- The triple-vinyl pack will land in November.
Details have been revealed for a triple-vinyl compilation, curated by French artists Brawther and Alixkun, that chronicles the early days of Japan's underground deep house scene.
Brawther & Alixkun Present ??? Once Upon A Time In Japan...—the term ??? translates to "house"—has been in the works for a few years now. To be issued ahead of a related documentary named ???, the compilation explores the house sounds that came out of Japan from the late '80s through the mid-'90s. A press release promises a "one-stop shop of all things early Japanese house."
It features rare and out-of-print material, remastered for the occasion, from more prominent names like Soichi Terada and Yukihiro Fukutomi along with lesser-known figures including Katsumi Hidano (AKA Violets) and GWM. Two labels are handling its November release: Les Disques Mystiques (a new imprint) and Jazzy Couscous, which Alixkun, who lives in Japan, co-founded earlier this year.
The compilation is the second lengthy release that Brawther has been involved in this year—back in April, back-catalogue tracks he produced for Chez Damier's label Balance (along with a bit of unreleased material) were collected into the Endless retrospective.
A1 T.P.O. - Punk Inc. (Hiroshi's Dub)
A2 Katsuya - I Need Luv
B1 The Ecstasy Boys Ft. Shiro Amamiya - Chi Chi Chi Gan Kanon
B2 Jazzadelic - I Got A Rhythm (1991 original mix)
C1 Akiko Kanazawa - Sawauchi Jinku (Terada mix)
C2 Yutsuko Chusonji - Blessing (Magic Ware Remix)
C3 YPF - Trance of Love (Tokyo Offshore Mix)
D1 Yukihiro Fukutomi - It’s Gonna Be Alright
D2 Hiroshi Matsui - Crazy Miracle Dub
E1 Takeharu Kunimoto - Home (6 a.m. mix)
E2 Violets - Sunset
E3 GWM - Deep Loop (edit)
F1 Fake - Square
F2 Hiraku Nagasawa - Matrix Track
F3 Dan K - Turquoise Love
Les Disques Mystiques and Jazzy Couscous will release Brawther & Alixkun Present ??? Once Upon A Time In Japan... in November 2015.