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dj nobu

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DJ NOBU

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Black lumps of vinyl chloride are pressed using a high temperature stamping machine and turned into records. DJ NOBU, a large presence in various underground music scenes, turns the sounds born from the pressing of these analog records into an industrial track. The 7-inch single itself, created by the process seen in the video, is available only on RECORD STORE DAY. The label’s 8th track is also its first physical release.

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FACTORY

toyokasei

TOYOKASEI CO., LTD.

Founded in 1959, Toyokasei’s headquarters and sales department are located in Tokyo, and their Suehiro factory is in Yokohama. Their main business activities are record manufacturing and printing. Even after demand for analog records dropped in the 1980s due to the increasing popularity of CDs, Toyokasei has continued to undertake all facets of record production, from master cutting to pressing and package printing.

ARTIST

track maker

DJ NOBU

Japan's DJ Nobu is a DJ with no fixed style, but instead a very real ability to draw on a wide world of music and cook up his own unique sound spaces. He is something of a cult figure for those who know, and his decades of experience all get distilled at his acclaimed party Future Terror, his label Bitta and his few choice production outings. All of this has slowly but surely turned him from being one of Japan's, to one of the world's, most in demand selectors who is famously flexible and ever evolving.

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STAFF

who made this

Naoya Tokunou

music mastering

Born in 1979 in Abashiri, Hokkaido. Began his career in 1999 as an engineer in Setagaya’s Heartbeat recording studio. Freelance from 2009. Currently based in Kyoto, working with various artists doing live PA work, recording, mixing, and mastering.

Tao Tajima

video director / cinematographer

A director and filmmaker affiliated with Tokyo’s Visual Design Studio. With works featuring 3DCG software and motion graphics such as “Night Stroll”, a music video for tofubeats featuring an all-night dance, the director’s specialty is a skillful use of light to change ordinary scenes into something entirely different.

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