Influences: Hoshina Anniversary

Sounds from far and wide with an eclectic Japanese producer and dj..

Influences: Hoshina Anniversary

Sounds from far and wide with an eclectic Japanese producer and dj..

Operating out of Tokyo, Japan - Hoshina Anniversary is an eclectic disc jockey and producer who draws influences from a wealth of music which span widely across a spectrum of genres.

He has worked prominently for many years having released an eclectic array of music across a fairly wide remit of style, his music has appeared on the likes of labels such as Boys Noize Blood Music, Twin Turbo and Octopus Black. However, it was his most recent EP for Young Marco's record label Safe Trip which caught our attention with a bang. An oddball ep with jarring melodies and jazz inspired keys which left us all a little disorientated and bewildered on the dancefloor. 

It works though. 

Anyway, this month saw the release of a new EP on MUSAR -  we asked Hoshina Anniversary to elaborate on the influences which led him to produce such an abstract take on club music - he digs deep below..


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Billy Joel - Zanzibar

This time, I’ll focus on harmony or chord progression influences. My first experience of strange chord progression was Billy Joel. “52nd Street” is the best album for me, because it gives me a New York or Phil Ramone taste and reminds me of many jazz and fusion great players like Mike Mainieri, Freddie Hubbard, Dave Grusin, Eric Gale and Ralph MacDonald etc.

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