Jun 30, 2013
The Japanese Popstars Are Back In Town
The Japanese Popstars - Disconnect/Reconnect (Original Mix) [Bedrock]
The Japanese Popstars - Disconnect/Reconnect (Proxy Remix) [Bedrock]
The Japanese Popstars - The Knock (Original Mix) [Bedrock]

For those looking for a more exotic take on contemporary electro house, look no further than the newest EP from The Japanese Popstars, out now on Bedrock Records. The release comes complete with two remixes and a b-side, and well, they’re all just fantastic. As the name might suggest, Disconnect/Reconnect pulls your mind in opposite directions, suspending the psyche in a conflicting sort of headspace, while still sporting the traditional elements of house music. It’s sort of like a rollercoaster that never slows down, but also one that never quite makes it back down to the ground.

In the first remix, Maxime Dangles optimizes the original for a big room type of playback, but Proxy takes a different approach altogether. He takes all of the manic properties of the original, throws the traditional feel out the window, and applies some fat booty bass that shakes you from the core. This one is not for the faint of heart. The Knock rounds out this release, another powerful bassline, a bit creepy even, like something you’d hear at a rave after even the promoters have gone to bed. Beatport has it, but don’t forget to hit up their SoundCloud to sample what else they’ve been working on.

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