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Sota Fujimori
Also known as SOTA, SySF, dj MAX STEROID
Born (1976-11-10) November 10, 1976 (age 40)
Origin White flag containing solid red circle Tokyo, Japan
Genres Techno, Electronic, Trance
Occupation(s) Composer
Instruments Piano, synthesizer
Years active 1998-present
Labels Konamistyle
Associated acts Cyborg Akemi
Website mp.i-revo.jp/user.php/sota/
Notable instruments
synthesizer

Sota Fujimori (藤森 崇多 Fujimori Sōta?) is composer from Tokyo, Japan who composed songs for the BEMANI Series music video games. He has been a staff composer for the KONAMI Corporation in Japan since 1998.

Early life[edit]

Sota was born on November 10, 1976 in Tokyo. He spent some of his childhood in the London area, where he said was inspired by various English funk bands as well as the synth-pop bands of the time. Also, Sota was impressed by game soundtrack of GRADIUS when he was young, the motive that he decided to become composer. Also, Sota first met with synthesizer when he was attending middle school, and he became enthusiastic at synthesizer. Sota graduated Keio Senior High School, and he later attended to Berklee College of Music in US majoring in synthesizer. He entered to KONAMI Computer Entertainment Tokyo in 1998, and made his debut by making soundtrack of game ‘Gungage’.[1]

Work in KONAMI[edit]

Sota mainly composes Epic house, Trance, especially Psychedelic Trance, and Synthpop, especially songs for BEMANI series. Also, he often features the robotic vocals, such as ‘Cyborg Akemi’, or other robotic-sounding vocals by synthesizer.He uses detune, flanging, syncopation more than other BEMANI artists. However, he has composed orchestra song for other game, not music video games. Sota usually use synthesizer at his songs, and he also has much enthusiasm at synthesizer. He has more than 60 hardware synthesizers and numerous software synthesizers as well. Also, He often provides a tone for software synthesizer. Also, he is very expert at synthesizer, his co-worker DJ YOSHITAKA says to him ‘Walking Synthesizer Dictionary’.[2]

He debuted at BEMANI series in 2001 by DanceDanceRevolution 5thMIX CS with song ‘Do It Right’. Firstly, he only worked for DDR for a while, but he take a role of beatmania IIDX 10th style and became main artist. He is also a regular composer for pop'n music since pop'n music 13, jubeat since jubeat ripples, GuitarFreaks / DrumMania since GuitarFreaks XG & DrumMania XG, and REFLEC BEAT since its beginning. He also still contributes occasionally to the DanceDanceRevolution series. He also composed the system BGM for SOUND VOLTEX BOOTH in 2012.[3]

Sota is also a regular contributor to KOMANI’s non-BEMANI titles since when he composed song for ‘Gungage’. He have composed songs for Castlevania Chronicles, Contra series, the Winning Eleven series, both Rumble Roses titles, the QUIZ MAGIC ACADEMY series, and Road Fighter.

Known Original Works for Games[edit]

List of Sota's Synthesizer[edit]

Below is a list of synthesizers that Sota owns. The list was originally on Sota's fansite.

  • Alesis ANDROMEDA A6
  • ARP Odyssey (Rev.3)
  • Clavia nordrack2
  • Emu Ultra Proteus
  • KORG MS20
  • KORG Trinity plus
  • KORG TR-Rack
  • KORG triton rack
  • Novation Super BassStationRack
  • Novation A-Station
  • Novation Supernova2
  • Oberheim Matrix 1000
  • Oberheim OBMX
  • Roland SH-101
  • Roland TB-303
  • Roland JUNO106S
  • Roland JD-990
  • Roland XV-5080
  • Sequential Circuits Prophet5 (Rev.3)
  • Sequential Circuits Prophet600
  • Studio Electronics MIDIMINI (minimoog rack)
  • Studio Electronics SE1
  • Studio Electronics ATC1
  • YAMAHA KX5
  • YAMAHA TX81Z
  • YAMAHA SY99
  • YAMAHA EX5S
  • YAMAHA MOTIF ES7

His other Works[edit]

File:Sota Fujimori gag.jpg
Sota Fujimori's wordplay (koyaji gag), Chōshoku tabete chō Shokku!! (Super shock to eat breakfast!)

