Specializes in: Japanese hardcore, freestyle, bass music
If you want to talk to someone who knows their hardcore music, it's Neodash Zerox. He has been active in the hardcore scene since the beginning and during the years made a lot of friends with Japanese hardcore producers. His love for fast paced dance music is something he likes to share with like-minded. While mingling with other fans, he always treats them a perfect blend of all kinds of different music styles, something he likes to call freestyle.
Neodash Zerox grew up in the heart of the origin of hardcore music, the Netherlands. Throughout his younger years he witnessed the start of early raves, saw the happy hardcore hype bloom and was a fan of the hardcore music that came from those styles. He got bored of the Dutch hardcore music that was released after 2003 and needed to find something else. That's where he found Japanese hardcore, or j-core, and was hooked right away.
For every different style Neodash Zerox plays, he uses another alias. He is also known as NDX, The Syndicator, Komandan Garuda, and Chem-g00k when playing happy eurobeat sounds, techno and hardstyle music, funkot, and speedcore and terror respectively. Neodash is also the owner of Warp2one, a freestyle cd label where you can find all kinds of dance music.
Specializes in: eurobeat, house, EDM
MK☆ is the Dutch ambassador of the music genre eurobeat and a veteran specialized in Japanese club music. He is one of the very few deejays in Europe who plays the underground music style eurobeat, but doesn't just limit himself to that. Besides being an eurobeat encyclopedia he's also your go-to guy for all commercial electronic dance and knows how to bring the Japanese club to life. Everyone just has to dance whenever MK☆ is behind the decks!
In his youth MK☆ grew up with eurodance, and this passion for dance music is still going strong today. In the early 2000's MK☆ came in touch with Japanese pop music (artists like Ayumi Hamasaki and Koda Kumi), and through the video game Dance Dance Revolution he got introduced to Japanese dance producers. The upbeat and energetic songs got to him and have stayed with him ever since.
Being one of the two founders and owners of Deshima Sounds, MK☆ has been active ever since the beginning of the project. His goal is to let the entire world hear all the awesome songs that are hatched in the Land of the Rising Sun!
Deshima Sounds started out as a disco party at an anime convention called Abunai! back in 2005. Here Neodash Zerox played a hardcore music set which was an immediate success. Another convention called AnimeCon wanted a similar event with more pop-styled music. This is where MK☆ joined in. Together with Neodash Zerox they showed the crowd a mix of Japanese pop, hiphop, dance and hardcore music, and the crowd loved it! This meant a returning party at both conventions (almost) every year.
In 2008 however, the people at Abunai! decided they didn’t want to book the two deejays. There was no disco event happening at their convention, so Neodash Zerox and MK☆ sat together and decided to start their own gig. And thus, Deshima Sounds was born. And ever since 2008 they have been throwing parties at their own events or at other events where they were booked. And they’re still going strong, not planning to stop any time soon!
– September 2005
Abunai! 2005, where Neodash Zerox hosted the first J-core party in the Netherlands
AnimeCon 2006, Neodash Zerox and MK☆ first join for a J-pop party
To give you an idea of where Deshima Sounds has played before, you can find a list of past events below.
