For their debut EP, ‘Dansu’ the Belgian-Japanese duo Aili Maruyama and ‘Transistorcake’ Orson Wouters joined forces. They worked through lockdown to produce a wonderfully fresh sounding music project. Effortlessly bringing together elements of Kosmiche Musik, Acid House, Electronica, Disco & Leftfield Pop, it’s as easy on the ears as it is hard to categorise. With a unique blend of sophisticated electronics and Japanese lyrics, the pair add a new sound to the Belgian musical landscape. Singer Aili Maruyama is always looking for ways to incorporate her roots into the project. In doing so, they bridge the gap between Western and Eastern culture through their music. In addition to Aili, multi-instrumentalist Orson Wouters is often called upon for other projects as a producer, mixer, sound engineer and all-around synth wizard. Gleefully eclectic and joyful in nature, they invite you to their musical world that is a playful place where anything goes.
Hi, I'm Aili. I left Tokyo for Belgium when I was 7 years old. In many ways my Japanese stayed at that level. When I sing in Japanese it puts me into this naive, almost childlike mindset that allows me to express what I feel right away. You don’t need to understand the words just the feeling that they convey.