Widely regarded as one of the most exciting DJs to emerge from Japan recently, Chida’s Dancaholic parties. When he’s not DJing, he runs Ene Records and his debut releases, which came out 2011 on ESP Institute swiftly became an instant classic among the more discerning ears, eventually ending up on Mr. Weatherall’s recent Masterpiece mix.
Chida is one of the driving forces behind Tokyo’s ever more present underground house scene. There from the beginning, he’s played with nearly every big name that’s visited Japan.
His international reputation has risen rapidly off the back of his label Ene Records, which puts out beautifully crafted vinyl bringing together Japanese underground artists (Sly Mongoose, Cos Mes, The Backwoods) with likeminded westerners (Tiago, Lord of the Isles, Beppe Loda) and established remixers (Prins Thomas, Ray Mang, Soft Rocks).
Ene’s success has snowballed. It’s now regarded as one of the hottest labels on the planet. The collaborations with Lovefingers’ ESP Institute on remixes for the Backwoods’ hit “Cloud Nine” and with Cos/Mes’ label Funiki on the remastered album “Sadistic Skatepark” received heavy rotation from Andrew Weatherall, Francois K, Tim Sweeney et al. On top of this Chida found time to release his own 12” ‘Danca’, with Weatherall featuring the gem on his recent “Masterpiece CD” for Ministry Of Sound.