Tokyo electronica, London broken beat, NYC hip-hop, and more.
This week’s rundown is by VF’s Gabriela Helfet and Lazlo Rugoff, alongside Jesse Bernard, James Hammond, and Emily Hill.
Four coveted Haruomi Hosono albums from his post-YMO ouvre see a reissue this week, however S·F·X is the firm favourite. This is thanks to its singularly Hosono zaniness, that sees him merging far-out synthesizers through highly groove-including hooks. It’s also a perfect companion for anyone who is in need of dance floor pep, wherever that may be right now.
An Insight To All Minds
(First World Records)
Broken beat maestro Kaidi Tatham returns to First World Records with An Insight To All Minds. On top of his signature broken beat, Tatham weaves together jazz, funk, spacey electro, half-step, and samba rhythms. As warm weather approaches, expect to hear ‘An Insight Into All Minds’ and ‘Could It Be’ serenading across parks and festivals summer. — LR
As the first track of Caterina Barbieri’s 2019 release Ecstatic Computation, the slowly pooling frequencies of Fantas conjured an obfuscated soundworld of continually shifting focal points.