Kouhei Matsunaga

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Kohei Matsunaga
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Background information
Birth nameKohei Matsunaga
Also known asNHK
NHK yx Koyxen
Hip Hop
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, programmer, remixer
InstrumentsContact microphone
Laptop computer
Years active1992–present
LabelsSkam Records
Flying Swimming
Important Records
Mille Plateaux
Mesk Records
Associated actsNHK bs
Internet Magic

Kohei Matsunaga (aka NHK yx Koyxen) is an electronic musician and draughtsman born in 1978 in Osaka, Japan, currently residing in Osaka and Berlin, Germany.


Kohei Matsunaga grew up in Osaka, Japan, where he studied architecture and listened to hardcore techno and rap music. His interests shifted to more experimental sounds and he started to make music in 1992, focusing on experimental music.

Matsunaga has collaborated with artists such as Conrad Schnitzler, Mika Vainio, Rashad Becker, Sean Booth from Autechre, and more.


  • 1998 Upside Down (CD) Mille Plateaux
  • 2001 Split with Merzbow (CD) Tigerbeat6
  • 2002 INTO111115&111521849 / with Merzbow – Mode For Value & Intention (12") Cross Fade Enter Tainment (CFET)
  • 2002 Move Machine With Glass (CD) Gender-Less Kibbutz
  • 2002 Rudolf Eb.er & Kouhei (CD) PARA disc
  • 2002 Split with Natiho Toyota (CDr, Album, Ltd) Deserted Factory
  • 2003 Time To Move With Glass (12") Blade Records
  • 2004 Complicated High Still Now... (CDr, Ltd) Autarkeia
  • 2004 Split with John Watermann (CD) Hvexas Records
  • 2004 Split with Niko Skorpio (CD) Deserted Factory
  • 2005 Courtis_Matsunaga (CD, Album) Prele
  • 2005 For Gemini And Back To Heian (CD, Mini) Feld
  • 2006 Sensational Meets Kouhei (CD, Album, Enh, Dig) WordSound
  • 2007 YAK (with Y-tong-G, Asmus Tietchens),(CD, Ltd) Monochrome Vision
  • 2008 NHK (12") Raster noton
  • 2009 e?
  • 2010 Split with Mika Vainio (12") Important Records
  • 2010 3.Telepathics Meh in-Sect Connection (with Mika Vainio, Sean Booth) (CD) Important Record
  • 2010 Self VA. (CD) Important Records
  • 2010 Sensational meets koyxeи (LP, CD) Skam Records
  • 2011 Split with Asmus Tietchens (12") Important Records
  • 2011 NHKyx yx aka 1ch aka solo (CD) Skam Records
  • 2012 Split with SND (12") Pan
  • 2012 Dance Classics Vol.I (12") Pan
  • 2012 Dance Classics Vol.II (12") Pan
  • 2013 Dance Classics Vol.III (12") Pan
  • 2013 Drawings (Book+7") Fang Bomb
  • 2015 Hallucinogenic doom steppy verbs (12") Diagonal
  • 2015 Terepa (12") Other People

Other projects[edit]

  • NHK
  • NHK bs
  • NHK yx
  • NHK'koyxeи
  • NHK rmx
  • MOU
  • Koyxeи
  • Internet magic
  • NHK yx Koyxen
  • Terepa

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