Yoshinori Hayashi: The Ransom Note Mix


We are delighted to be able to present an exclusive mix from one of the most intriguing producers and disc jockeys in electronic music at present…

Yoshinori Hayashi has established a singular sound following releases on the likes of Smalltown Supersound, Going Good, JINN Records, Gravity Graffiti, Jheri Tracks and Disco Halal. 

Hayashi has studied under Japanese avant-classical composer Mica Nozawa. When not DJing, he works in a record store in Tokyo. The Japanese producer does well to blend and integrate intriguing elements of ambient, eastern soundscapes alongside an eclectic take on house, techno, krautrock and industrial music.

Far reaching and forward thinking, this is the future of electronic music. 

Listen and read the interview below:

Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you and what are you?

Hiiiii everyone! I'm a track-maker/DJ Yoshinori Hayashi. Usually I'm either in Tokyo or at the bottom of your heart. Is it scary? lol

What does your music sound like? Can you draw what you think it sounds like for us (an image from the old internet is acceptable)? 


Where was the mix recorded?

At home.

What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?

While you are walking or got lost while walking. Deep in a city. At a bazar at elementary school. In the corner of some parking. When you start drinking your first low-malt beer on street. Under the warm cloudy sky. Flat swamp. Haidawaranuma. When you have false confidence. On your way to see your friend. 

What should we be wearing?

Anything that is suitable for the weather at the moment. The colors can be ivory or moss green, soft colors, ideally with embroidery and/or geometrical pattern prints. Rubber sole.

What would be your dream setting to record a mix:  Location/ system/ format?

If I could work on recording a mix while living in an old quiet house where there is Vestax PCV-002 which works perfectly and stable turntables without worrying about anything, that would be ideal. I would like to use PCV-175 with rotary controls as well.

Which track in the mix is your current favourite?

Vil-N-X Featuring Jacqui Gray ‎– De' Jah Voo(Rendezvous Mix)

What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?

Brian Not Brian – GGHQ Mix
DJ Mozart – Casablanca
DJ Shadow Boiler Room London DJ set
Don Papa Trushmix 17
Larry Levan – The Final Nights Of Paradise Garage – ( Sep 1987 ) PT.1
Luke Vibert –  Live at Tilos
Madlib Ray-Ban x Boiler Room 003 | TIMF Afterparty DJ Set
Universal Indicator ‎– Innovation In The Dynamics Of Acid

What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?

It used to be Vestax PCV-002 and 2 Technics SL-1200 Mk3. Now the mixer is broken so I'm using what I got from my friends or bought from junk store in the neighborhood. One of the turntables are almost dead and cannnot play vinyls unless you tilt it. How horrible isn't it? lol

What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?

The track you start with. That's the moment when you find out how long everyone is ready to face me.

What were the first and last records you bought?

M.O.P. ‎– Rugged Neva Smoove
Jackie Chan ‎– Marianne

Recently I bought…

Ceephax Acid Crew – Acid Cask 1,2
Planet Gong ‎– Phases

If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?

I don't think you should eat it but the taste of oil clay, the moss green one.

If it was an animal what would it be?

A dog that is good at swimming.

One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?

Jackie Chan ‎– Marianne

Upcoming in the world of Yoshinori Hayashi?

Upcoming? In a cool way of saying; simple and modest sounds will abound in agility…however if I can manage, it will take a while, haha.

Anything else we need to discuss?

See you soon!

Yoshinori is a resident at Rainbow Disco Club which will take place next month, more details HERE

Follow Yoshinori on Facebook HERE