Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Hayato6go - CHOP JUKE

With its surprising diversity and ingenuity, the Japanese juke scene provides a welcome respite for those footwork fans who are a bit too familiar with the typical Chicago-inflected take. Representing the Osaka-based Booty Tune label, producer Hayato6go crafts maximalist beats that feature an impressive range of influences, barely honing in on one genre before deftly turning to another. Featured on Hayato's recently released EP Promised Land, 'CHOP JUKE' finds a tasteful jazz bass sample careening head-first into a manic rush of samples and rhythmic 808 assaults. While the EP is weighed down by a couple of weak tracks, the all-caps  'CHOP JUKE' is one of Hayato's stronger offerings.

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