the business for 20 years is safe to assume an achievement. Being
successful in that business over all those years is simply stunning.
Ken Ishii debuted on the legendary Belgian techno label R & S
Records in 1993, and since then, the Sapporo-born DJ and musician has
not only produced the official theme song for the winter Olympics in
Nagano, Japan in 1998 and was in charge of the music and designing an
exclusive 12.2 surround sound system for the Seto-Nihon Pavilion at the
World Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan, but had countless releases on renowned
labels and played in more than 140 countries all over the world.
His latest masterpiece,
"The Bounder", starts with a pumping kick drum, surrounded by chirping
and slightly disturbing sounds, before the massive bass line hits you
like a hammer after the inevitable break. Beeping bits, cool synths and
playful effects remind of the computer sounds of some Seventies Sci-fi
series, and clattering percussions make the piece a Techno bomb that
will let arms go up automatically.
A straight forward one and true dancefloor stuff!
The flipside "Traffic" comes more groovy and percussive, rollin'
minimal Techno with weird sounds ploughing through the speakers before
a whistle alarms the crowd to literally freak out. However, the
weirdness doesn't stop when the tune reaches the final stage.
All in all a great, forceful Techno tool, hands-up guarantee included!