Banji Kaicho presents:

 

Up next in our artist spotlight month is someone who could manage both up and down tempo. A real genius in rhythm, texture and sound, Susumu Yokota.

Coming out of a rich music scene in 80s Japan with techno pop, post punk and environmental music, Toyama-born Susumu Yokota (1960-2015) became one of the first Japanese techno DJs to make an international fame. With his visual design and photography instincts, Yokota’s unique style of encapsulating and processing sound fragments came with him since the beginning, from here he built a garden where every stone and plant is a story, a memory, a dream. His productivity was truly a fortune to many of us his fans, leaving behind more than 70 albums and EPs, among which I can easily pick 65 and claim them as my favorite music of all time.

Today’s first hour will be a straight up dance music mix. His best years in the club scene, from Acid Techno to Trance and Deep House. Flip to b side, a mysterious yet gentle Yokota, the inner beats are no short beneath these ever glorious ambient sounds.

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Playlist:

    Time: November 8 - 9:00:19 am
  • Yokota, “Good Morning”

    from Cat, Mouse And Me

    Harthouse - 1997

  • Time: November 8 - 9:03:37 am
  • Over Head

    Susumu Yokota, “Aerial Chateau”

    from Over Head

    PLAY LABEL - 2003

  • Time: November 8 - 9:06:30 am
  • FRUITS OF THE ROOM

    Stevia, “Fruits of the Planet”

    from FRUITS OF THE ROOM

    NEWSTAGE RECORDS - 1997

  • Time: November 8 - 9:09:02 am
  • Plantation (2017 Remaster Deluxe Edition)

    Ringo, “Renkon”

    from Plantation (2017 Remaster Deluxe Edition)

    Sublime Records / Musicmine - 2017

  • Time: November 8 - 9:13:31 am
  • Space Teddy EP

    Ebi, “San”

    from Space Teddy EP

    Transmigration - 2018

  • Time: November 8 - 9:15:53 am
  • Grand - EP

    Yin & Yang, “Step”

    from Grand - EP

    Frogman Records - 1997

  • Time: November 8 - 9:18:56 am
  • Frankfurt-Tokio-Connection, “Luminescent Avatar”

    from Vol. 1

    Harthouse - 1993

  • Time: November 8 - 9:21:22 am
  • Tenshin, “Sirius Vamp”

    from Brainthump EP

    No Respect Records - 1992

  • Time: November 8 - 9:26:55 am
  • Anima Mundi, “Hebula”

    from Hebula

    Newstage Records - 1996

  • Time: November 8 - 9:30:40 am
  • Susumu Yokota, “Spacious House”

    from The Frankfurt-Tokyo Connection

    Harthouse - 1993

  • Time: November 8 - 9:36:09 am
  • Acid Mt. Fuji (2016 Remaster Deluxe Edition)

    Susumu Yokota, “Meijijingu”

    from Acid Mt. Fuji (2016 Remaster Deluxe Edition)

    Sublime Records - 2016

  • Time: November 8 - 9:39:23 am
  • metronome melody (2016 Remaster Deluxe Edition)

    Prism, “Ocean Blue”

    from metronome melody (2016 Remaster Deluxe Edition)

    Sublime Records - 2016

  • Time: November 8 - 9:43:20 am
  • Classic and Unreleased Works 1995

    246 aka Susumu Yokota, “Deck Up”

    from Classic and Unreleased Works 1995

    Reel Musiq - 2017

  • Time: November 8 - 9:46:01 am
  • Zero

    Susumu Yokota, “Go Ahead”

    from Zero

    Sublime Records / Musicmine - 2000

  • Time: November 8 - 9:49:20 am
  • Will

    Susumu Yokota, “Rabbit Earring”

    from Will

    The Leaf Label - 2001

  • Time: November 8 - 9:53:20 am
  • Sound Of Sky

    Susumu Yokota, “Sky Blue”

    from Sound Of Sky

    Sublime Records - 2002

  • Time: November 8 - 9:59:50 am
  • Symbol

    Susumu Yokota, “Long Long Silk Bridge”

    from Symbol

    P-VINE RECORDS - 2004

  • Time: November 8 - 10:01:52 am
  • the boy and the tree

    Susumu Yokota, “The Colour of Pomegranates”

    from the boy and the tree

    The Leaf Label - 2002

  • Time: November 8 - 10:07:10 am
  • image 1983 - 1998

    Susumu Yokota, “Nisemono No Uta”

    from image 1983 - 1998

    The Leaf Label - 1999

  • Time: November 8 - 10:08:49 am
  • image 1983 - 1998

    Susumu Yokota, “Amanogawa”

    from image 1983 - 1998

    The Leaf Label - 1999

  • Time: November 8 - 10:11:46 am
  • Susumu Yokota, “Lost Ring”

    from Laputa

    Skintone - 2003

  • Time: November 8 - 10:15:18 am
  • Magic Thread

    Susumu Yokota, “Stitch”

    from Magic Thread

    The Leaf Label - 2000

  • Time: November 8 - 10:21:16 am
  • Dreamer

    Susumu Yokota, “Legendary Stream”

    from Dreamer

    Lo Recordings - 2012

  • Time: November 8 - 10:25:44 am
  • Cloud Hidden

    Susumu Yokota, “The Reality of Reincarnation”

    from Cloud Hidden

    Lo Recordings - 2019

  • Time: November 8 - 10:30:00 am
  • Greenpeace

    Stevia, “Cherry Girl”

    from Greenpeace

    NEWSTAGE RECORDS - 1998

  • Time: November 8 - 10:34:12 am
  • Fallen Angel (2016 Remaster Deluxe Edition)

    Prism, “Bloody Marys Step”

    from Fallen Angel (2016 Remaster Deluxe Edition)

    Sublime Records / Musicmine - 1997

  • Time: November 8 - 10:38:03 am
  • sakura

    Susumu Yokota, “Hisen”

    from sakura

    skintone - 1999

  • Time: November 8 - 10:41:30 am
  • Baroque

    Susumu Yokota, “Nacre”

    from Baroque

    Frogman Records - 2004

  • Time: November 8 - 10:47:25 am
  • Yokota, “Wait For A Day”

    from Cat, Mouse And Me

    Harthouse - 1997

  • Time: November 8 - 10:57:55 am
  • Grinning Cat

    Susumu Yokota, “Sleepy Eye”

    from Grinning Cat

    The Leaf Label - 2001

  • Time: November 8 - 10:57:56 am
  • Kaleidoscope

    Susumu Yokota, “After Falling Twice”

    from Kaleidoscope

    Lo Recordings - 2010

  • Time: November 8 - 10:57:58 am
  • Symbol

    Susumu Yokota, “Symbol of Life, Love and Aesthetics”

    from Symbol

    P-VINE RECORDS - 2004

    Banji Kaicho    November 8th, 2021

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