What is it with South London and producing fresh talent these days? This morning we’ve all be high on the news that underground producer and DJ Last Japan will be releasing a his debut mixtape, Ride With Us. Setting himself apart from the mountain of other producers with his genre blurring amalgamation of 2 step, grime and funky house, the acclaimed “Shards of textures and sounds” all within in his palette often make it hard for us to catergorize his work as anything other than cool.
Making his names on some of the most hip independent labels such as Bullet Train, LNUK and Signal Life it wasn’t long before the multi instrumentalist was garnering some major attention from some of the industry’s biggest names with heavy support from BBC 1Xtra, Rinse FM and the likes of Toddla T and Jackmaster. Ride With Us may well be the underground bass music hit of the summer, embracing 2 step and grime whilst retaining a current edge we’re sure you’ll be hearing plenty of it during July and August.
Slated for release July 7 as a run of 25 cassettes, as well as a digital download you can stream the instrumental version of mixtape cut ‘Harca’ and check out the full tracklisting of Ride With Us below.
Ride With Us (Instrumental) Ride WIth Us Feat. Trim Unknown Feat. Trusta What It’s Worth… M.Y.S.T Crystal Tokyo Don’t Forget Me feat. Treble Clef Untilted #3 Golden Eye Worlds Apart feat. Mr. Mitch Eclipse Feat. Emma DD Harca Feat. Prince Rapid Alpha Logic Feat. Cliques