One of Japan’s finest techno exports Risa Taniguchi drops “When I See You” EP on Second State, containing four mesmerising techno tracks.
Tokyo techno maven Risa Taniguchi unveils “When I See You” EP on the formidable Second State. No stranger to the Berlin label, Taniguchi released her “How We Dance Again” EP just last year, in addition to a number of contributions to the label’s compilation series.
The Tokyo born – and based – artist has spent the last four years cultivating a lo-fi sound of distorted textures, fizzing synths and a quietly burning energy, which consumes all who hear it. Preferring to play sets which are “late night, for the weirdos”, Risa has a knack for getting crowds in a nocturnal trance, before delivering shocks and surprises with a curious motif or unpredictable element.
In the studio, Risa focuses on the drums and programming kicks that bring visceral and often aggressive thrills next to a uniquely addictive layer of well designed snares and hi hats. Her signature has become her own subtle and intriguing vocal samples, best heard on Slipped My Mind and Enclozed.
‘When I See You EP’ is out September 3rd on Second State and is available to pre-oder here.
1. When I See You
2. Mute Everything
3. Reunited G
4. Isolated Island