It’s easy to scoff at the term “major-label debut,” but here’s where ties to a bigger imprint producer real-deal benefits for a bunch of folks. Tofubeats’ First Album wasn’t actually his first album, but it was his first official full length from Warner Brother’s Japan label UnBorde, and it was a frantic, YouTube-hole-like trip of a record. Now here comes the remix album, which puts the spotlight on some really exciting producers from all over Japan and beyond.
Pa’s Lam System have a knack for creating hyperactive floor fillers…we are still in awe of this one–two punch from last year…so giving them the already frantic Para-Para-inspired jam from First Album makes sense, though it is impressive they find a way to ratchet up the energy even more. The always wonky Parkgolf gets especially discombobulated on his rework, while Denki Groove member Yoshinori Sunahara turns torch-song “Don’t Stop The Music” slippery. Also popping up is LA-based producer Spazzkid, who puts his touch to “Come On Honey!” Listen to all of them above.
AND if you are reading this…now…you should tune in here at 11 PM to see a livestream event (tofustream, nice).