From Yellow Magic Orchestra, Sadistic Mika Band, METAFIVE to his own solo projects and involvement in many bands, Yukihiro Takahashi's contributions to the scenes of Synth pop, Electronic music, Techno, and City Pop are truly irreplaceable. As a founding member of Yellow Magic Orchestra, he helped to pioneer the use of technology in music and paved the way for future electronic artists. His work with Sadistic Mika Band and METAFIVE further solidified his reputation as a versatile musician, able to seamlessly blend different genres and styles.
In addition to his musical contributions, Takahashi was also known for his fashion sense and style, which helped to define the look of the City Pop movement of the 1980s. His influence can still be felt in the music and fashion scenes today, and his legacy will continue to inspire future generations of artists.
Here're some of our favourite tracks! For those who aren't familiar with his music, maybe this will be a good introduction to expand your music journey!
Rest in Power, Mr. Takahashi 🕊️
YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA - RYDEEN
YUKIHIRO TAKAHASHI - SARAVAH
SADICTIC MIKAELA BAND - BIG BANG BANG!
MASSIVE ATTACK - FATALISM (RYUCHI SAKAMOTO & YUKIHIRO TAKAHASHI REMIX)
METAFIVE - DON'T MOVE