NTS, joy ride

Hailing from the coastal town of Chiba, Japan, Changsie has spent the last decade establishing herself as one of the most in-demand and trusted DJs in Tokyo. Her monthly party, Joyride, transforms a small reggae joint in Shinjuku into a genre-defying celebration of underground music. The open-minded, party-focused philosophy that’s central to Joyride was developed alongside her soul mate, Lil Mofo, and is reflected in her own sets, which have been heard on bills alongside DJs as diverse as Nina Kraviz, Theo Parrish, DJ Sotofett, Ciel and Errorsmith.  

Changsie’s ears have long been tuned to the boundary free possibilities of contemporary club culture, an appreciation that has already helped her create a stir across Europe, including a memorable closing set in Ohm as part of Berlin Atonal, imprinting a high-energy memory on ravers even when following a selector as distinctive as Batu. Following a youth immersed in hip-hop and R&B, a studied and timeless appreciation of dubstep and UK bass guides each Changsie set, possessing the ability to shift from meditative states to the rhythmic complexity of bleep techno and the ecstasy of acid-flecked house and techno.

Having played in Europe, Australia, North and Central America as well as across Asia in the last couple of years, a series of mixes for CrackDiscwomanDimensions,  Beats in Space and Resident Advisor have introduced Changsie’s style to an international audience, and have garnered support from her own heroes and peers. Guided by bass and inspired by the energy of her audience, Changsie has now relocated herself to London. Already appointed as a monthly resident of NTS Radio, she continues to make her imaginative and truly cross-cultural mark on the landscape of dance music.