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Arriving on the scene in 2009 with "Sunrise on Planet Tokyo" (Dirty Works Records), Rhythm Droid is one of the rare artists to have straddled the divide between the Japanese and Western club scenes, spreading the message of soulful live tech-funk and classic house.

Fighting to uphold the technically challenging and increasingly rare art of the "laptop-free live PA" (e.g. Detroit's Octave One), Rhythm Droid has performed over 50 times, covering the US, China, and Japan. Performances have the non-stop narrative feel of a DJ-set but never fail captivate partiers with the raw energy of live vocals, synthesizers, sequencers, and drum machines. He has shared the stage with artists like Crystal Fighters (Kitsuné), Rennie Foster (Subject Detroit, F-Communications), Raíz (Droid), Keenhouse (Binary, Astralwerks), and Dexpistols (BMG, Avex). The Rhythm Droid sonic DNA is house and techno, but his attitude and performance style are shaped by the underground scene in Tokyo, with its love of raw synths, high energy, and nods to the glory days of classic house. Career highlights include a one-year residency in Tokyo's electro party series, "Bunny", and remixes for artists in the UK, France, and Japan. The Rhythm Droid remix of Sony Music Japan recording artist Shinichi Osawa's club banger "Zingaro" sustained over 29,000 hits on Soundcloud--leading to a live performance invitation. Full length album is currently in production.

For remix, production, or booking contact: info@rhythmdroid.com

Rhythm Droid Rhythm Droid, Los Angeles/Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan

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  • A Comment on Rhythm Droid's
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    Shinichi Osawa - Zingaro (Rhythm Droid Remix) [... at 7.12
    on December 02, 2013 17:51

    @Mr.Wonder: Thank you, Mr. Wonder = ) I'm happy you like it

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    Reaching Out Toward Your Image at 1.14
    on February 22, 2013 09:36

    @Tweak Matrix: don't worry, the 90s are coming back so there will be a trip-hop comeback...

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    Shinichi Osawa - Zingaro (Rhythm Droid Remix) [... at 2.23
    on February 22, 2013 09:33

    This little flammed TR-707 snare is so cheeky...I just love it = )

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    Mercedes - Shock Absorber (Rhythm Droid Remix) at 3.54
    on February 22, 2013 09:31

    @Darth Nasty: Love that NAME!

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    Mercedes - Shock Absorber (Rhythm Droid Remix) at 2.33
    on February 22, 2013 09:30

    @Wayne Murray: Wow, thanks, man. I was never sure about that. Took a long time to get it.

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    Mercedes - Shock Absorber (Rhythm Droid Remix) at 1.34
    on February 22, 2013 09:29

    This build-up part was quite tough to do live with all the gear...

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    Sidewalk Chalk at 2.30
    on February 22, 2013 09:25

    @Nimso: Thank you very much = ) I won't stop any time soon!

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    Bang Bang (Smooth) at 4.56
    on February 22, 2013 09:19

    @Amethyst Deceiver: Beats: Korg Electribe, Synth: Korg Radias, Sample chops: Yamaha RS7000, Noise swoosh: Korg Kaoss Pad, Mixer: Allen&Heath Xone, compression: dbx166

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    SeconDLoVe at 1.25
    on February 17, 2013 21:11

    This is fantastic!

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    Pastorale at 0.13
    on February 08, 2013 19:47

    The trick to simulating a good computer bassline - a triangle wave quantized to 8-bits

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    Sidewalk Chalk at 3.31
    on April 06, 2012 01:00

    @jhncollins43: Hey, thanks!

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    Rhythm Droid - Sunrise on Planet Tokyo at 0.02
    on March 25, 2012 03:12

    Hey, thanks for posting! This is the original version! Please find the remaster on Sunlinxx records! It is cleaner and more club friendly.

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    Reaching Out Toward Your Image at 0.14
    on March 23, 2012 17:49

    @Demi Batard: Is that fucking Flash Man??? hahahaha. Nice to hear from you = )

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    Shinichi Osawa - Zingaro (Rhythm Droid Remix) [... at 6.59
    on March 23, 2012 17:48

    BTW, the solo starts here. Enjoy, friends = )

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    Shinichi Osawa - Zingaro (Rhythm Droid Remix) [... at 0.45
    on March 23, 2012 17:47

    @Sphynex: Thanks! It's all hardware at this point in the song! Korg Radias bassline, sampled chords coming out of Yamaha RS7000 being filtered by TB-303 clone.

