Yukihiro Fukotomi – I Am

Artist: Yukihiro Fukotomi
Title: Drifting / I Am / Music Is The Healer / Speak
Cat No: JCR 011-1
Format: 12″


Info: The late 80′s, the period at the dawn of the Japanese domestic dance / club music scene, Tokyo native Yukihiro Fukutomi started his career as a DJ at clubs like “Gold”, “Zoo” and “Cave” in Tokyo. At the same time he started working as a composer, arranger, programmer and producer. Fukutomi was also involved with the programming for Pizzacato 5. After presenting his first solo project, a compilation track titled “Tokyo DJs Only”, he received recognition as a pioneer and creator innovator of house and dance music. As one of only a few artists who is able to handle producing, arranging, composing, programming and remixing in the whole process of music production, he has constantly participated in a number of sessions up until now. From 1991 to 1995, he released three solo albums and got high acclaim for each one in various music circles. In 1999, his mini album titled “Brasilia 2000″ and 12″ remix single titled ” Peg ” from Galactic Disco (Hospital) were released and further enhanced his reputation as a top artist. After releasing “Brasilia 2000″ EP (bpm king street sounds / nite grooves)] in November 1999, there were many people around the world who were loud in their praises for Fukutomi. His brand-new, full-length album is coming out in July 2000 on cutting edge / avex inc in Japan. And believe or not, the album was in the Gilles Peterson charts while it was only a demo track. These facts have led to Fukutomi‘s widespread recognition and respect throughout the international music circuit. Moreover, he was flooded with offers, from JCR / Compost (Germany), Schema (Italy), Irma (Italy), Slip’n'Slide (UK), R & S (Belgium), Roadrunner (UK) etc….and a wide range of labels from various countries. He continues to DJ regularly, he has appeared at clubs such as “Vendredi” (Mishuku web), and “Darling of Discotheque” (Aoyama fai / the last Sunday every month).

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