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Introducing DJ Mix: Last Japan

Last Japan at desk Last Japan by Athena Anastasiou for Red Bull Studios London

We first clapped ear on Last Japan in November 2011 during the release of his textured garage EP ‘Settle Down’ and the cracking 'Bullet Train Volume 2' compilation with Marco Del Horno. Since ‘Settle Down’ Japan has been working hard in the lab producing heavy sub bass release ‘Ambush’ plus a couple of dazzling minimal bass collaborations with Trim on ‘East’ and ‘Blood Diamond.' In August the South Londoner popped down to the studios to work with vocalist Roses Gabor (SBTRKT, Buraka Som Sistema, Shy FX, Gorillaz and Redlight) on material for a future hit and has annouced that he will be releasing with the guys resposnible for Wookie smash '2 Us,' Space +Time.

We chatted (above) to Japan about his creative process in the studio before he put together this exclusive DJ mix (below). This 46-minute selection salutes his grime, hip hop, garage and funky influences by some of the best bass heavy beatmakers around.

Track List
Animal Youth, Keep Up (Lobster Boy)
Boddika, Soul What (VIP) (Swamp81)
A1 Bassline, Slingback (SOURCEUNKNWN)
GoldFFinch, Funky Steppa (Trusta Remix) (Saigon Rec.)
Beyonce, Run The World Girls, Kito (Swamp81 VIP Mix) (Swamp81)
Lil Silva, Seasons (Night Slugs)
French Fries, Smoke Wine (Dirty Bird)
Mickey Pearce, Take Off Your Socks (Swamp81)
Last Japan, Storm Trooper (Signal Life)
Nguzunguzu, Got U (Canblaster Remix) (Innovative Leisure)
My Nu Leng & Majora, Hips n Thighs (877 Rec.)
Last Japan, Hoods (White Label) 
Jim-E-Stack, Bubble Boy (Body High)
N55, Aliyah (White Label)
Jeremih, Girls Go Wild, (Mixtape)
Girl Unit, Every Time (Night Slugs)
Bok Bok, Silo Pass (Spyro Remix) (Night Slugs)
Loefah, The Goat Stare (DMZ)
Pangea, Game (Hessel Audio)
Last Japan, Roughed Up (Signed)
Yuna, Lullabies (FADER)

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