- Paths to Otherwhere (2011) (include in "Retrace EP") Artwork emufucka on September 30, 2011 16:40
Takafumi Sakurai, better known by his stage name, Emufucka, is Japanese producer of Beat Music and Beats from Tokyo, Japan. Also He is alumnus of Red Bull Music Academy 2013.
"Don’t get it twisted, the man behind this somewhat odd moniker is a true future beat wizard that would never harm any animals, humans, or classic sample sources. His blissful electronica-fueled rhythm sculptures have already created a decent buzz amongst today’s worldwide instrumental hip hop scene. Releasing his first productions and remixes on Japan’s Slye label, he has since then worked with DZA, Submerse, Quarta330, Coco Bryce, My Dry Wet Mess, Djemba Djemba and Count Bass D amongst others, and signed singles and EPs to imprints such as Alpha Pup, ICASEA and Fremdtunes. And despite the fact that this self-proclaimed shy, introverted beat-head and American literature connoisseur follows a rather strict theoretical approach, his soundscapes always leave enough space for improvisation and that moment of quirky playfulness."
(Red Bull Music Academy 2013)
Press and radio features include BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 6 XLR8R, Earmilk, Flavorwire, Dazed & Confused Magazine, Solid Steel Radio Show (Ninja Tune), Red Bull Music Academy, Red Bull Russia, Dublab, NY Times, Japan Times, The Find Magazine, Jus Like Music, nutriot, 92bpm, Block.fm, Fine Cut Bodies, The Word Magazine, Inter.fm, KCRW 89.9 FM, 91.3FM WYEP, PBS 106.7fm Melbourne, Laid Back Radio, Lowriders Collective, The Greed, Cosmopolyphonic Radio, Mondayjazz, 22tracks(On-Point & Onda Sonora), Radio Campus Tours more.
東京を本拠地に活動するビートメイカー / DJ。'13年 Red Bull Music Academy 卒業。これまでに、世界各国から多彩なリミキサーやゲスト陣を迎えた数枚のEPをリリース。BBC Radio, Earmilk, Flavorwire, Dazed & Confused Magazine, XLR8R, NY Timesなど、大手ラジオやメディアに数多く掲載。代表作に「Retrace EP」など。Alpha Pup Records, Black Hole Recordings, Mad-Hopなど、海外コンピレーションアルバムへの参加、リミキサーやフィーチャリングとしても活動中。過去にはニューヨークで開催された「Do-Over」, ウラジオストクで開催された国際音楽フェス「Vladivostok Rocks」などへも出演。