What is it with South London and producing fresh talent these days? This week our podcast comes comes from underground producer and DJ Last Japan. Setting himself apart from the mountain of other producers with his genre blurring amalgamation of 2 step, grime and funky house the acclaimed “Shards of textures and sounds” all within in his palette often make it hard for us to catergorize his work as anything other that cool. Making his names on some of the most hip independent labels such as Bullet Train, LNUK and Signal Life it wasn’t long before the multi instrumentalist was garnering some major attention from some of the industry’s biggest names with heavy support from BBC 1Xtra, Rinse FM and the likes of Toddla T and Jackmaster. So with his star continuing to rise, after collaborations with Roses Gabor and Little Jinder, and an extensive touring schedule across Europe we’re pleased to share with you this weeks excellent podcast to give you the chance to catch some of Last Japan musical dexterity for yourself. Enjoy.
Sum up this podcast in 10 words… Bass heavy, gassed up music, selected to bring you vibes. What’s your personal favourite track on it? Has to be AUT by Cliques. Loving those guys output at the moment. I think they’re really going to blow up over the next year because their sound is quite unique. What’s the special ingredient in this mix? 60Hz What’s the best gig you’ve played recently? I played in Krakow a few weeks back an openend with Kendrick Lamar ‘Backseat Freestyle’ place went off! I needed security at that point, they wanted my head. What have you got coming up? Working on my debut EP for Space + Time Records (Sony RCA). Watch out for a couple of collabs surfacing soon with Trusta, Cliques, Shox + more. Also my radio show im hosting alongside Blackwax – Thursdays 2-4am, Bi-weekly on NTS! And finally, do you have a special message for our readers? If you’re into Clothes, Music, Art and Naked ladies – http://www.lastjapan.com
TracklistingUsed To Be – The DreamMercy (VIP) – Boddika & Joy OrbisonAnna Latuatua – TeethThe Ha Dub Rework’d (Llesca Remix) – Mike Q Try Again – Animal YouthMass – Bambounou Because Of Me – SepiaIce Rink (Moleskin Edit) – WileyStorm Trooper – Last JapanLatch – Last JapanAUT – CliquesBulletproof – TrustaPut It In The Trunk – Jean NiponTunnel – J-WeedRaw Code – Pev & KowtonHydra – Fatima Al Qadiri M – Visionist Things Fall Apart (Instrumental) – ZombyRooty Hill – Cliques Ride With Us – So Solid CrewTunnel Vision – WileyRigamortus – Kendrick Lamar