Born in Tokyo.
In the late 70's, right in the punk-post punk movement at that time, Shiraishi started his music activity. In 1980, when he was in High School, he released his very first album from the legendary label, "Vanity Records". In the late 80's, by the encounter of detroit techno, he shifted his music style to dance music.
In 1995,he released a single from Apollo, a label under R&S,a prestigious techno label in Belgium. In 1997, he released an album called "PHOTON" from SYZYGY,;the label represents the dawn of techno scene in Japan.
Publishing these albums "MUSICA NOVA"(1997),"REACH FOR THE SUN"(1999) from NS-COM, he was playing in the extensive genres which included techno/breakbeats/house/ambient and crossing.
Also from 2000 t o 2001,Shiraishi provided his work for Tokyo's representable labels like NS-COM, SHIBURAI, SOUND CHANNEL, PLAY, he earned higher support from foreign artists and the media and a great respect from the domestic underground scenes.
In 2002, based on 4/4 beats in slow tempos, he developed a unique perspective in the album"SLOW SHOUTIN'" which crosses emotions and coolness. Also in 2004, he released an album focused on hiphop/breakbeats from LibyusMusic in the name of "S as in soul. "
As a club DJ, he has played with varioius artists like JEFF MILLS, ALEX PATTERSON(The Orb), AS ONE, MICHAEL MAYER (KOMPAKT), POLE, HOLGER CZUKAY........
His play freely mixes Break beats,dub, house, techno , and is highly regarded because of the style that swirls up like a deep and dramatic spiral. He has played in various occasions ,from big shows such as FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL to rather small parties.
To fresh up and reset his career, he released his best album called "TIME6328" ,in which reconstructed and re-edited his old tracks including ones from the 80's, from Disques Corde in November, 2006.
●BGM / Back Ground Music (Vanity Records) 1980
●Photon (Syzygy) 1997
●Musica Nova / Musica Nova (ns-com) 1997
●Reach For The Sun (ns-com) 1999
●Pieces (Pickin' Mushroom) 2001
●Slow Shoutin' (Pickin' Mushroom) 2002
●S as in Soul. / S as in Soul. (Libyus Music) 2004
●TIME6328 (disques corde) 2006
●Ghost Track (duenn)2012
●Planetoid / spectral colours (Apollo/R&S) 1996
●Arc / Smoky Quartz (L5 Recordin's) 1997
●Musica Nova / Birds In Paradise (ns-com) 1998
●Higher EP (ns-com) 1999
●V.A.-Si-Con 003 / Rootless Funk (Shiburai) 2000
●Rise (Sound Channel) 2000
●Steel Blue (Play Label) 2001
●Pieces EP (Badorb.com) 2002
●S as in Soul. / S as in Soul. E.P. (Libyus Music) 2004
●t as in tone. (Lesson Breed Records) 2004
●Down The Stream (Lesson Breed Records) 2004
●Bitter & Sweet (CD-R / Limited Edition) 2011
Takayuki Shiraishi’s tracks