INDUSTRIAL JP is a project designed
to turn small factories into a record label.
Images and sounds are taken
from the high tech factories
that support technology in Japan,
and are transformed by talented artists
into music videos.
We want viewers to experience the sensation
of the beautiful precision movements
of the manufacturing process
combined with music.
komatsu spring idstr.
A scintillating new electro-funk track brimming with Ota pride. The composition makes abundant use of the intricate sounds of the spring manufacturing process. The footage recorded by one of the factory’s employees inspired the start of the this label.
400,000 screws produced in a single day. A dazzling new techno track was built using the mechanical beat produced by this process. This track marks the birth of a new industrial pop.
shin ei idstr.
This track is marked by the booming, earth-shaking sound produced when many tons of pressure are applied to press and bend a metal plate. These sounds are compressed to achieve a darker and more somber tone in the composition.
Metallic inserts are components for inserting screws. The grinding sounds of the drills and the noises of the machinery are inserted into a powerful, Detroit-style track. It’s a soundtrack to the city with an excellent groove.
The rows of powerful steel arms, the motors and pumps that regulate their operations, and the peerless precision of the gears. The sounds of these elements combine into an organic arrangement. A symphony of machinery.
The elegance of cascading machine oil and glittering metal. The whirring sound of interlocking gears. In this ambient track, enjoyment is found in the gaps, the space from sound to sound. The beauty of this factory is found in this tension and release.
Spinning, twisting, and weaving. The machines dance to juke rhythm constructed out of the sounds of this frenetic yet graceful process set to 160BPM. The genre, which finds its origin on the streets of Chicago, is transformed into something entirely new
by Japan’s cutting edge technology.
Black lumps of vinyl chloride are pressed using a high temperature stamping machine and turned into records. DJ NOBU turns the sounds born from the pressing of these analog records into an industrial track.
Metal spins rapidly and cuts with precision. Nao Tokui weaves together a minimal dub track by the manufacturing processes for components in everything from aerospace technology to medical equipment and electronics.
The air of the factory is full with the sounds of ceramic fabrication. Foodman turned one of these sounds, the delicate sound of electrical circuits being printed onto ceramic into a vibrant, hybrid dance track.