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Hoshina Anniversary dons his Shifting Gears cap for his latest mutant house moves

Dextrous jazz meets rugged deep house on the 'Sky Disco' EP

  • Patrizio Cavaliere
  • 4 October 2022
Hoshina Anniversary dons his Shifting Gears cap for his latest mutant house moves

Hoshina Anniversary resumes his Shifting Gears project with his latest foray into deep house territory, serving three supremely cultured tracks on the 'Sky Disco' EP.

The Tokyo-based producer routinely brings refined musicianship to his unflinching electronic productions, with releases on the likes of ESP Institute, Musar Recordings and Safe Trip never failing to delight. His latest work under the Shifting Gears moniker marks a return to Brooklyn-based Toucan Sounds, following the excellent 'Drum Nation' that landed earlier this year.

'Sky Disco' launches with the polychromatic house grooves of the title track, with hypnotic piano riffs deceptively looping before evolving into typically jazz-informed progressions. A degree or two more divergent, the haunting atmospherics of 'Blue, Yellow, Red' come next, with tripped-out vocals drifting over jagged drums and alien effects. 'Mayfield's Diner' completes the set, with rolling percussion and dusty drums driving floating chords over a thick acid bed.

Each track is equipped to do requisite dancefloor damage, with Hoshina once again blending rawness with virtuosity on this club-primed collection

You can listen to 'Mayfield's Diner' here:

Shifting Gears 'Sky Disco' is out on October 7 via Toucan Sounds, you can buy it here

Patrizio Cavaliere is Mixmag Asia's Music Editor, follow him on Instagram

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