AOKI takamasa / Born in Osaka, 1976. Presently living in Osaka.
HPrizm / HPrizm is known for “Evoking images of Sun Ra and Africa Bambatta at once” (Jesse Serwer XLR8R). As the founding member of the critically acclaimed Antipop Consortium, Prizm has consistently challenged the boundaries of traditional hip-hop, winning the praise of taste makers across the globe. In the course of his career, spanning nearly a decade, Prizm has shared the stages with a wide array of artists ranging from The Roots to Radiohead, Mos Def and others. As a composer his pieces have been installed in the Whitney Biennial (NYC) as well as the Mazzoli Gallery (Berlin). Photo : S.Mar Statement / “ I am not an adherent to genres. Artists are the sum of their personal and artistic influences. Coming of age during the mid eighties the images of aerosol art, the resonance of drum machine beats echoing off of the concrete and the future I imagined as a child weigh equally in my production voice - I cannot subvert my own DNA. I am a Prizm. Hence, I aim to amplify and give voice to the nuanced frequencies and pulses of my surroundings using a varied combination of electro acoustic sound sources”. SVK001 – HPrizm – City Of On