Shinichiro Kawasaki was born in Toyama, Japan. after 18yrs in the beautiful countryside he moved to Osaka, the 2nd biggest city in Japan where he met a lot of musicians that inspired him to pursue music. he moved to Los Angeles in 1999, where he started performing live and recording as a guitarist. he has worked with Lee Takasugi and Visiting Violette, drummer Chili Charles and his group KUFU, singer/songwriter Todd Widell, Hollywood Records artist Marie Digby, Emmy-winning composer Misha Segal, and co-founded Los Desnudos who was one of the finalists for 2007 Independent Music Awards (Jam category) with Geoff Haba on drums of Mother Tongue fame. he has also contributed music for SanDisk TV commercial, Turkey Shoot Music Festival, Japan Self-Defense Airforce, NHK Enterprise, KDDI, House Foods and Kao corporation.
his 1st self-titled solo effort was released in July 2010, showcasing his composing and producing skills in varying styles ranging from technopop ala Yellow Magic Orchestra, prog, dub, acid jazz, fusion, metal and drum ‘n’ bass. a new live-performing outfit named “Flying Platforms” incorporates the materials from the album with a weirdly alluring dance/vocal performance by MidTone Madeleines; a duo from somewhere outside of our society and/or planet who frequently visit MidTones; SK’s bi-weekly event at Grand Star Jazz Club in Chinatown. not only does the collaboration between Madeleines and SK provide the mixture of cyberpunk-infused live-tronic jam and otherworldly aesthetic, it also produced one of fan favorites from the album “Take It Back.”
SK currently is in the mixing stage of the 2nd full-length album by Los Desnusos. he can be seen performing at Grand Star Jazz Club in Chinatown Los Angeles, hosting MidTones Open Jam which takes place on 1st Wednesdays every month.