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Do Shock Booze (pronounced Doushokubutsu) aka DJ Yoichi Hayashi debuts on Progrez with the sublime Toriteva. Yoichi built a career as a rock band singer and guitarist in the late 90s before moving into the realms of electronic music. His tracks have the scent of creative melody and ethnic taste and are attributed by modern psychedelic sounds. He has seen releases on highly renowned labels such as Traum Schallplatten, Beatfreak Recordings, Baroque Records, Bonzai and Aenaria Music. He also runs his own label Totem Traxx which has a fast growing base. His DJing style is quite unique as he blends multiple genres creating contrasting sounds and melodies. He has performed on a variety of popular radio stations such as Proton Radio, Frisky Radio, Kollektiv K (Fukushima Pref),DMiX (Oscar L) Insomnia FM and Framed FM. In May 2016 his original album Modernian was released simultaneously by German label Resopal Schallware and his own label Totem Traxx. Great to have him on board and we’re sure his tracks will be very well received.
Toriteva comes in 2 flavours with each cutting its own dynamic slice of progressive grooves. Version 1 gets us underway with a cool rhythmic drum section filled with shuffling hats and snappy snares alongside various FX that create a cosmic vibe. The track takes on an epic feel as an intensity seeps into the sound thanks to background pads and distant vocals. The break takes things a step further, going deeper with an array of sounds that combine effortlessly before we’re thrust back into the main groove for the duration. The perfect fodder for a peak time set that will fill floors for sure.
Version 2 is up next and like its sibling it carries a real intense vibe that eats its way into your soul. With a solid drum section leading the way we find ourselves locked into a cosmic battle of sounds that both mesmerize and hypnotize. Although a slightly more minimal track the groove is still filled with a thick well rounded bassline and some seriously top notch FX. The break is a truly surreal experience that will draw you in before spitting you back out onto the floor as those chunky kick drums return once again. A definite contender for those late night sessions.
DJ Yoichi Hayashi aka Do Shock Booze debuts on Basiks with this two tracker, “Army Of Normad”. Yoichi started off his DJ career in Japan around 2006 after a stint in Germany and the Netherlands. Over the last number of years he has remixed for and worked with many artists and labels where he attaches his unique organic, live sound. He is the owner and founder of the Japanese label Totem Traxx from which he has developed his Totem events performed both at home and overseas.
“Army Of Normad” is up first with a true organically driven vibe as evident within the multitude of sounds on offer. You will find many instruments make an appearance even for just the briefest of moments which adds to this raw feeling sound. Yoichi has been known to sample his own voice and more than likely that’s what we have here with cool vocal samples popping up. Solid rhythms with the drums and percussions keep the track flowing and shapes up to be an all round top notch slice of tech.
“Atomic Tribe” kicks off with a superbly tweaked bass drum that packs a huge punch. Soft hats bring a steady rhythm as the track builds up to a brilliant deep bass sound alongside sinister vocal snippets. This track continues to build and build with much more gritty sounds coming through and culminating with a full on techno groove, top stuff!