For those that aren’t aware of Kanji, tell us a bit about it. How and why did it form?
Kanji is a cross genre DJ collective that wants to give local and student DJs the opportunity to share their mixes and music. It was easy enough getting started with the brand as we were mates before moving down to Manchester last year and both study at School of Electronic Music. We were involved in running events whilst at university in Newcastle and felt that starting our own collective would be a good way of understanding the scene and those involved in it.
How does Kanji differ to other DJ collectives in Manchester?
Kanji differs to other collectives by giving a platform to DJs that were in a similar situation to us when we first moved to Manchester; finding it hard to penetrate the saturated electronic music scene. We feel that creating engaging content such as the live streams give people something to take away from Kanji in terms of forwarding their place in the music scene. We were really impressed by everyone who played for us in October and decided to invite a few of the DJ’s back for our party this month.