Fumiya Tanaka

Saturday - The Woods

Since the early 1990s, Fumiya Tanaka has been Japan’s techno conduit with the world. He was one of the first DJs introducing the likes of Jeff Mills and Derrick May to the country, and as a result he’s become known as a preeminent selector of intense, stripped-back techno. For twenty years he’s also been at the head of Chaos, a club night which has attracted the best techno DJs in the world.

In recent years though, Fumiya Tanaka has developed a more nuanced kind of deep, minimal techno that owes a lot to his collaborations with Ricardo Villalobos and Thomas Melchior. He’s released tracks on Perlon that reflect his development as a producer, but also as a DJ too. Nowadays, he’s got everything in his bag; from his traditionally intense selections to weirdo drum work outs, hypnotic loops and melancholy, rainy day house. It’s this unpredictability that makes him such an exciting prospect for Junction 2.