Japhy Saatchi is an internationally acclaimed, London based Artist / Music Producer & Musician.
Born in Canada (and known to many) as 'Robert Strauss' this self taught multi-instrumentalist / recording engineer / music producer / globe-trotting DJ and most notably - singer / songwriter, started writing and recording his original music for major labels (Warner / Electra / Atlantic) in the mid-90’s and has been releasing music on highly regarded independent labels ever since.
Artist, key figure, sonic 'facilitator' and friend to the many hundreds of talented musicians and collaborators who walk through his studio door, Japhy's creative identity remains a constant as does the love of his work by hardcore music fans internally.
More info can be found on his artist Wikipedia page
Through the course of his two decades in music, Robert has worked with many Jazz / Funk / Soul / Rap / Hip-Hop music Icons. His music has been remixed & licenced by the top contemporary dance floor masters of the day.
To date his own artistic output (in various shapes and sizes) includes 9 x singles, 2 x solo albums + the debut album from critics choice 10-piece Jazz/Funk outfit (Personal Life), alongside some 12 x albums (via BMG Publishing) as part of his work as ghost producer for well known artists and composing for sync / film & television. These as just the songs released. Several albums and songs still lay unreleased dating back some twenty years.
In 2010 Robert created what is now the well established WAX Recording Studio. An incubator and music production facility designed for likeminded artists to inhabit spanning three different locations, in East London.
Robert Strauss has also been a first call producer / recording, mix & mastering engineer working alongside Gilles Petersen (Brownswood), Patrick Forge, Omar Lye-Fook (MBE), Stuart Zender (Jamiroquai), Andrew Roachford (Epic), Herbie Hancock's 'Paul Jackson', Pat Metheny's 'Antonio Sanchez’, Swing Out Sister, and core members of Amy Winehouse's Band, Ibibio Sound Machine aswell as contemporary BBC Radio 1,2 and 6 artists of the day: Kwabs, Rejjie Snow, Kelly Leigh, Rumours plus the gamut of talented London based musicians.
More info on the studio can be found at waxrecordingstudio.info
Enter: Japhy Saatchi - 'caught exactly somewhere between primal desire and inner deity.
Amidst critical acclaim, a creative signature defined and commercial industry support, something remained unfulfilled... Through chance intervention at the cross-roads of his forgotten past and new found revelation, Japhy's sum of creative parts would now take shape the ambition of reflecting his complete artistry.
Currently in the process of recording / producing his 14th studio album to be released fall 2017, Japhy Saatchi is performing this new material at intimate acoustic shows in London
Exceptional life stories in music take on unexpected and unusual turns, and this one spares no exception. Robert Strauss' aka: Japhy Saatchi's music and legacy live to tell the unbelievable tale of not just surviving - but thriving, in a music industry that offers little reward to artists whose 'authenticity' is held most valuable above all commercial success and status.
With intent pure at heart, as with the sound that lovingly embodies Robert & Japhy's musical output, here presents the next phase of his musical adventure, resounding in echo for the whole world to echo in joy -
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