QA: SHINICHIRO YOKOTA

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1. Who are you?

My name is Shinichiro Yokota

2. What do you do?

I am a music creator and a car custom part creator.

3. Where do you often create/produce?

I am making it at home studio.

4. When?

Every night, I often make it before going to bed.

5. Why do you play music?

Music makes people happy.

6. When did you start making music?

It is 13 years old.

7. Which track defines you the most?

It is “Do it again” made about 27 years ago from now.

8. How would you describe your own music?

It is a record of the music that I lived in this world.

9. Any track of the moment?

It is my own track which I made recently

10.What influences your work?

It is only music partner Soichi Terada.

11.What’s your academic background? Are you an autodidact?

Industrial high school is the final academic record. In the influence of the Yellow Magic Orchestra of Japan,  I learned the foundation of the piano for two years as elementary school student.

12.Favorite designer?

Japanese designer “kouta nezu” I particularly like his idea.

13.Favorite book?

I like Japanese gag cartoons.

14.Favorite classic movie?

In music, “Break dance“Wild style” In entertainment movies like “back to the future” and “2001: A Space Odyssey” etc

15.Favorite music label?

16.Your dream collaboration?

Ryuichi Sakamoto / Lil Louis.

17. Are you analog or digital?

There is no particular preference.

18.Which soft wares/tools/ instruments do you use/play?

Logic pro/Ableton Live/Rhodes Piano Mk1/Korg SV-1/Korg M1R/AKAI S1100/Guitar/Bass guitar.

19.Describe your creative process?

It is to play Rhodes Piano while drinking beer at my studio.

20.When are you the most prolific (creatively)?

It is before going to bed.

21. Any favorite record stores? (Real/virtual)

Nothing in particular.

22.What’s your life philosophy? (Optimistic/pessimistic)

It is cool to remain old.

23.Do you have a healthy lifestyle?

There are few holidays, but there is sleeping time. I am going on a trip when I can take a break or racing at the circuit.

24.How do you manage your time effectively? (Job/hobby)

Music production is 1 to 2 hours a day. If you make it halfway, let me sleep a bit.

25. Any secret skills?

It is to participate in many sessions.

26. Any future plans?

I’d like to do DJs all over the world.

27.What’s your life motto?

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

28. Any “mot de la fin”?

Music is a nice thing. I will see you.