San Francisco Bay area immigrant J.D. Northrup began releasing experimental tech house under the moniker Chakaharta in 2003, with a witty rump-shaker “Hit The Nuco” on vinyl trademark Fair Park recordings.
As a DJ growing up in the house-heavy 90s underground scene in Dallas, Texas, J.D. learned the importance of long mixes and hypnotically funky grooves.
Past projects have included working with downtemo improv collective “Nuco” on a series of evening-long jam concerts in 2001-2004, traditional West African Djembe as part of the Malian drum ensemble “Fato”, techno tracks with Harmonious Discord label head Sean Anderson as part of “The Immaculate Bachelors”, and various ambient dub tracks as part of “Paging Ms. Toit”.
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