Soichi Terada has long been a bastion of charming house music in
Japan. A recent showcase of his work by Hunee – “Sounds From The Far
East” – on the Rush Hour label, though, has turned a western audience
on to his pleasingly naive yet emotionally resonant sound, and as such
he is now heading over with a full live show.
Over the course of a long career that dates back to the ‘80s, Terada has
been responsible for the soundtracks of computer games like Ape
Escape, as well as for countless great releases on his Far East
Recordings label alongside good friend Shinichiro Yokota.
With a sound that bares the subtle hallmarks of 80s and 90s New York,
Terada has continually cooked up his own melodically rich slant on
house, and for that reason he has always stood out. Ranging in style
from personalable and fun to more moody and soulful, he has a broad
sound palette that is full of humour and real character. Tracks like the
Larry Levan backed ”Sun Shower,” which he produced in 1989 for the
Japanese singer Nami Shimada, are full melody and stirring
arrangement so never fail to connect with dancers and DJs alike. His
live show will re-create these classic old tracks – as well as those from
the Rush Hour compilation – in captivating fashion.