Masta’ Justy (Jatin Vidyarthi) is a music producer, DJ and sound artist. He studied audio engineering in Sydney, Australia before moving to Mumbai in the mid-1990s where he co-founded one of India’s first underground DJ collectives, Bhavishyani Future Soundz.
Justy’s mind-bending DJ style delivers unabashed emotion, narcotic pulses and filthy grooves in equal measure. He has performed alongside artists as diverse as Phon.o, Parra for Cuva, Onra, Flako, My Nu Leng, Engine Ears, Mike Shannon, Grischa Lichtenberger, Senking, State of Bengal, The Green Man and Zed Bias. Justy has played massive global festivals and intimate underground clubs like the legendary Basswerk in Cologne along with gigs at The Berlin Film Festival and the recent opening party for the 2018 Kochi Muziris Biennale.
Masta’ Justy’s releases include the limited-edition album “Sunheri Parchai” on the cult label, Semperflorens and recently on off-kilter experimental Helsinki compilation album MUU FOR EARS. His cosmic, swarming sound, merging heavy electronics and a futurist vision, has taken Justy in radical directions. He has been invited to participate in the Khoj International Artists’ Residency (New Delhi) and was awarded a grant by the India Foundation for the Arts to create a live score for A Throw of Dice by Franz Osten, a 1929 silent b&w film. In 2017, he was invited to give a 48-hour performance at the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester – in collaboration with the artist Nikhil Chopra. He has also scored numerous films including the atmospheric original soundtrack for the film John & Jane by Ashim Ahluwalia.