Shiken Hanzo a.ka. Ryan Fearon is one of the current artists pushing a futuristic take of Drum & Bass.
His style is a fusion of halftime drum & bass and techno tribalism. His influences are an amalgamation of the mid-’90s Photek and Samurai culture. You can hear his affinity to select Japanese cultural touchstones such as works from filmmaker Akira Kurosawa and the anime, Fist of The North Star. This 1-hour mix is probably his best exposition during the past year. A magical night of audio which was ( I suspect) the result of great selection, sound system, and crowd energy. A sonic cocktail of epic proportions.