Tetsumasa Okumura is a Japanese electronic musician and DJ, based in Berlin. His new ‘On The Way’ EP features the track ‘君の上 (Jump)’, with vocals by another Berlin-based Japanese DJ and producer — Peachonfuse. And this remix comes from a third Japanese DJ, Trackmaker and Painter (this time based in Nagoya): Takahide Higuchi, better known as 食品まつり(Shokuhin Matsuri) a.k.a foodman. Out now on Tetsumasa’s own Berlin-based record label SAIDAN.
From Tokyo, Kota Motomura is a slightly mysterious character. Inspired by Japanese DJ Ken Ishi’s, Kota’s idiosyncratic music won him the Grand prize (Dance Category) in Sound & Recording magazine’s ‘KEN ISHII×MySpace KEN ISHII 15TH ANNIVERSARY Collaboration’ contest (an event for the 15th anniversary of Ken Ishii’s debut). From the New Experience EP, out on the Hobbes Music label. Available from Bandcamp.
Out on EM Records (based in Japan), Juu, G. Jee and Chinza DOPENESS update the 1960-70s popular Thai ‘Luk Thung’ genre with 21st Century hip hop and trap, drum machines and samples. Fresh and exciting! The ‘New Luk Thung’ album is available via Spotify and Bandcamp.