Nami Shimada - Sunshower miramar.sound

March 4, 2014
edited over 5 years ago
This is really excellent... I hadn't heard of this until the repress. Does anyone have any recommendations for similar vibes? I know the style lends itself plenty to Chicago house, but Nami's voice along with the vox really gives it a unique touch.

Recommendations for tracks coming from Japan would be great to listen to.

Nami Shimada - Sunshower kakariko

November 3, 2014
Some of ayumi hamasaki's older 90's remixes give off a sort of similar vibe to this. Her first "ayu-mi-x" remix album might be worth looking into. Or some of her 90 singles remixes like "poker face (ORIENTA-RHYTHM CLUB MIX)". Expect a much squeakier voice though, haha.

Nami Shimada - Sunshower kakaok

January 23, 2014
This one runs deep. Apart from being an amazing track it also brings fond memories of the times we spent in Japan and the friends we made there. For a few years we toured extensively through Japan. DIY Crème-style of course, in trains, crashing on couches, in weird plastic hose-down hotels, playing back alley gigs in off brand towns etc. This network disappeared after a while, after everybody branched out in all kinds of directions. One of the best nights there was a gig in Tokyo where we presented the record and Nami DJ-ed with a Yakuza style body guard standing there the whole time and middle aged Japanese fanboys in the audience waving autographed pictures.

A short history, [Nami] was a big J-Pop lolita star in the 80′s in Japan, and her vox on this Soichi Terada prodution are a bit of a fluke. The track got picked up by Larry Levan who made it a footnote in House-history. She choose a different career path and became a writer. We managed to drag her out of exile for one night and put her behind the decks. It all felt pretty special. The place was a real sweatbox too, a ram packed basement with no emergency exit and just a small concrete staircase leading down into it. Proper Asia-style. I remember thinking, “If faith strikes tonight and we don’t make it out of here, then I’m OK with that.” from THE TOP 10 ESSENTIAL CRÈME ORGANIZATION TRACKS, AS SELECTED BY DJ TLR, Fact Magazine 10 Sep 2013