Dubspot Radio Podcast: GOTH-TRAD

Dubspot Radio is honored to welcome “The Sound Originator” himself, Japan’s very own bass trailblazer Takeaki Maruyama a.k.a. Deep Medi Musik recording artist GOTH-TRAD.


Dubspot is honored to welcome “The Sound Originator” himself, Japan’s very own Takeaki Maruyama a.k.a. Deep Medi Musik recording artist GOTH-TRAD. For those who are not familiar with his work, get ready to be introduced to one of the most remarkable electronic music artists and performers working in the field of bass music. Heavily influenced by electronic music pioneers like Kraftwerk and pivotal labels like Warp Records, young Takeaki was turned onto the sounds of electronic music from an early age. As GOTH-TRAD, Takeaki has been performing and releasing forward-thinking, boundary-pushing electronic music for over a decade. His releases can be found on one of Britain’s most trusted and influential labels for bass-heavy sound system music, Deep Medi. This mix was recorded live at Dubspot and contains substantial material from GOTH-TRAD’s album, New Epoch out now on Deep Medi along with tunes from labelmates and like-minded producers Distance and V.I.V.E.K.




1. GOTH-TRAD – Grind (Dub)
2. GOTH-TRAD – Dark Path (DEEP MEDi)
3. Karma – Meanings (Dub)
4. GOTH-TRAD – Cosmos (DEEP MEDi)
5. GOTH-TRAD – Axis (Dub)
6. GOTH-TRAD – Seeker (DEEP MEDi)
7. GOTH-TRAD – Man in the Maze (DEEP MEDi)
8. GOTH-TRAD – Departure (DEEP MEDi)
9. Distance – Traffic [GOTH-TRAD Remix] (Planet Mu)
10. GOTH-TRAD – Air Breaker (DEEP MEDi)
11. GOTH-TRAD – Itinerant Priest (DEEP MEDi)
12. Pampidoo – Synthesizer Voice [GOTH-TRAD Remix VIP] (dub)
13. GOTH-TRAD – Cut End VIP (Dub)
14. Johnney Osbourne – Fally Rankinig [V.I.V.E.K. Remix] (Greensleeves Dubstep)
15. GOTH-TRAD – Meteor (Dub)
16. GOTH-TRAD – Born To Know (Dub)
17. GOTH-TRAD – New Epoch (DEEP MEDi)



A unique producer with a unique style, GOTH-TRAD has emerged from the Japanese electronic scene in the last decade as one of the most arresting artists from his generation. ‘The Sound Originator,’ GOTH-TRAD creates remarkable dance music with an abstract approach.

GOTH-TRAD’s music career started in 1998. From abstract electronica to noise, from dub and reggae to jungle and rave music, grime to dubstep, GOTH-TRAD has always experimented and in the process developed his own unique style: blending influences and delivering music that is constantly evolving. Read full bio here.

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