Objekt sees out 2018 basking in the glory as Mixmag’s coveted DJ of the year. In fact, his selection can be considered a ballsy move by Mixmag – easily their most underground pick to date. His story is far from typical. Tokyo-born to British and Filipino parents, later growing-up in Belgium before relocating to Berlin. Perhaps it was that unconventional upbringing that fostered such a diverse musical palette? But it has been his acclaimed DJ sets that have won recognition from industry bodies to partygoers alike. We gravitate towards DJs unafraid of taking risks, traversing an expansive range of tempos and who pull away from the latest trend. Objekt ticks these boxes. Being bestowed with an accolade usually reserved for high-profile industry figureheads is just desert for an artist still relatively fresh faced. Objekt launches into 2019 by gracing J2 at Boston Manor Park.