Ryo Kawasaki & Satellites

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Ryo Kawasaki
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As a computer programmer, Kawasaki developed his own MIDI multi-tracking recording system, the"Kawasaki MIDI Workstation", in 1986. He was also fascinated by the new breed of club/dance music blossoming at that time, which fully utilized MIDI technologies in the production. This led him to produce a series of 12-inch dance singles featuring a mixture of Free Style, House, Acid House and Ambient in the late 80's. All of the production was done at his home studio, The Satellite Station, in New York with singer and musical collaborator Ilana Iguana. At the same time, he founded his own label, Satellites Records, to market these new creations to the public.

The 12-inch singles released during this time include "Electric World" (1986), "One Kiss" (1987), "No Expectations" (1987), "Say Baby I Love You" (1988), "Don't Tell Me" (1988), "Wildest Dreams" (1989), "Life is The Rhythm" (1989), "Acid Heat" (1990), and "Pleasure Garden" (1990).

He, Ilana, and their dancers performed extensively in New York dance clubs during this period,sponsored or supported mainly by Record Pools, Club Djs and Club promoters. Most of these 12-inch titles successfully charted in the top 5 of Dj's play lists, proving tremendously popular both in dance clubs and on the many radio mix shows all across the Unites States.
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Singles & EPs

ST-101 Ryo Kawasaki & Satellites - Electric World album art Ryo Kawasaki & Satellites Electric World Satellites ST-101 US 1986 Sell This Version
ST-103, ST-104 Ryo Kawasaki & Satellites - One Kiss / No Expectations album art Ryo Kawasaki & The "Satellites"* One Kiss / No Expectations(12") Satellites, Satellites ST-103, ST-104 US 1987 Sell This Version
ST-105 Ryo Kawasaki & Satellites - Say Baby I Love You album art Ryo Kawasaki & Satellites Featuring Ilana Iguana Ryo Kawasaki & Satellites Featuring Ilana Iguana - Say Baby I Love You Satellites ST-105 US 1988 Sell This Version
ST-108 Ryo Kawasaki & Satellites - Life Is The Rhythm album art Ryo Kawasaki & Satellites Life Is The Rhythm(12") Satellites ST-108 US 1989 Sell This Version
ST-107 Ryo Kawasaki & Satellites - Wildest Dreams album art Ryo Kawasaki & "Satellites"* Featuring Ilana Iguana Ryo Kawasaki & "Satellites"* Featuring Ilana Iguana - Wildest Dreams(12") Satellites ST-107 US 1989 Sell This Version
ST-109 Ryo Kawasaki & Satellites - Pleasure Garden album art Ryo Kawasaki & "Satellites"* Featuring Ilana Iguana Ryo Kawasaki & "Satellites"* Featuring Ilana Iguana - Pleasure Garden Satellites ST-109 US 1990 Sell This Version