Koichi (Koichi Samuels) is label owner of RESIST and an electronic musician. In 2016, Koichi founded club/art hybrid event and record label RESIST, which he curates featuring international artists from the experimental club music and audiovisual art.
Koichi started his music career as a DJ and promoter playing at warehouse events in and around London's techno and rave scene through the 2000s. In 2012 he started his path in earnest as an electronic music producer after moving to Belfast, Northern Ireland. Drawing inspiration from Belfast’s thriving techno scene and through meeting and collaborating with acclaimed DJ and producer, Phil Kieran, Koichi developed his own unique brand of ambient inspired electronic and techno music.
Koichi has released music with record labels Soma Records, Animal Farm Records, Planet Rhythm and in duo Spires with Phil Kieran (released on Phil Kieran Recordings). He also collaborates in an audiovisual project with artist Helena Hamilton.