DJ Scotch Egg

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DJ Scotch Egg
DJ Scotch Egg on stage at the 2008 Sonar festival in Barcelona
DJ Scotch Egg on stage at the 2008 Sonar festival in Barcelona
Background information
Birth nameShigeru Ishihara
Also known asShiez 2000
Scotch Grind
OriginTokyo, Japan
  • Musician
  • producer
  • DJ
Instrument(s)Nanoloop, Loudspeaker
Years active2003–present
  • Wrong Music
  • Adaadat
  • Load

Shigeru Ishihara, better known by the stage name DJ Scotch Egg, is a Japanese producer of chiptune/gabba music based in Berlin, Germany.[1][2]

He has released music on the Wrong Music label and Adaadat, and was signed to Load Records after Lightning Bolt were impressed by his music.[3] A new album entitled Scotch Hausen was released in Spring 2007.

Contributions with other artists include Ove-Naxx, Hrvatski (Keith Fullerton Whitman), Mike Paradinas, Duracell, Bong-Ra, The Pipettes and The Go! Team.[citation needed]

Shige has recorded improvised music collaboratively with Ashley Marlowe and Sam Dook under the moniker Same Things.[citation needed] Two tracks have so far been released through Junior Aspirin Records.[4][5]



  • Shiez 2000 demos
  • Scotch Dub (2006, The Compliants Department)


  • "Scotch Chicken" 7" single, Wrong Music, 2005
  • "Scotch Vader" (featuring additional remixes by Ove-Naxx and Bong-Ra; Netherlands only) Kriss Records, 2006
  • "Scotch Bach" (features additional remixes by Aaron Spectre and Shitmat, unreleased.)
  • "Scotchy & Shitty - Rave Like A Headless Chicken" (split with Shitmat) 12" single, Wrong Music, 2008


  • KFC Core, Adaadat, 2005
  • スコッチエッグのハードコア・チップチューン大百科 (Japanese only album, released on De-Fragment records[6] title translates as "Scotch Egg's Encyclopedia Of Hardcore Chiptune") 2007
  • Scotch Hausen (Adaadat/Very Friendly/Wrong Music) 2007
  • Drumized (Load Records, 2008)

Compilation appearances[edit]

  • 'Yeah Man Thanks' (as Shiez 2000) on That's What I Call Wrong Music Volume 4 (Wrong Music, 2004)
  • 'Scotch Forest' on Whatever (Wrong Music, 2005)
  • 'Scotch Boy' on Remove Celebrity Centre (Junior Aspirin Records, 2006)
  • 'Switched on Scotch Bach 10' on Etc (Wrong Music, 2006)
  • 'Scotch Forrest' & 'Scotch Chicken' on OverKill (on Overkill, 2006)
  • 'Scotch Grind' on NUCD#02 (on Numusic records, 2007)


  • 'Untitled'(with Duracell) and a Live noise set at ICA with Hrvatski on Trade & Distribution Almanac Volume 3 (Adaadat, 2006)
  • 'Youth Pixxel' (with Germlin) on Youth Pixel album (Adaadat, 2006)
  • 'Punchingcones' (with Toxic Lipstick and Kunt) appears on The Rebirth Of The Fool Volume 3 (Dualplover, 2006)
  • 'Oodanhodoh Jya Massive Shoco-shocore (Ovnx And ScotchEgg Mashed U Shit)' (with Ove-Naxx) on Ove-Chan Dancehall
  • 'Scotch Pine' with Pine Forest on Infinite Chug
  • 'Brew' with Same Things on ASP 008 'Remove Celebrity Centre' CD compilation.[7]
  • 'Toothache' with Same Things on ASP 014 'Skill 7 Stamina 12[8] - Toilet[9] - Same Things' limited vinyl 12", 200 copies Junior Aspirin Records.


  1. ^ Sadiq, Attiq (May 22, 2008). "Scotch Bach 2 by DJ Scotch Egg". The Times. Retrieved 2010-02-18.
  2. ^ Kennedy, Adam (2008-07-09). "The scrambled sounds of DJ Scotch Egg". Retrieved 2010-02-18.
  3. ^ "a biography of DJ Scotch Egg". Archived from the original on March 3, 2006. Retrieved 2010-02-18.
  4. ^ "REMOVE CELEBRITY CENTRE | Junior Aspirin Records".
  5. ^ "SAME THINGS | Junior Aspirin Records".
  6. ^ "DJ Scotch Egg - Encyclopedia Of Hardcore Chiptune". Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  7. ^ "JUNIOR ASPIRIN RECORDS - REMOVE CELEBRITY CENTRE - ASP008". 2006-11-20. Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2010-02-18.
  8. ^ "SKILL 7 STAMINA 12 op MySpace Music – Gratis gestreamde MP3's, foto's en Videoclips". Retrieved 2010-02-18.
  9. ^ "TOILET op MySpace Music – Gratis gestreamde MP3's, foto's en Videoclips". Retrieved 2010-02-18.