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swl001 / hiroshi watanabe

(kompakt)

Kaito is the most well known alias of Berklee College Music graduate Hiroshi Watanabe.

Under his Kaito alias, Hiroshi Watanabe has released a string of forward-thinking electronic compositions on leading electronic label, Kompakt. His prolific production nature is proven by his many releases under a variety of aliases, including King Street, Nite System, Oxygen Music Works, Quadra, Tread and 32 Project.

We are proud to have Hiroshi Watanabe AKA Kaito as the DJ that launches the Sleep / Walk / Listen artist partnership series - SWL001.

 
 
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JACK HARDWICKE

 

 

“I’ve been a fan of Kaito’s music since the early Kompakt Total compilations, these were my introduction to minimal techno at a young age. I later discovered the breadth of his music as both an amazing producer and a unique disc-jockey.

When I went about making the artwork for SWL001 I wanted to find a way to pay tribute to his routes. Japan is, for it's many names, referred to in the West as 'The Land Of The Rising Sun', which I felt was pertinent considering the cinematic nature of Hiroshi's music, it feels like it's from beyond the horizon.”

 

Next Door Films / SnowSkull

FEAT. QUADRA AKA HIROSHI WATANABE - I WAS ASLEEP WHEN GOD LEFT ME