Since 2008, Sota releases his individual album. In this album, there are original songs, extend and arrange of his BEMANI songs, and remix of other artist’s songs. His first album, SYNTHESIZED was released on August 29, 2008, second album, SYNTHESIZED 2 was released on January 28, 2010, and third album, SYNTHESIZED 3 was released on June 9, 2011. His recent album is SYNTHESIZED 4, which is released on November 21, 2012 at KONAMI style.[3]

Also, Sota is member of ‘Beatnation Records’, which is group of BEMANI artists that is more weighed to communicating with fans and remixing other artist’s songs. His co-worker of Beatnation Records are DJ YOSHITAKA,dj TAKA, L.E.D., Ryu☆, and kors k.

Sota is also fixed writer of DTM(Desk Top Musician) Magazine as a BEMANI artist, which is Japan’s instrument magazine. He often writes about synthesizer. He also releases original song as an append of the magazine.

He is also known as wordplay (he calls it koyaji gag (コヤジギャグ Koyajigyagu?)), so he plays it in video, interview and event related to BEMANI.[2]

Composed Songs[edit]

BEMANI Songs[edit]

Song Artist Game Genre
beatmania IIDX series
Back Into The Light Sota Fujimori beatmania IIDX 10th style 2STEP POP TRANCE
Rise'n Beauty Sota feat. Cyborg Akemi beatmania IIDX 10th style TRANCE
ANDROMEDA Sota Fujimori beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED PSYCHEDELIC GOA TRANCE
The Hope of Tomorrow Sota Fujimori beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED CYBORG TRANCE
PLASMA Sota Fujimori beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY SYNTHESIZED TECHNO
100% minimoo-G Sota Fujimori beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY SYNTHESIZED PROGRESSIVE ROCK
Just a Little Smile Sota Fujimori beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY CS NU SKOOL BREAKS
Look To The Sky (cyber True Color) Sota Fujimori beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD TRANCE
Winning Eleven9 Theme (IIDX EDITION) Sota Fujimori beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD NU BIGBEAT BREAKS
with you... Sota Fujimori beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD FUNK'N JAZZ HOUSE
Go Beyond!! Ryu☆ Vs. Sota beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD CS TRANCE CORE
Hybrid Landscape Sota Fujimori beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD CS TEC-DRUM'N'BASS
ANDROMEDA II Sota Fujimori beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD PSYCHEDELIC SYNTH TRANCE
Cyber Force Sota Fujimori feat. cyborg AKEMI beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD CYBORG TRANCE
The Story Begins SADA & SOTA beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD CS EPIC TRANCE
beatonic nation Sota Fujimori beatmania IIDX 15 DJ TROOPERS TECH-TRONIKA
State of the Art Sota Fujimori feat. Cyborg Akemi beatmania IIDX 15 DJ TROOPERS TECHNOTRONICA
Battle Train -IIDX Edition- Sota Fujimori beatmania IIDX 15 DJ TROOPERS CS HARD DANCE
Arabian Rave Night dj MAX STEROID beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS ARABIC HARDCORE
Fly Above Sota Fujimori beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS DREAM TRANCE
Back Into The Light-Feelings Won't Fade Vocal Mix- Sota Fujimori beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS + PREMIUM BEST TRANCE
