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Goth-Trad performing at DMZ, london in May 2008.jpg
Goth-Trad performing at DMZ, London, in May 2008
Background information
Birth name Takeaki Maruyama
Genres Dubstep
Occupation(s) Producer, DJ
Labels Deep Medi, Body Electric Records, Popgroup Recordings
Website Official Website

Takeaki Maruyama, better known by his stage name Goth-Trad, is a Japanese dubstep musician.[1] He began composing dubstep in 2006 after being inspired by Wiley's "Morgue".[2] He has produced five albums, the latest of which - Psionics - is due for release in September 2016. His last album New Epoch was released on Mala's Deep Medi label.[3] Goth-Trad also runs an underground music night in Shibuya, Tokyo, called "Back To Chill".[4][5][6] He has also experimented with other genres and styles in more recent years.[7]


  1. ^ Ryce, Andrew (6 January 2011). "Goth-Trad - Two Face". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  2. ^ McBride, Blair (9 February 2010). "Goth-Trad Interview". Kmag. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Fintoni, Laurent (18 March 2012). "Goth Trad - New Epoch". FACT. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Hadfield, James (26 January 2012). "Goth-Trad: the interview". Time Out Japan. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  5. ^ McBride, Blair (19 March 2010). "Japan's dubstep forges own path". The Japan Times. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Ryce, Andrew (10 June 2016). "Goth-Trad reveals new album, Psionics". 
  7. ^ Jansson, Arni (2012). "Goth-Trad hatches postdisaster pop". Japan Times. 

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