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If you were to crack open a fortune cookie in the house of Shiba San, doubtless it would mention the recent release of his EP Fearless with Green Velvet. Such a thing keeps Shiba San busy. Leading up to his Countdown set, we were able to secure his 20 for ‘17 for your joy and amusement.

“20 for ‘17?” you ask. Well. It’s a slam-bam series of hot takes—what he loved and what he loathed in the year that was: 2 0 1 7.

But first, what can we look forward to in 2018?
In the new year, I plan on releasing a lot of new music through my label, Basement Leak. And I’ll be touring the globe, with some very special stops along the way! I have really great merchandise coming out in 2018, too.

Whether you choose to think of it as the end of this year or the beginning of the next, Countdown is the family favorite as far as celebratory throwdowns go. What does Mr. San have in store for us?
It’s no secret that Insomniac events are the best, and the crowds are always very fun. I’m excited to start 2018 doing what I love to do—there’s no better way to ring in the New Year than to celebrate with my fans and music.

Sound that gong, and let’s drop it!

01. SONG

Tiga “Woke”


Yaeji Magic Mountain

03. DJ MIX

Basement Leak Mix Series #1: Cobra Khan


Kendrick Lamar “Loyalty”


Walker and Royce Self Help

06. GIG

Tyler, my manager’s wedding—amazing place with amazing people, and the DJ was one of the best I have ever heard.


Shiba, we love you!!!

08. Book/Film/TV Show        

Black Butterfly

09. Character (TV/Film/Book)

Jason Bateman

10. YouTube Moment

BET Hip-Hop Awards 2017

11. Purchase

Jordan 5 Supreme sneakers

12. Discovery

I didn’t discover anything new.

13. Trend

The Nike/Off-White collaboration

14. Day Off

Aruba. I had to leave Miami because of the hurricane, and then I spent the best days on vacation. It was not at all expected.

15. “Holy Shit” Moment

When I played the mainstage at Escape: Psycho Circus.

16. Meal

African food at Mafé in Paris.

17. Place Traveled


18. Travel Accessory

Bose Quiet Storm 35 noise-canceling headphones.

19. App


20. Photo

This is a selfie in Miami. My heart will always be in Paris, but I love living in Miami—the weather is so nice… and my favorite NBA team, Miami Heat!


Catch Shiba San doing his thing at Countdown NYE 2017, an 18+ event taking place Saturday, December 30, and Sunday, December 31, at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA. Tickets are on sale now.

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