Ever emerging and prominent player on the Liverpool club scene, 303 returns to the Williamson Tunnels on September 6th with Japan’s most famous and distinguished DJ export, Satoshi Tomiie. Since starting out in the late 80s, he has been one of the scene’s most important and influential figures. He has crafted endless dancefloor anthems, as well as turning his hand to more pop inclined work, and headlined DJ sets from around the world, whilst staying as relevant as anyone in the game.
As a lifelong student of jazz and classical piano, Satoshi soon started producing and has had a huge impact, right from his very first record. The debut single ‘Tears’ – co-produced in 1989 with Chicago’s ‘Godfather of house’ the late Frankie Knuckles – was an instant club hit and is today considered one of house music’s most important records. Soon after, Satoshi relocated to New York City, to get fully involved, with the exciting early 90s electronic music scene. It immediately paid off and it was not long before Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (of Yellow Magic Orchestra fame) asked Satoshi to join him on his tour, the rest is now history. Throughout his career, international stars likes U2, Mariah Carey, Photek, Simply Red and David Bowie have all been remixed by Satoshi, who has an ear for groove, like few others in the world today.
Satoshi runs the well-respected Saw Recordings imprint with Hector Romero. Together the pair have continued to refine the Chicago and New York house blueprint, by championing the up and coming international talents of acts like Audiofly, Doomwork, Mabaan Soul, Tuccillo and Guti. Of course, all the while Satoshi has continued to release seminal albums and tracks like Full Lick and Love In Traffic. These records that showcase the man’s unique talent and take on the more dark and twisted electronic elements, with tortured vocals and generally hypnotic sounds.
Whilst he music is supported by some of the biggest artists in the world like Marco Carola, Loco Dice and Reboot. He plays in on a regular basis, places like EGG London, Stereo Montreal, Womb in Tokyo and Pacha Ibiza as well as many other places around the globe.
After the epic scenes created by Andrew Weatherall back in April, 303 make a welcome return to the Williamson Tunnels where the dark, edgy space & home of a labyrinth of underground tunnels, this cave is the perfect setting for Satoshi to weave his deep hypnotic house & tech for an extended 3hr set.
Earlybird Tickets: http://www.skiddle.com/e/12214298