Two Snakes Japan Tour
Next week we’re excited to have a few U.S. Music Artists tour through Japan. Our friends FREE THE ROBOTS & LEFTO are headed out for FTR’s Japanese exclusive LP release, “Two Snakes” released by Perfect Touch. Don’t sleep !!!
Details HERE !!!
MAY 22nd: Tokyo @ AIR
+ OBEY Radio Tokyo
MAY 23rd: Nagoya @ VIO
MAY 24th: Osaka @ CIRCUS
MAY 25th: Kagoshima @ TIMELESS
As one the most important tastemakers Europe has to offer, and affiliated with Brownswood Recordings,Jazzy Sport in Japan and numerous other labels, described by FACT magazine as ‘your favourite dj’s favourite dj’, this bearded early riser is consistently a couple steps ahead of your average early adopter. He doesn’t wait for the next thing to land on his lap, he actively seeks it out, therefore just take a peek at his playlists on Belgium’s foremost national radio station Studio Brussel which received compliments from Rough Trade Shops, Gilles Peterson and featured on MTV Hive. However, don’t assume that he’s only working futuristic angles – no sir. Firmly rooted in jazz and hip hop, he sharpened his digging sensibility working at the now legendary Music Mania record store in hometown Brussels. His passion for jazz resulted in a remix album for Blue Note which was well received by the community. LeFtO is forever moving forwards but always got an ear in the past. Considered in his country as one of the ‘five best Belgian deejays ever’ and famed for his gloriously eclectic dj sets, he switches effortlessly between hip hop, funk breaks, neck-snapping beats, future bass, south-american influences, bruk riddims and some wild african rhythms. He’s not only a deejay and producer but also curates his own stage at the Dour Festival and his own nights in the Belgian city of Gent. World renowned, LeFtO regularly blesses sound systems from Tokyo to Seoul , Singapore to Manila, Kazakhstan to Germany, San Francisco and Los Angeles, with partial residencies in Amsterdam, Paris and New York. The travel resulted in a compilation on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings with partner in crime DJ Simbad, a couple releases in collaboration with Los Angeles based label 101 Apparel and on a local scale with Universal Benelux and France.
FREE THE ROBOTS
Free the Robots’ newest EP, Two Snakes, comes out May 20th on Osaka imprint Perfect Touch. Accompanying the original three songs are remixes by Japanese producers Starro, Ramza and Ryuei Kotoge. With this newest batch of tunes, the Los Angeles based producer explores the aural spaces between psychedelic, soul, and hip hop. Opening track, “The Truth,” perhaps the most emotive of the three, riffs on a lo-fi vocoder melody, set against melancholic chords and a subtle shuffling beat. The remaining two tracks cater to fans of hip hop and funk respectively. The EP is packaged as a special limited T-shirt with digital download through the Perfect Touch store, and is also distributed digitally through all good digital music retailers. Artwork provided by Tel Aviv based tattoo artist Nabibes with silk screen printing by Sweatshop Union in Osaka.
Hope to see you there !!! xoxo
ALSO….. WE NOW SHIP TO JAPAN !!!
PLEASE VISIT www.obeyclothing.jp FOR ONLINE AND JAPANESE EXCLUSIVES.
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