Makoto Interview: Exclusive talk with the Japanese Drum ‘N’ Bass connoisseur
Makoto went on to complete an Acoustic Engineering major at Nippon University in Japan, when he was introduced to drum and bass through listening to the radio shows of Giles Peterson on Kiss FM and BBC Radio 1. He then began experimenting with the genre through his own compositions. To him the appeal of this relatively new form of music was simple: Drum ‘N’ Bass was just “very futuristic and cool”.
Makoto established his own imprint Human Elements Digital, known also as HE:Digital. Focusing mainly on digital releases, the label has given Makoto an opportunity to not only release his own material, but that of others as well. Now he is currently making a new album for Hospital Records that is about to be another milestone in the prolific musician’s already widely acclaimed career.
Fresh off his release “Bluebird” on Sick Music 2019, Viralbpm sat down with the Japanese Drum ‘N’ Bass connoisseur to talk about his latest tracks, future goals and events incl. Hospitality On The Beach 2019, while he also shares his thoughts on today’s electronic music scene. Read our exclusive Makoto interview below:
V1. First of all, we want to thank you for this interview. Where are you currently at?
V2. You made a big decision last year, with relocating and moving to London. How do you see this decision a couple months later? Was it worth it?
V3. What was the biggest change you experienced until now regarding your daily lifestyle?
V4. What do you miss from home the most?
V5. Did this have already some kind of impact regarding your focus on recording music and working on new tracks?
Makoto: I’m not so sure yet, but it might have. Making new music during weekdays and testing it out at the weekends in the club and then making some changes etc… Things like that were always difficult in Japan as I didn’t have as many gigs and people weren’t so open minded for unreleased music like they are here.