Angel S.

(Angel Sakurai)

Writer, Composer, DJ, Musician, Wave Catcher, Graphic Designer
From Japan

Angel S.(Japanese)

6歳からクラシック音楽の教育を受ける。10代頃から都内のクラブで毎晩のように遊んでいたところ、友人の勧めにより1990年代半ば頃より青山Fai、恵比寿Lust、渋谷CAVEなどでDJを開始、以後多数。幾つかのクラブのレジデンツも。1990年代後半よりRadio Freedom FMへの参加を開始、現在同番組の「GPDX24」に参加中。作曲面では2000年、2001年、2003年とオリジナル・アリバムをリリース。数 々のオムニバスへも参加。
2007以後しばらく活動休止。2011年からDJと作曲活動開始、またSoundCloudにて自身のオリジナル楽曲やRe-edit作品を発表を始める。2012年12月iTunes Storeにて「Angel Vol.01 - EP」を発売開始。現在、音楽ユニット「Cosmic Disco」、「City Elegance」、「 Korai(去来)」「「5th Friday(イベント)」等に参加中。


From the early age of six years old when Angel Sakurai began his training in classical Piano and Organ, he has always had a special affinity for music. That special fondness was not limited to just classical music but also many other popular genre's like reggae, soul, dance, techno, and house music.
In the mid 1990's Angel began his D.J. career spinning at popular Tokyo nightclubs like Fai, Lust, Cave, Web, Mist, Gamos, Manuera Cafe, GoGo Lounge, La Fabrique Tokyo to name a few. Angel's radio D.J. activities included spinning at FM Odawara, Shonan Napasa of ”Radio Freedom FM” radio program and still have kept them on.
The year 2000 marked a notable point in his career, he was invited to participate in an album for Hemptone Inn Records. Angel produced the popular laid back track "Afternoon Gin" for the "Hemptone Inn Records VA 02" compilation album. Also in that same year, Angel released his debut album entitled "angel" in collaboration with "aor" fashion brand, popular in the young independent fashion scene.
Angel's next album "angel volume 2" was released in March, 2001. This second album, also in collaboration with the Fashion label AOR was an original T-shirt and CD set. Sold at popular fashionable Tokyo shops like United Arrows, Far East Irony, this CD and T-shirt set was very well received.
The Album's concept to create a cityscape soundtrack for different areas of the world special to Angel, Tokyo London, Paris, New York, and the Bali resort island, Legian. The ambient vibrations of the city and it's people, concrete or tropical, big or small. 2003, "Sexy Music" explores yet another aspect of the city. Keywords for this album are night, young Love, and things sexy. Taking the influences of late 70's and 80's Black American Contemporary Urban Music and combining the moody downbeat with present day dance music, to express Angel's unique night atmosphere.
In the 2006, he was invited to participate in an album for Unity Records. Angel produced the deep and sexy track "Do What You Like" for the "SPIN:YELLOW" compilation album mixed by DJ Khadji, Unity Records A&R.
2013 Abegel released digital album “Angel Vol.01” on iTunes store and Amazon all over the world.
On the other hand, Angel has started publishing Re-edit and remix singles on SoundCloud and Bandcamp since 2011. Now A have joined some japanese music project with his friends.