Shingo Suwa - Merkur Schallplatten, House Mannequin
Shingo Suwa was born in Japan and moved to Berlin in 2006. He has always been submerged in music, coming from a musical family he was heavily influenced from an early stage in life by his father’s jazz record collection and the golden age of the late 80’s hip hop scene.
With a natural open mind towards musical exploration his curiosity brought him to discover electronic music in the 90’s after experiencing the power of Chicago House and Detroit Techno during the prosperous years of Japanese club culture. All these influences created a versatile approach of self-expression, which can be felt during his eclectic DJ sets.
As a frequent guest in renowned Berlin’s clubs such as Tresor and about_blank. and now He works as resident DJ for Buttons party, he used to play long marathon sets where all these influences can be noticed.
Both a DJ and a producer, he owns and manages two record labels. Merkur Schallplatten on which he explores the darker, more techno side of things and House Mannequin well known for its disco edits which he runs with his friend Akirahawks. Together they form Love Comedy, a musical project with a first vinyl on the French label That Place Records. His first LP is scheduled in the mid of 2018 on US imprint Acid Camp. Expect some nice other releases on strong imprints this year.