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international festival
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Édition 18
2227.08
2017
Montréal
Québec
Canada

Anchorsong JP

NOCTURNE 6: Other Hemispheres
August 27, 2017, 19:00 - 02:25
Live - Canadian premiere: 22:20 - 23:20
Who
Tokyo musician Masaaki Yoshida
Style
Soulful, sample-heavy downtempo, afro-house
Labels
Tru Thoughts, Lastrum , BBE, Tailgate Recordings
Latest
Ceremonial (2016)
More
Yoshida runs his own label Case Study
MUTEKs
Debut
Links
Bandcamp
Facebook
Twitter
Live @ Boiler Room
Website
Soundcloud

At times lush and soulful, at others highly kinetic and energetic, Anchorsong is known for his impressive live sets and his recordings of worldy, futuristic downtempo. Tribal rhythms, strings and sparse percussion blend seamlessly with electronic beats to create an undeniably modern sound that pays tribute to disco, hip hop, electro funk, vintage African music and the jazz-inflected electronica of post-acid house England.

Originally from Tokushima in Japan, Yoshida has spent many years living between Tokyo and London, UK. He grew up playing guitar in rock bands before migrating to making electronic music alone, after his last group disbanded in 2004. An experienced live musician, his reputation has resulted in supporting roles for many of his heroes and mentors like Bonobo, Prefuse 73 and DJ Krush. He's also been known to take to the stage with a string quartet. After several EPs in Japan, including some for his own label, he signed with Tru Thoughts, where he twisted his sound in new directions, after revelations about African music from the 70s. Lauded for their melodic phrasing, meticulous details, grooviness and rhythmic prowess, his records have all been critically received.

A dextrous and captivating live performer, Yoshida mans just an AKAI MPC 2500 sampler and a Korg microSTATION keyboard, building his compositions from scratch, in the moment. MUTEK is pleased to present Anchorsong's debut in Canada.

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