One of Brighton’s most promising up and coming house producers, Sean Moriguchi, has been inside the music scene for quite some time. Having an old skool/garage/deep house sound. A grade 5 jazz pianist, who even taught sound engineering at a London college with grime artist Wiley’s dad!
Born in London, Sean is now a true Brightonian and what makes him such a promising new talent is the depth of his music experience.
“When I started secondary school a mate of mine told me about a pirate radio station called Freeze 92.7, in which we could listen to new underground music for free. Since I first locked in I wanted to make underground music.”
To hone his music making skills, Sean began Dj-ing at an early age with vinyl records. Before the days of YouTube, Myspace and Soundcloud, when the only way to hear good underground music was via the airwaves. Pirate radio stations therefore played a pivotal role in the success of any up and coming artist, since the chances of getting on a mainstream station were few and far between.
“The pirate stations were always set up in the grittiest places from self-storage warehouses to boiler rooms in car parks. I had a regular show on Lay Low FM which was run from a shed underneath a motorway flyover.”
Alongside appearances on pirate radio stations, Sean would also organise sets in his garage. As word spread in his neighbourhood about his sets, Sean’s garage became the epicentre from which many of his friends would come and hangout, mc, dance and party.
“It was a bit like my garage became a DJ booth and my front road/pavement would become a dance floor.”
At seventeen Sean got a job at Deep Recording Studios in London as an intern. A few months later this led to another position in post-production at Abbott Street Studios in which he was able to edit and work on many big commercials for clients such as Pepsi and L’Oreal.
Sean notes his time at Sussex University as one of his biggest musical inspirations.
“East Slope on Sussex campus was where all of the mad parties were constantly happening. It created a hub for students to play the best and most recent songs in underground music.”
Fond memories of gigs at the Green Door Store, Concorde 2, the Haunt and also the JAM (now Sticky Mikes Frog Bar) have helped Sean to architect his own sound. With plans to collaborate with Maya Jane Coles and Liverpool based producer Resketch, Sean Moriguchi is definitely one artist to look out for. You can listen to Sean’s latest EP on Soundcloud.