A unique producer with a unique style, Goth-Trad (of Rebel Familia) has emerged from the Japanese electronic scene in the last few years as one of the most arresting artists from his generation. Freely playing samplers, keyboards and even self-made instruments, ‘The Sound Originator’ Goth-Trad creates remarkable dance music with an abstract approach.
From abstract electronica to noise, from dub and reggae to jungle and rave music, grime to dubstep, Goth-Trad has always experimented and in the process developed his own unique style: blending influences and delivering music that is constantly evolving.
Invited by Mala in 2007 to play at the now legendary DMZ night, Goth-Trad became the first artist to play a live show at the event, showcasing his own take on the sound pioneered by so many of the DJs and producers who have appeared on the bill in the past. His eclectic and varied live show received an exceptional reception from the crowd, showing how far his sound had travelled since he started more than ten years ago.
As Hyperdub label head Kode 9 put it ‘Goth-Trad is a one-man army’, relentlessly working on spreading his music as far and to as many people as possible.
GOTH-TRAD PLAYS THE PURE FILTH BASS OASIS AT COACHELLA 2011 ON SATURDAY, APRIL 16 FROM 4:45PM-5:45PM