There are at least two artist with name Makoto:
1. Based in Tokyo, Makoto Shimizu, better known as simply Makoto, is Japan's chief Drum & Bass ambassador. After completing an Acoustic Engineering major at Nippon University, Makoto first signed with LTJ Bukem's legendary Good Looking Records back in 1999.
Since then he has gone from strength to strength, releasing a long string of quality music in the form of singles and EP's, but also on the famous 'Earth' and 'Progression Sessions' compilation albums. 2003 saw the release of his much anticipated debut album 'Human Elements'this album was widely praised as the transition of 70's Soul into the 21st century. also "Progression Sessions Japan Live 2003" with Deeizm, recorded live from Space Lab Yellow in Tokyo was an absolute gem.
2005 - 2006
Makoto is now ready to spread his wings. With both remixes and original music already out or set for release on labels such as Renegade Recording, Liquid V, Bingo, Hospital and Innerground as well as a second album 'Believe In My Soul' due for release on Good Looking very soon, the future is looking bright for the Tokyo native.
As for deejaying, Makoto, together with Deeizm MC has travelled across the world (the U.K., Europe, America, Brazil, Australia, Asia and Japan are just some of the places they have visited) and has become one of the most sought-after deejays on the Drum&Bass circuit.Makoto's sets are characterised by the same jazzed-out and soulful music that he is known for as a producer.
Recent releases include:
Makoto & DJ T-ak - Voyager (Hospital)
DJ Marky,Makoto & A-sides - Tonight (Innerground)
Sonic & Makoto - Tearing Soul (Space)
Makoto "Believe In My Soul" LP (Good Looking)
Atlantic Connection ft. Makoto - Gravity (Westbay)
Makoto & Greg Packer -Science Fiction / Pleasure (Interpahse)
Makoto - The Way Of The Warrior /Hurinkazan (Deep Kutz)
Makoto & Specialist - Pachinko / A Different Story (Advanced)
Makoto & Kabuki ft. Deeizm - Look Of Love (Liquid V)
London Elektricity - Rewind(Makoto Remix) (Hospital)
DJ Marky & XRS - Moments Of Lust (Makoto Remix) (Innerground)
DJ Patife ft. Cleveland Watkiss - Overjoyed(Makoto Remix) (Innerground)
La Funken - Stand Up (Makoto Remix) (Bingo beats)
Kabuki ft. Cleveland Watkiss - Speed Of Sound (Precision)
Alaska - Aerosoul (Makoto remix) (Vibes recordings)
2. makoto is also nick name of Doujin artist that releases songs (touhou arranges) under AIR WINDOW label.
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