japanese Pop/Rock, namely by Junichi Masuda, Go Ichinose & Morikazu Aoki (Pokemon), Yasunori Nishiki (Octopath Traveler), Christopher Larkin (Hollow Knight), Sangatsu No Phantasia (Kiznaiver), Yorushika (A Whisker Away), and Eve (Jujutsu Kaisen, Dororo). As a result, his music tends to sound very nostalgic. He finds joy in bringing this sound out through remixes of anime songs, especially from Love Live and BanG Dream. Though his music leans more towards the Dubstep and House side of EDM, his DJ sets are not afraid to expand to other genres from UK garage to Happy Hardcore.
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. Inspired by acts like DJ Newtown(Tofubeats), Silvanian Families, and the sounds of Japan’s Netlabel, anikura, and doujin music scene. Syntho hopes to showcase the sounds of the Japanese Otaku underground.
Synthion is a Music Producer, DJ, and VTuber born in Seoul, South Korea and based in the Bay Area, California. Her music features an energetic yet emotional style, representing the cross-section of dance music and anime soundtracks. Her compositions are inspired by outer space and all things blue. Synthion is classically trained, being proficient in lots of instruments, and studied at Berklee College of Music. Her work has been featured in rhythm games such as SOUND VOLTEX, Muse Dash, and osu!, and she has produced music for Riot Games, Hololive, and MIKU EXPO.
Jordan, aka, The Red Panda is a New Mexico based electronic music producer and DJ. He started The Red Panda project in 2018, and has since done the soundtrack for Toree 2, has performed two headliner shows, and performed at MagWest 2021 and 2022. His musical stylings are inspired by Tokyo Machine, Knower, Haywyre, and Snails House. He hopes to bring you all of the energy he can at AX this year!
yx2 is a trackmaker and DJ based in San Francisco, California. They’ve been creating music and DJing since 2014. Ranging from UK Garage, Jersey Club, Baile Funk, Bass Music, and Footwork, yx2 is focused on creating a unique, fun sound to their DJ sets and music.
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