Satoshi Fumi makes his long-awaited debut on the label with the ‘Lotus EP’.
Satoshi Fumi describes his sound as ‘Deep Tech House’ but his fans would agree it’s so much more than that. Signed to an incredible spread of imprints; from seminal US House label, King Street Sounds to John Digweed’s all conquering Bedrock by way of Darren Emerson’s Detone, his sound is kaleidoscopic.
‘Lotus’ opens his account in fine form. A funky bongo grove, haunting pads and hooky sonics raise the temperature to the first break which adds colour and depth. Growing throughout the midsection the final break acts as a perfect stopgap: a delicate piano line adding emotive feels as you catch your breath before powering on until the dawn’s first rays.
‘Acid Strings’ takes a darker, more old skool path. On beat sonics start the robotic stomp before acidic undertones play against the main motifs creating a huge e-moment for the peak hours. Finally, ‘Mirage’ is a low-slung piano jam which bags of soul. Huge 808 kicks fill the speakers as piano lines and synth plucks dance with abandon in the upper frequencies. A joyous rapture of a tune.