Wata Igarashi

Kompakt, Tokyo
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Wata Igarashi is one of the leading figures of Japanese techno, emerging from the country’s deep relationship with electronic music. ‘Cosmic drama’ sums up Igarashi’s sound, conveying the unique combination of power and psychedelia that defines his work. Igarashi’s approach reflects a certain Japanese aesthetic, a recognition of the force and beauty that comes from paying careful attention to details, making sure everything is exactly as it should be. His productions are precisely engineered for maximum impact, with Igarashi’s signature arpeggios standing out on the dancefloor. This mentality is equally present in his DJ sets and live performances, where his tight mixing and control over frequencies create a potent blend of energy and emotion. Having released on labels including Figure, Semantica, Time to Express, The Bunker NY, Omnidisc, Bitta, and Midgar, Igarashi has been developing his own WIP platform as an outlet for his music. His remixing talents are in high demand, with his version of Aurora Halal being a standout, appearing in RA’s top tracks of 2019. From his home base in Tokyo, Igarashi regularly tours across the globe, continuing to explore and refine his singular vision of electronic music.

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