I am a Japanese music producer / DJ. Also a behalf of Psy & Prog Trance / Downtempo unit Zen Lemonade.
I creates sounds ranged from Psychill, Glitch hop, broken beats, Techno, Tech-House, Free style downbeat, Ambient.
My musical journey started in second-hands record shop in TOKYO . I worked at few different record shops for years and years for making living while playing in punk band as vocalist and guitarist , and collecting records . My band signed with some major record company but I kept doing this for a while between endless rehearsals and live tour.
Then mid 90'S I discovered Techno music and it changed my life forever . I taught myself to how to produce music with mac and Akai sampler and few gizmos in my bed room just like thousand of others , and it was total revelation. I quit band and resigned management company and record company and made myself finally free from their endless attempt to control my creation to fit into the suffocative commercial demand. You have no idea how happy I was - I also started DJing in the clubs and parties in Japan around '97.
After that re-born, I kept traveling to the outdoor festival to the other festivals to feed my soul with countless days and nights on the dance floor - Dancing with bliss and dive into the ocean of ever mutating electronic music.
Then I had moved to Uk in 2000 and formed Zen Lemonade with Gus Till . Our first psy-trance & progressive album " Lemon Soul " was released from DragonFly records in 2002 and it led us to play at many festivals around the globe .
In the same year I moved to Bali and in 2005 formed my own label Hypo=espresso Records to release not only my own creation but also from my creative friends who lives all over the planet . Having this " 100% based on my impulse and intuition , No compromise " platform is essential to maintain my spine as an artist and define who I am .
Since then my label had released many diverse style tracks that across the genres - Techno , Electro , Dub, Trip Hop , Down beat ..
As A Guy Called Gerard said " Information is Techno ", I have my own information and history and untold emotion in the deep down of my heart - and I think whole point of my musical journey is all about the endless attempts of myself to translate those elements into musical language . No matter how it appeal to others but this experiments has to be done until the day I slip away .
So you can categorize my music whatever you want - Synth pop or Techno or simply Electronica , and If you can find a piece that you can flow into, It would be a wind that blow my sail to keep journey on .
Love & Bass from Bali