Susumu Yokota

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Susumu Yokota
Background information
Also known as
  • Ebi
  • Stevia
  • Tenshin
Born1961[1]
OriginJapan
Died (aged 54)
GenresAmbient
Years activec.1992-2014

Susumu Yokota (横田 進 Yokota Susumu, or ススム・ヨコタ Susumu Yokota; born 1961 – March 27, 2015) was a Japanese composer. He released several albums under pseudonyms including Stevia, Ebi, and others.[2]

Yokota worked as an economist before working as a DJ and producer.[3] Yokota was well known in the English-speaking independent music scene for his albums of experimental ambient music, including albums like Acid Mt. Fuji and Sakura. He also had a long career as a house music DJ and released several highly regarded albums of house music.[2]

Death[edit]

Susumu Yokota died on March 27, 2015, aged 54, after a long period of illness.[2][4][5]

Discography[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Susumu Yokota". Lo Recordings. Archived from the original on October 16, 2018. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Influential ambient musician Susumu Yokota has died aged 54". FACT magazine. 14 July 2015. Archived from the original on 14 July 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  3. ^ Martin, Lauren (31 July 2018). "The month's best mixes: Gigsta, Susumu Yokota and 25 years of Dutch dynamo Clone". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 4 August 2021. Retrieved 4 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Susumu Yokotaが逝去". natalie.mu (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 14 July 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  5. ^ Morley, Tony. "Susumu Yokota RIP". The Leaf Label Ltd. Archived from the original on 14 July 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015.