Coastlines are a Japanese musical duo, comprising of Masanori Ikeda and Takumi Keneko. Blow Up Songs is the music publisher for UK and Europe via a licencing agreement with Gifted Limited(Japan).

Coastlines are DJ / producer Masanori Ikeda and the cro-magnon keyboardist Takumi Kaneko.

They have released vinyl-only EP’s from Flower Records which sold out instantly and are attracted attention from music lovers in Japan and abroad, including a licensing offer from the prestigious chill-out label “Music For Dreams” in Europe.

Two albums have been released to date, the self-titled Coastlines (2019) and Coastlines 2 ((2022)

The music could be described as laid-back mix of downtempo, Balearic, fusion, haunting chill-out and other musical styles that make Coastlines a soundtrack for the after hours.

Masanori Ikeda started DJ’s activities in London in the early 1990s. Where he had various DJ residences including at the Blow Up club when it was located at the Laurel Tree and later the Wag Club in the mid nineties.

After returning home, Masanori became based in Tokyo where he started music production activities.

Masanori Ikeda, released numerous albums, 12 inches EP released under the artist name ‘Mansfield’. Among them, “City Lights” released in 2008 which gained popularity and was sold out immediately on release.

Various Masanori tracks have been licensed to compilation albums both in Japan and abroad, whilst he is also a well respected remixer for various artists.

As a DJ and as a songwriter, he has released various official Mix CD series and compilation albums with companies such as V2, Avex, EMI, Flower Recored etc.

In 2017, he started the chill out project with keyboard player Takumi Kaneko, which they named Coastlines.

Masanori provided music for Flower Records 20th anniversary commemorative compilation album “Past and Future”

In August 2018, saw the release of “Coastlines E.P.” their first physical single.

Takumi Kaneko is the keyboardist of cro-magnon (Jazzy Sport) He began playing with the piano from the age of 0.

In 1996, he moved to the United States to aim for Jazz Pianist, but after going back to Japan, he moved through Hip-Hop and Dance Music whilst still an active member of cro-magnon.

And in 2013, released a solo album “Unwind”.

In parallel with solo live performances he has made live guest performances, production cooperation, and been involved in diverse musical sessions.

In 2017, started chill out project with DJ Masanori Ikeda, named Coastlines.

Flower Records 20th anniversary commemorative compilation album “Past and Future” he provided music.

A rare keyboardist who is always challenging to a new world.

Coastlines are represented for Europe by Blow Up Songs.