ARTIST

Sancho Meiso Chaya (山頂瞑想茶屋)

Shin Sasamaのダブ/エクスペリメンタルユニット、Sancho Meiso Chaya (山頂瞑想茶屋)。元レゲエマニア。90~00年代にはレゲエバンドのメンバーとして活動。その後電子音楽に影響を受けサンプラーやシンセサイザーを使い山頂瞑想茶屋として活動を始め、ライブや楽曲リリースを行う。各方面への楽曲提供の他、2016年、山頂瞑想茶屋のダブ~アンビエントのトラックをまとめた1stアルバム”001″をリリース。2019年には2ndアルバム”002″をリリースした。

2020年の春にはコロナ禍中に”Stay Safe and Relax EP”をリリース。

Katsuya Sanoとのユニット、Lo Hypeとしても活動しIbadan Recordsなどからミニマルハウストラックのリリースを重ね、2020年にはYuta ChayaとしてLiquid Drop Groove主宰のYutaとテクノプロジェクトを始動するなど、プロデューサーとして様々な形で活動している。

Sancho Meiso Chaya is a dub/experimental/ambient music project by Shin Sasama. He was born/grown in Tokyo/Japan, his musical career started as a saxsophonist for a roots dub/reggae band in the 90’s. He was enthugiastic to collect roots Jamaican reggae/dub records on 60’s/70’s, and has affected by these roots reggae/dub music and still plays these records oftenly.

In 00’s he started his solo electric dub project named “Sancho Meiso Chaya” (means “Hilltop Meditation Cafe” in Japanese) with an Akai MPC sampler, synthesizers and effects. He began his live performance at open air partys and nightclubs around Tokyo, and supported by core cuting-edge music fans.

Sancho Meiso Chaya released several singles and albums. After released several EPs, his first solo album named “001” was released on 2016, Then, second album “002” was released on 2018 from his own label named “KOMA”. At the same time, Shin organize another project named “Lo Hype” with Katuya Sano,  produce Berlin style minimal house tracks. They released their tracks from Ibadan Records and some labels. On the other hand, he started new techno project with YUTA(Liquid Drop Groove) named “Yuta Chaya”, released their first EP on 2020 from Liquid Drop Groove.