Daisuke Tanabe - Artificial Sweetener
To add on to the morning vibes… love this and wait ‘till the breakdown
Now and Hereafter (Daisuke Tanabe Remix)Cornelia
Cornelia - Now and Hereafter (Daisuke Tanabe Remix)
Crystalline poptronica from distinctive Swedish chanteuse, Cornelia, including remixes from TOKiMONSTA and Daisuke Tanabe. ‘By The Fire’ and ‘Now And Hereafter’ carve out a space between J-Pop and Scandinavian synthpop, all twinkling, expensive-sounding hi-end tones and exquisitely articulate vocals with proggy-HipHop touches located somewhere between Islaja and Rustie. Remixing the cuter ‘Now And Hereafter’ Daisuke Tanabe filters the the glassier tones from Cornelia’s vox, swaddling her in detailed electro-acoustic tones, whereas TOKiMONSTA immerses the track in dreamier aquatic zones with diving bell sound sphere and laidback post R&B beats.
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5mooth Selections vol. 2
Deer Drop Forest - Daisuke Tanabe. From Chiba, Japan, comes Daisuke Tanabe, originally a techno/breakbeat producer who decided to take things further by incorporating jazz and hip hop into his mix. This track comes from his Before I Forget LP (Circulations), the consummation of his career in London and Tokyo. Such a crunchy, compressed beat supporting those floating vibes while they evolve out of a simple riff.
To Be With A Person That You Really Dig - Lone. A pad-loaded and sidechained masterpiece. Piano drips underneath all that compression, providing the faint melody, but the real melody lies in the humming bass that surfaces into higher territory once in a while. Lone serves as the moniker for Matt Cutler, Nottingham native inspired toward production by early 90’s hardcore as well as ambient legends such as Boards of Canada. This track’s from his third studio album, Ecstasy & Friends (Werk Discs), released in 2009, the peak of Lone’s wavey, psychedelic phase before began to focus on dance music (see bonus link below).
Artist’s Valley - Bibio. Stephen James Wilkinson, also known as Bibio, put out his 6th album, Mind Bokeh (Warp), this year, and as many know, it’s nothing short of lovely. I especially appreciate this track’s use of chorus-effected acoustic guitar to compliment the routinely halting beat. The drums are so broken they seem almost uncontrolled at times— such difficult anxiety to imbue upon the listener.
Glow - Ichiro. I came upon Ichiro’s Zansho Mixtape (with outstanding selections from Dibiase, Joob, and Circle vs. Square), and was impressed with this Nerima-based producer’s style. He loves sculpting his music out of white noise atmosphere and forgoing traditional structures or catchy vocal riffs. This is the final track from his Noon EP, released last summer. In my opinion, its subtle implication of happiness shines over the remainder of the EP.
Channel Pressure - Ford & Lopatin. Oneohtrix Point Never’s Dan Lopatin and Tigercity’s Joel Ford decided it was time to explore the results of uniting their diverse musical backgrounds. The ambient, experimental electronic attitude of Oneohtrix Point Never and the electro-indie rock of Tigercity could not have united more fluidly, and the Brooklyn-based duo has been honing their take on chill-wave over the past two years. Their most recent release, Channel Pressure (Software), lands them at one of the most developed sounds of 2011. I’ve featured the title track because I just can’t get enough of those gated synths and 80’s nostalgic vocals.
Daisuke Tanabe feat May Roosevelt & Gillian Wood - Dress Reformer
Daisuke Tanabe ft. May Roosevelt & Gillian Wood - Dress Reformer
Mint Collective's Most Epic of 2011
We’ve been sifting through 2012’s stand-out music, events, mixes and much more and wanted to call out some amazing contributions we’ve seen both on and offline.
It’s been an epic year of infinite blessings shared worldwide and it’s most definitely our pleasure [and mission] to share with you some of the things we find. We appreciate the support from all of you wholeheartedly and wish you health, happiness and creative energy in 2012.
Much Love, Minty Fam