DJ E-kawa

DJ E-kawa

Real Name:
Ryo Iikawa
"e-kawa" recognized due to his unique DJ style and producing skills operates from his home base in Tokyo Japan.

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.
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DJ E-kawa Discography Tracks


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