Friday 12:30A.M. – 2:30A.M.

Descent: 12:30A.M. – 1:30A.M.

Debuting in 2010, Descent has proven himself to be one of the most dedicated DJs to emerge from the convention dance scene. Having found his home in trance and progressive, he always aims to bring a worldwide sound that goes beyond what typical electronic music offers. His achievements over the last few years include performances throughout the midwest and east coast, as well previously hosting a weekly radio show for Krafty Radio, one of the largest online broadcasters of hard dance music.

Tamerax: 1:30A.M. – 2:30A.M.

Tamerax is considering to be a rising star on the international scene
with his chart topping hard dance singles known for being modern and
powerfully uplifting and but at the same time playful and fun.  He is
known for bringing his unique high energy sound, smooth mixing skills
and intense stage presence to shows all across Canada and the United
States.  With almost 2 decades of experience in the music industry, his styles range from Hard Trance, Tech Dance, Freeform and his new love of HDM has being bringing him lot of attention. Keeping extremely busy in
the studio over the last couple of years, Tamerax has been signed to
several of the world’s most respected hard dance labels (including
Synergy Trax, Hyperdrive, and Metamorph), has been featured on numerous international cd compilations and mixes and has support from some of the biggest names in the industry.  Many of these tracks reached number 1 on various charts including the Beatport Hard Dance chart with Bring It Up.

Saturday 11:00P.M. – 2:30A.M.

DJ Nick Diablo: 11:00P.M. – 12:00P.M.

Back for his 4th year at AnimeNEXT, this 30 year vet of the hallowed turntable gets props on a worldwide scale. With an endless music collection, flawless table tricks, and scratch skills galore he is now a 9 year resident of  Currently concentrating on Scratch DJing in 2017 entering his first DMC competition in NYC, Nick Diablo plans on taking his skill set to the next level. This is a dangerous man behind the decks because whatever the genre or theme of the night, Nick Diablo is a perfect addition to get any crowd moving! See & hear why this DJ is “Hotter Than Hell”!!!

Kenneth Rage: 12:00A.M. – 1:00A.M.

Kenneth Rage is a New York based DJ, cosplayer, producer and songwriter specializing in video game inspired electronic dance music. His passion for anime, video games and EDM has created a breakthrough in his music career. His DJ sets is the embodiment of bridging the gap between popular music and nerd culture by creating a dance field that everyone thoroughly enjoys. Kenneth Rage gained his experience from playing at some of New York City’s largest clubs such as Pacha, Webster Hall, Highline Ballroom and Amazura. Kenneth Rage has been a influential DJ in the local New York cosplay scene, rocking out after-parties and cosplay themed events weekly for Sonic Boom Box, Sexy Nerds, Senpai Project and Epic Win Entertainment. His talent is not only limited to electronic dance, he is well versed in Open Format DJing which includes Hip-Hop, Latin, Reggae, Top 40, Soul, Disco, Funk and 80s Freestyle.  His versatility and eclectic range of music has given him a plethora of opportunity to become an omnipresence in the nightlife scene

Kurono feat Akiran: 1:00A.M. – 2:00A.M.

Kurono is a popular DJ known for bringing the hardcore genre into the Anime-Dance scene. As a strong supporter of J-Core, anime, and vocaloid remixes in North America, one of his major influences comes from the wide range of Japanese music and it’s producers based in Japan.

Akiran is an utaite, lyricist, and cosplayer from northern Jersey. She has performed and placed in various karaoke contests since 2013, including Otakon, AnimeNEXT, and Anime Boston, and was accepted to perform in the World Cosplay Summit’s Karaoke Grand Prix in 2014. She has a passion for Japanese music and is excited to perform with Kurono onstage!

DJ Gnaw: 2:00A.M. – 2:30A.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 Institute of Audio Research.  In the past DJ Gnaw has DJed at many Anime conventions from AnimeNext 2009 – 2015, 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 dance the night away. Stay Gold and remember: ” Love and Peace”.

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