Risa Taniguchi

CLR / Second State / Kneaded Pains

  幼少の頃からクラシック音楽に傾倒し、ピアノをはじめトロンボーンやバイオリン等の管弦楽に慣れ親しむ。 東京外国語大学在籍中にクラブミュージックと出会い、2008年より本格的なDJ活動を開始。 東ロンドンのアンダーグラウンドシーンで直に受けた影響を軸として国内でのキャリアを積む一方、ADEへの出演やヨーロッパでのツアーを成功させるなど、DJ・プロデューサーとして国内のみならず着実に全世界からの認知度を高めてきた。
デビュー作 ’What Are You Doin’ が2018年Lyase Recordings (Italy) よりリリースされると、Maceo Plex、Charlotte de Witte、Daniel Averyらによって強力な支持を得る。その直後にはMaetrikやANNAなどのリリースで知られるClash Lion (Spain) から ‘Ambush’ EPをリリース。同作は、Beatport Leftfield Techno & Houseチャートでトップリリース最高5位を記録し、世界中のDJ達によってBBC Radio 1をはじめとする様々な番組でプレイされる。その後もPan-Pot主宰のSecond State、Dense & Pika主宰のKneaded Painsなどより常に精力的なEPリリースを重ね、ベルリンのWatergate、オランダの Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) にてSecond Stateのショーケース出演に抜擢されるなどヨーロッパでの認知度を着実に得た。 2022年には元Princeのエンジニアとしても知られるBlack Asteroidとのコラボレーションを行い、Chris LiebingのCLRより’Acid Flesh’ EPがリリース。硬派で中毒性のあるダークなサウンドで構成される自身の音楽を探求し続けている。

Risa Taniguchi is arriving at the forefront of the dark techno wave that has washed over the underground in recent years. The Tokyo born - and based - artist has spent the last four years cultivating a lo-fi sound of distorted textures,fizzing synths and a quietly burning energy, which consumes all who hear it.
Preferring to play sets which are "late night, for the weirdos", Risa has a knack for getting crowds in a nocturnal trance, before delivering shocks and surprises with a curious motif or unpredictable element. For those who like to cut loose in a dark environment, she is the perfect selector.
In the studio as well as the club, Risa focuses on the drums, programming kicks that bring visceral and often aggressive thrills next to a uniquely addictive layer of well designed snares and hi hats. Her signature has become her own subtle and intriguing vocal samples, best heard on Slipped My Mind and This Guy.
She adds layers of acid bass and an always raw, edgy aesthetic. Having
experienced them first hand whilst living in London, in 2010, Risa also has an enduring love of underground UK bass sounds, which can be heard in many of
her tracks. The multi-talented act is also formally trained and a skilled player of the piano, who continues to play daily. Since her first release back in 2018, Risa has attracted high profile interest from
A-list players Amelie Lens, Dense & Pika, Pan Pot, Perc and Daniel Avery; has hit the Top 5 of the Beatport's Leftfield Techno Chart and played everywhere
from De Marktkantine in Amsterdam to Watergate in Berlin, and of course all
the most revered spaces all across Japan including Contact, Womb, and Vent.
Despite the pandemic, the recent years have proven to be a high watermark for
Risa as she has delivered a continuous flow of new music, primarily on Pan
Pot’s Second State and on Dense & Pika’s Kneaded Pains. With both of these
mighty techno duos giving Risa their support and platforms, it has enabled her to start taking her first major footsteps into Europe, picking up her first headline bookings there.
In 2022, she teams up for the first time together with Black Asteroid, a former engineer for Prince, and the duo delivered three gritty, hard-hitting techno tracks on Chris Liebing's CLR.