Butter Sessions


  • Haruka Ōsaka-shi, Japan

    In recent years Haruka has established himself at the forefront of Japan’s next generation of techno DJs. Since moving to Tokyo at the age of 26, he has honed his skills as a DJ through becoming a resident DJ and co-organizer of DJ Nobu’s infamous Future Terror parties.
  • Sleep D Brisbane, Australia

    Lurking in Melbourne’s remote south east, Sleep D is Corey Kikos and Maryos Syawish, an artistic duo that have spent the mass of their youth exploring sonic soundscapes and ways to share them with other people.
  • Tarquin Manek

Event details

Sink into The SUBSTATION with an evening of brain tingling textures and sonic experiments, peaking on hypnotizing dance floor focused rhythms.

Over the past few years we've watched Tokyo based DJ Haruka establish himself as one of Japan's top DJs and a crucial figure in the dance music scene, landing himself sets at top tier events around Europe and Japan, including the renowned Labyrinth Festival.

We last invited Haruka to play in Melbourne in 2018 at the now closed Hugs & Kisses where he blew us away with his impeccable taste and personalised style of house and techno. We're now thrilled to invite Haruka back to Melbourne to play in The Substation after the release of his debut EP on Butter Sessions.

The "Senko" EP encapsulates everything we loved about his DJ sets - hypnotic, bold and acidic synth sequences paired with masterful live percussion and drumming from Izpon (of Japanese salsa band Banderas) and Shigekazu Otake (of cult group Cro-Magnon) to create a unique sonic space. The recordings snarling nature reflects the pure force of DJ Nobu's Future Terror crew, of which Haruka is a key member.

Supported by a live set by Tarquin Manek & Y-L Hooi and DJ sets from Sleep D and Jess Sneddon.