Sorry, seems I am getting worse and worse with updating this blog. Twitter is definitely the best way to keep track of news and thoughts from me… Anyway, here are some various bits of news.
The final MNML SSGS party at Air with Delta Funktionen and DJ Nobu was a big success. Thanks to everyone who came down and gave the club a great farewell. Thanks, as always, to Yuko and her staff for their help with putting the night together. Currently working on plans for some events this year, more info to follow.
I was very happy to commence 2016 by participating in Berghain’s Silvester celebrations. I played a 4 hour ambient set in the Elektroakustischer Salon, a special space they opened for new years as a chill out room. Hats off to the Berghain crew, it worked brilliantly and great to see them trying to update the classic chill out concept. It was a pleasure to be able to play a proper ambient set in an environment where people could relax, sit down and listen to it. This was my first time playing in Berlin, and I was very happy with how people responded to my set.
Back in Tokyo, our first Sound Garden chill out party for the year will be at Bar Orbit on Wednesday 3 February from 8pm. It is free, as always, and this time our guest is one of Japan’s leading artists, Iori. We’ve been wanting to have him play for a long time and now that he is based in Tokyo, it seemed like the right moment to invite him. And joining Iori will be the Sound Garden residents: David Dicembre, Jelomu and myself. For full details, check the Facebook or RA event pages.
Also I am going to be back in Melbourne from 17 February – 14 March and open for gigs, so if anyone in Australia is interested in booking me, please feel free to get in touch.
And lastly, I’ve updated my email address, so if you need to contact me, please use this one: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and productive 2016.