Scion Magazine - Issue 4 (the Music Issue) by Shingo Shimizu

Apologies, for not posting for a while everyone! It's been quite busy since this project ended (which is SO great), but it means I have no time to write a proper post. 

Scion Magazine Issue 4 starts off a new format: 48 page magazine at 10.25" x 14.5" but still printed on the matte recycled stock. It's also the first of 'themed' issues, starting with 'the Music Issue'. Yes it was very exciting: bigger, more pages, and lots of music content! I thought I'd actually get quite tired of drawing speakers, records, or headphones...but surprisingly I didn't! It makes for great practice too~. 

Anyhow, more stuff being posted this week! Seriously. :)


DOS: In the Works by Shingo Shimizu

Just getting ready for an upcoming group art show DOS this Friday July 19 @ Evergreen Brick Works. Tacos will be provided by La Carnita and Big Star (Chicago), with music by Dj Platurn and Grandtheft. Pretty excited as my friends: Jacqui Oakley, Jamie Lawson and Carson Ting will be in it as well! Don't forget to buy tickets in advance and arrive early! Hope to see you all there.


Movember logos: Staachi & Staachi by Shingo Shimizu

Yes it's the time of the year when that ugly facial hair on men is allowed for one month we call Movember. I've donated in the past but this year I've decided I'm going to grow my mo. It's also the first time in my life, that I will be sporting it as well. I don't mind being laughed at, as it is for a great cause. I've joined my mates at Saatchi & Saatchi. Our team name, of course is 'Staachi & Staachi'! With a name like that the possibilities are endless, but it's best to keep it simple. 

So for the month of Movember, please help us raise a little money for raising awareness of men's health!

Make a donation today>



Live drawing on EcoCabs! by Shingo Shimizu

Join me at Yonge & Dundas Square (in Toronto) on May 10th as of 10am to witness my Claritin EcoCab design (two cabs), in support of the launch of the Pedal for a Greener City campaign.

If you're in the area, come by and say hello. (I'll be here: 10 am - 3:30 pm) Don't bring me beers please. Maybe after ;)

(below) Figuring out what to draw tomorrow...with my 2 given themes.

New Group Show Announcement! by Shingo Shimizu

I am happy to announce that I will be part of a new group art show (by La Carnita and HXfour) on Friday April 13th in Toronto, at the Evergreen Brickworks.

I am so excited to be included with such an awesome group of artists: Mike GiantSam Flores, Greg Lamarche, Hydro 74Johnny CrapDubelyooAbe Lincoln JrMisk,DoublenautDave GlantzMatt BarnesShingo ShimizuRcadeVlad HatoBryan EspirituTavis Coburn, Amber J, Angie Fey, Brian Mendoza, Matt Darling and of course the super duper Ms. Jacqui Oakley! Music by: Mastermind & DJ X (remember their mixtapes from back in the day?), Fathom and Don Valley.

There will be prints for sale, as well as lots of delicious tacos to be eaten! So please do arrive early with empty stomachs.

Sold Out Show @ La_Carnita by Shingo Shimizu

photo by Stephen Ho

Sold out show this afternoon @la_carnita today! Can't believe I had beef cheeks, blue berries and bone marrow in a taco. Insane! May slip in a food coma soon.


Thank you to all those who made it today making it an amazing afternoon! Especially those who waited in line, and were stuck outside under the blistering sun. Thank you for your support and patience! Good thing that they were giving out free water bottles at outside of Totem Fitness next door. What a great turn out! I remember seeing the line up go out on the street, right up to Brassaii restaurant (on King West).

I also want to thank Amin Todai and Andrew Richmond for letting me do this. It was great to meet the amazing team at One Method Inc. and the volunteers as well. Hope to see you soon. I'd like to also thank Clay @ Spoke, for inviting me out to the first taco session!

For those of you who weren't able to make it today, not to worry. It will happen again soon with another artist and another super chef. Sign up for the newsletter (right column) for updates!

Until the next one event, stay cool Toronto. Oh, and more photos to come, so stay tuned!

ps: did anybody catch the CBC coverage on the event broadcasted at 5pm today?



LAST CHANCE: Last Day of Hermann & Audrey Contact Show SUN. SEPT. 22 by Shingo Shimizu

photo by edgar wong baxter jr.

May has been such a crazy month. I participated in a Group Art Show opening for Contact 2011 with Jalani Morgan and Hermann & Audrey, Issue #2 of Scion Canada Magazine came out, working on a flurry of other projects. At the end of the month I will be DJing with the Hot Sauce crew, for a good cause. (more info>)

Regarding the Contact show with Jalani, I wanted to say thank you to the following volunteers who took time out from their busy schedules in assisting us with the build of our 2 pieces for the show. Some of them actually pulled all nighters with us. Jesse I know you've left for Alberta. Let me know when you come back I definitely owe you a few rounds!

