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‘‘Ene’ isn’t just any record label. According to their website it is “the record label in Tokyo since 2009”. Although it’s unclear whether the self-proclaiming statement is intentional, little is lost in translation with regard to the music. The catalogue reigns in sublime alien sound-worlds and expresses a beautiful curiosity for the unknown. It’s mellifluous grooves bloom with purpose within the all-consuming swell of atmospheric sound. Unsurprisingly it has caught the attention of the world’s supreme tastemakers.

Andrew Weatherall, Ivan Smagghe , Tim Sweeney (for whom Chida has produced a coveted Beats in Space mix) and legendry pioneer Francois K are big fans. During their tour last year, Chida released the 12” Danca. For over half a year Andrew Weatherall continued to play this track and has most recently featured it on his “Masterpiece CD” for Ministry Of Sound. The label is in an auspicious age, and has secured a series of high profile remixes from Prins Thomas, Lovefingers, Eddie C, Seahawks, Dr Dunks, Ray Mang with forthcoming remixes from Discodromo and Soft Rocks by the end of this year, as well as 4 more original releases from the likes of Coyote, an album from the last ReviveHER Lord of the Isles and an Ene Blue series.

Label owner Chida’s DJ sets are notoriously existential; they melt right through you like a hypno-disco trip into ‘the Void’. His unswerving explorations interweave threads of afro-rhythm and psychedelia, italo-funk melodies and spun-out sequences all about layers of luscious harmony. This has earned him a reputation as the go to warm up DJ in Japan, for all the visiting DJ major leaguers and resident at Club Eleven.

We've been given this exlusice mix of Lovefingers & Chida's Live set from Club Eleven last month.


Lovefingers & Chida – 615 – Live from 6am at Club Eleven, Tokyo 15th June 2012 Exclusive by Theransomnote on Mixcloud


You can catch Chida playing at Reviveher this Friday at the Dalston Superstore.

Date: Friday, 27th July 2012
Venue: Dalston Superstore, 117 Kingsland High St; Dalston; London E8 2PB; United Kingdom
Time: 21:00 – 05:00
Tickets: £5


CHIDA (Ene / Funiki Ene / ESP Institute / Tokyo)
THE BACKWOODS AKA DJ KENT (Ene / Force of Nature / Mule Musiq / Garalude / Tokyo)
Last Waltz (Endless Flight / World Unknown / Futureboogie / Let's Play House)
COLOURING IN (live) PA (ReviveHER)
BI-BOP (ReviveHER)
FEON (Le Baron)

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