Herbalistek is a Producer/ DJ duo based in Tokyo, Japan.
With an emphasis on dark, deep bass music, the duo are known for their sound design experimentations and continuously shifting yet consistent grooves.
Drawing inspiration from multiple genres such as Techno, Dubstep, Trap, Downtempo and Trance, their DJ sets weave through both murky bass and vibrant soundscapes to create an anomalous psychedelic experience.
Using original tracks, intricate transitions, and trippy rhythms, Herbalistek have continued to establish their esoteric yet strangely familiar sound.
In May 2019, Herbalistek was selected as the winner of the discovery project for EDC Japan, and performed on the mainstage, kineticFIELD alongside worldwide known artists.
In September 2022, they performed at Ultra Japan Music Festival in a B2B set with Allen Mock, and in the same year performed on the same stage as Japan’s legendary DJ KRUSH at Incubus Camp.
Herbalistek has also released through various labels, including Bassrush, Spicy Bois, Quality Goods, Wubaholics, Wormhole Music Group and Japan’s Dance Music Label TREKKIE TRAX.
Herbalistek has curated their very own event, focused on shining a light on the underground bass music scene of Tokyo. The event titled “Sector” named after their mix series, has been hosted twice, receiving praise throughout the Tokyo dance music scene and community. Part II brought in Japan’s heavyweight dubstep OG GOTH TRAD as the special guest at one of Tokyo's most established venues, Sound Museum Vision.
Herbalistek’s goal is to lead and build a foundation for the bass music scene of Japan and create positive experiences through experimental bass music around the world.