Friday, September 20, 2013

Takaaki Itoh liveset at Tittytwister - Tsuruoka, Japan [15.09.2013]

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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Milton Bradley - Reality Is Wrong - Prologue
Terrence Fixmer + Claudio Prc - Lunar Forest - Prologue
Planetary Assault Systems – Undertow - Mote Evolver
Abdulla Rashim - Semien Terara 1 - Abdulla Rashim
Peter Van Hoesen - Attack On The Reality Principle (Sigha Rmx)-Time 2 Express
Snts - S7 - Snts
Peter Van Hoesen - Inspection In Solitude - Time 2 Express
Silent Servant + Svreca - Siglo 2 - Jealous God
Agony Forces - End Of Times (Abdulla Rashim Rmx) - Lycaon
Sigha - Over The Edge (Shifted Rmx) - Our Circula Sound
Jeroen Search - Ness Version - Informa
Iori - Passing Through - Prologue
Function – Descending - Sandwell District
Little Nobody - Metropolis How (James Ruskin Rmx) - Gynoid
Acronym – Photosynthesis - Northern Electronics
Sperical Coordinates - Scjkn 06 - Pole
Silent Servant - Utopian Disaster End - Hospital Productions
Eduardo De La Calle - Reliable Sources - Semantica
Jeff Mills – Cantazzo - Purpose Maker
Iori – Calx - Prologue
Dino Sabatini – Ritual - Prologue
Dino Sabatini + Donato Dozzy - Telemacus-Outis
Dasha Rush - Les Six - Full Panda
Jeroen Search - Deepbass Version - Informa
Peter Van Hoesen - Defense Against The Self (Lucy Rmx) - Time 2 Express
Planetary Assault Systems - Bell Blocker - Ostgut Ton
Planetary Assault Systems - No Exit - Mote Evolver
Shifted - Sektor B - Avian
Milton Bradley - Far Beyond The Quiet - Do Not Resist That Beat
Shifted - Sektor C - Avian
Israel Vines – Indictment - Cult Figures
Attemporal - Att5 - Att Series
Silent Servant + Svreca - Silgo 4 - Jealous God
Acronym - River Red Gum - Northern Electronics
S100 – Ssabbron - Semantica
Attemporal + Ness - Undefined Time Lapse - Synewave
Rodhad – Buzludzha - Token
Shxcxchcxsh - Rrsrrctn (Shifted Rmx) - Avian
Reality Or Nothing - Function Rmx - Rsb
Dino Sabatini + Donato Dozzy – Penelope - Outis
Peter Van Hoesen - To Alter A Vector (Phase Rmx) - Time 2 Express
Voices From The Lake - 531khz - Concrete

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