Track 9 | Friday May 13
Hideo Kobayashi is a Japanese mastermind in the electronic music world. At age four, he began playing classical piano, by the time he was ten he had discovered and immersed himself with more electronic sounds like techno and pop. When he reached 15, he began to actively pursue his love of music and decided he would make music for a living. His first few gigs were at various local Tokyo nightclubs and sooner or later gained a fan base by composing and recording his skills on synthesizers, sequencers and rhythm machines. After travelling around the local scene he ventured over to San Franciso in the U.S around 1999, it was here where he got captivated by the west coast house movement and found his true sound.
Techno, house, tech house, deep house
Where you might have heard HIM
The man is a true musician. His versatile musical grooves are a welcomed item in today’s dance music scene. Hideo’s releases of modern deep house and also floor filling techno bangers are all under his own name, his other monikers, Yellow Diamond, Nagano Kitchen (w/Jerome Sydenham) are also recommended if you are a true music lover. In Tokyo alone, he has played in venues like Loop, Module and Space Lab Yellow. Hideo quickly got recognition from a wide range of DJs like Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, X-Press 2, Richie Hawtin, Hernan Cattaneo, Lauren Garnier to name a few. Hideo is extremely skilled on the decks but in my opinion his strong suit is his productions.
Talking techno, Hideo recently teamed up with partner Jermoe Sydenham for Drumcode’s 15th anniversary compilation. His unique musical vision has gone beyond the limits of micro genres to capture a cross section of dance music that has reached the ears and hearts of millions across the globe. His track Amarillo was featured on Hernan Cattaneo’s mix CD and his Renaissance mix. He also topped the Traxsource album chart with his single “After the Drama”. Not to mention his first album “The Pattissier” which went to number 1 in the iTunes store in Japan.
WHY SEE HIM
Whether it be his various productions that are being played by top DJs or his rockin’ DJ sets at various clubs around the world, Hideo Kobayashi is an ever progressing, prolific musician and he will bring you happiness! Make sure you don’t miss this show at Track 9 on May 13!
Hideo Kobayashi | Friday May 13
Track 9 | Friday May 13