ELLI ARAKAWA × FRANKIE ＄
Elli is a purveyor of dark textural techno, whose counter-intuitive and daring sets have cemented her presence on the Tokyo scene from underground club events to big festivals. While rooted firmly in Techno, Elli’s sets are dynamic and emotional with a raw edge that can be traced to her U.K. heritage and passion for its dance music. In addition to a busy domestic solo schedule, Elli has toured internationally and organizes her own party STRESS. In 2020 Elli made her first appearance on Boiler Room, and launched the online streaming series ‘Telework’ alongside fellow Tokyo DJ Frankie $.
Frankie $ is a UK-born and Tokyo-based DJ, promoter and track maker, with a record collection spanning everything from Bleep Techno to Jungle, Trance and UK Garage – a wide-ranging repertoire but one that is firmly grounded in a passion for and deep knowledge of UK dance music. Frankie is a staple on the Tokyo scene, just as comfortable spinning on the intimate underground DJ bar circuit as he is supporting bigger artists on bigger floors, or at his own parties as a member of rave crew N.O.S. and co-founder of the House Not House parties.