You won't find many people in the world who has taken the clubbing to the professional level like Raha, an artist based in Tokyo. Using the world as his stage, Raha takes a totally hands-on and floor-centric approach, and works under the belief that real dance music exists not at home or on the Internet, nor in VIP areas at clubs, but rather, exactly where it belongs... on the dance floor.
In 2008, Raha started his full-fledged DJ career within Japan. The aesthetics he developed during his long career and achievements as a street dancer in the '90s still act as a huge influence on his current activities as a DJ. His work always focuses on the groove and the dancefloor, which has earned him a huge following of both casual listeners, as well as real clubers with highly trained ears.
Focusing on the Romanian house sound presently conquering the global scene, Raha has invited such artists as Rhadoo and Petre Inspirescu to Japan for his most recent club project, "Beat In Me". This project has grown into one of Tokyo's most successful parties, one of the very few that continues to stay faithful to the underground.
In April, 2015, he also organized world's top underground quality - RPR SOUNDSYSTEM (Rhadoo, Petre Inspirescu, Raresh) 's Open to Last Gig at LIQUIDROOM in Tokyo. It made a huge success and gave the scene of Japan a big shock.
In 2012, he began serializing his own travelogues, entitled "IBIZA through RAHA's eyes" as a regular columnist on "clubberia", Japan's most popular dance music website. He reports on imminent trends within the world scene based on his own real experiences, giving him the ability to influence party lovers all over Japan, far more than he ever expected, while solidifying his position at the forefront of the scene.
Wearing both hats of "performing artist" and "producer", Raha consistently finds himself creating parties which sit at the cross-section of the most up-to-date dance music scenes, and is already established as one of Tokyo's most important musical trendsetters.
In recent years, Raha has established a stellar reputation in the global scene, and in 2012 he was selected as the first Asian monthly resident on "PCB RADIO" (Ibiza/France), a program that gathers top artists from all over the world. As of October 2015, he has appeared on podcasts from 10 countries, including on Colours In Music (Slovenia), Melisma Showcase (Spain/Chile)x２, 2702 (Chile), Nightclubber (Romania)×2, Medusa Bloom (Poland)), Vnights(Argentina), Wē Are the Gypsÿ Childrën(USA), Bonheur (France), Switch (Sweden) and Clubberia (Japan). He has also appeared on Japan's biggest U-Stream show DOMMUNE over 10 times, and has been invited to perform in Spain, England, Romania, Germany, Chile, Russia, and Korea.
And he also has started producing music, and November 2015, he finally releases his first track from Romanian label "Music Is Art".
Story has started. Raha is certainly one of the few key global artist in Japan worth keeping a sharp eye on from this point forward.
■Facebook Artist Page (RAHA, Tokyo, Japan)
■RAHA DJ Mix
■PCB RADIO (PINK.CITY.BEATS / Ibiza, France )
■『IBIZA through RAHA's eye』