First Listen! Hideo Kobayashi feat. Lisa Taylor – Right Here (JT and Hideo Remix) (Fuente Music)
What definitely prevails on ‘Right Here’ is its fluidity, blending lush arrangements around Lisa Taylor‘s vibrant interpretation and therefore bringing it to the next level. With our preference going for the atmospheric JT and Hideo Remix.
There’s definitely a Spring/Summer feeling on this cut sounding as an ideal warm-up to get us into some introspective / hedonistic mood…
‘Right Here’, right now!
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One of Japan’s most prolific electronic music producers and DJ’s around now, Hideo Kobayashi‘s versatile musical prose is now a welcomed item in the world’s dance music scene. His releases of modern Deep house and also floor-smashing techno under his own name… The collaborative production of top notch Tech-House he set up with Ibadan’s Jerome Syndenham as Nagano Kitchen… But also his regular DJ appearances at some of the coolest clubs around the globe… Hideo Kobayashi is a no holds bar, proficient, electronic samurai extraordinaire.
Nagano native Hideo Kobayashi discovered electronic music when he first heard Yellow Magic Orchestra and Kraftwerk. In 1986, he started composing electronic music with his sequencer, keyboards, drum machine and started performing live as well. Two years later, he discovered the enfolding world of clubs and Dance Music in Tokyo. He soon turned his attention to Techno and began his production career in 1994, in the thick of the emerging Techno scene in Japan.
While visiting the U.S. West Coast in late 90’s, he discovered the then emerging Deep House scene in the Bay Area. A chance meeting with Jerome Sydenham at a club there led to the first collaboration with him and DJ Said. Both united as Lagos Nagano Players Association, with the release of DJ Tools Vol. 7 out on Ibadan in 2006.
His release of Children Of The Drums, another collaboration with DJ Said, caught the attention of François K.. Afterwards, Hideo found a new fan in François K who has been championing his music regularly.
Around the same period, he returned to Japan, clutching a wealth of studio and DJ experience, at his base in Nagano. With Jerome Sydenham, he produced the Nagano Kitchen album in 2007. An album which caught the attention of many DJ’s around the world.
This period marked a turning point in his career. Hideo released the album, Zero in 2009. A year later, his second album, a Drama, featured appearances by the likes of Lisa Shaw, Rasmus Faber, etc. With this handful of releases, Hideo’s music began captivating a wide range of famous DJ’s. From X-PRESS 2, to François K. and Richie Hawtin. But also Danny Krivit, Joe Claussell and Simon Dunmore among others.
His unique musical vision has gone beyond the limits of micro-genres to capture a cross section of Dance Music fans all around the world. Hideo also consolidated his status in the world’s Dance Music scene, by receiving numerous remix and license offers from the leading labels such as Ministry of Sound, Defected, King Street, Renaissance, Ibadan, OM, etc.
Parallel with his production releases, he also zigzags across the world to DJ frequently. The opportunity for him to showcase his versatile aesthetic of Dance Music panache and technique in many Asian and European clubs.