044 – Chida (Japan)

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Metaformosis 44 with Chida

World renowned “Metaformosis show”, produced in 2 languages (English & Mandarin) at the liaoliao studios deep in the heart of New Taipei city. In the first hour each month The Wang mixes a selection of dance music created by the freshest independent producers he finds each week on internet website sound cloud mixed along with the odd promo he has received. For the second hour the show is host to an uninterrupted mix set from a top Asian based DJ.


English version (Click track title to open player in a new window)





Track listings for my mix in the first hour ….

Intro. Futurewife – Obey

01. Slowhymn – Show Me Love – In The Woods – USA

02. The Frontier

03. Hector 87 – You Are (Rhythm of the Beat) – Finland

04. Jeremy Juno – Tell it how it is (Alvaro Smart Rmx) – Spain – Shelving

05. Greg Woznikaitis – Love Shame – USA

06. Jonny Bee – Like a diamond – Italy

07. Gwen Guthrie – Hopscotch (Larry Levan mix / Galaktic Brothers Rework)

08. J. Sweet – Juana – France – La Fille De L’Air

09 Chris Traxx – Put Your Hands Up (Original Mix) – Germany

10. Sebastian Ilie – Javu (Original Mix) Master – Romania

11. Mick Verma – U Are My Alcohol (Original Mix) – Vision Collective – Ireland



Special guest mix for the second hour…



Born out of the underground scene in Tokyo, Chida’s career has spanned over 20 years. Since the early 90s he has organized parties at all the notorious clubs Tokyo has to offer, from Ageha, Yellow, Unit, Loop to many others, exclusively bringing over the main players of house music from MAW to Strictly Rhythm and Nuyorican Soul label parties. This earned Chida a reputation as the go to warm up DJ for most of the internatioal DJs that graced the city over the years.


Since the turn of the century, Chida started working in management and A&R for Kenji Takimi’s Crue-L Recordings and Kaoru Inoue’s Seeds and Grounds, acquiring a strong knowledge of artists in Japan and developing a hunger to set up his own label. In 2009 he realized his dream and launched Ene Records, a vinyl dominated label, hand crafted – DIY style, featuring Japanese artists such as Sly Mongoose, Pyschogem, 9DW, Cos Mes and The Backwoods. The label, now approaching it’s 14th release exposes the rare talent of the Japanese underground scene and up until now, has only featured Tiago and Lord of the Isles as the only “gaijin” releases. Chida has invited his favourite producers from outside of Japan to remix each record too. Prins Thomas, Eddie C, The Beat Broker, Coyote and Ray Mang to name but a few. Quality is never compromised, exemplified by the bespoke artwork and packaging, or be it the likes of Kotetsu at JVC who has mastered much of the label’s work.


Chida is as passionate about the “party” as he is about his label. His blog dancaholic is a hub for the followers of underground dance music in Japan to keep up to date with Ene and friends and their parties and DJ schedules. This year Chida has invited inspirational figures over to Japan to play and collaborate on his label. First up was Tiago, then the Ene * Keep It Cheap No.5 Tour with Justin Vandervolgen and Dr.Dunks. followed by an undergram * ene shocase headlined by the Siberian king of house, Vakula. Most recently was Lovefingers and not for the first time! Lovefingers’ ESP Institute has teamed up with Ene this year to release a remix EP of the Backwoods’ huge global hit from last year “Cloud Nine”, which featured wide support from Andrew Weatherall, Ivan Smagghe, Francois K, Eric Duncan, Tim Sweeney, Eddie C + many others. ENESP001 features a remix from The Stallions and Cos/Mes.