HE:Possibilities from Makoto's HE:Digital
HE:Possibilities including 'Heavy1 - You'll be over' will be out on 16th July 2010 on download only via major download stores such as beatport, iTunes, Juno, Trackitdown
“Its been something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, to put a collection of tracks out on a single release which shows that there are a lot of great artists who are underneath the surface or coming up here in Japan. But this situation I’m sure, is not limited to my country, there are possibilities for great music being written all across the world by all types of people from every single country, that’s why I’ve called this album HE:Possibilities. So I really hope you enjoy listening to this compilation as much as I did putting it together. Thanks for listening!” – Makoto.
1.Makoto & T-ak – Climbers High
Following their massive collaboration on Hospital Records; “Voyager “, Makoto & T-ak are back with an endlessly uplifting track which just rolls with thick, spacey funk. The hypnotic soundscapes are backed up by rolling drums that will rock a floor no matter what the time, day or night!
2. Godfarm & ACMA – Blue Tone ( Makoto remix )
Already gaining heavy rotation from Fabio and Nookie, Makoto’s remix of Hiroshima based Godfarm and ACMA’s “Blue Tone” blends beautiful piano licks with some classic Amen breaks for a track that’s heavy, but with the right amount of blues to keep it deep and soulful.
3. Quantrek – Love Affair
Kobe based Quantrek, who have tracks forthcoming on LTJ Bukem’s Good Looking Records deliver pure gold on this track. With a great liquid funk vibe, the tune has been in Makoto’s favourites list for the past few months and isn’t leaving any time soon.
4. Akira – Day Dreaming
Akira, Makoto’s brother, has had numerous releases on Hospital, Good Looking Records and Spearhead, so its clear that musical talent runs in the family. This tune is no exception to the rule, blending rolling percussive beats with vintage jazz samples and soulful sounds, this track is guaranteed to make you feel nice and warm even in the middle of winter.
5. Velocity – Shadow Roll
Tokyo based DJ/Producer Velocity pulls no punches with his addition to HE:Possibilities. “Shadow Roll” is a massively deep, snake stepping tune which will play games inside your mind. Watch for the wonderful chord changes which are offset by the heavy bassline and fat snares.
6. Naibu & Ena – Memories Of Rain
France’s new school heavyweight Naibu teams up with Tokyo based producer ENA, who has been collaborating with Loxy and Tokyo’s biggest dub step party; Back To Chill, for this beautiful, experimental piece. Unique percussive rhythms and floating rhodes arpeggios form the soundscape of a sombre track that will bring memories of rainy days no matter where you are.
7. Heavy 1 – You’ll Be Over
Heavy 1 is Japan’s new school drum and bass leader and with releases forthcoming on Vampire, Rubik and Sync:Saphir, he’s put together an electric dance floor smasher for this compilation. Already gaining support from the likes of DJ Bailey, Crissy Criss and Icicle, “You’ll be Over” is guaranteed to get the room shaking.
8. Makoto – Clockwork
Something different from Makoto, Clockworks is a slower garage style tune that combines latin style percussion with rhodes keys and a good serving of funk. A true head nodder.
9. Vice Versa & Kazuki Yamaguchi – Growth
Australia’s finest Drum and Bass export Vice Versa make their second appearance on the HE:Digital label alongside Tokyo’s Kazuki Yamaguchi aka Kez YM from the Detroit based house label Yore Records for this massive progressive house tune. Watch out for the dangerous drum and bass style bassline lurking underneath the 4/4 beats and the filtered theme.
10. Bun – You Wanna
Known around the world in the underground hip hop scene, Bun has been a long time friend of Makoto, releasing tracks on Good Looking Record’s down tempo imprint, Cookin Records back in the day. “You Wanna”, is a lovely futuristic hip hop beat which is the perfect outro for the HE:Possibilities compilation.
It will be out on 16th July 2010 on download only via major download stores such as beatport, iTunes, Juno, Trackitdown.