- September 2005 - Abunai! 2005, Hardcore party with Neodash Zerox
- June 2006 - AnimeCon 2006, Neodash Zerox and MK☆ first start together
- September 2006 - Abunai! 2006
- June 2007 - AnimeCon 2007
- August 2007 - Abunai! 2007
- May 2008 - AnimeCon 2008
- October 2008 - Deshima Sounds, The first Deshima Sounds party at Club Bazart Den Haag
- March 2009 - Deshima Sounds: Spring Is In The Air, It's Time To Jump, with MC B-Box
- May 2009 - Deshima Sounds at AnimeCon 2009
- October 2009 - Deshima Sounds: Shocking Electronic Vibes
- April 2010 - Deshima Sounds: Bling Bling Baby!, Guest DJ: Omega Zero (Canada)
- August 2010 - Deshima Sounds at Abunai! 2010, Guest DJs: Omega Zero (Canada), ThaChez
- September 2010 - Warp2one, Collaborating party with CSR
- October 2010 - Deshima Sounds: Get Ready For Battle, The Beast Is Coming!, Guest DJ: Reckless
- May 2011 - Deshima Sounds at AnimeCon 2011, Guest DJs: RAVEMAN (Aural Vampire, Japan), Sumlepel, ThaChez
- May 2011 - Deshima Sounds: Light Years Ahead, Guest DJs: JAKAZiD (United Kingdom), Sumlepel
- August 2011 - Deshima Sounds at Abunai! 2011, First time lasershow by Dnstje
- December 2011 - Deshima Sounds: Bits With A Bite, Guest DJ: Eindbaas
- May 2012 - Deshima Sounds at AnimeCon 2012, Guest DJ: Remo-Con (Japan)
- June 2012 - Deshima Sounds: Sumo of Summer
- August 2012 - Deshima Sounds at Abunai! 2012
- December 2012 - Deshima Sounds: Clubbing Yakuza Style, Guest DJ: RoughSketch (Japan), new location at Club Pip
- June 2013 - Deshima Sounds at AnimeCon 2013, Guest DJs: Men of Mega
- July 2013 - Deshima Sounds: 10th Edition, First time in Arnhem
- August 2013 - Deshima Sounds at Abunai! 2013
- January 2014 - Deshima Sounds: Clubbing Japanese Style, Club Pip Den Haag, Guest DJs: DJ Kentai (France), AhoSome (France)
- April 2014 - Deshima Sounds: Rising Sun, new location at Luxor Live Arnhem, Guest DJs: DJ Kentai (France), AhoSome (France)
- June 2014 - Deshima Sounds at Ja!Pan, Eindhoven University of technology
- June 2014 - Deshima Sounds at AnimeCon 2014, Guest DJ: JAKAZiD (United Kingdom)
- August 2014 - Deshima Sounds at Abunai! 2014, Guest DJs: DJ Kentai (France), AhoSome (France)
- September 2014 - Deshima Sounds spin-off party: Lazy Sunday
- December 2014 - Deshima Sounds: Way Of The Samurai, Club Pip Den Haag
- January 2015 - Deshima Sounds at GamePitCon
- March 2015 - Deshima Sounds at TonTonClub XL
- June 2015 - Deshima Sounds at AnimeCon 2015
- August 2015 - Deshima Sounds at TomoParty 2015
- August 2015 - Deshima Sounds at Abunai! 2015, Adä joins as a VJ
- April 2016 - Deshima Sounds at TomoCon 2016
- June 2016 - Deshima Sounds at AnimeCon 2016
- August 2016 - Deshima Sounds at TomoParty 2016
- August 2016 - Deshima Sounds at Abunai! 2016
- October 2016 - Deshima Sounds at TomoFair 2016
- October 2016 - Deshima Sounds at Nishicon 2016
- April 2017 - Deshima Sounds at Tomocon 2017
- June 2017 - Deshima Sounds at AnimeCon 2017
- July 2017 - International Gyaru Festival, hosted by Deshima Sounds
- August 2017 - Deshima Sounds at Abunai 2017
- August 2017 - Deshima Sounds at TomoParty 2017
- September 2017 - Deshima Sounds at TomoFair 2017
- February 2018 - Deshima Sounds at Nishicon 2018
- March 2018 - Deshima Sounds at Vincent's Verjaardag, Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam
- April 2018 - PARADISE, hosted by Deshima Sounds
- June 2018 - Deshima Sounds at AnimeCon 2018
- August 2018 - Deshima Sounds at Abunai 2018
- August 2018 - Deshima Sounds at VienCon
- October 2018 - Deshima Sounds at KyoCon
- November 2018 - Deshima Sounds at Tropenmuseum, Museumnacht Amsterdam
- November 2018 - Deshima Sounds at Japan Festival Amstelveen