allaussie spotlight on: DJ Wasabi

To Australian hip-hop, dnb and dubstep heads, DJ Wasabi needs no introduction.

The 25-year old turntablist, DJ, producer and youth mentor has amassed quite a reputation and following throughout his 13 years behind the decks.
Long considered one of the pioneers of the Melbourne urban scene, Wasabi holds down three separate weekly club residencies, national tours, youth mentor programs and is the head engineer at Tetris Sound Studios in Brunswick.

Wasabi’s much sought after DJ skills have landed him gigs djing for Kool Kieth earlier this year and supports for Redman & Method Man, Jean Grae, Talib Kwali, Scribe, DJ Craze, Mixmaster Mike, EPMD and Arrested Development to name a few of the many over the years. He is also the official DJ for well known Australian hip-hop acts Mantra (Obese Records), Combat Wombat (Elefant Traks), Bad Boys Batacuda and Jamima Jonez.

Wasabi has won an ARIA award, 2 x ABC awards, Cheap Thrills DJ Of The Year and has featured on over a dozen releases over the years. He has also developed and mentored many community based workshops for disadvantaged youth. Currently an endorsed artist and product specialist for Akai Professional and Numark; Wasabi is one DJ who’s star is still on the rise.

Releases
• Combat Wombat – Elephant Traks & Inertia
• Double Vinyl LP and Battle Tools, Combat Wombat “Unsound System”
• JJJ International Hip Hop compilation -MGM
• Illzilla – Obese records
• FFA Crew – Obese records
• Tarkine International World Music compilation – Inertia
• Third World, Dub plate, 7” – Chant Down Sound
• Dia Frix – Illusive
• Elf Tranzporter, Ethieral Lotus Fleet – Shock records
• Mantra – Obese Records

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