Born and raised in San Francisco, Ikeda reflects the atmosphere of the city, while maintaining a deep philosophy. His music moves with a defiant strut, bordering on Hip-hop while pushing the envelop of space­tinged R&B. Identifiable drum steps swathed in sub­bass refuse to let your neck rest. His rhythm is unmistakeable and programming synth textures is a honed skill. He plays the drums and keys, and cultivates his hunger for music theory and performance ability. Complimenting his creativity, Ikeda mixes/masers his own music as well. Engineering is another facet of his repertoire, working in various Bay Area studios. Be on the look out, this man is up and coming Bay Area talent.