Towa Tei


Towa Tei

Infobox musical artist
Name = Towa Tei



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Background = non_vocal_instrumentalist
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Born = Birth date and age|1964|9|7|mf=y
Tokyo, Japan
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Instrument = Keyboards
Genre = Shibuya-kei Electronica Dance House
Occupation = Music producer Disc jockey
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Label = Elektra Records
Associated_acts = Deee-Lite
URL = http://www.towatei.com/

nihongo|Towa Tei|テイトウワ|Tei Tōwa|鄭東和 정동화 Chung Dong-hwa is a Japanese-born DJ of Korean descent. He moved to New York City in the late 1980s to be an art student, but soon dropped out as he became involved in the New York City club scene. He first earned notice for his remix work on tracks from the Jungle Brothers' 1989 LP "Done by the Forces of Nature".

In 1990, he shot to fame as a member of the downtown New York club trio Deee-Lite. The group scored an international hit with "Groove Is In the Heart."

In 1991, Towa Tei and Super DJ Dmitri collaborated with Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto on the song "Rap the World."

After two albums, 1990's "World Clique" and 1992's "Infinity Within", Towa Tei left Deee-Lite to begin working on solo projects; his debut album, "Future Listening!" a montage of bossa nova, jazz, and electronic dance music, appeared in 1995. His second album was 1998's "Sound Museum". On it, he collaborated with Kylie Minogue on the track "," which reached number 20 in Japan and number 63 in the UK. Bebel Gilberto also did vocals for the album. This was followed by the album "Last Century Modern" in 1999.

In 2005, Towa Tei released a new album titleded "Flash" and a new single with Minogue, "Sometime Samurai", which reached number six in Japan.

Discography

tudio albums

* 1995 "Future Listening!"
* 1998 "Sound Museum"
* 1999 "Last Century Modern"
* 2002 "Sweet Robots Against the Machine"
* 2005 "Flash"

DJ-mix albums

* 2004 "Motivation-Songs for Make Up"
* 2004 "Motivation-Driving Sweets"
* 2005 "Motivation3"
* 2005 "Motivation4 -Dusty Dance Halls"
* 2007 "Motivation Five"

ingles and EPs

* 1995 "Technova"
* 1995 "Luv Connection"
* 1998 ""
* 1998 "Butterfly"
* 1999 "Let Me Know"
* 2000 "Mars"
* 2002 "Funkin' For Jamaica"
* 2005 "Sometime Samurai"

Remix albums

* 1994 "Future Recall!"
* 1995 "Future Recall 2"
* 1997 "Stupid Fresh"
* 2000 "Lost Control Mix"
* 2000 "Lost Control Mix 2"
* 2003 "Re: Towa Tei Sweet Robots Against the Machine"
* 2006 "Flasher"

Compilation albums

* 2002 Towa Tei / Best
* 2003 "Best Korea" (Korea only)

External links

* [http://www.towatei.com Official Website] Ja icon


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