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.