Over the last decade, Tokyo-based DJ Haruka has emerged as a leading figure in Japan’s dance music scene. A longtime resident of the legendary Future Terror party, Haruka’s reputation within Japan has led to success overseas as well, regular bookings across Asia, and sets at European staples. In addition to providing mixes to various music media outlets to show his sophisticated techno selection, Haruka also launched a label Protection to explore the margins between the dance floor and contemporary music. At parties such as Future Terror, which he organizes in Japan, he continues to contribute to the community by providing a space where people can gather and share unique musical experiences.