Get to know Japanese electronica with Electric Candy Sand
Earlier this year, Sydney’s rising star SORTAGOTH released what is undeniably one of her best tracks yet in ‘Body Heat’. Intense, captivating and genre-bending, she released it via Japanese record label, dos・ing (Dreaming of Sleeping) as part of a compilation, and we knew we had to hear more.
Now, we can, thanks to labelhead, DJ and pioneer of genre-defying music in Japan, Calum Salmond. Performing shows under the moniker ELECTRIC CANDY SAND or CALUMECS, he is the go-to man for all things cool in our northern neighbours. Defining dos・ing as “a Tokyo-based record label/production group with the goal of introducing local talent to the international community. The Japanese music scene is such an under represented, emerging-scene, built on the foundations of today’s youth. It’s because of this that we’re excited to be able to share their work with you.” With their latest compilation album #DOS002 serving as a soundtrack to a dystopian neo-Tokyo, we are so here for it.
To get to know him a little better, and the valuable work he does for Tokyo and beyond in getting recognition in the international dance community, we are so excited to have him on board for a guest mix on our radio show on FBi Click this week. Take a listen to know, and get acquainted!
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Words by Emma Jones