Hiroshi Watanabe


Hiroshi Watanabe has been involved in the house and techno music world since his graduation from the Berklee College of Music, Boston, U.S.A. where he received a major in Music Composition. Following his move to New York City he started DJing in plenty hot venues. He had a residency at “Save The Robots” but also performed as a guest DJ in high profile New Yorkean clubs such as “Tunnel”, “Twilo” and “Speed”. The US Billboard club play chart No.1 award arrived with “Kimara Lovelace /Circles”, No.3 with “Everyn Champagne King /One More Time” and the maxi singles sales chart No.5 with “You’ve Got To Be There /Nite System” in 1998. He released numerous tracks under the Hiroshi Watanabe and Nite System projects on New York labels such as Deeper Rekords, Nitegrooves and BPM King Street Sound. Moreover he released an E.P. and the album “Sketch From A Moment” on Frogman Records under the alias Quadra, as well as the album “Beatmania -Beat Indication” on the Japanese label Konami, under his real name. Hiroshi Watanabe has also left his mark in the video games department, as he has given tracks for one of the most famous games “Beat mania” -Konami (which one can find in arcades and Sony PlayStation) achieving pretty big sales. In March 1999 he decided to settle in Japan where he has been acting as producer for Japanese artists and making an even bigger impact with his many remix projects. His new alias Kaito was a 2001 initiative, under which he released “Beautiful Day”, “Everlasting”, “Awakening”, the albums “Special Life”, “Special Love” and “Soul of Heart” on the German Kompakt Records. At that same period he started a new deep slow house project called “Tread” with the assistance of graphic designer Takehiko Kitahara and so far “Tread” has released 4 albums from Japanese “Norm”.In 2003 he released under the alias “32 project” the “Root of World” EP on the highly acclaimed label , Ibadan Records. In 2004 Hiroshi Watanabe started working with Klik Records in Greece with a tribute compilation of some of his works compiled by Klik records's label manager George Kyriakou that had thousands of sales and was followed by a sold out big Greek tour. Mr Watanabe received an amazing respect by the Greek audience something that lead to The Sounds Of Instruments 01 compilation, Genesis and Sync Positive albums in Klik recs and a great number of appearances all over the country. Moreover, the talented Mr. Watanabe has also made music for films, he’s composed television jingles as well as music for theatre plays, fashion shows and more. His talent in the fine arts is proved even more so intense since 2002 when he started working as a photographer. Eversince, he has held several Photo Exhibitions at certain galleries and clubs in Tokyo. His first Photo Album accompanied by the “Tiny Balance” DVD with an original soundtrack was released in Japan in September 2004 by Colorve.

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