SO japanese electro demoniser SHINICHI OSAWA is very skilled at ye olde remixing. one of the most skilled by any estimation. and in researching him i found this interview (featured on electriparty but i have cut it down) which reveals him as more thoughtful an artist than your average mr dj.
ONE MORE STRING TO HIS MASSIVE SUCCESSFUL BOW
and his history……. he started new wave synth band MONDO GROSSO in japan way back and is now the best remixer and producer in japan WITHOUT DOUBT.
…………here is a bit of the interview……….
……………and FOUR fantastic remixes……….
ELECTRIPARTY: How did you come to music?
SHINICHI OSAWA: Some naughty friends from my neighborhood talked me into playing in a punk/ new wave band.
EP: How do you compose your tracks & remixes, what are your main influences?
SO: There are two patterns; sometimes I am inspired by music itself. The other times, I am inspired by visual images and daily life, and change it into musical expression.
EP: What is electronic music for you?
SO: for me it’s a new form of art
EP: What are your relations with Kitsune?
SO: they are good friends of mine.
EP: How has your life changed in the last 15 years ?
SO: I spent it looking for the vision of my life. I came to the conclusion that I pursue music.
EP: Mondo Grosso in italian means Big World, why this choice?
SO: It first had a cynical conotation to it; Looking out to the world being based in such a small Japanese and feudalistic town like Kyoto. But soon I moved to Tokyo and my music was released outside of Japan. So it is a nonsense name now.
EP: Could you tell us more about your next projects, about your expectations ? An Album ?
SO: My new album as Shinichi Osawa is going to be released in Japan in September. International release will follow
ALEX GOPHER – AURORA (SHINICHI OSAWA REMIX)
[an extremely loud, banging, screeching, winding song with osawa trademark guitar refixing – THIS is BIG]
CLAZZIQUAI – PRAYERS (SHINICHI OSAWA REMIX)
[the wobbliest and most electro of his repetoire, definitely a hint to his forthcoming album i feel]
FELIX DA HOUSECAT – RADIO (SHINICHI OSAWA REMIX)
[such a brilliant song it begs belief, the type which makes you reflect on the great bits of your life, really euphoric]
DIGITALISM – POGO (SHINICHI OSAWA REMIX)
[a most dreamy, floaty, airy one. again a reflective, serene little track – he is really brilliant isn’t he]
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