Soichi Terada has long been a bastion of charming house music in Japan. Over the course of a seasoned career that dates back to the ‘80s, Terada has been responsible for the soundtracks of computer games like Ape Escape as well as the countless great releases on his Far East Recordings label alongside good friend Shinichiro Yokota.
With a sound that bares the subtle hallmarks of 80s and 90s New York, Terada has continually cooked up his own melodically rich slant on house, often honing in on the power of deep house to captivate a dance floor. Ranging in style from personable and fun to moody and soulful, Terada’s sound palate is broad and diverse - a rich concoction brimming with humour and character.
In late 2021, the last year we brought Soichi Terada down to Australia, he released his first album of House music in over 25 years - Asakus Light, released via Rush Hour. Produced using the same synthesisers and drum machines that powered his 1990s work, the album is joyous, colourful and a life-affirming collection of timeless house music that not only recalls Terada’s own impeccable back catalogue, but also celebrates contemporaries such as the Burrell Brothers or Ben Cenac.
This March you can catch Soichi Terada play live all across Australia’s East Coast with stops in Eora Nation, Meanjin, Naarm, Ngunnawal and Boorloo on the West Coast. As well as festival performances at the iconic Golden Plains Festival on March 12th and over the pond in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland, New Zealand) for Beacon Festival 2023.
Saturday 4th March - Boorloo / Perth - System Warehouse
Wednesday 8th March - Eora / Sydney - Club 77
Saturday 11th March - Meanjin / Brisbane - Warehouse 25
Sunday 12th March - Golden Plains Festival
Saturday 18th March - Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland - Beacon Festival
Sunday 19th March - Naarm /Melbourne - Northcote Theatre
Saturday 25th March - Ngunnawal Canberra - Sideway Bar
Sunday 26th March - Naarm / Melbourne - Whitehart Lane Bar