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LEET 004 | AKIKO KIYAMA - WHERE ARE MY SHOES? EP
Remix by BRUNO PRONSATO.
128 BIT SAMPLES.
New black gold is on the way! 31337 Records' first vinyl for this year, the 'Where Are My Shoes?' EP by Japan's minimal techno queen Akiko Kiyama, including a fantastic remix by Mr. Bruno Pronsato. An outstanding release full of abstract minimal techno goodies ready to hit the clubs. Punchy bass lines on top of rhythmic percussions, exposing a twisted dark tale on the hunt for lost shoes. Akiko Kiyama has been a prominent figure in the minimal techno scene since she first started producing in 2004. She is the first female minimal techno producer to have come out of Japan. Her previous works received outstanding support from the industry and names such as Richie Hawtin, Sven Väth and Ricardo Villalobos. Inspired by such an overwhelming debut Akiko went straight back into the studio. Her sound consists of complex sound patterns that are often raw, industrial, dark and moody. The EP starts off with 'Anaesthesulf', a well arranged DJ tool, repetitive but complex. Well structured patterns surrounded by lots of hats, percussions and playful melodies. Followed by the second track called 'We Are Tubes Inner Tubes', a real dancefloor killer for the early morning hours. Trippy percussions, seemingly foreign vocals by Lisokot and twisted sample cuts topped with well selected effects give this tune the perfect shape. The B side continues with 'Gavotte II', a dark and pounding track with lots of variation and freaky sounds emerging seamlessly from the background. Mysterious melodies, a bouncy snare and occasional vocal cuts perfectly aligned in front of a pumping bassline. The last track is a remix of 'Gavotte II' by Bruno Pronsato who introduces a lot of melodic bits and samples, turning the track into a new interesting direction. Fancier of his work, will instantly notice the usual Pronsato style. Creatively built sound structures, cleverly arranged with a variety of new elements and headed by a funky beat. On the digital release, we've included a bonus track named 'Take Your Skeleton In The Closet' that didn't fit on the vinyl. Another well built production with an mysteriously obscure melody emerging between a rolling beat, full of interesting elements and layers that keep moving and somehow remind of ancient times. The whole release is an impressive and very well arranged piece of art that shouldn't be missing in any DJ bag! From Berlin to Tokyo - see you barefeet on the dancefloor!
HERE IS SOME FEEDBACK FROM OUR FRIENDS THAT WE COLLECTED SO FAR:
Nice EP. Bruno Pronsato Remix for me. Thanks!
Easy Changes (Nervmusic)
Very good EP, A1 is my fav.
Benjamin Fehr (Catenaccio, Nervmusic)
What a release! Akiko amazing like always! Plus the great Lisokot! Plus a Bruno remix! A dream. Will play and chart!
Someone Else (Foundsound, Little Helpers)
Nice. Diggin' tracks 1 and 4.
Miro Pajic (Lazerslut)
Really cool sh*t from beginning to end! Hard to pick a favorite. For now 'Gavotte II (Original Mix)'.
Download for Magda.
Funky! 'Anaesthesulf' is great. Support!
Slam (Soma Quality Recordings / Glasgow)
Cool EP - will spin. Thanx.
Oliver Ho / Raudive (Klang Elektronik, Rrygular, Thema)
Again, an excellent EP from Akiko! Like a delicious cake with some pronsato-icing. Really unique and imaginative music, really cool rhythms and weird vocal sounds, will def play thanks !!
Ben Parris (Foundsound)
Anthony Collins (Resopal, Highgrade, Get Physical, Freak n Chic, Vinylclub)
Brruno remix is great!
Cool bass and really nice beat. 'Anaesthesulf' is for me! Thanks.
Troy Pierce (Items & Things / Berlin, L.A.)
Good stuff, lil' Brunos mix is the tits.
Alexi Delano (Clink Music, Frankie Rec., M_nus)
Marco Carola (Cocoon)
'Anaesthesulf' - nice track!
Cesare vs. Disorder (Serialism, Dumb-Unit)
The queen of minimal is back! So refined. Thanks!
Sebastian Roya (Connaisseur)
I love this!! 5/5
Thanks a lot for the music! L
Terry Francis (Fabric London)
All these are cool!
Considering for review.
Andrea Ferlin (Sleep Is Commercial)
Masomenos (Welcome To Masomenos)
Mikael Stavöstrand (Contexterrior, Sunset Diskos, Rrygular)
Great record.. Love Akiko.. Thanks :)
Kabale und Liebe (Soweso Records, We Dig. Music)
Cool stuff here!!
Lovely! Very funky and elaborated tunes. And again a nice Bruno Pronsato remix :)
Agoria (Infiné, Innervisions)
I like the works of Akiko and Bruno
Andrew Grant (Circoloco / Barraca)
Bruno Pronsato Remix = sick
Patrick Bateman (Tic Tac Toe / Connect Four)
WOW, this is a fantastic release. Track 2 and of course Bruno's remix are amazing! Full support!
