The latest release from SAW Recordings sees the coming together of youth and experience as label boss Satoshi Tomiie teams up with rising star Iori Wakasa on the Look Ahead EP.
Firmly embedded in the Tokyo club scene, Iori's supreme talent behind the decks and his trademark concoction of Detroit techno, Chicago house and Asian folk and seen him attract the attention of many of his European and US based contemporaries. His own raw and deep style of production has also spawned exciting results and it was one of his 2013 productions that attracted the attention of Satoshi.
"I first met Iori a few years back when I was Dj'ing in Tokyo. Then last year i received a release of his on promo and was happy to discover that he was a really talented producer. I got in touch and sent him my congratulations and from that first conversation a plan was hated to work together on some material."
For the past few months files have been fired back and forth across the Pacific as the NYC - Tokyo collaboration gathered pace. The two track Look Ahead EP is the first musical fruit from the duo and is lead by the title track with its glittering melody, bubbling synth and warm sun-drenched pulses. Drink For You delves deeper with its intoxicating rhythm, woozy keys and rim shots.
An exciting and encouraging first release from Satoshi Tomiie and Iori Wakasa and one that wets the appetite for their future collaborations.
Chymera Lovely repeating synth work on Look Ahead. I like it! Drink For You is a great complementary track.
Peter Kruder Look Ahead is a fantastic track. Very hypnotic and I like that. Will play this. Drink For You is also great!Manik Drink For You is sounding tight! Super deep and trippy but still grooving!
Laurent Garnier These are so sexyyyyyyyyyyy... I love both of these tracks guys! Support!
Federico Grazzini Look Ahead is the standout for me! I like the tension in the track...
Christillization Radio, Serbia Cool summer tunes from Satoshi & Iori... Will support!
Valida (KCRW, CA, USA) I like both of these... Drink For You may get more play just cuz its perfect for my later night show...
Smokin Jo A very cool and interesting release from Satoshi and Iori. Especially feeling Drink For You.
Tiefschwarz (Ali) This is a nice package of music from these guys. Look Ahead my fav to play.
Gerd Satoshi has such a talent for great house music. Been following his music on and off since the amazing TEARS. Again a big release, now together Iori.
Martin Landsky Two outstandingly nice and groovy tracks... Especially feeling Look Ahead. Support here...
Gregor Tresher Look Ahead sounds classic in a good way, I like it a lot and will be playing.
Hernan Cattaneo Both of these new tracks are sounding really good!! Will support in my sets.
Dan Curtin Nice groove and mood in Drink For You... Thats definitely a cool track!!
Nick Warren Big, BIG release from Satoshi & Iori. Love the tracks guys, well done!
Dave Seaman Both of these are good tracks but Drink For You just about shades it for me. Nice!L
uke Solomon This is major I love the drums and simplicity on both. Drink For You my fav though.
Nacho Marco Hey guys I am loving the Look Ahead track on this release. Will be giving it my full support.
DJ Ralf Hypnotic and super groovy... I am loving Drink For You...
Tom Findlay (Groove Armada) Now this is a great release!! Seriously classy stuff from Satoshi & Iori.
Ko Kimura Its all about Look Ahead for me. Awesome track!! Will play it this weekend.
Till von Sein Look Ahead is one for the trippy early morning sessions. DOPE track guys!
Thugfucker YES!! Look Ahead is a MONSTER of a track!!