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Audio Asia: Ryuta Muramatsu serves blissful samples and dusty beats on 'Come Get To Me'

UK label Kooley High celebrate their first birthday in style with another tasty VA EP

  • Patrizio Cavaliere
  • 7 December 2021
Audio Asia: Ryuta Muramatsu serves blissful samples and dusty beats on 'Come Get To Me'

Title: Come Get To Me
Artist: Ryuta Muramatsu
Label: Kooley High
Release Date: Out now

Up and coming producer and all-around “good citizen” (according to the cryptic bio on his Soundcloud page) Ryuta Muramatsu returns to UK label Kooley High with another high-grade slice of sample-driven house goodness.

The 'Flavours #3' EP marks the happy occasion of Kooley High's first birthday, with the release arriving one year to the day since their inaugural offering. The Leicester-based imprint was set up with the alluring manifesto of scouring the far reaches of the underground to showcase authentic house and hip hop-flecked grooves and has made a habit of sourcing irresistible sounds from Japan throughout its short existence. The well-formed selection included music from newcomers to the label – E-1, Decent Rides, and Junyawatabooishii Beats – along with beloved regulars Ryuta Muramatsu, and King Mutapa.

The EP bursts with intriguing sonics across the board. From the heads-down house chug of Decent Rides' 'BOP' to the disorienting rhythmic slices of Junyawatabooishii Beats' stoner cut, '200904.02', the jazzed-up chords and infectious guitar licks of the Dilla-esque 'Cool Trip' from E-1, to the gorgeous keys and bass-heavy flex of King Mutapa's 'Tha Monk'. Unfortunately, we can only select one title to play as part of our regular Audio Asia segment, so we made the difficult choice to opt for Muramatsu's exquisite effort, 'Come Get To Me'. Here, dusty house drums propel a shimmering, sing-along sample as deeply-rooted bass and infectious chord stabs help fire the intoxicating groove.

We're not sure quite how the Kooley High massive go about their A&R process, but clearly, they're working some magic here – continuing to offer up infectious and coherent sounds from a growing roster of lesser-known but undeniably talented artists.

Ryuta Muramatsu 'Come Get To Me' is out on December 14. You can buy it here

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