Ahead of the label's room two takeover of London's fabric this weekend, the veteran Japanese DJ/producer chats to the club's blog about his roots, favourite places to play and signing to R&S in the early '90s.
Every music style has its beginning time and its mature time. As a music style, it's of course old because It was nearly like 20 years ago. But the techno I first went into is not about the sound itself, it's more like a spirit for me. So it stills remain in my brain and in my heart.
FLR, Flare, Rising Sun, UTU, Yoga
Ken Ishii started making his version techno at a time when Japan was not yet at the crossroads where all things techno came together.