Saturday, 16 July 2011

Video Interviews, Shibuya (#15)

Tokyo Trawler Catch of the Day: Mance, USA
Artist: DJ Kentaro
Tune: Sakura Sakura
Record: ?

Mance's essential rating: 5/5

Mance's Message to the People: "Happy New Year - 新年あけましておめでとうございます"

The Interview:

The Tokyo Trawler's Essential Review:
If one were to suppose that making a credible* hop-hop/drum & bass track by chopping and mixing a traditional Japanese folk song might be a difficult endeavour*, then one might well be correct. The world-renowned* DJ Kentaro appears, upon first listen, to make hard work of this track, but after a couple of spins, this song announces itself as a very well-crafted marriage of an unusual myriad* of tinny* percussion and bamboo-bashing with expertly controlled string synth. Whilst this song is certainly more likely to please modern music fans than those of traditional Japanese folk, it serves as proof that unlikely combinations are often more successful than one might expect.

Category: It's lucky there's no dancefloor here...

The Tokyo Trawler's message to the people: Go on, give it another listen!!

To download or not to download?? 3/5 (IT'S GOTTA BE DONE)
iTunes available: ?
勉強のキーワード: credible, endeavour (名詞), world-renowned, myriad, tinny

Sakura Sakura URL: