Boomkat Product Review:
Optimo don JD Twitch shifts his frame of reference to Japanese techno-pop and synth prototypes in an enchanted 2nd instalment of his highly collectible lockdown mixtape series.
Following a sterling session of goth and wave cuts, Twitch rifles his collection for an influential epoch of plugged-in Far Eastern styles, further illuminating a period which has long been an enduring source of inspiration for the Glasgow-based collector and DJ, and has seen a lot of attention via reissues and YouTube algorithms in recent years. Trust your man mostly eschews the more ubiquitous examples of this sound in favour of obscurities and percies, following a silvery thread of inspiration that ties up 90 minutes of cinematic glyde and unusual, puckered grooves.
Anyone quick enough to snag a copy will be supplied with a whole other world to inhabit, beautifully sequenced for beguiling, theatric effect. Expect a lusher A-side focus on the synthy cinematic matters, and a B-side trip into technoid city-pop, laden with dreamlike vocals and wayward disco grooves bound to peck to diggers’ heads. In other words; a real pleasure.