︎Limited 12" Vinyl
(150 copies worldwide)
Released on June 14, 2019
MUSAR introduces a new artist into its already stellar fold with the arrival of a new EP from Tokyo-based DJ and producer, Hoshina Anniversary. Hoshina’s previous releases on labels including Volvox’s Jack Dept. have earned him support from a wide range of DJs including Laurel Halo, Lena Willikens, Young Marco and Veronica Vasicka.
‘Zangai’ is made up of three new tracks that play on Hoshina’s influences from contemporary techno to experimental jazz, filtered through his Japanese heritage, coupled with a soaring remix from MUSAR associate, Ricardo Tobar. Throughout the trio, Hoshina Anniversary traverses a number of moods without ever sacrificing his innate sense of rhythm.
Lead track ‘Zangai’ is a rolling acid paean to the atmospheric ruins of Oda Nobunaga’s Azuchi Castle, while a darker mood and texture defines the satisfyingly rubbery techno weight of ‘Tenjin’, translating as “deified spirit”. Tobar expels the darkness at the centre to see the light for his buoyant remix, leading to the jazzy, high-tempo electro of ‘Tenjou’ to close the record.
All tracks written and produced by Hoshina Anniversary
Additional work on B1 by Ricardo Tobar
Mastered by Sam John at Precise Mastering
Distributed by N.E.W.S. NV, Belgium
Design By Juli Bar