Kyoto-based Jun Kamoda has previously contributed his unique style of music to the likes of Mister Saturday Night, Black Acre, Shall Not Fade, and Steel City Dance Discs. As a cartoonist turned animator, he started to make his own shorts alongside his music, developing these into his own animation show, Who Still Dance, a club culture-based sci-fi sitcom released with Mixmag, where Kamoda previously supplied a cartoon column in their print issue. The second installment of the series drops in July, and can already be found on the artist’s Patreon page which is uses to share unreleased music and animations, among other perks.
He opens up his latest release with ‘A DJ In The Full House’, a pounding house cut with crashing hits and fizzing, sugar synths. It’s bright, digital in texture, and sure to light up the club. ‘Green Men’ is a deep space trip with industrial drums and broken beat patterns all run through with pulsing cosmic synths, making for a tense and turbulent journey. Closing track ‘Last Tune From The Rock’ is a collision of house, techno, and tripped-out synths from another dimension to round out another idiosyncratic EP from the standout producer.