FEAT: COUNT BASS D
COCO BRYCE, JAZZO & MELODIESINFONIE, MY DRY WET MESS, QUARTA 330
FILE UNDER: DOWN-TEMPO BEATS, GLITCH, FUTURE BEATS
DESIGN: MISTER ADAM
Takafumi Sakurai (Tokyo, Japan) aka Emufucka makes his 2nd performance on Fremdtunes with his 10-track EP ‘Retrace’ on September 24. Inspired by the ultimate fate of the universe and the relations of space and time, Emufucka blesses the world with blissful electronica-fuelled rhythm sculptures. The elements for his playful songs range from sweet-natured melodies and delicate drum-patterns to tough sounding basslines and drums. On ‘Can’t nobody step to him’ guest Count Bass D amazes with softly spoken words on a pulverizing beat. Emufucka also invited 4 remixers: Quarta 330, My Dry Wet Mess, Jazzo & Melodiesinfonie and Coco Bryce – all adding refreshing new ingredients to Emu’s cookery. Mister Adam provided the artwork. Mokosound took care of the mastering!
Go get it at Amazon, Bandcamp, Beatport, Bleep (recommended!), Boomkat, Digital Tunes, iTunes, Juno, Trackitdown or any other download store near you…and don’t forget to add this EP to your Spotify list!
Red Bull Music Academy on Emufucka: “Don’t get it twisted, the man behind this somewhat odd moniker is a true future beat wizard that would never harm any animals, humans or classic sample sources. His blissful electronica-fuelled rhythm sculptures have already created a decent buzz amongst today’s worldwide instrumental hip hop scene. Releasing his first productions and remixes on Japan’s Slye label, he has since then worked with Count Bass D, DZA, St.Andrew, Quarta330, My Dry Wet Mess and Coco Bryce amongst others, and signed singles and EPs to imprints such as Alpha Pup, ICASEA, Fremdtunes and Citywurl. And despite the fact that this self-proclaimed shy, introverted beat head and American literature connoisseur follows a rather strict theoretical approach, his soundscapes always leave enough space for improvisation and that moment of quirky playfulness.”