Supercozi is a Producer / Composer / Label-Owner / DJ / Author / Catalyzer embodying genre- crossing impressions , a spirit freely mixing and pushing the boundaries between east and west,while taking lengthy strides between the underground and the high-end.
Born in Yokohama , Japan , her musical odyssey started in the mid 80’s when she founded her own rock band as a vocalist /side guitarist with 3 other boys in Tokyo at age 19. They were strongly influenced by new wave and punk , and from their debut Tokyo gig, performed at all of the well known underground venues eventually playing large scale rock festivals. After their 1st. indie album, they signed with a major record label releasing 2 albums and continually touring.
For nearly 7 years , gigging and rehearsing relentlessly she learnt the basic skills on not only guitar but also bass, drums, synthesizer , even accordion !! But the band didn’t enjoy any big success . After all the endless rehearsals and tours , by the 90’s she’d had enough and quit the band.
Soon after she started teaching herself how to program and produce music with a computer. This was fun! Finally she had a spaceship with her in the captains seat . It was around 1993 and after releasing one solo album with an acid jazz/break beats/trip hop feel on another major record label , by 1997, her music started showing a stronger techno influence with a psychedelic twist.
Also in the same period she started DJ-ing.
Early 2000- she moved her base from Tokyo to the UK. In 2001, she began the Techno-Psy/ Progressive trance / Dub-downtempo unit “ZEN LEMONADE” with producer Gus Till. Their first album was released on UK’s legendary producer Youth’s label DRAGONFLY RECORDS in 2002 and received critical acclaim. Since then she ‘ve been on many dance/chillout compilations as Zen Lemonade and also as a solo artist.
She has played not only in clubs but also at many big festivals through out Europe ( Flying Rhino party / Germany, Sola luna 2000/Greece, Samothraki dance festival 2002/Greece, Kundalini /UK , etc ), Australia ( Rainbow Serpent 2000 &2006, Summer Dreaming , Milleniyum 2000,Earthcore festivals, etc), Japan (Solstice music festival 2001&2002, Nagisa festival, Anoyo the ground swell 2000 & The Rolling Thunder 2002 , etc), Mexico, USA, Thailand.
In 2002 september, after all this the non stop traveling , she had moved and set up a new base on the “Island of Gods”, BALI. She totally fell in love with this amazing place’s magnificent charm , the unique hindu culture of this magical island and all of it’s music, arts and mystical natural depth. In ancient times, the japanese believed that 8 million gods lived in nature . And in Bali , she can feel these millions of spirits are everywhere even now and its a constant inspiration for her .
In 2005, She founded her own record label “Hypo=Espresso Records” to release her kind of electronic music as well as the creations of her friends from all over the world. The label’s first release was her solo album ” “Luxury Addict ” in August 2005, followed by the first release of the” Chillpresso ” series, a stunning chill out compilation that received great feedback from all over the globe. Currently she is busy as a mother of 2 children, running the label, composing music and doing music -consultancy for high profile establishments and fashion labels and films.
She’s also highly active as a DJ & as a live act in clubs, high-end venues, festivals … keep traveling around …. keep expressing ….. keep creating …….
you can listen her songs in here … http://www.myspace.com/supercozizenlemonade / label information …. http://www.hypoespresso.com / Official website : http://www.supercozi.com