The face behind the moustache of Yamasaki is Tom Edwards of Portsmouth England.
Born at an early age Tom made his way in the world before turning to music and finding his calling in smooshing sounds togther like liquid kittens before squeezing them until tunes come out. Most of these sounds were quite pleasant and came in the form of Yamasaki. "An awesome beat creating sound guru who is forever innovative in his approach to music" . Some were a bit less user friendly and manifested in the alter ego Digital Breaks and some stateside releases of drum and bass cacophany.
Yamasaki has enjoyed album releases with the independent labels Criminal Recordz and Just Joe as well as achieving underground acclaim and radio play in 3 continents (including having his tracks feature on Scott Mills show as well as Colin Murray's "Black Hole" on BBC Radio 1).
"As Yamasaki I have continued to build momentum, working with many great artists along the way (such as Emeson, Echo Armande, Mr Spin, CRF, the mighty Hiperik and Children of a New Jazz Era) defining my sound and moving onwards and upwards". 2012 has seen more genre defying antics appearing on street sounds Nu Electro volume 4 alongside such luminries as Chuck D and Davy DMX. As well as the release of my 4th solo album Cardboard Jukebox.
The Yamasaki sound is not to be pigeon-holed, its a funked up, ambient explosion of lounge classics, "steeped in the greats, but also intrinsically linked to the lure of Jazz and Funk. Yamasaki takes the sterling early nineties work of the Acid Jazz label and builds upon it yet again" (Robert McNamara, Redtrackmusic).