- 1 year ago
Playing tracks by
aran ft. Kanae Asaba, DJ Laugh, Nizikawa ft. せんざい, DJ NECOJITA, DJ Shimamura and more.
I've been a big fan of the Japanese sound since I discovered DJ Virus' Konnichiwa 4 on Krafty Radio, and had to immediately go and download it. It's where I first discovered the likes of M-Project and DJ Shimamura. I dug deeper and found so many more fantastic artists, like kors k, P*Light, Hommarju, DJ Noriken, and amazing vocalists, such as Aikapin, Yukkaco, and Kanae Asaba.
There's so much talent in Japan, and at the moment I almost feel like they're staying truer to the Happy Hardcore sound than we are here in the UK. These producers took our genre and made it their own, whilst keeping it true to the values of the style. So I wanted to put a mix out there that showcased the broad range of styles coming from the Land of Rising Sun, from upfront sounds to the classic noughties styles, and Hardtyle to Powerstomp, they have it all, but it's still fundamentally, at heart, Happy Hardcore.