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 communities. He is the founder and Managing Director of HakubiVerse, a Hard Dance and Trance music and otaku-fandom entertainment label focusing on rave culture with Japanese-fandom influences and pioneering a style called “AnimEDM”. Previously he founded and led Hau5 of Hakubi and Sushicrowd, groups of fandom artists producing and performing music through various media such as television, radio, and live events. Currently, Sephi is official resident of underground music groups Just Don’t Stop Productions (JDS) and Hard Dance Texas (HD:TX).
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, IKKiCon, 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, Made Monster, Ferry Corsten, and BT, and opened direct support for major artists like FYER, Kenneth Thomas, JJ Flores, Fracus & Darwin, and Zoe VanWest. These experiences brought Sephi much valued wisdom during his adventures playing with world-renowned industry performers.
Sephi has not only created an atmosphere of Peace, Love, Unity, and Respect through his performances, but actually lives his entire life around those principles. He will defend our right to have a positive convention experience and help those wanting to "gain XP" in the industry too. Leveling up isn't an easy task, but he's striving for the top and empowering others who join his party.
Born in NJ, raised in FL, cultivated in the USAF, & currently a long-standing TX resident, it won't be long before he spreads his wings and lands in Tokyo, Japan. Everywhere he has been or is planning to go is significant to his personal and musical journey. As a DJ he spreads his love for dance music, as a producer he shares his experiences, as a music label owner he provides the opportunity for others to do the same, & as a person he's doing his best to make the world a better place.
We're happy to have him join us for our weekend of fun and gaming at EGC in San Antonio, TX being held February 26-28th, 2021
The Electronic Gaming Convention (EGC for short) represents the San Antonio Area newest fighting game tournaments. EGC is bringing together the best of the best from around the world in a dazzling exhibition of skill and fun, as players and fans gather to honor the competitive spirit in an open format and determine a champion.