MINDCAST.07 // DJ SCOTCH BONNET – Mindcast Mixtape 11/2013
It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve finally managed to entice Shigeru Ishihara aka DJ SCOTCH BONNET to spin some sounds for our podcast series. He’s also the co-founder of the label, SMALL BUT HARD, so we’re very happy and honored for this rare opportunity to plug into a fascinating, intelligent journey revealing musical influences and styles that cross cultures, continents and eras.
Also known for solo project DJ SCOTCH EGG, Ishihara is charged with a relentless energy and excess creativity. It was his chance meeting with MATSUNAGA KOHEI that triggered an isotopic explosion of activity. This culminated in a new dope style of distorted beats and bass that’s now championed by the Small But Hard label.
Swapping GameBoys and 8-bits for a hefty distortion unit, Ishihara delves deep into the world of bass-driven hip-hop breaks. As DJ Scotch Bonnet, he melds dense beats with his signature pop sensibility, referencing SCORN, NHK and the dance music culture of new home-town, Berlin.
Shigeru Ishihara is a prolific artist with a repertoire of collaborations that has included productions for the epic psychedelic outfit, DRUM EYES. As well as playing bass for newly-reformed post-rock band, SEEFEEL, he’s also co-produced scores for the dub-distortion unit, DEVILMAN.
There’s never a dull moment when Shige is on the decks. He breaks the rules to interact and stimulate. So here, we experience his musical wisdom – making this a very special edition of the MINDCAST series.
Tracklist // 01 Ground Zero – Ultra Q [Nani Records] 02 Miles Davis – Black Satin / What If / Agharta Prelude Dub [Columbia] 03 Misty Conditions – Drizzle [Planet Mu] 04 Mohammed Al Madloul – Unknown Title [Sublime Frequencies] 05 Unknown 06 Unknown 07 Preditah – Gargoyle VIP [Earth616] 08 Ornette Coleman – What Is The Name Of That Song? [Antilles] 09 Wiley – Igloo [Avalanche] 10 The Residents – Skratz [Ralph Records] 11 Sein Moota – Taungbyone Min Lay (Small King Of Taungbyone) [Sublime Frequencies] 12 Sein Moota – Small Nat Celebration In Our Neighborhood [Sublime Frequencies] 13 Souad Abdullah – Unknown Title [Sublime Frequencies] 14 Unknown Artist – Oh Mother, The Handsome Man Tortures Me [Sublime Frequencies] 15 Unknown Artist – Ahl Al Aqil (Oh, People Of Reason) [Sublime Frequencies] 16 John Carpenter – Assault On Precinct 13 (Main Title) [Record Makers] 17 Unknown 18 Igor Stravinsky – Petrushka (Third Tableau – The Moor’s Room) [CBS] 19 Spooky – Spartan [No Hats No Hoods] 20 Asmus Tietchens – Träumchen Am Fenster [Bureau B] 21 Geeneus – Old Skool 2 [Dubplate.net] 22 Slew Dem Productions – Grime RMX [Slew Dem Productions] 23 Silencer – Treble [Underground Unit] 24 Asmus Tietchens – Fast Food [Bureau B] 25 Asmus Tietchens – Die Elektrische Horde [Bureau B] 26 CoH – Path. # 2 [Raster-Noton] 27 Silencer – Peakish [Underground Unit] 28 Silencer – Dirtbag [Underground Unit] 29 Asmus Tietchens – Tango Fellatino [Bureau B] 30 Miles Davis – Guinnevere [Columbia] 31 Asmus Tietchens – Trümmerköpfe [Bureau B] 32 Igor Stravinsky – The Rite Of Spring (Le Sacre Du Printemps) [Nonesuch] 33 Tokyo Gakuso – Manzairaku 1 Derute (Togaku)