DJ Yoko’s interview

Posted by KOHSUKE on 2011/02/01 – 17:14

Interviewer:Noriyuki Hashimoto

[Noriyuki Hashimoto]
Please introduce yourself at first.

[DJ Yoko]
I’m DJ Yoko from Yokohama,Japan.
I have started to produced the track with ambient from 20 years old.
After I met Techno and House music, I started to produce four-on-the-floor.
After I had met DJ KOHSUKE, current GALAXY RECZ’s owner, in 23-year-old autumn,
I started up activity in full scale.
Mainly I have produced Tech House.

[Noriyuki Hashimoto]
What concept do you have to produce the track?
Moreover, from what kind of artist were you influenced?

[DJ Yoko]
Without a doubt, I was influenced by Underground Resistance.
I was considerably influenced about a concept of music production by their thought.
The concept I always put on the mind is How I can put feelings into the sound of only machine.

[Noriyuki Hashimoto]
Please tell us the desire you put in the tune and the title and also tell us its appeal point.

[DJ Yoko]
What I saw, listened and experienced are always becomes a hint,
so the title of music is a thing and a concept of the object.
After I had such a experience, it rings naturally in my head so I just re-create it.
I want to express it like being imaginable from what the inspiration is received only by listening.
Therefore, I want to make the title simple and short as much as possible.
Because the imagination of listeners can be stirred up.

[Noriyuki Hashimoto]
Please tell us if there is a hardship story in production.

[DJ Yoko]
I always have a hard time after completing the melody and the rhythm.
I mean mixdown and arrangement.
If I mixdown at home, it tends to become a balance quite different from the floor,
and when the demonstration is actually sounded on the floor, I find how to ring is different.

An arrangement is same as that.
If I think about only one composition of the arrangement at home, I’m bogged down.
So I try to get some hints from the Mix which KOHSUKE, Mr.Chris and ther friends of same label deliver.
I want to make it to the tune when DJ mix as it’s easy for them to make the connection
and the flow between tracks.

[Noriyuki Hashimoto]
Some messages to the end, please.

[DJ Yoko]
I wish that the person who listened to the tune swell the imagination respectively.
I’m looking forward to meeting on the floor somewhere some time. Thank you so much.

Japanese is here.