Meet Yuta Chaya, a multifaceted artist based in Japan, who seamlessly wears the hats of a DJ, event organiser, and label A&R.
His journey in the music industry began in 2004, setting the stage for a career marked by innovation and a profound connection to the global techno scene.
Yuta’s early roots trace back to the days of retro Goa trance, an era he explored under the legendary Matsuri Productions label, founded by John Perloff and Tsuyoshi Suzuki.
In 2015, Yuta brought Agaitida Festival to life — an event whose roots run deep in Okinawa, situated in a world heritage village, creating a musical intersection that transcends borders. He’s also one of the main figures behind Spectacle; a techno festival in collaboration with the notable DJ Nobu.
The following year, he further solidified his imprint on the scene with the establishment of Liquid Drop Groove, a psychedelic techno label as a reflection of his commitment to pushing the boundaries of sound and space.
Having graced the stages of renowned festivals like O.Z.O.R.A. Festival in Hungary, Modem in Croatia, Vietnam’s and many more, he’ll be part of the line-up at this year’s Wonderfruit in Pattaya, playing at the Polygon Stage.
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When it comes to music, Yuta’s prowess has been described as both psychedelic and intelligent, characterised by a meticulously crafted build-up and a cinematic flow. This is evident in his latest offering for Chronoscope Vol. 1; the debut V/A release between Italy’s The Gods Planet and Yuta’s own Liquid Drop Groove.
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Titled ‘Chaotic Morning’, the track starts off with a galloping beat that lays the foundation for an almost-seven-minute journey into dark sonic territories. As it progresses, the track begins to host a number of rhythmic elements — skitters of hi-hats, raw, dissonant synths and pulsating beats take turns in charging the track, making it live up to its title…in a pleasurable to listen to way.
Listen to ‘Chaotic Morning’, part of the Chronoscope Vol.1 EP, here.
Amira Waworuntu is Mixmag Asia’s Managing Editor, follow her on Instagram.