TUNE Mieko Shimizu - Butterfly (Remix - Radio Edit)
Mieko Shimizu releases new single ‘Butterfly’ (Mike Lindsay remix) via Street Furniture Records on 15th May, backed by current album 'I Bloom' (out now).
With a career that has seen her as an acclaimed Japanese electronic artist and producer, a trailblazing female drum n bass DJ (as Apache 61), a collaborator with Riz Ahmed and Mick Karn, and having her own residency at Southbank, it’s safe to say Mieko Shumizu is sui generis.
'I Bloom' is a return to Mieko’s now signature avant-garde electronica. Amalgamating haunting melodies with challenging modual-synth laden landscapes, the record has equal moments of sparsely instrumented beauty and musical entropy, as layers and rhythms clash and collide in polyphony.
The turn of the century saw Mieko balance her Apache 61 work with her own brand of electronica, seeing her support Goldfrapp, and in 2008, Massive Attack with Riz MC at Meltdown Festival. She has also worked extensively with dance including scores for: contemporary dance company Phoenix Dance, the Ballet ‘The Red Balloon’ at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre and performing at the London Olympics in 2012.