The aim of the Hexion project is to connect Japan, the UK and worldwide to seek a new dimension of audio as well as visual experiences
In 2000, Kyoto and London simultaneously became luminescent with the glow of a promising new collective. Lurking in the dark shadows of both cities’ underground scenes was Hexion, a crew lit with bright ideas, beaming potential and dazzling talent. When their London DJs, T-ak and Jiro, graced the decks at London’s The Social, Hexion’s Japan members DJ Kay Rate (Fat Fibre Records) and DJ Keisuke (DMC Japan Finalist) did their 4-deck experiment in Kyoto Japan.
Hexion then found London another home at Bar Fluid in East London where they held a monthly night, together with underground culture magazine, Exposure. These nights were a mix of Drum ‘n’ Bass, Hip-Hop and Breaks, together with accompanied live visuals.
In the year 2000 whilst I was promoting clubs nights under the guise of D&K 2000 at The Scala I crossed paths with Hexion and we formed a long forging relationship, where I became promoter and DJ.
Together with Hexion we found a new home at Hoxton’s Herbal in 2001, where it became the first regular Drum ‘n’ Bass night to be hosted at the legendary venue. The revolutionary event featured stunning visuals and motion graphics and their DJs’ guerilla tactics. The Hexion parties broke the mould by equally concentrating on the audio and visuals and geared towards bringing the best in up and coming DJs alongside established acts.
Hexion branding is distinctively recognisable through its flyer designs and imprints
Hexion went on to be involved in other events such as Tokyo Mania at 333 and the GoBACK2D exhibition at the Global Café which was a cross over art exhibition between the UK and Japan
In 2006 after many successful years the Hexion night ended at Herbal and with its members all firmly established in their own fields they all went to be successful in their separate entities – resident visual manipulators SFDisco went on to do visuals for Beck’s US tour, DJ T-AK went back to Japan where his is a successful DJ / Producer and has released tracks on Hospital Records, MC Stirlin went onto become one of Goldie’s Metalheadz MCs, and you know my story
Since that time there have been a few Hexion one off nights which I have run since then. After all these years I still have people asking about Hexion and if it will return…….all I can say for now is watch this space