Anchorsong AKA Masaaki Yoshida has become globally recognised for his unique live shows, which many have described as “like watching a painter drawing on a white canvas” as he creates electronic music completely live using a sampler (MPC2500) and a keyboard, right in front of the audience.
Supporting the likes of Bonobo, Prefuse 73, DJ Krush, Daedelus, Jaga Jazzist and Shigeto has established Anchorsong in the top tier of live beatmakers. Whilst famous mainly for his solo performance, the show is often augmented with a live string section which takes the spectacle somewhere even more enveloping and atmospheric.
After wowing crowds at SXSW 2009, Anchorsong has made appearances at festivals from South East Asia to all corners of Europe, whilst also taking his live set to the airwaves, with live sessions for Huw Stephens’ “In New Music We Trust” show in early 2010 and then for globetrotting tastemaking pioneers Boiler Room in 2012.
Continuing to push out to wider audiences in 2016 and beyond with a more electrifying and diverse set than ever, Anchorsong is in no hurry to relinquish his hard earned reputation.
“Anchorsong is absolute fire” – Giles Peterson (BBC6 Music)