Sephi Hakubi

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. 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 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, 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, and Made Monster and opened direct support for
major artists like FYER, Kenneth Thomas, and JJ Flores; as a result, gaining much valued
wisdom from world-renowned industry performers. Currently, Sephi is focusing on music
production to further incorporate 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

Sephi will be the official DJ for the masquerade ball, providing a smashing mix of your favorite
anime, video game, J-Pop, K-pop, and ballroom open format.

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