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Audio Asia: Tominori Hosoya takes us 'Cycling' on a deep house joyride

Mark Hand, Trinidadian Deep, & Shaka join the Japanese producer on his TH Pressing compilation EP


  • Patrizio Cavaliere
  • 15 June 2021
Audio Asia: Tominori Hosoya takes us 'Cycling' on a deep house joyride

Title: Cycling
Artist: Tominori Hosoya
Label: TH Pressing
Release Date: Jue 25

Japanese label TH Pressing present an incredible all-star cast of deep house luminaries on their latest tight instalment, 'Wishes & Memories Vol 3'.

Tominori Hosoya launched vinyl label TH Pressing back in 2014 with a somewhat abstract manifesto of presenting music for “precious persons, things, memories and more.” Over the years, the label has certainly favoured the quality over quantity approach, averaging less than one release per year. But, in a world awash with an incomprehensible amount of very average music, TH Pressing should be applauded for this efficient philosophy, and when they do release, it's certainly worth the wait. They've published work from artists including Manuel Costela, Life Recorder, Takuya Yamashita, Ernie and many others, most often via well-chosen compilation EPs. This method continues on the latest instalment, which showcases a stellar selection of underground artists on a single 12”. UK producer Mark Hand has released some serious quality over the years, on labels including Uzuri and Freerange, Trinidadian Deep's incredible output has seen his regularly release on the likes of Ron Trent's Future Vision, and refined Italian label Neroli among many others. Long-serving Swiss artist Shaka has released on a multitude of labels including Kolour Limited and Local Talk, and completing the line-up is Tominori Hosoya himself, who has graced the ranks of imprints including Blind Jack's Journey, Mixx, and Bucketround.

The entire record is of an exceptionally high standard. From the freakish synth work and lush pads of 'Questions I never Asked' to the stripped, heads-down groove of 'Personal DUB Expression', and the feel-good flex of 'There We Go'. In the interests of repping Asia to the best of our abilities, our pick to play you is Hosoya's very own 'Cycling'. Here, mysterious synths combine to forge curious harmonies, fizzing hats and tambourine rhythms add energy to the intricate groove, and the otherworldly top-line engages throughout.

Top work all around, and most definitely one for the serious house heads.

Wishes & Memories Vol 3 is out June 25, you can listen and buy it here

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