Electrorgasm Sota Fujimori beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS + PREMIUM BEST ELECTRO
with me... Sota Fujimori feat. Kemy beatmania IIDX 17 SIRIUS ELECTRO
DENJIN AKATSUKINI TAORERU -SF PureAnalogSynth Mix- Remixed by Sota Fujimori beatmania IIDX 17 SIRIUS PSYCHE TRANCE
Never Fade Away Sota Fujimori feat. dj MAX STEROID beatmania IIDX 18 Resort Anthem IIDX HANDZ UP!!
Take Me Higher Sota Fujimori feat.Sachi beatmania IIDX 18 Resort Anthem SYNTHETIC ELECTRO
Lucky Days Sota Fujimori feat. Kanako Hoshino beatmania IIDX 19 Lincle DREAM TRANCE
prompt w×s ft.*spiLa* beatmania IIDX 19 Lincle NU PROGESSIVE
CONCEPTUAL Sota Fujimori 2nd Season beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro HARD REVOLUTION
Fractal Sota Fujimori beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro CYBER PROGRESSIVE
GRADIUS 2012 Sota Fujimori beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro KONAMI REMIX
In Heaven Sota Fujimori beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro HEAVENLY TRANCE
New Decade IIDX Edition Sota F. beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro SPEED DANCE CORE
DanceDanceRevolution Series
Do It Right SOTA feat. Ebony Fay DanceDanceRevolution 5thMIX CS -
Look to The Sky System S.F. feat. ANNA DanceDanceRevolution 5thMIX CS -
Kind Lady OKUYATOS DDRMAX: DanceDanceRevolution 6thMIX JP CS -
Do It Right (Harmonized 2Step Mix) SOTA feat. Ebony Fay DDRMAX: DanceDanceRevolution 6thMIX US CS -
DROP THE BOMB -System S.F. Mix- Scotty D. DDRMAX: DanceDanceRevolution 6thMIX US CS -
DYNAMITE RAVE -Down Bird SOTA Mix- NAOKI DDRMAX: DanceDanceRevolution 6thMIX US CS -
Look To The Sky -True Color Mix- System S.F. feat. Anna DDRMAX: DanceDanceRevolution 6thMIX US CS -
Do It Right (80's Electro Mix) SOTA feat. Ebony Fay DDRMAX2: DanceDanceRevolution 7thMIX JP CS -
Kind Lady (interlude) OKUYATOS DDRMAX2: DanceDanceRevolution 7thMIX JP CS -
Look To The Sky (Trance Mix) System S.F. feat. Anna DDRMAX2: DanceDanceRevolution 7thMIX JP CS -
Forever Sunshine Chel Y. DDRMAX2: DanceDanceRevolution 7thMIX US CS -
I Need You Supa Fova feat. Jenny F. DDRMAX2: DanceDanceRevolution 7thMIX US CS -
Try 2 Luv U S.F.M.P. DDRMAX2: DanceDanceRevolution 7thMIX US CS -
Can Be Real Vision F DanceDanceRevolution Party Collection -
I Need You (Insideout Door Mix) Supa Fova DanceDanceRevolution Party Collection -
PARANOiA -Respect- .3k DanceDanceRevolution Party Collection -
Funk Boogie Funk Kid feat.KOOL BOYS DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME US CS -
MAXIMIZER CLIMAX S. DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME US CS -
Saturday Night Love SOTA feat. Brenda V. DanceDanceRevolution EXTREME 2 -
Feelings Won't Fade (Extended Trance Mix) SySF DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA -
Star Gate Heaven SySF feat. Donna Burke DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA -
Star Gate Heaven (FUTURE LOVE Mix) SySF feat. Donna Burke DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA -
Electrified SySF DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA2 -
Midnight Blaze (SySF Mix) System S.F. DanceDanceRevolution UNIVERSE3 -
New Decade Sota F. DanceDanceRevolution X2 AC -
