- Release Date 2013-09-23
- Label Intacto
- Catalog INTAC048
Born to a German mother and a Japanese craftsman, Ray Kajioka was named after the Soul and Jazz legend Ray Charles, as if his parents predicted his musical future. As a kid, Rayd like to jingle on any object around him, whether itd be his moms cooking pots or plastic bowls. I felt the music in me always, Ray says. At 14, his parents gave him piano lessons, but he soon found out hed much rather pay popular music by ear. Hardly a day went by that Ray wasnt sitting in front of his Yamaha keyboard. By playing different variations of a song-theme Ray realized that he could actually create his own music. Thats when he got serious with music.
So he took to DJ-ing in 1995. When joining a mix session in a underground techno club in town he decided to get his own turntables, mixer and vinyls. He spent hours and hours behind the decks each day and soon recorded sets on tapes made their way. After several DJ-residencies and productions he found his true calling.
Ray Kajiokas has a distinct and striking style, with a warm, spheric and impulsive sound. His live performances and productions encompass all elements of modern techno/nu-house sound, but have its feet firmly planted in the roots of Detroit techno. The typical Ray-sound, as some call it, is appreciated all around the globe and have taken him worldwide.
And now also to Intacto Records, where he releases for the first time. Shaking Trees is a warm, deep and delicious EP that is another notch on Rays techno glory belt.
A: Shaking Trees
B2: Pots And Pans