KABUKI [ liquid v ]
DOT4 [ breakfluid ]
Feindsoul [ sidechain music ]
SEMTEX MC [ SRBE ]
(Bassmusik, Electro, Dubstep & more)
Kabuki aka Jan Hennig is one of the elder statesmen of Continental European Drum&Bass. Together with his partner Mainframe aka Frank Marheineke, Kabuki put out over 100 release during the past 15 years.
Due to the success of the album “MIllenium” produced under his “Makai”-moniker, Kabuki toured through Japan for the first time in 1998. This proved to be important for his future career, as he was offered work as a sound designer by Sony Playstation during this visit. Kabuki travelled the axis Frankfurt-Tokyo for the following decade.
He is not only known in Drum&Bass circles, but also for crossing over genre borders. By collaborating with world-class vocalists such as Vikter Duplaix or Cleveland Watkiss, by releasing on labels like Reinforced or Liquid V and also by doing remixes for artists like Ennio Morricone or Rocker´s Hi-Fi, Kabuki and Mainframe were able to showcase the full range of their musical spectrum.
In 2004 Kabuki released his solo debut entitled "Signal to Noise" on the German indie label Combination Records that showcased both past and present work from Broken Beats to Drum&Bass.
Bryan G picked Kabuki to become an official member of the Liquid V camp in 2006, where he has released singles and various tracks for compilations.
Since then Kabuki represents Liquid V at many events like the "Liquid V Club Sessions" launch at the Ministry Of Sound in London, the Movement night at the Bar Rumba. Kabuki has also been a frequent guest on the "Sound Of Movement" show on Ministry of Sound Radio.
Due to a collaboration on the album "For My Lost Friends", the talented female singer/songwriter Jenna G. teamed up with Kabuki as DJ/MC-duo, and the two of them are now making a name for themselves through their unique performances.
In 2010, Kabuki's released his second solo LP "Warrior Soul" featuring collaborations with legends like Tikiman aka Paul St. Hilaire, Jeru the Damaja and Jenna G under the prestigious V Recordings banner. After presenting the album at selected clubs and festivals throughout the year, Kabuki took some time out from the DJ circuit and concentrated on redefining his trademark sound. With an exciting selection of new self-produced tracks in his DJ box and upcoming releases already receiving airplay across the board, 2011 is looking like an exciting new chapter in the artistic development of this dedicated Drum&Bass disciple.