This is also banging.
Thursday, 23 August 2012
Thursday, 9 August 2012
Wednesday, 8 August 2012
'With an artist name taken from the Buddhist tree of enlightenment, Bodhi’s sole intention is to build an inspiring and vital back catalogue of groove-based music that pushes house onto exciting new ground.
And just one listen of their first official release makes Bodhi’s potential crystal clear. A-side ‘SY’ is an entrancing rush of sunny, nostalgic synths underscored by the irresistible warmth of a funk-influenced bass line, going all out on joyous old-school house hype. Flip ‘Emanation’ takes a more laid back approach that pays off in a dreamy cascade of breathless, honeyed vocals, given a punchy presence by a determined bass pattern and tightly shuffled drums.
The relentless beauty of these debut tracks from Bodhi gears them towards dance floor euphoria, whilst always keeping losing their touch of class. ‘SY’ and ‘Emanation’ trickle through your aural capacities like sunlight and explode in powerful segments of funk-influenced house. We have no doubt that many will feel the waves of musical enthusiasm that roll off these tracks, and see Bodhi as one of the most fresh and exciting artists emerging in experimental house.'
Posted by L at 14:57
Friday, 3 August 2012
Japanese band, Jesse Ruins, are really producing some magical stuff at the moment. Celestial, ethereal sounds echo throughout their music creating assured and confident tracks.
First off, where are you in the world right now and what're you working on?
We are in Tokyo, doing this interview.
Could you give a brief Jesse Ruins history?
Jesse Ruins started as Nobuyuki Sakuma as his solo project. then
released a cassette (already sold out) on Cuz Me Pain (the independent
label in Tokyo), then joined in Cuz Me Pain’s first compilation LP in
the same year. In 2011, Nah joined in Jesse Ruins. After some tracks
picked up on Gorilla vs Bear and etc., we released first 7" on Double
Denim Records. In December 2011, We signed to Captured Tracks and
released EP and are planning to put out first LP. recently, our
support drummer Yosuke Tuchida has become official member of Jesse
Who did you grow up listening to?
Each of us have quite different backgrounds, and so is our taste in music, but also, we have common point so we can get on together.
Tell us a bit about the most recent song you've worked on.
We've been making songs for our first LP!
What would you say was the perfect environment or situation to listen to your music in?
Tokyo, at mid night.
What other artists are you into at the moment?
Where would you love to tour?
Want to come to Europe and USA.
Finally, what's next for you, future plans and such?
Finishing the album, then going to tour!
Posted by L at 17:50