His interest for music started at a very young age after learning to play the recorder at school like many other children, but e-kawa took this interest to another level and began to consume classical music.
The pure beauty & harmony fascinated the young future DJ & producer.
1995 and e-kawa discovered House music and he began to buy & collect thousands of records & CD's incorporating the many different styles of House & Trance music.
His Artist name e-kawa came into use at the age of 20 at the same time he started out as a professional DJ.
His first big break came with a resident job in the biggest club in Japan "Club Complex CODE", powered and promoted by DJ ET-Q who also is the boss & manager of CODE.
2 years later and e-kawa releases his debut single "Drumroller - Ultimate Seduction" via Farm Records which is one of the most important dance labels in Japan.
Drumroller hit the number 1 position on the CISCO International Music Chart.
Drumroller was co. Produced together with Shohei Matsumoto aka HEAVENS WiRE.
This very successful partnership bore more number 1 hits in the Japanese Dance Charts, for example "The louder", "Q.U.I.T.E." and "Tears".
His solo project's Asterisk & Universal Dezign were responsible for smash remixes of Sven-R-G vs Bass T "The Sign" and Shaun Bakers's big room anthem "Xplode 2".
e-kawa's remix of "Shot - Disco Beat 2004" (Farm Records) is still classed as a club anthem in Japan to this date.
2004 was a turning point for e-kawa, after years of studying mass media he received his master of media science.
e-kawa says "Not only is the music important but also the business".
This title master of media science enabled e-kawa to start work for an advertising agency as a media planner.
In 2008 after learning the ins & outs of business he returned to the music bizz fulltime.
Summer 2008 and e-kawa embarks on a fact finding expedition to Europe taking in meetings, studio visits with such big name DJ/Producers like Bart Claessen, Ian van Dahl and together with Shaun Baker DJ's gigs in Germany.
DJ E-kawa Discography
|BAZR-20041||Heavens Wire||Proper Things (Heavens Wire vs. DJ E-Kawa Club Mix) Heavens Wire - Prizm (CD, Album)||Not On Label||BAZR-20041||Japan||2004||Sell This Version|
|FARM-0049||Various||Disco Beat (DJ E-Kawa's Sampling Paradise Mix) Various - Auto Gallery 2005 Presents "Realize" Grand Dance Trax (CD)||Farm Records||FARM-0049||Japan||2005||Sell This Version|
|FAPR-82||Drumroller / Heavens Wire / Shot (2)||Disco Beat (E-Kawas Sampling Paradise Remix) Drumroller / Heavens Wire / Shot (2) - Louder / The Sound Of Now / Disco Beat (E-kawa Sampling Paradise Remix) (12", Promo)||Farm Records||FAPR-82||Japan||2005||Sell This Version|
|FAPR-111||Various||Doop (Dj e-kawa's Sampling Paradise Mix) (as Dj e-kawa) and 1 more… Various - Mega Trance 06 (12", Comp, Promo)||Farm Records||FAPR-111||Japan||2006||Sell This Version|
|FAPR-116||Various||Call On Me (asterisk* Telephone Call Mix) Various - Mega Trance 07 (12", Promo)||Farm Records||FAPR-116||Japan||2007||Sell This Version|
|AVCD-38223||Various||Disco Beat (Dj E-kawa's Sampling Paradise Mix) Various - Cyber Trance 10th Anniversary (CD, Comp, Mixed)||Avex Trax||AVCD-38223||Japan||2011||Sell This Version|
|HRD-019||Nish Vs. Pandora (14)||Atlantic Sky (DJ E-kawa Electro Remix) Nish Vs. Pandora (14) - Atlantic Sky (4xFile, MP3, 320)||Harderground Recordings||HRD-019||Japan||2011|
|FAPR-43||Shot (2)||Disco Beat (E-Kawa's Sampling Paradise Mix) (as E-Kawa) Shot (2) - Disco Beat (12", Single, Promo)||Farm Records||FAPR-43||Japan||Unknown||Sell This Version|
|none||Mind-R / Drumroller||Ultimate Seduction (Original Mix) Mind-R / Drumroller - Enola Gay / Ultimate Seduction (12", Promo)||Farm Records||none||Japan||2003||Sell This Version|
|TOCP-64328||Various||君をのせて (as R.Iikawa) Various - Cover★Trance (CD, Mixed, Comp)||i-Dance||TOCP-64328||Japan||2006||Sell This Version|
|FARM-0081||Various||Rem (Original Mix) Various - Trance Japan Festa Session 01 - Japanese Top Artists (CD, Comp, P/Mixed)||Farm Records||FARM-0081||Japan||2007||Sell This Version|