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NEW RELEASE: Hideo Kobayashi, DJ Shu-Ma “Ase Remixes” [Fuente Music]

Ase Remixes

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01. Ase feat. Motoharu DJ Shu-Ma Remix

02.  Ase feat. Motoharu DJ Shu-Ma Radio Edit

03. Ase feat. Motoharu Original Instrumental

04. Ase DJ Shu-Ma Instrumental

Release Date: 2023-01-06

Label: Fuente Music

Dear House Music Lovers,

For our 2022’s last dj promo, we’re presenting you a remix ep. Hideo Kobayashi’s funkiest song “Asé” got remixed by DJ Shu-ma who releases quality tech house/house tracks based in Tokyo. He cooked Motoharu’s (ex. Soil & Pimp Sessions) smokey jazz sax in super modern way to smash the 2023 house floors.

Artist: Hideo Kobayashi

Born and based in Nagano, in central Japan, like many in his generation, Hideo discovered electronic music when he first heard Yellow Magic Orchestra and Kraftwerk. In 1986, got the itch to compose electronic music with his sequencer, keyboards, drum machine and started performing live as well. In 1988, he discovered the enfolding world of clubs and dance music in Tokyo, and soon turned his attention to techno and began his production career in 1994, in the thick of the emerging techno scene in Japan. While visiting the U.S. west coast in late 90’s, he discovered the then emerging deep house scene in the Bay Area. A chance meeting with Jerome Sydenhem at a club there, lead to the first collaboration with him and also DJ Said, as Lagos Nagano Players Association, with the release of DJ Tools Vol. 7 out of Ibadan in 2006. His release of Children Of The Drums, another collaboration with DJ Said from Chez Music, caught the attention of the legendary Francois K. Afterwards, Hideo found a new fan of his music in Francois K, who has been championing his music regularly.

Around the same period, Hideo returned to Japan, clutching a wealth of studio and DJ experience, at his base in Nagano, with Jerome Sydenhem, he produced the Nagano Kitchen album released from Apotek Records and Apt. International in Japan in 2007, which caught the attention of many DJs around the world. This period marked a turning point in his career. Hideo released the album, Zero in 2009 from Apt. International and a year later, his 2nd album, a Drama which featured appearances from Lisa Shaw, Ramus Faber, etc. With these handful of releases, Hideo’s music began captivating a wide range of the big DJs such as Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, X-PRESS 2, Francois K., Richie Hawtin, Hernan Cattaneo, Laurent Garnier, Danny Krivit, Joe Claussell, Simon Dunmore, amongst others.

A fusion of Japanese mystique, mixed with a solid, top notch, modern production of silky deep house, tranquil tech-house and floor-rockin’ techno, his unique musical vision has gone beyond the limits of micro-genres to capture a cross section of dance music fans all around the world. Hideo also consolidated his status in the world’s dance music scene, by receiving numerous remix and license offers from the leading labels such as Ministry of Sound, Defected, King Street, Renaissance, Ibadan, OM, etc. His track, Amarillo was featured in Hernán Cattáneo’s mix CD, Renaissance and his track, Made in Japan was included in the mega-selling mix CD by Hook N Sling, Anna Lunoe & Axwell- Clubbers Guide To 2010, out of Ministry Of Sound. His remix of Shigeru Tanabu’s track, Adrian was included in the mix CD, Heartbeat Presents Mixed By Francois K. @ Air (Tokyo) as well. He also topped the Traxsource album chart, a first by a Japanese artist, with After The Drama, a dance floor oriented rework of the album, pattissier, released in 2011, which features various collaborations with Soil& “Pimp” Sessions, Rasmus Faber, Barbara Tucker & Tuccillo, etc. The pattissier album went to Number 1 in the iTunes Store Japan Dance Chart as well.

Recently, he has returned to his techno roots and produced a new track, Black Panther, with his partner in crime, Jerome Sydenhem in their Nagano Kitchen alias, which was included in Drumcode’s 15th Anniversary compilation. Hideo has also found time to do remixes for Ken Ishii, London Elektricity, Tokyo Black Star and dOP.

Parallel with his production releases, he also zigzags across the world to DJ frequently, showcasing his versatile aesthetic of dance music panache and technique in many Asian and European clubs such as Moxa in Italy, AKA and Egg in London, the notorious Stadium in Jakarta, 360 in Dubai and at various clubs in Seoul amongst others as well as at various clubs across Japan.

One of Hideo most recent projects is his full-length album, Underground Business which was released in mid 2012. Underground Business showcases Hideo’s versatile nature, focusing his sights to a more, head-spinning, raw, electric, spacey, floor-rockin’ direction. Also he added another techno alias “H.I.D.” and its new productions are ready to rock heads. Whether from his various productions being canned by the top DJs or with his rockin’ DJ sets at various clubs around the world, one can only look forward to this ever-progressing, prolific samurai wielding his many guises.

