DJ / Producer
Hau5 of Hakubi
San Antonio, TX
See also: Soundcloud and Mixcloud
Christian Lalinde, better known as Sephi Hakubi in entertainment media, is a progressive DJ, multi-media producer, and occasional cosplayer and gamer who has a big focus in the Anime Fandom and Electronic Dance Music cultures. He currently leads a production faction with his wife and manager Laura "Amethyst Hakubi" Lalinde called Hau5 of Hakubi, producing and performing music through radio and live events along with their close friends and fellow artists. Furthermore, Sephi is a resident at nightlife entertainment groups EBE Productions and Just Don't Stop Productions in San Antonio, radio stations ToukuFM (worldwide) and My959 (KXRG-LP 95.9FM in Honolulu), and is currently signed with dance music label Appointed Recordings LLC.
Born in New Jersey, raised in South Florida, and now residing in San Antonio, TX, Sephi utilized his experiences in many of his interactions to become what he's described today as a "multi-media culture masher." Sephi has been an anime fan for nearly his entire life, but established the correlation between anime and electronic music during his teenage years. Sephi began DJing in 2006 at the age of 20 and has feverishly practiced mixing his favorite Trance, House, Eurodance, and Hardcore tunes from artists like DJ Encore, Iio, Paul van Dyk, Fragma, and Darude...just to name a few. After attending dances from his first anime convention in Hawaii as early as 2007, Sephi knew that he wanted to make the electronic dance community relevant for fans looking for a place of friendship, musical freedom, and a love for fandom and EDM; therefore, Sephi formulated his mixing style called AnimEDM, a style of sound and sights unique to many DJs and EDM performers on the market.
Sephi's AnimEDM style brought him great fortune as his efforts in electronic music gained the attention of several figures in the anime and rave scene, performing for the masses at FAN:dom Con, San Japan, and SukoshiCon as well as festivals like Equinox, Unite As One, and Tonyc Summer Jam; in addition, Sephi managed to open for Darude and also had the honor to open directly for FYER and Kenneth Thomas, gaining much valued wisdom from world-renowned industry performers. Currently, Sephi is focusing more on music production to incorporate his AnimEDM concept; meanwhile, you can hear Sephi's proof of concept every week on his serialized radio show, Weekly Rave Smash, airing live every Thursday night at 6PM Central Time on touku.fm.
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- OtakuFair x GaMExpo 2017 - November 3-5, 2017 in San Antonio, TX
- Realms Con 2017 - October 6-8, 2017 in Corpus Christi, TX 2016
- Mini-Mini Con 2016 - May 14, 2016 in San Antonio, TX 2015
Sukoshi Con: Destination Anime 2015 - May 1-3, 2015 in Panama City Beach, FLConvention Cancelled 2014
- Sukoshi Con: Destination Anime 2014 - January 4-5, 2014 in Fort Walton Beach, FL 2013
- Anime Odyssey 2013 - May 24-26, 2013 in San Antonio, TX
- Sukoshicon: Destination Anime 2013 - January 4-6, 2013 in Fort Walton Beach, FL 2012
- FAN:dom 2012 - October 27-28, 2012 in Pensacola, FL
- RuroniKon 2012 - September 14-15, 2012 in Edinburg, TX
- Mizuumi-Con 2012 - March 31, 2012 in San Antonio, TX 2011
- FAN:dom 2011 - November 12-13, 2011 in Pensacola, FL
- Sukoshicon: Mobile 2011 - October 15, 2011 in Mobile, AL
- Sukoshicon: Gulf Shores 2011 - March 12, 2011 in Orange Beach, AL
12 confirmed guest appearances