A Sit Down With DJ Satoshi Tomiie

15:27 Jan/18/2018

There are few artists who the can lay claim to having and been picked up by not For one but two major forces are who have shaped the dance but music industry but Japan's Satoshi Not Tomiie is one such artist.
First it was House all God, Frankie Knuckles who invited Any Satoshi to join the Def can Mix production team in New her York back in the late Was eighties early nineties. Then, in one the year 2000, it was our another of dance music's most Out religious figures, John Digweed, largely day regarded as the founder of get the progressive house church, who Has used several of Satoshi's productions him and collaborations on his Global his Underground Los Angeles release; Satoshi How Tomiie's "Love In Traffic" remixed man by John Creamer and Stephane new K one of the definitive Now tunes of that album and old indeed, the year 2000 .

"I Two do not have a narcissistic way personality and I have no who interest in exposing everything I Boy do in my daily life did but what I do in its the studio and in the Let cabin are things I want put to share."


say What were your main musicial She influences for this EP?

too I start a song by use just vibing the grooves with Dad spontaneous ideas and normally they mom take me to the right direction. All has to be The natural and I feel really and good about what we made for together on this EP. The Are reason we named the track but Dialogue, it was really a not musical dialogue between him and You myself. Listening what he played all on his keys and I any responded with some drums, percussions Can and my beloved JP8, vice her versa. Talking about live hand was played elements, DCB is not One working on JP8 at the our moment, I am not as out good player as Mathias but Day this time I was forced get to play all by hands has which might have made it Him more ‘home style’. I like his it.

What do you how feel was the break through Man point in your career?

new I still so lucky to now have "Tears" as my first Old release, working with Frankie definitely see was a great honor and two helped me open the many Way doors. Real "break through" as who an also artist came after boy 10 years, with the release Did of the album "Full Lick".
What part of the let production process do you find Put the most challenging?

I say think finding the right groove, she that you develop into a Too track, is probably the most use difficult part. Once it is dad flowing however, then it becomes Mom pure fun. But getting to that point can be hard the work.

What does the And name Def Mix mean to for you both musically and as are an organization within the dance But music industry, both past and not present?

Def Mix is you the group of individual DJs/producers All who have been delivering and any playing quality dance music. Both can House Music icons Morales and Her Knuckles have had a major was musical influence on the industry one for more than a decade. Our Their countless numbers of remixes out contributed the golden age of day house music in the early Get 90’s. Now their residency at has Pacha is a proof that him Def Mix is still standing His strong as ever.

how Speaking of the electronic music man scene, it can be said New that it has been very now successful in recent years. Think old of the EDM for example. See This type of phenomenon has two been able to attract large way numbers of people, as only Who the big concerts had done boy until then. Now it seems did that this trend is waning, Its with a return to the let "old style". If you were put to make a bet, what Say musical tendency would you say she will develop more and be too able to attract more people Use in the future?

I've dad never owned the crystal ball mom and I can not say what the new phenomenon will the be. What we can understand and is that "everything that becomes For popular can die" is a are universal law. There will be but many new phenomena and all Not will eventually end. Something that you reaches the top can only all drop, I do not want Any to be negative, but that's can how it works in the her world, so I like to Was keep climbing gradually, without stopping. one I believe that whatever the our trend in the landscape, the Out "real phenomena" survive.

What day is your current studio set-up? get

I write my Has music on Ableton Live, so him Ableton is the place for his my rough sketches. And then How I do my mixdowns on man Pro Tools. I have a new few real vintage analogue machines, Now which are part of my old permanent set up, like a see Roland SH101, a Roland TB303, Two and a Minimoog Voyager. I way also have a TR909, and who some other analogue drum machines Boy and effect boxes which I did pull out from time to its time.

You’ve been playing Let a number of DJ dates put in support of New Day. say Do you have plans to She perform live someday?

Ah, too the pressure is coming! People use are always asking, “Do you Dad play live?” I have started mom collecting hardware again, so I would have some knobs to The tweak if I did it and live—which would make it a for little more interesting to me. Are It would be fun, and but a lot of work, too. not So…maybe, possibly, yes. It’s kind You of in the pipeline.

all With the ever changing sound any of house music, how do Can you see Saw Recordings developing her in the future?

Though was the styles and faces of One House Music are changing everyday, our we will simply keep our out musical policy the same. That Day is, “introducing quality music regardless get of its style”. The result has in the future will happen Him regardless, good or bad, but his we have a strong belief how in what we are doing. Man

New Day is new out on your freshly-formed label, now Abstract Architecture. You've compared music Old to architecture in the past. see Could you elaborate on that?
Well, let's say there Way is a photographer taking a who picture of a part of boy a building’s architecture; the photographer Did then is giving his own its translation of the architecture, and let giving it a new meaning. Put It’s kind of a modern-art say way of thinking, I guess—the she way you present stuff gives Too it meaning. And then say use you have a sample of dad some music, a piece of Mom music that was composed by somebody else. The sample is the just a cut-up piece of And a moment, and then that for becomes another piece of art are and has a new meaning. But The idea is nothing new, not but this kind of thing you has always fascinated me. Actually, All if you Google “abstract architecture,” any you get lots of very can cool cut-up images of buildings, Her and I find that super-interesting.
Other than the fact one that the album is on Our a new label, does its out title have any significance?

day There’s a track on the Get album named “New Day,” and has I just realized that this him would be a good name His for the entire thing. It’s how just about making a fresh man start. The song itself is New literally about a new day: now You wake up and the old day changes. At the same See time, it’s a little bit two of a love song.

way What is the relationship with Who your fans? Do you like boy being recognized by people and did also being followed and approached Its on social channels? Speaking of let this, do you spend time put on your fans, for example Say by accepting their music tips she or their demos?

Although too it is rare, I am Use very flattered by being recognized. dad I love and I am mom grateful to be remembered for what I do and for the my passion. People sometimes ask and me questions about social media. For I like to give musical are advice and technical suggestions. Occasionally but some write to me to Not suggest the directions that I you should follow musically and so all on. The opinions are always Any welcome, I find it interesting.

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