Brawther and Alixkun curate Japanese deep house compilation

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  • The triple-vinyl pack will land in November.
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  • 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. Tracklist 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.