Hoshina Anniversary is without a doubt one the biggest breakthrough producers of 2012. This year he brought us true gems such as the Tuxedo EP, Chicago and the Vision EP that were quick to garner not only attention but also outdoor play by guys such as A-Trak, Soulwax, Etienne de Crecy and Fake Blood.
But who is he? When we interviewed the Tokyo born and based producer he simply put it this way: knit cap, sunglasses, t-shirt, Dior jeans, and that's that. With the interview flowing he jokingly gave away the perfect formula to become big in the Japanese electronic music scene: "at first buy scissors and then a sewing machine", to which he added "I don't have them, so I'm not a DJ???". You'll be happy to know, however, he remains truly humble despite so much appraisal from his peers and is already planning the next - surely equally as big - releases.
In the following guest mix he takes us through a journey deep down into minimalist electronica while evolving into the darker sides of modern techno. He also 'opened' up to us about hot topics (interview below) such as the production of a track that became the opening theme of a popular anime series, his views on the current status of the Japanese electronic music scene, and what drew him in to this side of music.
GUEST MIX's TRACKLIST
01.Willy Joy & Smalltown DJs - Wicked (Ardalan Dub) (No Brainer Records)
02.Hoshina Anniversary - Don't Stop (GND Records)
03.NTEIBINT - Time (Jensen interceptor Remix) (Kitsune)
04.William Kouam Djoko - We Are Your Brothers & Sisters (Rush Hour)
05.Malente & Zero Cash - Jail Babe (No Brainer Records)
06.Julian Jeweil - Hey You (Plus
07.Vakkuum - Sonar (LA BOMBE)
08.Boys Noize - XTC (Ryncologist Remix) (Boysnoize Records)
09.Modek - Jimmy (Lektroluv)
10.Kyoko Koizumi - Androla in Labyrinth (Hoshina Anniversary Remix) (Victor)
11.S-File - Comfortably Numb (GND Records)
12.KW Griff - Bring in the Katz (L-Vis 1990 Dub) (Night Slugs)
13.Switch, Erol Alkan - A Sydney Jook (Phantasy Sound)
14.joeFarr - You Got Some Front (Turbo Recordings)
15.Hoshina Anniversary - 92 (GND Records)