Picture taken by RichInMN, found on Flickr
Thanks to everyone who voted for the SoundCloud Local City this week! The city that won was Osaka, Japan — and nice choice, everyone! There are a great amount of talented SoundClouders hanging about in Osaka and capturing/creating some cool sounds. Check ’em out!
Born in 1986 in Osaka, Kazuki is a music composer and performer. He’s into electro acoustics and also, taking photographs to go along with his relaxing tracks. You can check out his Tumblr here to see these images and listen to his tracks at the same time. Of course, all his tracks are located below for your ears’ convenience.
As a child, Scott (also known as The Outsider) preferred to stay inside and watch animated TV shows. When he became a teenager, he started listening to punk rock, industrial, acid and other electronic music, unlike the rest of his classmates, so he called himself The Outsider. Hear what he’s created below!
Yamadub is a sound designer based in Osaka. He creates music and sound effects for games, cartoons, television commercials, soundscapes, and the list goes on. He likes to perform live with a variety of electronic instruments as well, especially hardware synthesizers. Have a listen to what he has in store.
Yuji Ninomiya, otherwise known as You Ninomiya, enjoys uploading experimental and classical music to the ‘Cloud, and he’s creating some sort of soundtrack. We don’t have any details on it but you can hear bits and pieces of this below in the grey player — so far, it sounds pretty good!
Deebers Soundlab was created earlier this year and focuses on improvisations and structured arrangements of music. They can be described as indie alternative, and at times, ambient. They’re hoping for a reaction out of you, and if they get one, let them know — it’ll make them happy.
And if you want more, head over here.
Are you based in Osaka? If so, please contribute to the group on SoundCloud here.
Like always, we’re encouraging you to keep an eye on Meetup.com to see if a SoundCloud meetup is coming your way, and if there isn’t, feel free to start your own!