Friday 11P.M. – 3A.M.

HJ: 11P.M. – 12A.M.
A Buffalo, NY native, HJ ( is making his return to AnimeNext in 2014. Last year, HJ made his debut on Friday night and the crowds were captivated with his slamming music choices and live mash-ups. His variety of music centers on Electro, Electro House, Chiptune, and Moombahton, with some throwbacks to video game classics. You won’t want to miss what HJ brings to the table.

Staski: 12A.M. – 1A.M.
A local DJ with unmatched technique, Staski is an underdog who can spin with the best of them. Honing his skills as the host of WCPR’s radio show A State of Dance, he’s sure not to miss a beat. With trance roots, Staski keeps the dance floor alive by bringing uplifting melodies and pure euphoria. When the drums start to kick in, Staski changes the mood with a high energy electro house track. Like a magician, Staski crafts a musical journey unlike any other.

DJ TeaCake: 1A.M. – 2A.M.
TeaCake started not too long ago but still enjoys all types of music such as Hardstyle, Hardcore, Electro, Trance, and many more genres. He started from mixing Hardcore, then moved on to Hardstyle, and lastly moved on to Electro. But after cycling through different genres, Hardstyle felt the most familiar with him. Starting from Melbourne shuffling to Hardstyle he moved on to mixing the music itself to share his passion for Hardstyle music and to share it with others.

DJ Nick Diablo: 2A.M. – 3A.M.
Come see and hear why this 26 year vet of the hallowed turntable gets props on a worldwide scale. This turntable beast is no newbie! As one of New Jersey’s hottest house/techno/trance/hardstyle DJ’s, Nick Diablo, “The Master Tablist” of all genres, has been spinning since the age of 13. With a sick knowledge of the electronic music scene, an endless music collection, flawless table tricks, skratch skills galore, and controversial MCing, he is now a 6 year resident of on his live show “Knockturnal Emmisionz” Wednesday nights 7pm-10pm est. This is a dangerous man behind the decks because whatever the genre or theme of the night, Diablo’s a perfect addition to get any crowd moving! Tune in and listen to see why this DJ is “Hotter Than Hell”!!!

Saturday 11P.M. – 3A.M.

VDJ: Faith In Glitch
Having DJed at AnimeNext in 2012, and being the resident VJ for Otakon for the past 6 years, Faith in the Glitch is ready to unleash a live amv experience on your poor unsuspecting eyes. FitG is a mangled pixel-punk media destroyer, datamoshed anime ruiner, broken NES-cartridge rocker, epilepsy inducing crazed mad scientist of the RGB spectrum, viral visualist from the video underworld, live AMV alchemist, FitG with torture you with a turntable, and maim you with a mixer. Your ears will bleed technicolor opulence. VJ, DJ and producer, you can find more at and

DJ Gnaw: 11P.M. – 12A.M.
Since his debut at AnimeNext 2009, DJ Gnaw has been an unstoppable force of trance music. He is located in central New Jersey and studied in audio engineering at the school Institute of Audio Research.  In the past DJ Gnaw has DJed at many Anime conventions from AnimeNext 2009 – 2013, MangaNext 2011-2012, and CPAC 2010-2011, 2013-2014. When he is not DJing, you may find him building Gundam Models and also cosplaying as a Gundam because chicks dig robots. DJ Gnaw has been honing his skills to improve his DJ abilities to perform the best show that any attendee will ever see. He plays everything from old school trance to new age EDM. In the end, DJ Gnaw will make you remember the dance. Stay Gold and remember: ” Love and Peace”.

Kurono: 12A.M. – 1A.M.
Kurono is both DJ and hardcore producer located on the east coast. Heavily influenced by the Japanese Hardcore Rave scene and video game music, Kurono is known for supporting the J-Core scene in North America. Upon his recent success with his first CD album “Kunoichi Style”, you can expect to grab a copy of his upcoming Promotional Mix CD in the Artist Alley which focuses on his brand new collaboration featuring digital artist Mayuiki and a special energetic DJ Mix by The Contro1freak!

DJ Aneon: 1A.M. – 2A.M.
The electro house-head Anonymous Neon returns! After the huge breakout performance at last year’s AnimeNEXT DJ ANEON is back for more. Fueled by the energy of the crowd like an eldritch machine with the goal of seeing the crowd before him dancing to the beat, ANEON loves playing music almost as much as he enjoys jamming out to it himself. From humble beginnings to standing onstage beside incredible talents like madeon, DJ ANEON is by music, for music. At the end of the day it is ANEON’s hope that you have just as good a time dancing to his music as he has playing it for you, and he looks forward to sharing in another great memory with everyone at AnimeNEXT this year. Let’s all get up and dance!

John Mayz: 2A.M. – 3A.M.
John Mayz is a musician, DJ and music producer based in New Jersey. His passion for music developed at an early age and can be attributed to his current success.  With a keen ear and broad musical knowledge, Mayz drops powerful beats full of drive and energy to put any crowd in an euphoric state.
In 2013, he released two singles on Beatport through the Clozetbeats Record label.  With the proliferation of dance music culture, there’s no limit to what the future holds for John Mayz.