Kiji Suedo explores simmering dancefloor grooves on ‘Hosek’ EP
The Osaka-based producer follows last year’s ‘Riot’ LP in typically refined style
Osaka-based artist Kiji Suedo is back in action with his latest work, the six-track ‘Hosek’ EP.
Continuing the fine form he displayed on last year’s mesmerising ‘Riot’ LP, the Japanese producer’s latest work sees him examine subtly more floor-focused shades, adding a touch more thrust to the deep introspection of his previous outing. Having released a series of EPs via Canada’s Solar Phenomenon label, his new release once again finds a home on Edinburgh-based imprint, Hobbes Music.
Inspired by the likes of Motor City maverick, Moodymann, ‘Hosek’ sees Kiji take a deep dive into hazy, jazz-flecked textures, with floor-focused bump propelling the intricate, gently hallucinatory threads that he so neatly weaves across his imaginatively-carved compositions. Retaining the experimental and spaced-out textures that featured so heavily in his debut album, ‘Riot’, the added pulse of club-ready dynamism has already seen ‘Hosek’ championed by the likes of Red Rack’em, Craig Smith, and George T.
You can listen to ‘Hosek I’, ‘Hosek IV’ and ‘Hosek V’ here:
Kiji Suedo ‘Hosek’ EP is out April 7 on Hobbes Music. You can buy it here or via the player above
Patrizio Cavaliere is Mixmag Asia’s Music Editor, follow him on Instagram