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DJ e-kawa


House / Techno / Hard House


<Japanese Ver>

e-kawa a.k.a. Tokyo Heuristixx, Drumroller, asterisk*, Universal Dezign1980年生まれ。DJ / プロデューサー / プランナー。2000年にDJキャリアをスタートし、FunkyでGroovyなHOUSE〜TECHNO〜ELECTROをクロスオーバーさせる。【Shohei Matsumoto】氏との【Drumroller】名義ではリリースする作品が軒並みCISCOダンスチャートで1位を記録し、ソロである【e- kawa】名義『Disco Beat Remix』が同総合セールスチャートで初登場1位を記録。【asterisk*】【Universal Dezign】名義でも数々のコンピレーションCDに楽曲提供する。2008年、単身渡欧しオランダ〜ドイツ〜ベルギーの著名プロデューサー【Ian Van Dahl】(BE)、【Bart Claessen (Barthezz)】(NL)、【Shaun Baker】(DE)らの元で生活をし、現地の音楽と文化を体感する。その音を具現化するかのようにエレクトロを軸とした新コンセプト【Tokyo Heuristixx】名義にてオランダの新進レーベル【BEATPROVIDERS】から『Born To Be Wild』をリリース。日本人アーティストとしては快挙のオランダダンスチャートで20位を記録し、【Tiesto】の在籍するオランダ大手ラジオ局Radio 538でもヘヴィプレイされるなど今後の動向に期待される存在である。

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<English Ver>

e-kawa a.k.a. Tokyo Heuristixx, Drumroller, asterisk*, Universal Dezign“e-kawa” recognized due to his unique DJ style and producing skills operates from his home base in Tokyo Japan.His interest for music started at a very young age after learning to play the recorder at school like many other children, but e-kawa took this interest to another level and began to consume classical music.The pure beauty & harmony fascinated the young future DJ & producer.1995 and e-kawa discovered House music and he began to buy & collect thousands of records & CD’s incorporating the many different styles of House & Trance music.His Artist name e-kawa came into use at the age of 20 at the same time he started out as a professional DJ.His first big break came with a resident job in the biggest club in Japan “Club Complex CODE”, powered and promoted by DJ ET-Q who also is the boss & manager of CODE.2 years later and e-kawa releases his debut single “Drumroller – Ultimate Seduction” via Farm Records which is one of the most important dance labels in Japan.Drumroller hit the number 1 position on the CISCO International Music Chart.Drumroller was co. Produced together with Shohei Matsumoto aka HEAVENS WiRE.This very successful partnership bore more number 1 hits in the Japanese Dance Charts, for example “The louder”, “Q.U.I.T.E.” and “Tears”.His solo project’s Asterisk & Universal Dezign were responsible for smash remixes of Sven-R-G vs Bass T “The Sign” and Shaun Bakers’s big room anthem “Xplode 2″.e-kawa’s remix of “Shot – Disco Beat 2004″ (Farm Records) is still classed as a club anthem in Japan to this date.2004 was a turning point for e-kawa, after years of studying mass media he received his master of media science.e-kawa says “Not only is the music important but also the business”.This title master of media science enabled e-kawa to start work for an advertising agency as a media planner.In 2008 after learning the ins & outs of business he returned to the music bizz fulltime.Summer 2008 and e-kawa embarks on a fact finding expedition to Europe taking in meetings, studio visits with such big name DJ/Producers like Bart Claessen, Ian van Dahl and together with Shaun Baker DJ’s gigs in Germany.


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