Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Takaaki Itoh liveset at Warsaw Club * [02.03.2013]

Techno hit Japan hard in the early 1990s. Surprised, Takaaki Itoh was quickly impressed and intrigued with this new sound. The unique style of beats revealed the gateway to a new world of underground music in Japan - something he had never heard before. Surprise slowly gave way to addiction when Takaaki Itoh was exposed to the sounds of such artists and labels as Underground Resistance, Derrick May, Jeff Mills, Hardfloor, Sven V?, Harthouse, Warp and Rising High. This was his sound, and deciding he just couldn't get enough of it, in 1994 Takaaki began to organize his own techno parties in his home of northern Japan. By providing a fantastic lineup, his parties quickly became a success.
In 1996, having decided that it was time to start making his own tracks, Takaaki Itoh emerged to purchase the vital instruments to begin production. After sending out three finished projects to various labels, Electracom UK was fortunate enough to put Takaaki?s first material out. This moment was something he will never forget, as he was finally able to hear his own music on vinyl. Several releases followed with Electracom as his tracks began to appear in magazine DJ charts in well known DJs from around the world. In 2000, Takaaki Itoh made his European debut in Slovakia. People recognized that he had his own style. His Japanese style of techno was pure, unique and underground - nothing that had been heard before in Europe. His reputation and popularity quickly spread all over the continent. He was becoming recognized as Japan's most underground and respected techno DJ.

As of 2001 he was getting offers to perform at large clubs and festivals all over Europe, including Cosmic Trip and Svojsice in the Czech Republic, The Darkside in England, MTW in Germany, Awakenings and Reactor in Holland, Mayday and Sziget in Hungary, La Real and Code in Spain, Boomerang in Slovakia, Projekt in Belgium, as well as events in Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, Portugal, Serbia. Slovenia.. Promoters wanting him, party people loving him, Takaaki Itoh took the next step and started his own label Wols. Passion led to success and Takaaki became recognized as the top of the next generation of techno music.
By 2005 Takaaki Itoh has released over 50 original productions on many different european labels like Sheep, Tsunami, Warm Up, Theory, MB Selektions, Integrale Muzique, etc. He?s also developed a reputation for remixing globally established techno artists such as Gennaro Le Fosse, Oscar Mulero, Christian W? and more to come. His demand is rapidly growing beyond his Asian and European roots, to places like South America, Australia, the US and Canada.

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Shperical Coordinates - Scmwy01
Nx1 - Mr3
Lewis Fautzi - Twisted Mind
Chris Page - Three Handred Soldior
Pvs - Dark Shadow Of Me Annulled User Rmx
Hanchi - Crohn
Bleak - Synonym Deepbass Rmx
Delete Everything - Hhdsub001a
Advanced Human - Planetary Grid System
Nx1 - Mr1
Robert Hood - Drive Phase Cbox Rmx
Pvs - Chording
Spherical Coordinates - Scmwy02
Sigha - Hf029a2
Abdulla Rashim - Weldiya
Walker+Kennedy - Parity Function
Denizo - Not Dao
Edit Select - Signals Dub
George Paar - Clindro
Groof - Empatico
And - Making Circles Svreca Rmx
Unam Zatineb - Agmattore
Function - Disaffected Norman Nodge Rmx
Function - Variance Ch Signal Laboratories Rmx
Heiko Laux - Bleak
Regis - Cu2 Ust Mix
Peter Van Hoesen - Hope In Honesterror
Donato Dozzy - Real Love
Function - Against The Wall
Mattias Fridell - Conquer Or Overcome
Silent Servant - Mad Youth
Hanchi - Menetrieb
Damien Schneider - Female Tadeo Rmx
Khixbrrr - Fairies
Steve Bicknell - How Can We Know 2
Rodhad - Blindness
Roberto Bosco - I Just Cant Breathe
Rrose - The Surgeon General
Survex - S2x01 Iori Rmx
Skirt - Tumulto Shfted Rmx
Takaaki Itoh - Add Off
Imugem Orihasam - Texture
Groof - Inds 02 Var
A Mochi - Sunset
Mas Teeveh - Paradox
Joe Cocherell - Commerce Above All Else
James Ruskin - Work Steve Rachmad Rmx
Mion - Fused Shifted Rmx
Shxcxchxcsh - Nmhnmhnmnmh
Svreca - Hagagatan Version
Ventress - Avn002.1
Function - Descending
Fabrizio Lapiana - Dark Visions Ness Rmx
Conrad Van Orton - Lars
Function - Gradient
Spherical Coordinates - Scmwy04
Takaaki Itoh - Slicer
Ness - Thought 1
Silent Servant - Demonstration
Philippe Petit - Free
Headless Horseman - Chatterton Hill
Shifted - Chapter69
Sigha - Scene Couple
Markus Suckut - Ore
Regis - Speak To Me
Bee Mask - Vaporware
Bmb - Dead Sun
Regis - Blood Witness
Reeko - Momentum
Reggy Van Oers - Untitled X2

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