Hailing from Tokyo, Japan, Hoshina Anniversary has previously appeared on ESP Institute, Musar Recordings, and Young Marco’s Safe Trip, fusing traditional Japanese instrumentation with house and techno sensibilities across his productions.
Arriving now on Brooklyn’s toucan sounds label under his Shifting Gears moniker, the DJ/producer turns in two jazz and hard bop inspired club-not-club tracks on ‘Drum Nation’.
Leading the release, title cut ‘Drum Nation’ sees loose drums and jazz scales meet crunchy production, delivering a musical and house track. ‘Average Hoshina Sounds’ sees more lo-fi production as wonky stabs and pads culminate in an energetic mid-point build-up, making for a possible dancefloor-focussed accompaniment to the title track.
Shifting Gears ‘Drum Nation’ is released as a Traxsource exclusive on 21 January 2022, followed by a wide release on 28 January 2022.