Phuey’s Triumphant Gets Remixed By Seimei & Taimei, Machete And More

One of the better releases out of Japan in the last month and a half was Fukuoka-based artist Phuey’s high-energy stomper Triumphant, a diverse collection out of the Yesterday Once More crew. Well, when you have a good thing, better savor it as long as you can…that imprint has now called up some other producers to remix songs from Triumphant, with nice results. Youngmin Joo turns “All The Same” into a zippy bassline track, while Machete reworks “Slownt” into a hazy bouncer. And Tokyo’s own Seimei & Taimei turn the Jersey-Club-bounce of “Freakinbae” into a stuttery affair. Get it here, or listen below.

New Carpainter: Saltflake Snow EP

Wonky future-garage producer Carpainter has a new two-song EP out on L25 Recordings, and you can hear both cuts above. The title track is an easy-going number, built for gentle nodding-along-to and sweetened by vocal samples and glistening electronic drops. It makes space for one bendy segment, but for the most part is an easy-going shuffler. He saves the loopier stuff for “Without,” a song full of criss-crossing helium voices.

New Maho Littlebear: “Too”

This is like catnip to me – Kyoto’s Maho Littlebear, who has made and been part of some really great music this year, puts a whole lot of electronic distortion on her voice for “Too,” and turns this digi cry into the base for a shifty floor-eyeing song, one where her vocals are static but the music around her is in constant flux. Yet the core of “Too” is warm – Littlebear’s singing about “too lovely girls” and “too lovely boys,” and this comes off as a mantra-like celebration. Listen above.

New PellyColo: “Island”

Dude doesn’t just need talkboxes and vocoders to shine, it turns out. Tokyo producer PellyColo – whose Temptaion EP from earlier this year does ’80s throwbacks right, and whose remix on Especia’s Gusto is one of the best songs of the year – has a new song called “Island” that is all gliding synthesizers and chubby bass squiggles, a disco-leaning track built for the dying days of summer (still going here in the capital). It’s a nice, squiggly number which you can hear above.

New Madegg: “WKAAFS”

The “about” section might be the most intriguing part of this – “WKAAFS” comes from Madegg’s forthcoming fourth album, release date unknown as of now. This song, complete with minimalist video, is a relaxing enough preview, swapping out the clitter-clatter production the young Kyoto native has favored for most of his career in favor of guitar plucks and woozy electronics. Listen above.