Tokyo-based trance outfit Jikooha (Jikooha is Japanese word, which means “the wave of time and space”) comprises of two Japanese, Jun and Shimodi, who played in a punk and new wave influenced alternative rock band in early ’90s. In 1996, they found the sound of Goa Trance that led them to form Jikooha in 1997 and started to produce their own trance tracks.While remained committed to their unique mixture of goa trance and punk rock influence, Jikooha’s eclectic and unique sound shows their love of all music. They use many analog gears like Roland Juno-106, TB-303, SH-101, Korg MS-20, etc. and sometimes they are experimental when making their unique goa tunes; the process they believe is their search for spiritual journey.
Jikooha has been playing their gigs at many parties from 1999 and has released many tracks for various compilations with much good feedbacks. In 2003 they released the 1st album “New Breed” on Tod Aquarium Records in Japan, later then the 2nd album “Shamanarchy” on Panorama Records in 2006. Two years later,their tracks were getting more melodic and acidic, the 3rd album “Revolution Spaceship” was released on Panorama Records again.
In June 2017, celebrates their 20th anniversary of the career in 2017 and the fans’ long-awaited 5th full album “SPACEMEN ▲ UNDERGROUND” release from Matsuri Digitalon 10th June. This anniversary album of Jikooha will be once again influence to the next generation Goa Trance artistsin world and make new flow for the scene.