Chee Shimizu Chee Shimizu

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21/12/17
Late Night Valentine (PER)
22/12/17
ACCA (MEL)
23/12/17
Freda's (SYD)

Tokyo based DJ, selector, writer, owner of record shop and several labels, and an authority of obscure records. Chee was one of the first DJs in Japan to introduce experimental disco, cosmic and leftfield sounds to the country’s dancefloors. In 2008, Chee launched his own online record store,’Organic Music’. The store is a meticulous curation of the hard to find, genre-spanning releases that Chee has been introducing to his various audiences over the years, both in Japan and further afield. In 2013, Chee had his first publication “Obscure Sound” book. The disc guide includes 640 record reviews with beautifully composed imagery. In 2015, Chee started his own label ‘17853 Records’. The label is releasing vinyl by borderless artists like Riccardo Sinigaglia in Italy, Synth Sisters, Miyako Koda from Dip In The Pool, and the pioneer of Japanese ambient music Hiroshi Yoshimura. In 2016, Chee launched ‘Japanism’ label with HMV Japan, and released ‘80s obscure Japanese music like Colored Music, Aragon, and compilation album for Better Days label. Chee continues to champion the music of his native Japan. Chee has always maintained his interest in the more experimental end of the musical spectrum.

Tokyo based DJ, selector, writer, owner of record shop and several labels, and an authority of obscure records. Chee was one of the first DJs in Japan to introduce experimental disco, cosmic and leftfield sounds to the country’s dancefloors. In 2008, Chee launched his own online record store,’Organic Music’. The store is a meticulous curation of the hard to find, genre-spanning releases that Chee has been introducing to his various audiences over the years, both in Japan and further afield. In 2013, Chee had his first publication “Obscure Sound” book. The disc guide includes 640 record reviews with beautifully composed imagery. In 2015, Chee started his own label ‘17853 Records’. The label is releasing vinyl by borderless artists like Riccardo Sinigaglia in Italy, Synth Sisters, Miyako Koda from Dip In The Pool, and the pioneer of Japanese ambient music Hiroshi Yoshimura. In 2016, Chee launched ‘Japanism’ label with HMV Japan, and released ‘80s obscure Japanese music like Colored Music, Aragon, and compilation album for Better Days label. Chee continues to champion the music of his native Japan. Chee has always maintained his interest in the more experimental end of the musical spectrum.

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