Higher Ground Presents

DJ Taka

Backside 405

All Ages

Due to Vermont’s high vaccination rate and significantly declining local hospitalization rates we will no longer be requiring proof of vaccination or a negative PCR result for events at Higher Ground, unless requested by the artist. This change will take effect on April 1st and will apply to performances at the Ballroom, the Showcase Lounge and 405 Pine Street.

Please continue to watch for communications on any protocol changes for upcoming performances.


$15 advance | $20 day of show

$99 Season Pass




Currently based in Burlington, Vermont
Spinning: Disco, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Rock, Afro, Latin, House, Techno, etc, and Dub
Born in 1978 in Osaka, Japan, Takahiko Matsui (better known as Taka) began collecting and spinning vinyl at teenage. Taking advantage of the lenient age regulations in Japanese nightclubs, Taka spent most nights dancing through the darkness until dawn.
For twenty years, he dug fervently through crates full of genre after genre—Disco, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Rock, Afro, Latin, House, Techno, Dub—the list goes on. Armed with a unique talent to select and mix with the same finesse that a violinist would employ to recite Bach or Brahms, Taka moved to the United States to carry on his musical adventures with a new audience.