Thank you:
Kimberly Yun
Kiyotaka Kamata
Yohei Asano
Javier Lovera

Simon Rojas
Jacquelyn West and Jason Eano (Hermann & Audrey)

HUGE thank yous also go out to Edgar and Adam at Toronto Laser Services for cutting all the acrylics for us, as well as advice on how to build it and most importantly how to mount these GIANT pieces. Please check out their site. They do pretty amazing stuff! 

PHOTOS from Opening Night!

Read what ThinkContra had to say!



Sadly, our CONTACT group art show (Hermann & Audrey) is coming to an end this Sunday, September 22nd. If you haven't seen it yet, it is definitely worth checking out, especially if you're in the Queen west area. Other artists in the show include: Steve Carty, Che Kothari, Javier Lovera, Scott McIntyre, Jalani Morgan, Simon Rojas, Cory Vanderploeg and Skam. I will have photos of all the behind-the-scenes footage in producing the work soon, but for now you can check it at our Tumblr page!

99 Sudbury Gallery

99 Sudbury St
Toronto, M6J 3S7

Thu – Fri 4 - 9pm
Sat 12 - 9pm
Sun 12 - 5pm

CONTACT: Group Art Show! @JalaniMorgan x @Shingo_Shimizu by Shingo Shimizu


I paired up with Toronto Photographer Jalani Morgan to develop an innovative installation that blurs the distinction between 2 and 3-Dimensional art. Bringing my 'usual' sensibility fused with Morgan’s fashion portraiture, we manipulated our complimentary elements into intricate puzzle-like layers of fine acrylic cuts.

Check out our exhibit as part of Scotiabank’s CONTACT Photography Festival at 99 Sudbury, May 6, 7-11pm.

The exhibit also features the works of Photographers/Artists – Steve Carty, Che Kothari, Javier Lovera, Scott McIntyre, Simon Rojas, Cory Vanderploeg, Elicser and Skam.

*COME EARLY to avoid disappointment at the door. Hope to see you there!


Follow me @Shingo_Shimizu and Shingo FB Page for updates!

ELECTRIC FEAST is Coming! by Shingo Shimizu

Almost forgot. My next event is coming soon! Biggest one yet We will be joining a whole slew of talented DJs and producers at a new venue (Perla - 783 Queen St. W). You may have heard of them (or us), and if you haven't heard of them (or us), definitely check us out. More info below.


Saturday, April 30, 2011

StudioFeed & Hot Sauce present

[pursuit grooves & pro ef]

ALICIA HUSH [hushlamb]

HOT SAUCE [dj shingo & missruckus & urbansteve]
(become a fan!)


LA PERLA - 783 Queen St West (upstairs) Toronto, ON

Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am

Cover: $5 b4 midnight/ $10 after


Artists Help Japan! by Shingo Shimizu

It's nice to see artists and DJs, of all types of nationalities coming together to raise funds for Japan for its recovery of its recent tragic events. This Sunday I will be DJing at Revival bar (783 College St) from 1pm (party starts at 12 noon!) alongside many DJs, for the cause. All proceeds from the event are going to the Canadian Red Cross. If you're in the area, please come by! More info here.


HOT SAUCE: Assembly featuring Knowing Looks (musique-risquée) by Shingo Shimizu

Currently wrapping things up with art direction duties on Issue #2 of Scion magazine. Very exciting stuff. Don't want to say anything yet, until it's gone to press. So for now, I'll say it's been very exciting so far, and we've definitely outdid Issue #1. Very much looking forward to the final product. Should be out in a few weeks' time, so definitely check back to see where you can pick it up!

Also working on a collaboration piece with photographer Jalani Morgan, for the upcoming Contact festival.

Almost forgot, I'm also DJing this Saturday March 12 at Tequila Bookworm (512 Queen St. W, upstairs). If you're in the area, come by and say hello!.


HOT SAUCE heats up the dancefloor with another ASSEMBLY party!

+ live PA by special guest:
KNOWING LOOKS (Musique Risquee, Grain Records)
+ alongside your resident purveyors of fine electronic music:
DJ Shingo

+ visuals by guest VJs:

+ tech.house.dubstep.bass.deep.detroit.disco.electronic.leftfield
+ no cover before 11:00pm / $5 after

This time, we feature Knowing Looks, the moniker of one Jason Hopfner, a singular, outlandish laptop artist. Originally from the wilds of the Canadian prairies, he now resides in Toronto after stints in Europe and the Middle East. Knowing Looks is a tribute to all the music that plays incessantly and simultaneously in Jason's head, and finding a way to refine that into something the rest of the world can move to. If you could mix the mids and treble of Lite FM and 70's fusion with the lows of detroit/german minimalism, filter it through a case of ADD and present it without irony, it would either sound like shit, or like Knowing Looks. In addition to co-running the Grain Records label and releasing vinyl through Montreal's Musique Risquee (home of Akufen, The Mole, Bruno Pronsanto, Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts, etc.), Knowing Looks is currently preparing a brand new live laptop set to unleash on the public. His new 10” single on WNCL Recordings is already turning heads in the UK and receiving support from the likes of Pariah (R&S), Blawan (Hessle Audio), Martin Kemp (Blunted Robots), and 2562 (Tectonic).

