For reasons that will become clear next Monday (or if you follow the Twitter), I’ve been in Osaka for the last two days. Fittingly, why not focus on two Osaka artists tonight? First up is producer Paperkraft, a young electronic track maker who will be joining Seiho at an event this weekend in Tokyo, and the bouncy clap-happy “Translucent.” It’s a wavy party-starter, energetic but with a mysterious side. Listen above.
Elsewhere, coming off a compilation called Wells via Monotone Label, is producer Mountain’s joyful “Abilities,” a squiggly number made all the more upbeat by some horn blurts (but made a bit unnerving by a vocal sample about hands). Listen below.