Christian Lalinde, better known as Sephi Hakubi, is a progressive DJ, multi-media producer, anime enthusiast, and video gamer from Coral Springs, Florida with a big focus in the Anime Fandom and Electronic Dance Music communities. He is the founder and leader of Hau5 of Hakubi, a faction of fandom artists producing and performing music through various media such as television, radio, and live events. Sephi is also an official resident of underground music groups Just Don’t Stop Productions (JDS) and Hard Dance Texas (HD:TX) and is currently signed with Trance music label Caffeine Music Group (formerly Appointed Recordings).
Sephi utilized his experiences in many of his interactions to become what he’s described today as a “multi-media culture masher”, establishing the correlation between anime and electronic music. Sephi strives to make the electronic dance community relevant for fans by formulated his mixing style called AnimEDM, a style of unique sounds and sights primarily influenced from Progressive House, Trance, Eurodance, Hard Dance, and Hardcore music, often with Japanese influences. The mission for Sephi’s AnimEDM style works to create a place of friendship, musical freedom and anime fandom. Sephi’s AnimEDM style gained significant attention in the anime and rave scene as he performed for the masses at FAN:dom Con, San Japan, SukoshiCon, IKKiCon, and Realms Con as well as festivals such as Equinox, Unite As One, Tonyc Summer Jam and Texas Silent Disco. Sephi was also honored to open for internationally recognized DJs like Darude, Donald Glaude, Made Monster, Ferry Corsten, and Shimotsukei, and opened direct support for major artists like FYER, Kenneth Thomas, JJ Flores, and Fracus & Darwin; these experiences brought Sephi much valued wisdom while playing with world-renowned industry performers. Sephi continues to work in his music production while building his own music label to develop his AnimEDM concept; however, you can revisit Sephi’s proof of concept from his past sets as well as his formerly syndicated radio show, Weekly Rave Smash, all 100 episodes available on https://www.mixcloud.com/