The Japanese producer Akiko Kiyama was born in Tokyo and is now based in Berlin since 2007.
She grew up with an education dominated by music and was a classically trained pianist and guitar player by the age of twelve. She went on to explore and teach herself how to fuse her classic skills with sounds created by electronic equipment. Over the years that followed, Akiko fell deeper into dance music and she began producing in 2002. In 2004, her debut ep ‘Dimension’ received overwhelming support from the electronic music scene. Akiko’s sound is a complex pattern of sounds. Raw and industrial, dark and moody, her signature sits firmly within the minimal style, but with a melodic structure that gives shape and structure. Nowadays, she continues to develop, produce and release as well as pushing the boundaries of minimal techno with her live sets.