A 4 track downtempo ep (18m 38s) — released June 18th 2012 on First Word Records

Yosi Horikawa is a Japanese producer whose sound truly deserves the adjective original. Born in Osaka, Yosi first started making music at age 12, recording music in his bedroom using his voice and various other found and made sounds – tapping on the side of his bed soon became a kick drum. Overdubbing across two tape decks, Yosi started on his own musical journey in a style that continues to define him today. The music Yosi makes draws deeply from these early experiments by bringing unusual found sounds into his compositions, sounds which often form the core of his songs and give them a truly unique organic quality. Whether it be birds chirping in the forest, the everyday sounds of a city or even the noises your kitchen utensils can make, everything is a potential sound source to Yosi.

In 2011, Yosi was invited to the Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid where he collaborated with the likes of Dorian Concept, Anenon and Jesse Boykins III as well as receiving further praise for his productions from the likes of BBC Radio 1's Benji B. This EP is the perfect introduction to his sound - from the ping-pong ball driven electronics of 'Bubbles' to the pounding atmospherics of the woodland influenced 'Wandering' Yosi's idiosyncratic talent shines through.

Horikawa's take on electronic music is as unique as it is enticing, and one we hope we'll be hearing a lot more of in the months to come. - XLR8R

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