Akiko Kiyama - Umbrella (Jeff Samuel Remix)
Akiko was born in Tokyo,JAPAN, 1982. She has been surrounded by classical music education since she was a young girl. At the age of 14, she was absorbed in Drum'N'Bass that was occurring in London at the time, and it was then that she made a commitment to club music, to pursue and evolve with the ever changing sound of techno. She started to create her own tracks with a laptop since 2002 and has been performing at many of the clubs in Tokyo with artists locally and from abroad. She has been releasing tracks for some time now, her original track was picked for the compilation "Newsdays" EP from Sud Electronic in July 2004. Also her first solo EP "Dimension", released on Sud Electronic in October 2004, which got great reviews by top world class DJ's. In November 2005, her track on Contexterrior, was selected by Richie Hawtin in his well received mix "DE9 Transitions". Her sound twist and turns and surprises you at every listen, they have the strangest way of creeping up on you, then finally enveloping you into Akiko's world. This year she will be moving to Berlin to follow through with her commitment to dance music and to develop her style further, what better place to do so. She also has several solo EP's coming out in 07 on a few reputable labels such as Safari, District of Corruption, Revolver, Thema and more on Contexterrior. Reference: http://www.myspace.com/akikokiyama User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.