Following two standout singles on Systematic (Straight Up) and Melisma (Prism Vision), Japanese DJ and producer Satoshi Tomiie is back on his own label SAW.RECORDINGS with the Backside Wave EP.The EP is part of an onslaught of underground house releases that Satoshi has dropped in the past couple of months. Together they represent something that many will recognize as a fresh direction for the New York City-based house protagonist, who started his career with the house classic 'Tears', which he produced with Frankie Knuckles in 1989.With more than a tip of the hat to classic house values, Satoshi Tomiie's "new" sound does a fine job of updating one of his root music, old school New York/Chicago house grooves. Whilst the "classic" feel of the tracks is a result of Tomiie using a set up virtually very similar to his original bedroom producer set up that he first used to make music in Tokyo in the late 1980s - Real and virtual Roland drum machines, classic analogue gear and virtual classic synths Tomiie has added plenty of digital trickery and futurist quirks to bring a whole new meaning to dance floors.Backside Wave EP features two tracks. 'Momento Magico' is a glorious acid house shuffle, that features a memorable melody that worms its way into your heart. With a 303 line leading the track ever forwards, the chords and pads that Satoshi uses to create his melody are warm and euphoric. 'Momento Magico', as one might expect from the title, features an anticipation brewing section that slowly builds tension up until a magic drop. 'Backside Wave' plays out like an ode to classic drum machines with 808 and 707 beats forming the backbone of the track. With an 1980's flair, the track is more like a raw beat tool that DJs can use to break it down, and cut out a new, hot groove, in the middle of a set. The way the beats are structured is classically linear, and refreshingly straight forwards. You would have to dig very deep into the crates to find a beat this simple and funky! Instantly addictive!
Adam Port - "Backside Wave sounds interesting for my sets.
RAW stuff is always good. Thx guys.
Nick Chacona - "Sick deep oldschool Vibes!!
Backside Wave is superb for me."
Franck Roger - "Momento Magico sounds epic to me .. future classic on my sets, very nice ep... big support!!"
Jody Wisternoff - "Loving this! Proper Roland jamming sessions going on here, will support both tracks but first one is more suitable for my set "
Chaim - "This is a really interesting ep from Satoshi. I like the Backside Wave a LOT!!"
DJ Deep - "Very nice release Satoshi! Great sounds.. Ill be trying Backside Wave."
Gel Abril - "Backside Wave is REALLY nice!! Cant wait to drop this!! Tnx."
Till von Sein - "Wow!! Wicked ep.. Momento Magico is a big one! Cant wait to drop it..."
AME / Kristian - "Hey Satoshi, this Backside Wave is a nice record! Gonna try it out.
Larse - (Radio 1LIVE WDR Germany) - "Backside Wave is the one for me..."Scan Mode - (DJ Magazine Spain) - "Amazing EP! 10/10!"
Kerri Chandler - "Backside Wave is definitely in the box! Great stuff! Thank you."
Konrad Black - "Backside Wave is a total BOMMMMMB!"
Eli (Soul Clap) - "Backside Wave for me, woof let the magic begin!"
Danny Howells - "Satoshi's on another roll right now .. great release with Backside Wave being my pick here. Thanks!"
Doc Martin - "Thanks Satoshi, for some deepness!!! Like both of these."
Steve Rachmad - "Nice warm vibe on Momento Magico Liking this Satoshi!"