There's not many DJs from Japan, but judging by the tweets we get in Japanese all the time there's no doubt an emerging market for dance music all the way across the Pacific. Hailing from Ibaraki prefecture near Tokyo is Hiroki Nagamine, a self-described "uplifting Trance producer" who's been at it for three years. "Saw" serves as his debut into the year of 2013, and quite a massive one, already picking up support from Aly & Fila among others. Synth and bass shimmer with brilliance in a track that escapes the constraints of language achieving purity of sound and emotion. Hiroki's definitely on our radar.
By Edward Fancher