Joining promoters before them, Manchester-based party High Hoops are making the jump to record label, kicking off proceedings with Tokyo Horoki, a collection of tracks from RBMA graduate Pleasure Cruiser’s last two years living in Tokyo.
Inspired by Shinichiro Yokota and Soichi Terada’s productions on the latter’s label, Far East Recording, Pleasure Cruiser hunted down some of the synths and equipment the pair used, namely the Korg Poly 800 and Korg Triton, both of which feature heavily on this album. Released in two parts, the first co-produced by Yokota, and the second by Okayama’s Keita Sano, the album can also lay claim to having the seal of approval from Soichi himself.
Today we premiere Pleasure Cruiser’s mix of ‘Sayonara’, one of two digital bonus tracks on the release. Stripping back the warbling acid bass of the original, he reveals a more downtempo affair driven by a low slung bassline, tight drumwork and crisps snares. As we reach the halfway mark shimmering synths wash over a dreamy video game-esque sequence bringing the production firmly back to it’s Far East Recording inspired roots.
Tokyo Horoki EP will be released on 9 March – buy from Juno. Watch Pleasure Cruiser’s homemade visuals for the original mix.