Franco Bianco (Multivitamins, Hypercolour, Dilek)
Great one! Thanks for the music! :)
Kane Roth (Lessizmore, Numbolic, Little Helpers, Klectik)
Amazing release! I love all tracks very much, looking forward to play this EP. Thanks for sharing :)
Stefny Winter (Archipel)
This EP is great! Super creative as always from Akiko thanks!
Kai aka Kaitaro (31337 Records, Little Helpers, Alphahouse)
Great!! I like all tracks!!
Omar Salgado (Foundsound, Numbolic)
Really love this EP. Amazing work. My favs are Bruno Pronsato Remix and 'Anaesthsulf'. Thanks.
Hubble (Sleep Is Commercial, Archipel)
Again huge bombs by one of my fav artists and performers. Bruno's remix is a big Techno tune. Can't wait to play. Thank you!
Cleymoore (Archipel, Pluie/Noir)
'We are tubes…' is an absolute winner for me! Amazing vocal exploration. Pronsato's remix is nice as always and 'Take your skeleton...' is gorgeous. Support!
Douglas Fugazi (Archipel Musique)
All tracks undeniably relevant and gracefully so. Been hooked on Akiko since the beginning, and really... this is the essence. Well done. 5/5. Full Support!!
Marteaux (31337 Records)
Holy fu***ng sh*t, amazing music!!!!!!
Sven Laux (31337 Records, Archipel, Microcosm, Unfoundsound)
'Anaesthesulf' is my fav in here. The other tracks are also pretty cool especially Mr. Pronsato's remix is jazzy as hell. Thanks!
Undefault (31337 Records)
Word?! What could be the word! Akiko crazy as ever!!!
Tim Tor (BlueCode Records)
This is a wonderful release and in my view it is the best vinyl that 31337 has released to date. 'Gavotte II' is superb, with an amazing bass. It works the crowd really well. It is also good to see Bruno appear on the label, because his style fits the label. Keep up the good work.
Katzo (Multivitamins, Mindtours, Lessizmore)
Good tunes. I'll support.
Zaid Edghaim (Thoughtless Music, Hushlamb)
Akiko never ever dissapoints. I can't wait to play these, esp. the Pronsato Remix! Another fantastic EP by 31337! Thank you! Every time I get a 31337 Promo I am filled with joy!
Jesse Voltaire (Archipel, Unoiki)
All tracks are awesome and useable on this release!
Alicia Hush (Hushlamb)
Love the whole EP !!! Anaesthesulf is my fav!! Thanks so much!!
Andrew Duke (Uzuri, Nice & Nasty)
Sweet package. Diggin' the Pronsato remix the most, but all of 'em are good. Thanks much.
John Templeton (Emote Music)
Very nice release all around. The Bruno Pronsato remix is great, but my favorite track of the EP is 'We Are Tubes Inner Tubes (feat. Lisokot)'.
The Automatic Message (From 0-1, Kalimari, Unoiki)
I really enjoy 'Gavotte II', can't wait to play this!
SeQ (Doma Musique, 31337 Records)
Love this EP!
Paco Osuna (Mindshake)
Downloaded thank you :)
Benoit C (Tsugi Magazine)
Thilo Schneider (Groove Magazine)
Review in our next issue on Groove.de
Kat Kat Tat from Planetkat (Venue: Trashmission/Cocoliche / Publication: Raveline, Germany / WickedBA!, Electronic Beats)
The very typical dive and skittle beat that put Kiyama on a musical map keeps driving this very percussive first track makes me go crazy, I love it. But whenever she enters new sound territory, the result is just as exciting!
Patti Schmidt (Mutek Festival)
OMG. I love her. Could I get wav versions? I work for the Mutek Festival and we're also starting a radio!!!
TJ Norris (Igloo Magazine)
This grows slowly like a new skin, retrofitting itself over you, chameleonlike. The voices add a calming dizziness.
Bon Spengler (Proton Radio / Proton Limited)
Impressive Deep vibes. I love this release, will play more than one.
Riyaz Khan (DIVERSIONS radio,CHRY 105.5FM / Toronto)
Love the organic fluidity of 'We Are Tubes Inner Tubes'.
David Froment (BOUM! TCHAK! CIBL 101.5 FM Radio / Montreal)
This kind of techno I find requires a proper listen in order to fully grasp of it's details and intricate sounds. But at first glance is definitely sounds very interesting. The Bruno Pronsato Remix sounds like my fave at first listen. Oh, by the way I think ur shoes are under ur bed...
Nadia Podolsky (VOLATL Events)
I am really digging the Bruno Pronsato Remix :)
Dee Washington (Wiggle Factor, Delic, AOE)
Amazing EP. Excited to work this unique music into my live sets!
Release/catalogue number: LEET 004
Release date: May 2, 2012