If you are one of our more regular readers, you likely heard about the name Kidsuke by now. The project is the brainchild of Tokyo’s Daisuke Tanabe and UK producer Gerard Roberts, better known as Kidkanevil, an admirer of the Japanese culture and member of the Ninja Tune affiliated Stateless. Both are also alumni of 2010’s Red Bull Music Academy in London, where they met for the first time in person and where the idea for a collaboration sparked. Two years later, following many file transfers and two meetups in Tokyo and London, Berlin’s Project Mooncircle has released the album.
The Kidsuke album, a collaboration between Kid Kanevil and Daisuke Tanabe, is still over a month away from release. With no intention to tease you, let me say it’s one of the most exciting records I have heard all year and you should be looking forward to hearing it. The good folks at Brownswood serve a full track from the album on their new electr*c 3 compilation and you guessed right, it’s the track you can listen to above!
The compilation is available as of today and can buy the CD or digital from their Greedbag store or from iTunes.
The anticipated follow-up to Kidkanevil’s Basho Basho from earlier this year, a remix album titled Basho Basho Remixed Remixed is finally available on his Bandcamp page.
Almost half of the tracks are reworks of his RBMA 2010 fellows, including well established beatsmiths such as LA’s Tokimonsta, Manchester Illum Sphere or Germany’s Swede:art. But there are more favourites among the cast, take Daedelus, Blue Daisy, Daisuke Tanabe or Throwing Snow.01. Lantern 1 (Daisuke Tanabe Remix)
02. Megajoy (TOKiMONSTA’s Unsound Bliss Mix)
03. Setsuko (BUG Remix)
04. Land Of Plenty (Throwing Snow Remix)
05. Drunken Master (Swede:art’s Mind Gone Remix)
06. Tintinnabuli (Om Unit’s Drexciyan Meditation Remix)
07. Minjo (Blue Daisy Remix)
08. The Floating World (Eliphino Remix)
09. When Doves Bounce (Illum Sphere’s Rebounce)
10. Lantern 2 (Cherry Chan + Kiat Remix)
11. Yokai (Daedelus Looks For That Remix)
If you think it’s gonna be hard to pick a favourite, you’re guess is right. I’ve chose Blue Daisy’s remix, to which you can listen below.
You can get the digital release of Basho Basho Remixed Remixed directly from Kidkanevil‘s Bandpage. Four of the mixes are also available on a limited 12-inch release, and its name suggests there’s going to be a second one.
If you’re not conviced yet, grab the Daedelus remix for free or listen to the album in full.