International DJ and Producer Mental 69 Joins The Shine Fam

 

We're proud to announce today that International DJ and Producer Mental 69 has joined The Daily Shine Fam as our representative of turntablism! In addition to his mystical vibe, hot cuts, and breaks,

Mental is officially a brother from another mother. He's one of the most loyal cats you'll ever meet and we can honestly say that even more important than his world-renowned presence, we're grateful to call him one of our best friends. 

Please join us in welcoming him to the fam!

So What’s in a name? A lot, if you’re Mental 69. With decades of experience as an underground DJ, Mental knows how to get into the heads of just about any dance floor.

With an in-depth knowledge of production, mixing, and performance, Mental has the insight to play for his audience, cultivating intense positive physical, emotional, and mental energy on the dance floor. From the islands of Japan to dark club basements, over the past 25 years, Mental 69 has paid reverence to the traditional form of classic house and techno, while tripping off the mark and sinking into the euphoric less-charted territories of booty-clapping bass and head-spinning tech house.

Moreover, he is likely to mix multiple genres into his powerful, rocking, funky, bass-driven sets, and yet still maintain a recognizable vibe. He establishes an energetic dance floor unity and vibration that makes even the most skeptic hater’s booty find the groove.

Mental spent a year in Japan playing house music at underground nightclubs for the Yakuza in Osaka back in the day. He helped establish the early rave scene under the moniker Rave-C, and with the rave promoting team called Mental 69, and assisting other rave promoters like The Messiah. 

As a DJ with a large collection of vinyl and an ear for music as a tastemaker, Mental 69 plays sets crossing multiple genres including house, progressive, techno and breaks. Eventually, Mental teamed up with a small group of friends to start what began as a social club called the Fantastic Hosts.

After some exposure to running theme camps at Burning Man for several years, the Hosts began to make their events more and more interactive and theme-based. Now primarily run by Mental and his partner, Milk, the Fantastic Hosts have established themselves as a mainstay for large multi-faceted, interactive and immersive party experiences.

In the last 3 years, Mental partnered with another well-established event promoter, Kaz of Brown Elvis and Roofless Productions, to form a new group called Whirling Dervish Productions.

This new company leverages many of Mental and Kaz’s existing relationships with top billed global DJ powerhouses like Sasha, Digweed, Rabbit in the Moon, Worthy, Hernan Catanneo, Quivver, John Acquaviva, and others, to put on what they call “Warehouse Experiences”. 

 

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