Boomkat Product Review:
Debonaire deep house jazziness from Tokyo, 1991 - 2003, pulled from sought-after 12”s and CDs that cost an arm and leg 2nd hand - RIYL Soichi Terada, DJ Sprinkles, Kuniyuki, FSOL's 'Accelerator'.
With roots in commercial music during the ‘80s, Hiroshi applied his jazzy touch to dance music in the ‘90s and beyond on a string of now-coveted releases that nestle here beside unreleased cuts on the axis of breakbeat jazz house. Blooming with two first-time reissues of the keys-in-pot swinger ‘Crazy Love’ and deep hip-house hustle of ‘Call You Back’, the compilation runs down the fruitiest vocal house in ‘Little Bit of Our Love’ (1993) and a piano-house gem ‘Howa’ that was originally licensed in ’93 to King Street and appeared on the ‘Sounds of Far East Dance Music’ set, with a rave-ready NYC-via-Chi flair in ‘Love Luv Rendez Vous’ (1994) and the hoover stabbed ‘Tsun-Ban-Tsun-Yeah’.
We’re most partial to that electric edged bassline on ‘(Earth In) Blue)’, the stripped down garage-house of ‘Dancing on Mars’, and his rudest, offbeat ace ‘Love Me One More Time’ on the edge of Karizma or MAW’s influence upon cunty Ballroom styles.