The 199th episode of our weekly Global Vibe Radio mix series sees us invite Japanese techno mastermind IORI.
A DJ/producer from Okinawa, Japan, now based in Tokyo IORI Asano’s musical career started up in Naha, Okinawa in the late ’90s. He went to New York in 2003, where he cut his teeth at David Mancuso’s revered party, The Loft, before later on heading back to Japan via Berlin, settling in Tokyo and becoming an omnipresent and leading figure of the local techno scene. IORI is famed in both Japan and stages around the world at the present, thanks to a sound that is deeply influenced by True Deep house, Manuel Gottsching, Moritz Von Oswald, and Basic Channel, which explains why Iori does not only present sets ranging from House to Techno but is also proficient in alternative deep sets.
Characterised by heavy and bouncy rhythms , grand atmospheric synth layers, and deep rolling basslines, IORI has already established his unique sound in the European techno circuit. Boasting releases on Svreca’s Semantica, the Dutch Field Records imprint, Mike Parker’s Prologue, Phonica White, Britta and many more, IORI’s past release have fancied by international DJs such as Cio D’or, Kirk Degiorgio , Nick Hoppner, Mike Parker, Sigha, Levon Vincent, and enthusiastically supported by many domestic underground DJs such as the highly-influential DJ Nobu.