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Risa TaniguchiJP

Risa Taniguchi<sup>JP</sup>
Risa TaniguchiJP

Risa Taniguchi is a Tokyo born - and based - producer who has spent the last four years cultivating a lo-fi sound of distorted textures, fizzing synths and a quietly burning energy. Her signature has become her own subtle and intriguing vocal samples. She adds layers of acid bass and an always raw, edgy aesthetic. Having experienced them first hand whilst living in London, in 2010, Risa also has an enduring love of underground UK bass sounds, which can be heard in many of her tracks. The multi-talented act is also formally trained and a skilled player of the piano, who continues to play daily.

Her first release back in 2018 has hit the Top 5 of the Beatport's Leftfield Techno Chart and she played everywhere from De Marktkantine in Amsterdam, to Watergate in Berlin and of course all the most revered spaces all across Japan including Contact, Womb, and Vent. Despite the pandemic, the recent years have proven to be a high watermark for Risa as she has delivered a continuous flow of new music, primarily on Pan Pot’s Second State and on Dense & Pika’s Kneaded Pains. In 2022, she teams up for the first time together with Black Asteroid, a former engineer for Prince, and the duo will deliver three gritty, hard-hitting techno tracks on Chris Liebing's CLR.