Just a few years after his first releases in 2012, Tomohiko Sagae already became a household name in the international rhythmic noise (aka. power noise) scene, a genre has its roots in the ’90s when some artists started to incorporate the monotonous rhythms of techno into industrial music, resulting in an extremely heavy, yet danceable mixture. After several EPs, in 2017 he released his first full-length Sensory Deprivation, on Germany’s Hands, one of the most important rhythmic noise labels… where he will also drop a new 12″ later this week (Entertaintemnt, limited to 200 copies, available here), followed by an appearance at Forms Of Hands, the label’s festival. He will also do some club shows around Europe, including one in Budapest, Hungary and he did a new, exclusive mix for that party’s promoters. Published on their Mixcloud page, the excellent new mix mostly displays his techno side, so I also picked two older mixes, one from two and one from four years ago, that explore the rhythmic noise territories.

2019.04.27 – Germany, Bönen: Forms Of Hands 19 (info / fb event)
2019.04.30 – Hungary, Budapest: LÄRM (fb event)
2019.05.02 – UK, London: Islington Metal Works (fb event)
2019.05.04 – France, Paris: Cremaster 002 @ Warehouse Paris (fb event)