Jin-XS: Not just another top 40 DJ


On just about any Saturday night, you can find Tru Nightclub‘s resident DJ Jin-XS behind the decks, spinning a lively mix of new and old top 40 hits. But that’s not all this talented local plays, in fact, it may be his least preferred genre.

Jin-XS (Nate Cancilla) started off the way many aspiring DJs tend to: Spinning tunes in the comfort and safety of their bedrooms. He had already fallen in love with a broad spectrum of genres including hip-hop, house, industrial and drum and bass, and started off spinning old school hip-hop – typically defined as having been produced between 1984 to 1993. As his skill and his love for the art of mixing progressed, his sets expanded to include downtempo, funk, trip-hop, electro, top 40 and dubstep. These wide variety of influences coupled with his passion to ever improve has led to Jin-XS becoming one of Indy’s most versatile DJs, who is comfortable spinning almost any genre, any time, any place.

Today, Jin-XS enjoys his residency at Tru Nightclub in Broad Ripple, where he can be found most Fridays and Saturdays. In addition he helps out with Juxtapoze, a weekly EDM night by DJs, for DJs, on Tuesdays at the historic Melody Inn, and has spun at many other events including goth / industrial dance night Revenge! (Tru Nightclub), Altered Thurzdaze (The Mousetrap), and many others in and around Indiana and Kentucky.

You can check out Nate’s mash-ups and mixes on his soundcloud, and hear firsthand the many styles of music that have intrigued and inspired one of Indy’s most underrated local DJs. His latest DJ mix / concept album “Nostalgia” is also available for download here, and his next live performance will be a radio broadcast from a local tattoo parlor (Ink Fusion) on Wednesday Sept. 21, 2011 starting at 10pm.