Tokyo-based DJ and producer Hoshina Anniversary, delivers a rolling acid paean to the atmospheric ruins of Oda Nobunaga’s Azuchi Castle, coming with the stamp of approval by Lena Willikens.

Following his recent outing on Young Marco’s fantastic Safe Trip imprint, Hoshina Anniversary debuts on MUSAR with another set of dance floor intoxicators. ‘Zangai’ is made up of three new tracks that play on Hoshina’s influences from contemporary techno to experimental jazz, filtered through his Japanese heritage, coupled with a soaring remix by Ricardo Tobar. Throughout the trio, Hoshina Anniversary traverses a number of moods without ever sacrificing his innate sense of rhythm.

Lead track ‘Zangai’ is a rolling acid paean to the atmospheric ruins of Oda Nobunaga’s Azuchi Castle, while a darker mood and texture defines the satisfyingly rubbery techno weight of Tenjin’, translating as “deified spirit”. Tobar expels the darkness at the centre to see the light for his buoyant remix, leading to the jazzy, high-tempo electro of ‘Tenjou’ to close the record.

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Zangai is scheduled for release June 14th. Grab your copy HERE.

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