Yosi Horikawa 2018-12-13T11:54:24+00:00

yosi horikawa

first word / jp











“Everyday sound is a potential sound source”

Debut EP “Touch” was released on French label Eklektik Records in 2009 (re-released in 2013).  In 2011, he participated in Red Bull Music Academy Madrid and collaborated with the likes of Dorian Concept, Anenon and Jesse Boykins III as well as receiving further praise for his truly unique productions from the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Benji B.  In 2012, “Wandering” EP was released from London’s First Word Records and received worldwide acclaim from the likes of DJ Food, XLR8R and more.  Debut album “Vapor” was released in 2013 on First Word and got praises as Best album 2013 by The Japan Times, Fact Magazine etc.  After releasing the album, he joined many of  world class festivals, projects, like: Glastonbury, Sónar, Mutek, Dimensions, Boiler Room, LOW END THEORY,,etc.

In 2015 he was invited to Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival in Sete, France and performed on the special stage called JAPAN NIGHT.  He also produced a track from locally field recorded sounds, a  collaboration project for the Japan Foundation with Daisuke Tanabe. The track was named  “Song for Remy” by Gilles Peterson and dedicated to Rémy Kolpa Kopoul from Radio Nova. It came out as 10 Inch Vinyl on Brownswood Recordings in 2016.

Yosi’s work ranges widely.  He produced jingles and theme song for J-WAVE, Tokyo’s No.1 FM station, and was invited to ANY TOKYO, art festival, as well as National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation to produced original music for their exhibitions. In 2014 RBMA produced his first ever documentary film “Layered Memories” which shows his quest for unique new sounds which was highly acclaimed.

Also works as a sound engineer/producer for Kengo Kuma, Japanese top architect, as well as Furla, Italian Leather Brand.