IORI - Floating Matter - Semantica / 2012
V.A / Pan Sampler Vol.2 /Pan 04
a1 Sven Weisemann - Nandus
a2 Imugem Orihasam - Hellucination
b2 Imugem Orihasam - Nek Noyujin
Definition of Japanese deep electronic music, pan records yet again compiled the various artist EP with full of surprises. As opposed to previous releases, ambient is the word to describe this forthcoming EP, not forgetting its deepness lies within. Sven Weisemann from Berlin is making his debut to pan, showing much love for the label. Dynamic and elaborative wave of sounds, together makes continuous teasing build up throughout. He will be only the second non-Japanese artist to be appeared on this label. Imugem Orihasam provides A2 & B2 to Pan04. He is based in Hokkaido, famously known for their local club, Precious Hall. This rising Japanese producer yet again shows what he is capable of after his recent releases from Sistrum and New Kanada to name a few. A2 - Hellucination is really hypnotic enough to make you have illusory perception. Subtle progression of the track draws you into the world of deepness. B2 - Nek Noyujin is just perfect for closer, not only to this EP but however hectic the night might be. Illustrate his versatility in a best way possible. 3rd one to join the compilation is Ryo Murakami, the owner of pan records, alongside with DJ Pi-Ge. He showed the direction of the label with Pan00 & Pan01. This track makes you feel as if you are lost in the misty forest, natural sounding synth makes up the character of the track. He provided quality to this his yet again. These three makes a must have compilation, another one for your be loved record bag.
ML66 : Ryo Murakami
DJ Pi-ge Interviews and Mix.
V.A / Pan Sampler Vol.1 /Pan 03 (Snnipets)
a.1 Sai - Flash Back
a.2 Dennis Uprock - Future Progressions
b.1 Dj Pi-ge - Piguet
b.2 Naoki Shinohara - Rising Moon
Long waited 4th EP from Japanese deep house force “pan records” is here. Unlike precious releases, this is volume 1 of its Various Artist sampler series. All 3 of them are scheduled to be released in 2012.
First track to open the series is “Flash Back” by Sai. This Japanese producer has been favored and debuted from Morris Audio in 2010. The track has dreamy and floating feel to start off with, later it gets more grove going with subtle vocal goes behind.
Stays musical yet feels minimal, A2 also kept the vibe from A1 and makes you stay in the dreamland. It is by only the non-Japanese artist on this wax, Dennis Uprock aka Resoe from Denmark. He is the owner of Baum Records and one half of the duo “Pattern Repeat” and this rather timeless track exactly demonstrated his years of experience in producing. “Future Progress”, is true and honest to its name.
DJ Pi-Ge is one of the owner of the label along side of Ryo Murakami and Sisi. He provides a track with punchy synth and revered black man’s vocal. Notably slow teasing build up from the beginning till the end, this is an interesting addition to the EP. Attention grabbing.
Last of all, “Rising Moon” is by Tokyo based artist Naoki Shinohara, previously released from XDB’s Metrolux Music. This track can be described by strong hart beat like hi hats and soul filling melody. It’s a perfect closer to this quality deep house EP from the land of rising sun.
A Dj/producer from Okinawa, Japan. Iori’s musical career started up in Naha, Okinawa in the late 90′s. He went to New York in 2003, and later on headed back to Japan after serving as a project coordinator for The Loft under David Mancuso. Taking Okinawa as center, Iori is famed in both Japan and stages around the world at the present. As deeply influenced by Depeche Mode, Manuel Gottsching , Moritz Von Oswald, and Basic Channel, Iori does not only present sets ranging from House to Techno but is also proficient in alternative deep sets. Also, Iori’s remixes are being broadcasted around the world by UK online radio station ‘deepfrequency.com’ for 2hrs per month. In recent years.
沖縄県出身、DJ/Producer。第一金曜GALAXY@桜坂“g”主催。2000年より、県内のクラブにて活動を開始。2003年N.Yへ渡り、David MancusoのThe Loftの運営スタッフを経て帰国、現在も沖縄を拠点に国内外で活動中。ソウルフルなサウンドからダブ、ハウス、テクノに至まで、ディープでジャンルレスなsetをもっとも得意とする。Londonのネットラジオ deepfrequency.comではマンスリーで2時間のmixを担当中。近年では自信の楽曲制作も行い、2009年11月ロンドンのPHONICAより『GALAXY EP』をリリース、同年12月にはドイツのPrologueよりデジタルリリース、今年、5月にLapis EPがリリースされたばかり。Peter Van Hoesen主催のTime To Expressからのリリースなど、勢力的に活動中。
Compufunk is a long time resident of Osaka,Japan. It is here in the mid 90’s he started his Djing career. He quickly became a talented and well respected DJ in the Kansai area. His love for electronic music caused him to open his record shop in 1996 called “Compufunk records”. Compufunk started productions and throwing parties around Osaka. This gave him the oppurtunity to hone his skills and play alongside such artists as : UR,Modl 500, Los Hermanos,Laurent Garnier, Juan Atkins, Carl Craig, Derick May, Robert Hood, Colin Dale, Suburban Knight,D.wynn,DJ 3000, DJ S2,Murf,DJ Dog,Hero U.D.A, and many more. In 2005 Compufunk first met DJ 3000 in his record shop. This gave him the contact and the oppurtunity to show DJ 3000 the owner of Motech label his skills as a producer. In 2007 he released his first track on the infamous detroit label Motech, which appeared on the Motech - compilation album Broken Research. Since his first release he hasn’t looked back.Releasing Last Samurai EP,Orbit & Ishin Denshin, Black Shadow & Ninja Clone, Cosmis Echoes & Time Tunnel. Compufunk is always moving forward, look out for the his public Compufunk label this year.
今年で14年目を迎えるテクノ-ハウス老舗レコード・ショップ「COMPUFUNK（コンピューファンク）RECORDS」主宰。LOVEGOD 名義で1990年初頭よりDJ/プロデューサーとして活動し様々なPatyをオーガナイズ、又出演。楽曲もSound-Cannel、Jet-Set、 Grasswaxxtなど国内レーベルへの提供や、デトロイト”DJ 3000”が主催する”MOTECH ””から4タイトルをデジタル・リリース。同レーベルのコンピレーション・アルバム”Broken Research 1 & 2”にも収録。『DJ3000 - Galactic Caravan Remixies』にもRemixerとして参加。又２０１０年、オリジナル & DJ DEXUR061) Remixを含むCOMPUFUNKヴァイナル・レーベル第１弾をリリース。又レーベル第２弾として、Mark Flash(UR078)、DJ 3000のRemixを収録した”A.I.SOUL EP”をリリースするなど精力的に活動中。