Sky Is The Limit Sota F. feat. Anna DanceDanceRevolution X2 AC -
Fever Sota F. feat. Carol Gadsden DanceDanceRevolution X3 VS 2ndMIX -
New Beginning Sota Fujimori DanceDanceRevolution X3 VS 2ndMIX -
Blew My Mind Sota F. DanceDanceRevolution (2013) -
GuitarFreaks / DrumMania Series
You've Got 2 Get Me Sota Fujimori feat. RIO GuitarFreaksXG & DrumManiaXG -
Bangin' Breaks Sota Fujimori GuitarFreaksXG2 & DrumManiaXG2: Groove to Live -
明鏡止水 - Stop The Fire Mix
(Meikyou shisui - Stop The Fire Mix)]]
Sota Fujimori feat. Mutsuhiko Izumi GuitarFreaksXG2 & DrumManiaXG2: Groove to Live -
Give Me MORE!! Sota Fujimori GuitarFreaksXG3 & DrumManiaXG3 -
Metallic Sota Fujimori GITADORA -
OVERHEAT -Type GD- DOUBLE IMPACT GITADORA -
jubeat Series
Shining Star Sota Fujimori feat. Nagisa jubeat ripples -
Prophet Vibe Sota Fujimori feat. Calin jubeat knit -
[E] dj MAX STEROID jubeat copious -
polygon Sota Fujimori jubeat copious -
DOUBLE IMPACT DOUBLE IMPACT GuitarFreaksXG3 & DrumManiaXG3 -
Happy Sota Fujimori jubeat saucer -
Magnetic Sota Fujimori jubeat saucer -
Mother Ship Sota Fujimori jubeat saucer -
OVERHEAT -Type J- DOUBLE IMPACT jubeat saucer -
pop'n music Series
Spring Comes Around Sota Fujimori pop'n music 13 Carnival HAPPY J VOGUE
ランブルメドレー
(Rumble Medley)
cutie smashers pop'n music 13 Carnival RUMBLE ROSES
Psyche Planet-V Sota Fujimori pop'n music 14 FEVER! PSYCHEDELIC TRANCE
together 4ever Sota Fujimori feat.yoshiko pop'n music 15 ADVENTURE GARAGE HOUSE
Run To You Sota Fujimori feat.Runa pop'n music 16 PARTY♪ NEW RAVE POP
We Can Change Sota Fujimori feat. Kemy pop'n music 17 THE MOVIE CUTIE TECHNO POP
恋する東京 SF_P5 ElePop Mix
(Koisuru Tokyo SF_P5 ElePop Mix)
Parquets Rmx by Sota Fujimori pop'n music 17 THE MOVIE TOKYO ROMAN REMIX
Blow Me Up Sota Fujimori feat. Calin pop'n music 18 Sengoku Retsuden CUTIE ELE POP
So good!! Sota Fujimori feat. Kanae pop'n music 19 TUNE STREET 80's PRETTY POP
EPIC Sota Fujimori pop'n music 20 fantasia EPIC TRANCE
Brand New World VENUS pop'n music Sunny Park WITHOUT YOU TONIGHT
OVERHEAT -Type P- DOUBLE IMPACT pop'n music Sunny Park BLACK ALBUM
Smiling Sota Fujimori feat. Nagisa pop'n music Sunny Park TRICK POP
REFLEC BEAT Series
Choo Choo TRAIN -VENUS mix- VENUS REFLEC BEAT -
Need Your Love Sota Fujimori REFLEC BEAT -
Survival Games VENUS REFLEC BEAT 90's ELECTRIC POP
ANDROMEDA -SF_2011 Mix- Sota Fujimori REFLEC BEAT Ver.1.5 -
1/3の純情な感情
(1/3 no Junjou na Kanjou)
VENUS REFLEC BEAT limelight -
Far Away VENUS REFLEC BEAT limelight -
LOVE IS TIMING 3tempo Produced by Sota Fujimori REFLEC BEAT limelight -
GLITTER Sota Fujimori 2nd Season REFLEC BEAT colette -Winter- -
Going My Way BONUS REFLEC BEAT colette -Winter- -
VOLTEXES Sota Fujimori REFLEC BEAT colette -Winter- -
WHITE BREATH BONUS REFLEC BEAT colette -Winter- -
Lights On Me Sota Fujimori REFLEC BEAT colette -Spring- -
OVERHEAT -Type R- DOUBLE IMPACT REFLEC BEAT colette -Spring- -
Wow Wow VENUS VENUS REFLEC BEAT colette -Spring- -
三日月
(Mikazuki)
VENUS REFLEC BEAT colette -Spring- -
Shiritsu BEMANI Gakuen
Empathetic Sota÷Des Beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro / DanceDanceRevolution (2013) / pop'n music Sunny Park / jubeat saucer / GITADORA / REFLEC BEAT collette -Spring- DRUM STEP

