2019 Rewind: Risa Taniguchi


How was 2019 for you?
Risa Taniguchi: 2019 was obviously a significant year for me. I achieved my first European tour which was a dream come true. It gave me the opportunity to share moments with artists including Pan-Pot and Joyhauser at ADE and Watergate.

Definitely playing at Watergate, which was also my first Berlin gig in my life! Of course, I also have to mention the releases which I had on Second State and Kneaded Pains.

I was unable to take care of myself physically during the tour! I learned for the first time how hard it is to be away from your daily routine, which can affect your health. It was a few weeks I was away in total, so I now realize how important it is to stay healthy on tour!

Song of the year?
Industrialyzer – Moonstone

What’s your New Year’s resolution?
To have a few more shows overseas and back in Europe. I want to be able to bring my music to audiences all over the world. At the same time, I know I need to secure more time to focus on my production. I only have a small studio in Tokyo, so maybe that’s something else I need to work on!

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