With roots in Japan and a career beginning to make waves in Amsterdam, Masalo is leading a new generation of dance music talent in The Netherland’s capital. His diversified upbringing is strongly translated into his musical output. Masalo’s mixes are proof of this hybridism, unearthing organic music and combining them with records that could be seen as modern-day successors of the original dance music. A performer from the heart with a raw Amsterdam aesthetic.
Masalo’s production art embodies this same spirit. Productions as ‘Testify’ and ‘Red Light’ co-produced with Chicago’s Jamie 3:26 and his remix on Grammy-nominated artist Bassekou Kouyaté’s ‘Jama Ko’, has gained much plays and support from respected selectors. With the recent ‘New Dance’ EP Masalo is making his solo debut on Rush Hour Records. With this strong release winning the hearts of many dance aficionados around the globe, a prospect is emerging as brightly as his party’s name.
Together with Kamma, he runs the dance party series Brighter Days, a colourful get-together celebrating dance music culture to the fullest. Brighter Days pushes the spirit of friendship and togetherness on the dancefloor, welcoming local talent along tastemakers such as Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, Hunee, Kuniyuki, Ge-ology and many more.
With top-shelf performances at clubs such as Contact Tokyo and Djoon Paris and festivals such as Southern Soul Festival and Dimensions, Masalo is vastly continuing to inspire dance music culture around the world.
Resident DJ at berlinClub, responsible for the monthly Papaia Club party and co-producer of the venue’s DJ sessions, Gaspar has been with berlinClub since its beginnings at the former location en Calle Jacometrezo. Music teacher, booker, label manager and, above all, DJ, Antuña’s sets are characterized by their broad range of sounds, with groove as their unfailing north. His sets lean toward genres like Disco, House, Soul, and Electronic Club Music, but are always full of surprises from his expansive musical background.