Daisuke Tanabe

A DJ and electronic musician in Tokyo, Daisuke Tanabe has lived in London and is currently represented in Berlin by the record label Project Mooncircle; while a lot of what he makes is club music, and of the rest much is for listening to after the party or the afterparty, it’s very artfully done: the influence of electro-acoustic and ambient music is patent, but contemporary jazz makes its presence felt, too. Yet what’s more unexpected are the natural sounds he’s sampled and has incorporated from time to time – are those monkeys in the background, and did birds really just flock past? – though it all works together and is never cloying.