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    Clash 38 Live Recording at 2.00
    on October 02, 2011 04:03

    @Rennie Foster: I *could* change the name actually...never been satisfied with the current title... = )

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    Reaching Out Toward Your Image at 2.35
    on October 02, 2011 04:02

    @Rennie Foster: Thanks bud! The Chinese fiddle makes a cameo!

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    Bang Bang (Smooth) at 0.53
    on October 02, 2011 03:58

    @Rennie Foster: Awesome! Many moons ago it was...Damn those were the days, brutal as they were.

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    Shinichi Osawa - Zingaro (Rhythm Droid Remix) [... at 1.55
    on September 23, 2011 23:59
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    PFF - ''tassstes goood in julyyy'' mixxxtape (1... at 14.52
    on September 15, 2011 20:09

    ECSTATIC!!!!!!!!! SONIC SEXXXXXXX!!

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    For Science (Original) at 3.14
    on September 15, 2011 19:22

    I knew the bassline was gonna rock!!

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    Summer Ends - BonX Original at 2.24
    on September 15, 2011 19:19
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    Clash 38 Live Recording at 3.27
    on September 15, 2011 19:17

    @Rhythm Droid: or possibly the synth solo toward the end of "Zingaro"

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    Bang Bang (Smooth) at 0.00
    on September 15, 2011 19:15

    @ChinaSyndrome: = ) LOL. If I disclosed where I got those samples I could get in *big* trouble. = P

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    Sidewalk Chalk at 1.28
    on September 15, 2011 07:18

    @ChinaSyndrome: Thanks! That's the lead melody = ) It's inspired by Jeff Lorber songs like "Magic Lady" "The Magician" and "Spur of the Moment"

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    Shinichi Osawa - Zingaro (Rhythm Droid Remix) [... at 1.55
    on September 14, 2011 07:59

    @Spin the Disc: Hahaha, thank you so much for the comment. Instead of giving me money, maybe just tell some friends and "like" my facebook page = )

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    Clash 38 Live Recording at 3.27
    on August 09, 2011 20:09

    @Nicofarr: Me too! Actually, I'm pretty sure this is my favorite part of any music I've ever made!

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    Pulse Podcast 038 Raíz (live at Berghain) at 23.09
    on August 09, 2011 20:05

    God I would love to have been there for this. I'm being transported into a machine here...

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    AKIRA TETSUO (KTAGRANT Remix) at 3.33
    on July 28, 2011 06:45

    My favorite part is here. NICE WORK, KEITA

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    GIVERS - Up Up Up (Grand Atrium Remix) at 3.16
    on July 25, 2011 05:47

    This would be so nice on a dancefloor...

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    GIVERS - Up Up Up (Grand Atrium Remix) at 1.37
    on July 25, 2011 05:45

    This is great!

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    Bang Bang (Smooth) at 2.12
    on December 19, 2010 06:59

    @PFF: This song was inspired by a song I heard on one of YOUR mixes! (Oh Shit! feat Messinian "The Illest" Bitfunk Remix)

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    MOTIVATION!Gospel House Classics/Turntable Dj S... at 40.53
    on December 19, 2010 06:53

    This is wonderful!

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    B2 Fabrice Lig-Atonic Bomb at 1.19
    on November 13, 2010 04:12

    oh man, this is dancefloor bliss right here, Mr. Lig. That bass rocks.

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    LOVE WILL GUIDE YOU feat.TOMMIE SUNSHINE - EDIT... at 1.49
    on September 08, 2010 20:25

    Memories of euphoric dancefloor mayhem at WOMB. The smoke was so thick I couldn't see 1 foot in front of me. Thank you for that memory!

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    Derby - Arbot (http://caoutchou.bandcamp.com/al... at 1.55
    on June 16, 2010 13:47

    nice groove...sick arpeggio and lovely chords!

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    Derby - Arbot (http://caoutchou.bandcamp.com/al... at 1.01
    on June 16, 2010 13:46

    ill bassline!

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    Rhythm Droid-Sunrise on Planet Tokyo (Phinz Remix) at 4.23
    on June 15, 2010 12:44

    Killer, man...very nice work. I love the edits on the synth solo!

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    Pompa o non pompa at 2.57
    on June 03, 2010 13:45

    Wonderful interlocking synth lines...love it!

  • A Comment on BROKEN HAZE's
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    Bulletproof (broken haze Remix) at 2.35
    on May 17, 2010 23:26

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