Susumu Yokota

Real Name:
横田進 (Yokota Susumu)
Profile:
Japanese techno and ambient composer (used mainly the katakana of name: ススム・ヨコタ).

Born: 22 April 1960 in Toyama, Toyama Prefecture, Japan.
Died: 27 March 2015 in Japan (aged 54).

Yokota was well known as an artist releasing music across styles of electronic, ambient, and avant-garde fields. He was also a house & techno music DJ in the earlier part of his career.

He is probably best known outside of Japan for the releases he did on British labels The Leaf Label and latterly Lo Recordings, though he also released much stuff on his own Japanese Skintone label.
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HH LP 3 The Frankfurt-Tokyo Connection — Susumu Yokota Yokota* The Frankfurt-Tokyo Connection (Album) Harthouse HH LP 3 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
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Srcd. 101 Acid Mt.Fuji = 赤富士 — Susumu Yokota ススム ヨコタ* Acid Mt.Fuji = 赤富士 (Album) Sublime Records (3) Srcd. 101 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
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HH 1036-2 Cat, Mouse And Me — Susumu Yokota Yokota* Cat, Mouse And Me (Album) Harthouse HH 1036-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
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STR02, STR 02 Image 1983 - 1998 — Susumu Yokota Susumu Yokota Image 1983 - 1998 (Album) Skintone, Skintone STR02, STR 02 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
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NSC-CD002 Greenpeace — Susumu Yokota Susumu Yokota Presents Stevia Susumu Yokota Presents Stevia - Greenpeace (Album) NS-Com NSC-CD002 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
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STR01 Magic Thread — Susumu Yokota Susumu Yokota Magic Thread (Album) Skintone STR01 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
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SBL 12 LP 1998 — Susumu Yokota Susumu Yokota 1998 (Album) Sublime Records (3) SBL 12 LP Japan 1998 Sell This Version
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SBLLP015 1999 — Susumu Yokota Susumu Yokota 1999 Sublime Records (3) SBLLP015 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
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STR03 Sakura — Susumu Yokota Susumu Yokota Sakura (Album) Skintone STR03 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
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STR04 Mix — Susumu Yokota Susumu Yokota Mix(CD, Album) Skintone STR04 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
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SBLLP017 Zero — Susumu Yokota Susumu Yokota Zero (Album) Sublime Records (3) SBLLP017 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
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BAY 20V Will — Susumu Yokota Susumu Yokota Will (Album) Skintone BAY 20V UK 2001 Sell This Version
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BAY 17CD Grinning Cat — Susumu Yokota Susumu Yokota Grinning Cat (Album) Skintone BAY 17CD UK 2001 Sell This Version
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IDCS-1002 Zero Remixes — Susumu Yokota Susumu Yokota Zero Remixes(CD, Album) Sublime Records (3) IDCS-1002 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
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EXLP0202 Sound Of Sky — Susumu Yokota Susumu Yokota Sound Of Sky (Album) Sublime Records (3) EXLP0202 UK 2002 Sell This Version
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STR-08 The Boy And The Tree — Susumu Yokota Susumu Yokota The Boy And The Tree (Album) Leaf, Skintone STR-08 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
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STR-09UK Laputa — Susumu Yokota Susumu Yokota Laputa (Album) Skintone STR-09UK UK 2003 Sell This Version
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PLAY 005 CD Over Head — Susumu Yokota Susumu Yokota Over Head (Album) Play Label PLAY 005 CD Japan 2003 Sell This Version
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STR-10 Symbol — Susumu Yokota Susumu Yokota Symbol (Album) Skintone STR-10 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
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usb-003cd Baroque — Susumu Yokota Susumu Yokota Baroque(CD, Album) United Sounds Of Blue usb-003cd Japan 2004 Sell This Version
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LCD 56 Distant Sounds Of Summer — Susumu Yokota Susumu Yokota & Rothko Susumu Yokota & Rothko - Distant Sounds Of Summer (Album, MiniAlbum) Lo Recordings LCD 56 UK 2005 Sell This Version
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LCD57 Wonder Waltz — Susumu Yokota Susumu Yokota Wonder Waltz (Album) Skintone LCD57 UK 2006 Sell This Version
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KOPLAT-01 Triple Time Dance — Susumu Yokota Susumu Yokota Triple Time Dance(CD, Mixed) Koplatiko KOPLAT-01 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
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STR-13 Love Or Die — Susumu Yokota Susumu Yokota Love Or Die (Album) Skintone STR-13 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
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HH D 005-4 Psychic Dance — Susumu Yokota Yokota* Psychic Dance (Album) Harthouse Digital HH D 005-4 Germany 2009

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pauzer

pauzer

September 6, 2021
Susumu's prolific body of work distinguishes him as a true master of his craft. His sample library is impeccably chosen and masterfully manipulated to generate moods ranging from eerie to exuberant. I would love to have had the opportunity to listen to Susumu speak about his work, if he were interested. The unique nature of each chosen sample and the way in which they are manipulated begs the question. There must be a story behind each one.
bobaJett

bobaJett

March 16, 2021
edited about 1 year ago
Susumu is looking down on his legacy and all of you wonderful souls digging his music, generating joy each time the record spins; drinking tea, and patiently waiting for the next life :)

and a small tribute to Jun Seba - another Japanese pioneer lost to unfortunate circumstance
bugglesman1993

bugglesman1993

January 12, 2021
Rest in peace, sir. A true visionary who's gifted me some restful nights of sleep.
reachin_records

reachin_records

August 30, 2018
A true MASTER.... May God bless your soul Susumu for the beautiful, reflective and deep music you left this planet.
3DMZ

3DMZ

December 7, 2017
What a great pity. I just found out about his death reading these comments and the tears come to my eyes. I am really sad, his music seemed to me of incomparable beauty. I wish him the best, wherever he is. His legacy will last forever.
amaguri903

amaguri903

March 27, 2016
I think that his spirit is still alive.... I love him.
ajmedway

ajmedway

January 27, 2016
edited over 7 years ago
I was in musical and personal mourning when I discovered last year that Susumu had died... man what a loss to electronic music, yet let's flip this around: what a gain to electronic music his life was! If you are reading this I implore you to seek out and listen to his works - a breath-takingly innovative man with amazing ideas and limitless ability. A real fucking legend type-of-guy. RIP mate, thanks for everything! Alec x
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manu_archeo

manu_archeo

January 7, 2016
I knew it today... :( ...so sad news. I totally agree - this pure Soul produced such humble, human, meditative and emotive Music.
Thank you Susumu!!! :)
EdRobot

EdRobot

July 31, 2015
RIP :(
FrankRMaxInsight

FrankRMaxInsight

July 14, 2015
A great one has left us...
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