Otographic Music label head Kenji Sekiguchi has a great deal to be proud of. His label continues to pump out incredible releases that push the Japanese trance and progressive scene forward. I still hear from artists and DJs from Arty to Porter Robinson that Nhato’s Etude is a masterpiece and one of the best albums of the year. With UMF Korea returning for its second year, Kenji has the opportunity to push his artists’ music further throughout Asia as well. We’re excited to see where things go from here!
Perhaps the most appealing characteristic of the Tokyo Bliss series is the consistent quality from week to week. Whether deep house, progressive, or trance, each mix is carefully crafted and the track selection is never short of amazing. Kenji has chosen many of my favorite tunes for this episode, including Matt Lange’s breathtaking Avalon. I don’t think I’ll ever get enough of that halftime section. Newly released Scroll by Shingo Nakamura also makes it way into the mix, a breather before the slightly harder end of the set.
(00:00:00) 01. Aeron Aether & Embliss – A New Dawn (Ambient Mix) [Solaris]
(00:04:37) 02. BT & Andrew Bayer – The Emergency (Today Is The Day Mix) [Black Hole]
(00:11:34) 03. Dave Shtorn – Circle Of Love (Luiz B Remix) [Indigo]
(00:15:32) 04. Matt Lange – Avalon [Anjunadeep]
(00:21:04) 05. Invisible Brothers – Cosmochemistry (Blood Groove & Kikis Remix) [Majestic Family]
(00:25:58) 06. Altena – Matis [WeRecommend]
(00:30:23) 07. Shingo Nakamura – Scroll [Otographic]
(00:35:44) 08. Airdraw – Juno (Original Mix) [Silk Digital]
(00:41:20) 09. Alexey Sonar – Rocker Flop (Original Mix) [Particles]
(00:45:01) 10. Dinka – Lotus (Soundprank Remix) [Silk Royal]
(00:50:41) 11. Alan Morris & Sequentia – Blind (Original Mix) [Enhanced]
(00:54:50) 12. Exostate – Easily I Fell (Norin & Rad Remix) [Enhanced]