BROKEN HAZE(Keisuke Ito) is an acclaimed producer / DJ from Tokyo(Japan) whose style draws from dubstep, electro, hip hop, etc. neo-futuristic synth melodies and glitchy beats are the staple of his genre hopping style.
Broken Haze first created buzz after releasing his first album [Raid System] featuring artists like Machinedrum and Richard Devine. Captivating listeners attention with his eclectic melodies and glitched beats. The next step was a VS EP 12″ with Japanese underground hero Olive Oil released on Broken Haze’s own Raid System label, which reached #2 on iTunes Electronic Charts. And in 2011 he followed it up with another split EP alongside 2010 Red Bull Music Academy graduate B. Bravo creating noise both in Japan and around the world.
Broken Haze has done remixes for artists like RQM. Crookers, Dex Pistols, Aucan, 9DW, Kuchiroro as well as J-pop superstars like m-flo and Ayumi Hamasaki. He was also commissioned to do an official cover version for a Disney electronic compilation, showing off his production skills in various scenes and genres.
Broken Haze live/DJ sets consists of a Laptop, Midi Controller and/or iPad setup. His live shows energetic and aggressive to say the least. To this day he has shared the stage with world renowned heavy weights like ediT (The Glitch Mob), Dorian Concept (Ninja Tune), Machinedrum (Lucky Me), DJ Rafik (DMC World Champion), Pearson Sound, Girl Unit(night slugs) Fulgeance and many more, firmly establishing himself as a world class electronic artist in Tokyo.
After the March 11 earthquake he also worked alongside Raid System labelmate, journalists to create the biggest charity compilation in 2011: Nihon Kizuna. In only 5 days they managed to gather over 50 tracks from people like Kode 9, Kuedo, Rudi Zygadlo, Om Unit, Mux Mool, Ernest Gonzales, Jay Scarlett, Onra, Slugabed, Nightwave and The Quemists just to name a few. The speed and scale of the compilation inspired electronic music fans worldwide to spread the word and help with relief efforts in Tsunami / Earthquake struck North Eastern Japan. All proceeds from the sale went to Japan red cross.
On top of all that Broken Haze also hosts a regular podcast called RIRS on London’s Rhythm Incursions site and Berlin’s BLN.fm FM/Internet radio. And in Tokyo he’s got a regular show on Block.fm.
1. Battle Of Empires (Original Mix) / BROKEN HAZE
2. Heli-Pad / Obey City
3. Bring In The Katz (feat Pork Chop) / KW GRIFF
4. Bring In The Katz (L-Vis 1990 Dub) / KW GRIFF
5. Numf / ReSketch
6. Lightning Flash / BROKEN HAZE
7. CTRL (Baobinga remix) / DEE, Mella
8. Wettex (Cashmere Cat Remix) / Feadz & Kito
9. Mlln Dllr / Sweater Beats
10. Kation / Sixtus Preiss
11. my favorite swing(Hudson Mohawke’s Cobra Slice Rework) / DE DE MOUSE
12. Secrets + Lies / CASHMERE CAT
13. This Is True Muscle Suicide / Lockah
14. New York / Preditah
15. Air Castles (Original Mix) / BROKEN HAZE
16. Thugs / Starkey
17. Thro-yo (BROKEN HAZE remix) / XLII
18. Right There (Original Mix) / BROKEN HAZE
19. ‘Close Enemies’ (Joker Remix) / Example
20. To the World / Kanye West & R. Kelly
21. One Dimentional Machine Sex / BROKEN HAZE
22. On My Mind (Rustie Remix) / Joker
23. Melody [BROKEN HAZE VIP REMIX] / BROKEN HAZE
24. See Ya (Changed Timbre Edit) / Aquadrop
25. Six Hundred / Cid Rim
26. Platinum Turbo / BROKEN HAZE (UNRELEASED)
27. I Quit(Feat. Obey City) / Kuhn
28. Bounce 4 Life / Monolithium
29. Bliss / John Legend & Teyana Taylor