AnimeNEXT 2018 Dance Lineup!
Friday 11:45P.M. – 2:45A.M.
Teddy Loid 11:45P.M. – 12:45A.M.
TeddyLoid started his career as MIYAVI’s DJ and sound producer by joining his world tour when he was only 18 years old. He produced the OST for the GAINAX anime “Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt” with ☆Taku Takahashi(m-flo). He has also had experience in units with Shibasaki Ko and DECO*27, established galaxias!, worked on the album “TOXIC” for the GazettE, and has produced “Neo STARGATE” for Momoiro Clover Z. Furthermore, he has provided BGM to the anime “Mekakucity Actors”.
TeddyLoid has also produced Vocaloid IA tracks and remixes, Square Enix’s “Mugen∞Knights”, and WRECKING CREW ORCHESTRA’s new long production “SUPERLOSERZ SAVE THE EARTH”, directed by Amon Miyamoto. In 2014 he produced the music for the short film “ME!ME!ME!”, which was visualized by Hibiki Yoshizaki from Studio khara and vocals sang by DAOKO.
TeddyLoid debuted as a solo artist by releasing his EP from King Records’ EVIL LINE RECORDS in August 2014, “UNDER THE BLACK MOON” and his first album “BLACK MOON RISING” in September. In summer 2015, he started “Momoiro Clover Z×TeddyLoid Remix Project” and released an official remix album, “Re:MOMOIRO CLOVER Z” . In Momoiro Clover Z’s big summer event “Momoshinsai 2015”, he performed the opening act as DJ. In December of that year, he released his first collaboration product with 12 tracks and 14 sets of guests on “SILENT PLANET” as his original 2nd album. The guests included big names like Tetsuya Komuro, Yasutaka Nakata, HISASHI from GLAY, KOHH, and more.
In 2016, TeddyLoid produced two tracks for HAL College of Technology & Design, one of which titled “Daisuki withTeddyLoid” was a commercial with Hibiki Yoshizaki and vocals by DAOKO. The contrasting track “Daikirai feat. Chanmina” also garnered attention for featuring the up and coming Korean rapper Chanmina. In 2017, TeddyLoid went on to perform at Ultra Japan Festival, produced songs for the new anime 18if, Japanese musical legends Yuzu, and performed on Music Station Super Live with YouTubers HIKAKIN & SEIKIN.
TeddyLoid’s appearance is presented by FAKE STAR.
Kenneth Rage: 12:45A.M. – 1:45A.M.
Kenneth Rage is a New York based DJ, cosplayer, producer and songwriter specializing
in video game inspired electronic dance music and ethnic drums. His passion for anime, video games and
EDM has created a breakthrough in his music career. His DJ sets is the embodiment of
bridging the gap between popular music and nerd culture by creating a dance field that
everyone thoroughly enjoys. Kenneth Rage gained his experience from playing at some
of New York City’s largest clubs such as Pacha, Webster Hall, Highline Ballroom and
Amazura. Kenneth Rage has been a influential DJ in the local New York cosplay
scene, rocking out after-parties and cosplay themed events weekly for Sonic Boom Box,
Sexy Nerds, Senpai Squad and many more. He has now embarked on
a new journey to curate his own line of events nationwide as a co-founder of Otakus with Attitude.
His talent is not only limited to electronic dance, he is well versed in Open Format DJing which includes Hip-Hop, Latin,
Reggae, Top 40, Soul, Disco, Funk and 80s Freestyle. His versatility and eclectic range
of music has given him a plethora of opportunity to become an omnipresence in the
TeaCake: 1:45A.M. – 2:45A.M.
Since his first time spinning in 2014 at AnimeNEXT, TeaCake has experimented with
many genres of electric dance music. But out of all the genres he’s experimented with, he
always seems to come back to one genre he considers home. That genre his Hardstyle
with it’s powerful and crazy kicks, but don’t let that think he’ll only play Hardstyle, he
might have another genre up his sleeves. Hoping to share his love for electric music, he
comes back to AnimeNEXT 2018 to spin once more!
Saturday 10:30P.M. – 2:30A.M.
DJ Gnaw: 10:30P.M. – 11:30P.M.
Since his debut at AnimeNext 2009, DJ Gnaw has been an unstoppable force of trance
music. He is located in central New Jersey and studied in audio engineering at the
Institute of Audio Research. In the past DJ Gnaw has DJed at many Anime conventions
from AnimeNext 2009 – 2015, MangaNext 2011-2012, and CPAC 2010-2011, 2013-
2014. When he is not DJing, you may find him building Gundam Models and also
cosplaying as a Gundam because chicks dig robots. DJ Gnaw has been honing his skills
to improve his DJ abilities to perform the best show that any attendee will ever see. He
plays everything from old school trance to new age EDM. In the end, DJ Gnaw will make
you dance the night away. Stay Gold and remember: ” Love and Peace”.
Tamerax: 11:30P.M. – 12:30A.M.
Tamerax is considering to be a rising star on the international scene with his chart
topping hard dance singles known for being modern and powerfully uplifting and but at
the same time playful and fun. He is known for bringing his unique high energy sound,
smooth mixing skills and intense stage presence to shows all across Canada and the
United States. With almost 2 decades of experience in the music industry, his styles
range from Hard Trance, Tech Dance, Freeform and his new love of HDM has being
bringing him lot of attention. Keeping extremely busy in the studio over the last couple of
years, Tamerax has been signed to several of the world’s most respected hard dance
labels (including Synergy Trax, Hyperdrive, and Metamorph), has been featured on
numerous international cd compilations and mixes and has support from some of the
biggest names in the industry. Many of these tracks reached number 1 on various charts
including the Beatport Hard Dance chart with Bring It Up.
Decscent: 12:30A.M. – 1:30A.M.
Since 2010, Descent has proven to be one of the most dedicated DJs to emerge from the
convention dance scene. Having found a home in Trance and Progressive, his sets aim to
make you feel, love, and most importantly dance. He aims to bring a worldwide sound
that goes beyond typical electronic music. Over the past 8 years, he has performed
throughout the Midwest and East Coast, as well as hosting various club nights dedicated
to fandoms, and hosting a radio show for Krafty Radio, one of the largest online
broadcasters of Hard Dance music.
DJ Candy Kid: 1:30A.M. – 2:30A.M.
Candy Kid can throw down some hard and dirty beats, showing you that even the
sweetest people have a dark-side. Fueling the crowd with happiness and providing an
outlet for self-expression is always the biggest reward for Slava. You can retrace DJ
Candy Kid’s first dejay set back to NYC’s Halloween 2001. Since then, Slava has torn up
American dance floors from east coast to west coast (and everywhere between), plays
Canada on a yearly basis, and makes fans groove worldwide. Slava is currently the owner
of New York City’s only Happy Hardcore recording label Galaxy Express Recordings,
which launched in 2009.
Otherweirdly is a NY based alien who flew in on her mothership 23 years ago. Ever since
her ship has landed she has spent her time adapting to human culture and blowing minds
with her visual work. During the day she works as a full time packaging designer, while
at night she is practicing her visuals, motion graphic work and building custom stages. As
co-owner of Sounds So Sweet, a production company who’s main focus is anime themed
cosplay events, along side Schnife The Yak she has curated anime based visuals, stages
and 3D projection mapping for their events. She has also done VJ gigs with various other
production companies in NY. Otherweirdly is constantly researching new techniques and
programs to enhance the experience of her visuals sets.