Q’hey (Masaya Kyuhei) started DJing in 1989, and since then, has been one of the few key individuals of Japan’s club scene (along with Takkyu Ishino, Ken Ishii, Shin Nishimura) . With determination, focus, hard work, and with the support of loyal fans, he is one of Tokyo’s Techno milestones. From club events to massive outdoor music festivals, Q’hey is the artist who always delivers.
In 1995, Q’hey was spending most of his time producing tracks, and introducing his music to the Asian and European continents. At around the same time, Tokyo’s Underground Techno party was created, REBOOT at Maniac Love, Tokyo. With a solid line-up of DJs, Q’hey as the main organizer/DJ of the monthly party “REBOOT”, has been going strong for more than 9 years. Needless to say, the remarkable music quality plus the powerful fan base, is the fuel for this great everlasting party.
In 1998, after a few releases from several prominent labels, he started his own label “Moon Age Recordings”. This was a time for more hard work and international exposure.
In the matter of months, his releases are charted on play lists of big DJs such as Sven Vath and Marco Bailey.
Up to date, he released 3 mix CDs, “Sound Republic” (KSR) “Reboot,.001” (KSR) “NYSO Vol.1 DJ Q’hey” (Yenzo Music). And in 2006, he released the first album from Moon Age Recordings – Q’hey + Reboot “Electric Eye On Me”. A well balanced techno album with inputs from many Japanese top artists (and Q’hey’s top tracks).
In the technical field, he reviews DJ equipment for music magazines like “Sound & Recordings” and “Sound Designer”. With his extensive knowledge of DJ/production equipment, he also got involved in the development of MC-505 and MC-909 for Roland, providing advice and support for Yamaha and Vestax.
Q’hey has been blessed by the opportunity to DJ in countries such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Belgium, Spain, Luxemburg, Germany, France, Holland and Poland.
And in between long hours in the studio, and the local gigs, he is continuing to add some more international gigs to his list.
A master of the 3 turntables technique, a talented producer, an experienced crowd-reader, an uplifting performer, and a very great guy; Q’hey rocks!