¥ØU$UK€ ¥UK1MAT$U: The ‘Wednesday Alternative’ Mix

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Credit – Photo by Jun Yokoyama

The eclectic Japanese DJ delivers a masterclass in off piste electronics.

¥ØU$UK€ ¥UK1MAT$U is an unsung talent – the Japanese dj remains arguably one of the best and most influential in Asia and has amassed a cult following from those in the know.

Next month will see his talents celebrated via the release of a specially curated mixtape for Midnight Shift as he showcases music from friends such as DJ Nobu, Ryo Murakami, Gabber Modus Operandi, Sapphire Slows and more.


When first approached about the release we knew it would be simply criminal not to ask him if he might be up for contributing a tape to our own ever growing series. Many a dj’s favourite dj he does so in fine style selecting an assortment of wild off piste electronics which bend minds and challenge every pretence or stereotype you might ever have known of dance music.

Running through techno, ebm, wave and noisy cuts he delivers a set of wild fluid music which shouldn’t fit together but somehow does.

This is a masterclass.

Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you and what are you?

My name is Yosuke Yukimatsu. I live in Tokyo. A dj. My music sounds aggressive and melodious.

Where was the mix recorded?

Recorded in my room.

What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?

Wherever you want.

What should we be wearing?

We should wear organic cotton.

What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?

The world without war.

Which track in the mix is your current favourite?

All tracks. Especially “Mexican Madness” is a current favorite.

What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?

DJ Nobu “Dream Into Dream”

If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?

Ben UFO. It’s gonna be super fun.

What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?

Two Technics turntables & Pioneer DJM600 then… Now two Technics turntables, two CDJ2000NXS2 & DJM850

What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?


What were the first and last records you bought?

First Ricardo Villalobbos “Fizheuer Zieheuer” last Senyawa “Alkisah Remixed”

If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?

Spicy sweet cake.

If it was an animal what would it be?

A little Puma.

One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?

I don’t know.

Upcoming in the world of…

No War.

Anything else we need to discuss?

How to realise a sustainable world.