DJ Daruma Promises Cutting-Edge Sounds For Zouk Gig

My parties are usually crazy because… both DJ Maar and I make sure that our tunes are always fresh and that the people who come to see us get what they came for—to party!

I explore creativity through
… being involved in unique and new movements from fashion to graphic designs and have contributed to Jap pop culture.

Outside of DJing, I am currently busy with… forming a hip hop dance group; a project with visual creator Tsutomu Murofushi from Tokyo and some fresh work for my clothing label ROC STARR.

The funniest thing I ever did was… in our music video “New Jack House feat. Jon-E“. YouTube it.

Our style of music is… playing what we love from hip hop to rock ‘n’ roll. We take the vibes from generations before us and transform it into what we play today.

I’ve been into dance music since… a decade ago and back then, I was just another face in the crowd, experiencing fully what Tokyo’s electronic dance music scene has to offer. Now I am returning the favor.

My worst moment was when I… was playing at a club called Turnmills in London. I was really wasted and had to go to the toilet which was the filthiest I’ve ever seen.

The best thing about being a DJ is… that I get to play alongside many artists who became my friends later on.

At Zouk, we will… make you dance with the most cutting-edge and hottest music we can find.

Dance til your feet hurt at Readyset Glo with Dexpistols on Oct 29. Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim St., 6738-2988. $25-30.