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. Enjoy.
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]
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]
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)
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