Merry-Go-Round by Tatsuro Yamashita
100% Godzilla bass from the funkiest number one “album of the year 1983”, Melodies.
Town by Minako Yoshida
Came across this from an impulse buy at Sister Ray recently, through Rush Hour Recordings reissue of this heavy stomper backed with “Midnight Driving” from Minako’s album, Monochrome.
Behind The Mask by Yellow Magic Orchestra
Cruise through YMO’s vocoder metropolis from one of my fave albums ever.
Hesitation by Mya & The Mirror
Taken from Medical Records’ 2014 Fuzz Dance compilation, this sample-ready tune is Mya & The Mirror’s only release.
I Wanna Be Your Lover by La Bionda
Absolute fave track ever, that I take every opportunity to force on people.
Koi No Projection by Kikuchi Momoko
Sultry funk from super idol Kikuchi Momoko. All her album covers make it look like she is always on holiday (see Ocean Side and Adventure for evidence).
Tonite’s The Night (All Right) by Take Three
Bongo banger from Dâm-Funk’s DJ Kicks album, released last year.
Yume No Tsuzuki by Mariya Takeuchi
Young love jam, salvaged from ballad-ridden Request.
It’s Your Move by Diana Ross
You know you’ve heard it before. No shame.