It’s Friday so we’re listening to something more upbeat. Today we’re listening to Susumu Yokota, a Japanese electronic music producer and DJ from Toyama. Born in 1961, he originally trained as an economist and graphic designer before making his own music starting in the early ‘90s. Yokota’s music defies categorization: he takes cues from all kinds of electronic and traditional music; he uses synths and samples to create synesthetic, unpredictable listening experiences. When he passed away in 2015, Yokota left behind a trove material under twelve different monikers, some tracks still being discovered and released by labels such as Lo Recordings.
Acid Mt. Fuji - Susumu Yokota (120m, no vocals)
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Have a wonderful weekend.
via Lo Recordings
via Wax Poetics, whose 2021 feature on Yokota is worth reading in full
Love love love this! It’s keeping my energy up as I pack for a trip.
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