Originating from the magnificent city of Tokyo, Heavy1 is quite simply one of Japan’s finest drum & bass exports.
Heavy1 caught the infectious bug for drum & bass back when he was 18, and it was at this point in his life that he started to ponder upon and produce his own music. Japan had a very limited scene at the time and so Heavy1 started searching for inspiration from further afield. He began importing records from UK stores such as Chemical and Redeye Records, and as his collection grew, so did his enthusiasm for his own tracks.
With his productions underway and looking forward to the next step, the natural progression was to start performing. It was at this stage that Heavy1 made the decision to start his own club night, NEON, based in Tokyo. From that point on he began to book artists that he felt he had the most connection with. Now six years later, NEON has gone from strength to strength, welcoming international artists such as Icicle, Lenzman, and Spectrasoul amongst others.
Heavy1’s more recent productions have certainly been turning heads of late, with releases over the past few years on labels such as Samurai Music, Avantgarde, Symptom Audio and Demand Records. Rotational play has come from the scenes top flight DJ’s such as DJ Bailey, London Elektricity , Loxy, DJ Marky, Spectrasoul, Icicle, Alix Perez and DJ Flight, to name a few, including airplay on BBC Radio1, BBC 1xtra and Rinse FM. Now stepping forward with a whole batch of new material signed for 2012 including his 12” or CD on Dust Audio, Nu Direction , Demand Records and his debut album about to drop on Rubik Records. Heavy1 in cultivating his new Tokyo forcused label ‘Yabai 84 Records ‘, which already includes the likes of Need For Mirrors , Fade and Himself , this man’s career is set to be very bright indeed!