+ for a sampling of our latest music obsessions, DJ mixes, interviews and more, check out our music blog:

+ follow us on Twitter:

+ follow us on FaceBook:

HOT SAUCE: Assembly featuring DJ Jason Ulrich by Shingo Shimizu


HOT SAUCE: Assembly 

(w/ DJ Shingo, urbansteve, Jason Ulrich)

Friday, January 14 at 10:00pm


587 College St. Toronto, ON

HOT SAUCE returns to throw down another Assembly party..
still served with warm vibes and extra bass!

Featuring your resident purveyors of fine electronic music:


LISTEN: http://www.morehotsauce.com/mixes

+ special guest DJ:


(Lab.our Union)
LISTEN: http://www.morehotsauce.com/djing/hot-sauce-exclusive-mix-by-jason-ulrich/

Flash your HOT SAUCE button at the bar for $4 select shots all night. Get your free special button from one of us in advance, or from our friends at Slinky Music (442 Queen St. West: http://slinkymusic.com/). New design for each party. Quantities are limited.

For a sampling of our latest music obsessions, DJ mixes, interviews and more, check out our music blog: http://www.morehotsauce.com/

or LIKE us
facebook: http://facebook.com/morehotsauce

Hot Sauce presents: Assembly by Shingo Shimizu

This is a small flyer I did for my DJ crew 'HOT SAUCE', for our next party this Friday December 17, at Bloc Twenty Two (587 College St.). For a sampling of the music we play, follow the link here. We've been doing it a while now, but switching the format a little by featuring it as a monthly, with occasional guest DJs and VJs.

Also we give out a limited number of buttons specific to each party. If you're lucky enough to grab one, wear it, and you'll receive the special treatment of $4 shots all night! Not pushing the alchohol but, it's the end of a hard pre-holiday work week. You deserve it. The Toronto weather is very cold, but why not celebrate your efforts by celebrating, affordably? You can bug us for buttons here.

Don't forget to RSVP!






with special guest DJ:
BASIC SOUL UNIT (Ostgut Ton, Mule Electronic)

DJ Shingo


Location: Bloc Twenty Two - 587 College St.

More info & RSVP here!

Listen to mixes here!

HOT SAUCE 2.0 mini mix by Shingo Shimizu


To comemorate the launch of the new home of our music blog: HotSauce, we threw down a party last Friday. It was pretty packed tight that night. Thank you to all those who made it, despite the cold dense foggy weather that night! Passing by Trinity Bellwoods park, it looked like some serious ghost action going down. Blurred lights and shadows. (Spooky!) Check out some of the photos here on FB. Big thank yous go out to Ted P for our new site, and A-Lo for the awesome visuals!

My mini mix is a pretty tightly packed 28 minute mix, as we gave out CDs with all three of our mixes (missruckus', urbansteve's and mine) on it. I've kept it pretty lean, but made it as fun as possible at the same time. Let me know what you think! Enjoy.



Memories (Jake Slazenger Remix) – Oriol (Planet Mu)
Gold (John Roberts remix) – Darkstar (Hyperdub)
Sun Child – Cobblestone Jazz (!K7 records/d)
Moderation Is Fatal – Shetland (Apnea)
Dis Boy (DVA’s Hi Emotions Remix) – Cooly G (DVA Music)
Pushin’ – Duncan Powell (2nd Drop Music)
Phreqaflex (Original Mix) – Faltydl (Planet Mu)
ILove04 – Kidkut (Apple Pips)
Booty Slammer – Velour (Night Slugs)
Traumatic Times – LD (Hyperdub)

Limited Edition Hot Sauce Posters & CD Giveaway! by Shingo Shimizu

So some of you may know, that I will be throwing a party with my Hot Sauce crew (We're not hardcore connoisseurs of the sauce). For about a year and a half or so, we've been running a music blog about our favourites in the electronic music scene. Obviously we all do it just out of the love for the music and want to share it with you.

We are finally set to launch a 'Hotsauce 2.0' version of the blog. It will feature much more content than before: artist interviews, reviews, videos, our DJ mixes, and exclusive guest DJ mixes. To commemorate this, please join us as we throw down HOT SAUCE 2.0 LAUNCH PARTY at Tequia Bookworm Friday November 12, 2010! Come early for free giveaways!



Tequila Bookworm (upstairs!)
512 Queen St. West (map)

DJ Shingo (listen)
MissRuckus (listen)
urbansteve (listen)

Free Giveaway!
First 27 people in will receive:
1. NEW HOTSAUCE MIX CD! (this was a lot of fun to record)
2. LIMITED EDITION PRINTS (11 x 17")! Only 9 copies of 3 different prints available. (see below) 

Drink Special!
If you were one of the lucky people who got one of the Hot Sauce buttons (see below) from Tequila, Slinky Music, or Magic Pony, then you'll get $4 shots all night!


Hope to see you all there!