Circulations makes my head melt inside and sway back and forth on the outside.
Looking for AFTA-1‘s Aftathoughts Volume 1 a few months ago, you might have been surprised to find it’s physical release is only available in Japan, and it’s Circulations, a label from Japan, who are responsible. I’m digging the Japanese version of the cover.
They are also host to the Muhsinah, Reggie B, couple others I’ve heard of, some others I haven’t yet but damn right I’m gonna initiate myself.
So apparently there is definitely a market for this surreal hip hop sound over there, and not only for the squeaky (literally, sometimes) music called J-Pop.
Check out some mixes that reinforce general belief that Japanese are actually aliens – but in the best way –
Afta-1 myspace ( links to buy the whole album for $8 )