The fledgling Luna Records is rapidly gaining a reputation for quality underground house music having drafted in a raft of fresh talent and established names for original tracks and remixes. The recent single from So Inagawa, ‘Sputnik’, saw massive support from the likes of Xpress 2, Solomun, Ralph Lawson etc now this young Japanese talent follows up with wonderful ‘Liquid EP’.
Yosuke Sakurai the producer behind the So Inagawa Moniker has been producing for the last six years recording for labels such as Minimood & Multi Vitamins, he is also one part of the production team ‘The Suffragettes’ and when not in the studio runs Nagoya’s top techno night ‘Cabaret’.
The lead cut on this excellent new EP is entitled ‘Liquid’ and features the vocal talents of Yang H Yang who lends an ethereal edge with some subtle spacey vocals. The track is a warm mix of deep melodic elements and tight, understated rhythms, it’s a simple formula but one that works incredibly well and is done here to perfection.
Following on we have the techier sounds of ‘Kon Air’, providing a journey into the realms of tough percussive house with a definite techno edge. Low end bass and sparse rhythmic elements draw together with heavily effected vocal snippets to create a deep electronic groove that is perfectly accompanied by the rich & mellow keys, a class track through and through.
Finally Luna Records label boss Paul Bowen gets to grip with remixing ‘Liquid’ and delivers a dynamic mix with plenty of bass end and a superb skittering percussion track. This is a great alternative mix that retains much of the original character whilst adding its own distinct sound.
Another great release from this up and coming label that marks Luna records as one to watch…
So Inagawa’s ‘Liquid EP’ is released on Luna Records on 24th May 2010
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