Originally from Tokyo, and now based in London, Anchorsong AKA Masaaki Yoshida is a highly-fêted producer, and solo live act, renowned for crafting immersive and rhythmic releases.
Anchorsong has become globally recognised for his unique live shows, which spectators have described as “like watching a painter drawing on a white canvas”. He creates electronic music entirely live using an MPC2500 and keyboard, right in front of the audience. While he mainly performs solo, he frequently augments this setup with a string quartet, for a genuinely spellbinding show.
Since his relocation from Tokyo to Europe, Anchorsong has supported artists such as Bonobo, Portico Quartet, DJ Krush, Daedelus, Jaga Jazzist, and performed at prestigious venues including Queen Elizabeth Hall and Camden Roundhouse in London. Other highlights in his career include performing a live session on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM, putting together a mix for Tom Ravenscroft (BBC 6Music) hosting a show on NTS and taking on the challenge of FACT Magazines ‘Against The Clock.’
Anchorsong has played gigs and toured internationally in Europe, Asia and across the UK, including festivals such as Glastonbury and Shambala; played high-profile US shows including Las Vegas’ Further Future festival and LA’s Low End Theory; and performed sets for Boiler Room, Red Bull Tokyo and the BBC 6Music Festival.