As usual the Japanese WIRE festival releases a compilation. When I played there for the first time in 1999 I wrote a tune called Lite My Wire to celebrate the festival and my friends in Japan. This time again I took the opportunity to do something special.
I am a big fan of Japanese Electro pop outfit Overrocket, the band of my friend Takashi Watanabe (not to be confused with DJ Warp, who has the same name). I met Takashi-san already in the 90s when he was producing for Denki Groove and Takkyu Ishino‘s solo works. Then he established his electro pop band Overrocket and released some great albums. Their self-titled album Overrocket is my favourite. I also had the pleasure to see them live in Japan. And I always wanted to invite Overrocket singer Michiyo Honda to collaborate on a song with me. Now the time felt just right and I am happy to announce my official contribution to the WIRE13 compilation: My Wire To You. The compilation will be out on August 14th through Sony Japan and for all you Gaijins I will try to post you links to download shops, where you can find it without having to learn Japanese first. 😉 By the way: domo arigato gozaimasu to Takashi-san for recording Michiyo’s sweet vocals in Tokyo so well.
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