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We start 2012 as we finished it: with a sublime 4 tracker which will tickle your ear drums and make you want to put on your favourite dancing shoes. Tamoki Tamura, Japanese producer based in London an
We start 2012 as we finished it: with a sublime 4 tracker which will tickle your ear drums and make you want to put on your favourite dancing shoes. Tamoki Tamura, Japanese producer based in London and responsible for a host of excellent releases on Nite Grooves and Plastic City, to name but a few, presents two quality tracks, “My Place” and “Oh Sax”. Funky and uplifting, “My Place” ignites the dynamite from the “get go” with a rude and dirty bass line, with and explicit, deep and sensual vocal. “Oh Sax” is a slightly more tamed track, extremely groovy, contemplative and poetic, reminiscent of an Allen Ginsberg poem/mantra, comparison which even more accentuated by the saxophone riff’s presence in this composition. His music is intelligent bin it’s construction but also in its intuitive and spontaneous nature.
Matt Star’s version of “My Place”, is a more broken down and purified version, in a minimal style that characterises him best, but notwithstanding the “booty shaking” bass line that projects us into the echoes of the ever present sensual and perverted vocal and leading us straight into Paranoid Dance land.
Finally, we go back to techno with Tom Dazing’s old school version of “Oh Sax”, in which the saxophone becomes our unique tie to the words natural & organic, in a world of Machines and Drum Machines reign supreme. George Orwell Revisited.
Text by Benjamin Gueret
Translated by Andrew A. Bean