The dynamic hypothesis developed by Chicago based Electro Static Productions of the inherent connection between science and music finds them in perpetual motion. They utilize dance floors as proverbial laboratories where interactions between DJs and clubbers are carefully observed. The DJ combines stands of sound, two records or loops, and like a lightning strike or the formation of a new star, the audience is compelled to move and shake, connections forged through the bond of music. Everything begins with chemistry.
Growing up in his native Japan, Satoshi Tomiie was exposed to house music at at an early age when the genre was in its earliest form. His classical piano training coupled with his lifelong love of jazz gave Satoshi a unique ear for music and subsequently its composition. Satoshi soon began to master the art of DJing, where he was recognized as one of his Japan's top electronic music artists, based solely upon his behind for his skills behind the decks. It wasn’t long before Satoshi would achieve international acclaim. His collaboration with the Godfather of House, Chicago’s Frankie Knuckles, on their timeless track “Tears,” garnered Satoshi an unparalleled level of respect. Tomiie quickly transplanted to NYC, where his studio work blossomed. Here he could be a part of strong and ingenious community of a myriad of talent to learn, work, experiment and create releases. In the 90’s, he found himself remixing some of the world’s top pop artists, the likes of U2, Mariah Carey and David Bowie, all the while touring and recording with Yellow Electric Orchestra on keyboard. About ten years after the release of “Tears,” Satoshi once again found himself in front of a darker interpretation of the house genre with the release of his ground breaking LP, “Full Lick.” Tracks like “Darkness” and “Love in Traffic” became the most seminal productions in his career. Recognizing his reinvention and his global relevance as an artist, Satoshi debuted in 2002 on Global Underground via their NuBreed series, allowing Satoshi to showcase his high level technical skills and abilities behind the decks that really made him stand out from the pack. He soon launched Saw Records along with fellow New York DJ Hector Romero, an imprint that would champion the sounds first explored on “Full Lick." The Saw imprint put out EPs by Chab, Guy Gerberr, Medway, and Audiofly, among many others. Having multiple mixes commissioned by Renaissance further cemented his iconic status in dance music history. In recent years, Satoshi has once again refocused his efforts on his career, bringing yet another point of view into focus from DJ booths all over the globe and sharing some of his best moments of his recent travels via his podcast. Over the years, the quality Satoshi’s output is what has always kept him relevant and a favorite of fans worldwide. Join Electro Static Productions on June 5th as we welcome this living legend to the decks of Riff Nightclub as part of their Case Study Series. Joining him on opening duties will be Jordan Bradley.
Music is the catalyst that fuels Electro Static Productions. Our experiments have begun and research subjects are needed. Case Study details have been finalized. Our laboratory is a dance floor.