[3]

Known BEMANI V-Rare/Others Works[edit]

  • Look To The Sky -True Color Extended Mix- [DDRMAX -Dance Dance Revolution 6th Mix- V-Rare]
  • Kind Lady -interlude rough instrumental- [DDRMAX -Dance Dance Revolution 6th Mix- V-Rare]
  • Kind Lady (Funk Disco Extended Mix) [DDRMAX2 -Dance Dance Revolution 7th Mix- V-Rare]
  • Do It Right (Harmonized 2Step Extended Mix) [DDRMAX2 -Dance Dance Revolution 7th Mix- V-Rare]
  • Look To The Sky (Trance Extended Mix) [DDRMAX2 -Dance Dance Revolution 7th Mix- V-Rare]
  • Feelings Won't Fade (Extended Trance Mix) [DDRMAX2 -Dance Dance Revolution 7th Mix- V-Rare]
  • Kind Lady -FUTURE TRANCE MIX- [DDRMAX2 -Dance Dance Revolution 7th Mix- V-Rare]
  • Midnight Blaze (SySF Mix) [DDRMAX2 -Dance Dance Revolution 7th Mix- V-Rare]
  • i feel... (New Age Hope Mix) [DDRMAX2 -Dance Dance Revolution 7th Mix- V-Rare]
  • I Need You (Insideout Door 3Mixes) [Dance Dance Revolution Extreme Premium CD]
  • Do It Right (80's Electro Extended Mix) [Dance Dance Revolution Extreme Premium CD]
  • Look To The Sky (True Color Extended Mix) [Dance Dance Revolution Extreme Premium CD]
  • Love Is Eternity ~SF SYNTH TRANCE MIX~ [beatmania IIDX REMIX for 10th Success Anniversary]
  • 蒼い衝動 *Aoi Shodou* ~SF Cyborg TRANCE Mix~ - [TËЯRA - RËVOLUTIØN]
  • Baby Baby Gimme Your Love [Cyber Electronica R+B Mix] - [TËЯRA - RËVOLUTIØN]
  • Star Gate Heaven (Fracus' Crazy Chill Mix) [Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA USA V-Rare]
  • Star Gate Heaven (Extended Mix) [Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA OST]
  • ANDROMEDA (Extended Mix) [cyber beatnation 1st Conclusion]
  • Gradius Medley [GRADIUS ARCADE SOUNDTRACK]
  • Spring Comes Around (Extended) [Pop'n Music 13 Carnival]
  • Psyche Planet-V (Long ver) [Pop'n Music 14 FEVER!]
  • together 4ever (Extended) [Pop'n Music 15 ADVENTURE]
  • Back Into The Light -Ballad version- [from I-Revo]
  • NuMetal [from Sota Fujimori's official blog]
  • Heaven's Beat [from Sota Fujimori's official blog]
  • ACID NRG [from Sota Fujimori's official blog]
  • Nuclear [from Sota Fujimori's official blog]
  • PLASMA (More synth extended) [beatmania IIDX12 HAPPY SKY]
  • Rainbow Flyer -In The Dream Mix- [dj TAKA - milestone]
  • Can Be Real (Soul House Extended) [DDR Party Collection]
  • ANDROMEDA II (Extended Mix) [beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD]
  • i-revolution [from Sota Fujimori's official blog]
  • DENJIN AKATSUKINI TAORERU -SF PureAnalogSynth Mix- [L.E.D. - Denjin K]

Known DTM Magazine Works[edit]

  • Next Generation Syn
  • Tomorrow Wonderland [Appeared also in Winning Eleven 9, called Tomorrow Land]
  • V-Synth cyborg Trance
  • Psyche Planet-V [Appeared also in pop'n music 14 FEVER!]
  • Drumoon Bass-V
  • D50-V
  • The Blue
  • OCTOPUS [featuring Akira Yamaoka]
  • 100% ProphetV
  • 100% Analog Factory [5]

References[edit]

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