Monday, December 16, 2013

Takkaki Itoh liveset at OVeR! Tittytwister.Tsuruoka.Yamagata. [14.12.2013]

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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Roman Poncet - Sssn02 Truncate Rmx1 - Figure 
Monica Hits The Ground - Reduced Life Expectancy - Horizontal Ground 
Lodbrok - Ports Oe - Counter Pulse 
Mario Massaro - Deep Linking Ness Nightvision Rmx - Shapeless 
Obtane - Cerberus Swanp - Aconito 
Duster Traum - Chordrizim Miki Craven Rmx - White Rose 
Shifted - Suspended Inside - Bed Of Nails 
Spherical Coordinates - Scfls05 - Token 
S100 - Krowork - Stockholm Limited 
Terence Fixmer - The Arrival Iori Reshape - Planet Rouge 
S100 - Ssabbron - Semantica 
Snts - S8 - Snts 
Deepbass+Ness - Distance - Dynamic Reflection 
Donor - Align - Semantica 
Donor - Sense - Semantica 
Donor - H9 - Semantica 
Deepbass - Orion - Informa 
Shifted - Bloodless - Mote Evolver 
Phase - Binary Opposition 2 - Token 
Dino Sabatini - Modulation A - Outis 
Donato Dozzy - Giusy - Time To Express 
Ness - Verso Pohjois Deepbass Rmx - Informa 
Developer - Madre - Grey Report 
Mike Parker - Gph17.2 - Geophone 
Acronym - Epiphyte - Northern Electronics 
Iori - Calx - Prologue 
Dino Sabatini+Donato Dozzy - Penelope - Outis 
Deepbass - Distance Ascion Rmx - Dynamic Reflection 
Dino Satbatini - White Witch - Prologue 
Shapednoise - White Light White Head Dino Sabatini Rmx - Repitch 
Claudio Prc+Svart1 - Black Moon 2 Deepbass Rmx - Mono 
Shifted - Junk - Mote Evolver 
Mike Parker - Pulse Trader - Prologue 
Alien Rain - Alienated 2a - Alien Rain 
Deepbass - Orion Ness Rmx - Informa 
Donato Dozzy - Rotaly 3 - Semantica 
Claudio Prc+Ness - Alchemist Of The Planet X - Phorma 
Imugem Orihasam - Texture - Semantica 
Obtane - Tanaerum - Aconito 
Shifted - Contact 0 - Bed Of Nails 
Shxcxchcxsh - Pctstss - Avian 
Takaaki Itoh - Add Off - Wols 
Skirt - Tumulto Shifted Rmx Part 2 - Semantica 
Shifted - Pulse Incomplete - Bed Of Nails 
Shifted - Sector C - Avian 
Planetary Assault Systems - No Exit - Mote Evolver 
Manni Dee - Papar Notes - Black Sun 
Takaaki Itoh - Dusker - Modularz 
Dino Sabatini - Dry Bleep - Prologue 
Dino Sabatini - Ritual - Prologue 
Function - Variance 4 Regis Edit - Sandwell District 
Reality Or Nothing - Untitled Function Rmx - Rsb 
Jeff Mills - Cantazzo - Purpose Maker 
Shifted - Wash Over Me - Bed Of Nails 
Voices From The Lake - Drop 2 - Prologue 
Eduardo De La Calle - Skeletalism - Semantica 
Abdulla Rashim - Skog-Semantica 
Peter Van Hoesen - Attribute 39 Donato Dozzy Rmx - Time To Express

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