Some of the best Electro music is coming out of the UK now a days. Every time I turn around there’s another producers setting the bar just a bit higher for everybody else. Last Japan, AlunaGeorge, Disclosure, Bondax , and Starslinger are just a few that come to mind when were talking about talented boundary pushers who are making moves in the UK. Now from everything I’ve listened to from London’s collective Funkystepz I would definitely have put them on that growing list. Funkystepz specializes in a mind numbing fusion of UK Funky, Garage and Bass It’s been praised and featured at all levels in the UK lately, BBC Radio One, BBC 1xtra, Kiss 100 Choice FM, Rinse and Hyperdub all have praised and supported them at one time or another. Their remix of Jeremih’s single “All The Time” is a big tune with wobbles that hit so deep and that it’s not hard to get lost a bit in it.
Last Japan released his latest track “Anonymous” today. It’s a damn good thing he did to because we were getting ready to flip into crack head mode if we didn’t get a Bass hit and a Wobble from Marco some time soon. Hey we understand he’s been a busy boy. He signed with Space & Time Records (Sony RCA) and he’s been all over the place, hanging out at BBC Radio 1 doing some guest mixes for Rinse FM, appearing in Quintin videos . You can check out his Facebook and Twitter if you want the full rundown on his escapades. We love watching this DJ/Producers grow in to bigger things. His talent is limitless and he continues to inspire and impress us with every track he releases. The future is looking good for Last Japan and I can only hope it means a full length, because I would love to see what he would do with a whole album. Anyways good tune, glad to hear from him Cheers!
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I just can’t give enough love for this dude, seriously Last Japan killing it and bringing those next level skills with this guest mix he did for B.Traits new show on BBC’s Radio1. Recommended for anyone that digs R&B, UK Garage, Bass, Grime or Hip-Hop. Pick it up free via Last Japan’s Soundcloud.
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Oh it’s Tuesday not the most exciting day of the week. Not as bad as Monday certainly no Friday. Thought I would check in with Last Japan’s Soundcloud for a little something to kick-start this week proper. Not really sure if these are finished pieces or works in progress, either way it’s some Bassed up goodness! Really looking forward to the official releases so I can get my paws on a copy of these, I’ll let you know.
My philosophy is one good artist will always lead you to another one. While digging for some Last Japan tracks I came across his great Analyzer remix he did for AlunaGeorge. That was my first real introduction to them. Aluna’s vocals are lush, interesting and matched by the support of some great Future Garage Blip-Pop incarnation.
Aluna Francis and George Reid have only been working together for about a year and with just a hand full of tracks out they’ve already been given the nod by Radio 1. For a young group just hitting birth, that’s a good start. It’s no surprise though the three track Ep is filled with memorable moments that kept me coming back to it all week.
You know lately it just feels like I can step out my front door and chuck a stick and hit any number of groups that are saturating the scene with mindless drivel. It’s just dam nice to see some creative and quality artist working together and standing apart from the rest. So go support some good music and check out their site for tour dates and pick up the Ep on Triangle Records, you can also nab it on Itunes as well. The Last Japan remix is a free download via Soundcloud, Grab that below.
My week has got progressively crazier and crazier and here are the tunes I have turned to for some much-needed decompression and relief.
Last Japan one of the best producers in the UK featuring Trim a true original grime MC at his finest.
Mach 5 out of Atlanta with and homage to good times.
A little something from a forthcoming release from Last Japan.
Snippet of a tune from our favorite Bassed up Hooligan out of London, Last Japan. Everything this guy touches is golden. Out next month on Bullet Train Records. Make sure and follow him on your favorite social network of choice.
Last Japan – East Feat Trim out on Bullet Trains Records
One of my favorite gang of Dub-step hooligans and profligates featuring Marco Del Horno & Last Japan,Stinkahbell, Jack Swift, Nightmare & Oni. A Straight up brain scramble.
Alright we have just three short days until Marco Giuliani aka Last Japan drops his “Settle Down” Ep. If you haven’t heard this South London music producer, he is putting out some of the best Uk Garage around. His title track “Settle Down” featuring the smooth and sexy vocals of Bobbie Gordon is pure bass line magic, the perfect soundtrack to roll around with on a Friday night. Make sure and check out all of his tracks and remixes on Soundcloud and you can always help support him by visiting Beatport and buying some music.
Other stuff by Last Japan