Now, he is taking steps to fulfill his long-time dream of taking his musical vision one step

H.I.D. aka Hideo Kobayashi’s Biography:
1970年、長野県生まれ。DJ、プロデューサー、リミキサー、ミキシングエンジニア、マスタリングエンジニア、エンターテインメントコーチ。Fuente Music Productions、Sonic Vista Studios Japan、Hideo Kobayashi (小林秀雄) Music Academy代表。
95年にテクノユニットLOTUSを結成、翌年アルバム「Kasumi Experience」を発表。97年にはRainbow2000にライブ出演する。個人名義におけるブレークビーツ、テックハウスをフランス、ベルギー、日本からリリース。98年頃より西海岸ディープハウスに傾倒、サンフランシスコに移住する。Wave、Chez、Ibadan、King Street、OM等より作品を発表し、全米で年150本以上のギグに出演。「サンフランシスコで最も忙しいDJ」と称される。
2006年帰国。直後よりYellowでのSPiNにレジデント参加。サンフランシスコ関連の音源で構成したMix CD「SPiN San Francisco」を発表する。2008年、Jango Sydenham (Jerome Sydenham)と[Nagano Kitchen」を発表。Joris VoornAdam BeyerKen Ishiiらがリミックスを担当、ワールドヒットを記録する。09年「Zero」、10年「a Drama」、11年「patissier」、12年「Underground Business」とソロアルバムを発表。iTunes、Traxsource、シスコ等多くのチャートで1位を記録。ハードなテクノから甘美なボーカルハウス、ダウンテンポまで、ジャンルにとらわれない高抽象度での音楽表現は可能である、ということを証明する。
DJとしてWarehouse702、Module、Origami、Precious Hall等でレジデント出演し、イギリス、ドイツ、スペイン、イタリア、オランダ、ベルギー、ウクライナ、アラブ、韓国、インドネシア等にも招聘されている。
2016年、自らのDeep HouseレーベルFuente Musicを設立。Eric Kupper (Eric Kupper)をリミキサーに迎えた1枚目のEP「When Love Was Infinite」がTraxsource Soulful Houseで1位を記録。その後のリリース全曲もTraxsourceトップチャート入りを果たしており、「最もエキサイティングなレーベル」と評される。2017年、全曲ヴォーカルハウスでまとめられたCDアルバム「FUENTE」を発表。イビサ、ドイツのレーベルともライセンスと契約する。
テクノ名義「H.I.D.」では、ハードサウンディングなDeep Technoを発表しており、この名義におけるDJ出演も行なっている。

Remixer: DJ Shu-Ma

DJ Shu-ma has been DJing around Tokyo Japan, LA USA, Amsterdam Holland, Seoul Korea as a Guest DJ.DJ Shu-ma joined Amnesia Ibiza Japan tour in 2005. After received increased recognition in Japan, DJ Shu-ma guest played a few times in famous Ammnesia in Ibiza.In Japan, DJ Shu-ma Played big club such as Velfarre Roppongi., Womb Shibuya regularly, and play around Japan including Osaka, Nagoya. In 2009, DJ Shu-ma and Spain Barcelona based producer Oliver Schmitz released “Tokyo Connection” from Robbie Rivera’s Juicy Music, the tune was played and recommended by Carl Cox, top premier DJs around the world. Consequently, the tune was compiled to Amnesia’s and Space’s compilation CD album. In addition, DJ Shu-ma provides remix work for Spinnin records and Star 69, these remix tunes were charted top 100 in the world biggest dance music download site Beatport. From 2009, DJ Shu-ma and Tomo Asahina officially joined “Fierce Angel Records” which established by Mark Doyle who also known as founder of Hed kandi. Recent years, DJ Shu-ma released tunes from various labels are King Street Sounds, Bump Trax, Rezonation Music, Warner Music, Bass Works Recorgings, Hotfingers and Bedroom Muzik. DJ Shu-ma plays Funky tribal Techhouse mixed with balearic Ibiza style DJ (which is very rare in Asian countries ) and heat up the dance floor.

アジア圏では数少ないFunky、Tribal、Tech-houseをミクスチャーするIBIZA仕込みのバレアリック・スタイルなDJプレイを得意とする。2005年のAmnesia Ibiza Japan Tourに参加。2009年にスペイン・バルセロナのプロデューサーOliver Schmitzとの共同名義でRobbie Riveraが主宰するJuicy Musicより”Tokyo Connection”を発表。重鎮Carl Cox のレコメンドにより世界のTOP DJ達にプレイされIBIZAを代表する2大クラブAmnesia、SpaceのコンパイルCDにダブル収録されるという快挙を達成。同時期にSpinnin RecordsやStar 69 Recordsなどの有名レーベルにリミックスを提供、いずれも世界最大のダウンロードサイトBeatport Top 100にチャートインを果たす。2009年よりHed Kandiの創設者として知られるMark Doyle主宰の”Fierce Angel Records”オフィシャルDJに加入。これまで計3度に渡るクラブの聖地IBIZAでのプレイを始めアメリカ、オランダ、韓国、ロシアでのDJギグも好評を博す。またTimmy Vegas (Soul Central)、Bagagee Viphex13、Yas Cepeda、Black Legend、Les Schmitz等海外アーティストとのコラボレーション活動やKing Street Sounds、Bump Trax、Rezonation Music、Housesession、Warner Music Japan、Bass Works recordings等 国内外の主要レーベルから作品を発表、Umek、Roger Sanchezなどトップアーティスト達のサポートを受ける。2014年にはヨーロッパの人気レーベルHotfingers、Bedroom Muzikからリリースしたオリジナル楽曲がAmnesia Ibiza 2014コンピレーションアルバムに2曲が同時収録される。2015年に全世界規模で開催されたDJ SNEAK Beatport Remix Contestにて参加540作品の中でWinnerを獲得する。近年ではPornostar records、Jango Music、Good For You Recordsなど有名レーベルからもリリースを重ねるなどJapanese Ibiza Style DJとして精力的に活動中。

About LuNa

LuNaLUNA is a DJ from Osaka, Japan.
She started DJ-ing in dining bars back in 2011. Since then, she has decided to limit herself to online activities, such as podcasts and radio shows, which actually brought her to a wider stage.

As a child, LUNA grew up in an environment with different types of music and this contributed to the fact that her play style incorporates a diversity of music genres like House, Techno, something Deep and Progressive, and also Chill. She is free-spirited and plays in her own style.

In order to make more people interested in club music and enjoy clubbing, LUNA is still working hard on performing her mission.

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