Artist Focus: Ryuichi Sakamoto

Some artists leave a legacy that stretches far beyond a great single or a number 1 album.

Artist Focus is a new Sunday series hosted by the extended Melodic Distraction family that deep dives into the life and times of the musicians that have defined the sound of modern music. From the stone cold classics to the unearthed gems and forgotten B-sides, our community tribute an hour of music by a single artist that has had a notable impact on their life.

Ryuichi, for those unbeknown, is an electronic music innovator who first found acclaim in 1978 leading The Yellow Magic Orchestra. Since then Sakamoto has found success acting, composing film soundtracks and becoming a celebrated remixer. Hope you enjoy marvelling in his genius with Matt From Dell at the controls.