1 - Can you tell us a Tell us little about your background? Where did you grow up, and where are you based now?
I was born in Hyogo, Japan, grown up in Okayama, now I am living in Tokyo.
2 - How did you get started producing music?
My music producing started when I bought FL Studio.
3 - How would you describe your music?
4 - When did you first feel that you had finally discovered your own specific sound?
After I first produced ‘Intense Electro Disco’, I gradually felt this might be my music….but my music is still very much developing.
5 - Where do you look for inspiration when you’re starting on a new track?
All my music has been produced in my own private room….getting various inspiration through the Internet, listening to other producers and other styles of music.
6 - When you sit down to make a track, what’s the first thing you typically do? How long does a track typically take you to make?
Typically, I first set my FL Studio in motion and start with making main beat.
FL Studio has the function displaying the time how long you spend for each project as you may know. My new EP titling track ‘Instinct Dazzling Starlight’ was spent 30 hours it says. But I don’t know exactly how long I spent on it, as this does not include thinking and preparing time without the software.
7 - Do you play any instruments?
I don’t play any instruments at all. I feel like it’s kind of my complex and strong point making my own music.
8 - What time of day do you work best?
From early morning to before-midnight since I tend to finish up my track smoothly by thinking about my living rhythm. But, I love to make my sound in the most quiet moment from mid-night till early morning when the world is sleeping. I am not sure my neighbour likes it.
9 - What does your current production setup consist of?
FL Studio, unnamed small speakers and Fostex NF-01A. Mostly, just using FL Studio to finish up my sound.
10 - There’s a lot of fun/exciting/fresh ideas in electro these days; what other genres do you listen to?
I listen to and am inspired by all kinds of music. I really love Hip-Hop.
11 - Which one record do you wish you had made?
12 - Do you DJ, play live, or both? How would you describe your sets?
I don’t do DJ and play live so much. I cant wait to take the project live, but for now I just want to produce my sounds.
13 - Where’s your favorite place to DJ?
14 - How do you see the electro scene at the moment?
15 - What records are obliterating your dancefloors at the moment?
01.Those Dancing Days (Cassian Remix) - Monkey Safari
02.Worldwide (So Called Friend Remix) - Fukkk Offf
03.Crunk It (Original Mix) - Gigi Barocco, Jane Bang
04.Just Bleep Me (Satisfaction)(Original Mix) - Dada Life
05.Dirty & Hard (feat. Spoek) - Djedjotronic
06.Cherry ft. Kali (Taku Takahashi Remix) - Mustard Pimp
07.Invasion (Original Mix) - F.O.O.L
08.Instinct dazzling starlight (Original Mix) - banvox
09.Turn It Up (Desibel) (Vocal Mix) - Far Too Loud
10.Bleep (Saint Pauli Remix) - Dirty Disco Youth
16 - If you weren’t musicians, what would you be doing with your life?
I don’t know what I would do if I was not doing music. I had no real motivation before making my music and I struggled a lot. There are a lot of things bothering me in the world. but music is my escape.
17 - Where do you think you will be musically in the next few years?
I cannot imagine - I really don’t know yet. I would be very happy if I can continue to release exactly what I want.
18 – A last word…
Banvox is coming.