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Active since 2010, his early production work found itself picked-up by labels like Southern Fried and Four 40 Records. 2014’s self-released mixtape, ‘Ride With Us’, was the first to fully alerted the wider scene to take note, after a short burst of grime singles via Sony that also saw Last Japan oversee specially commissioned work for Nokia and additional work for revered French fashion brand, Kenzo. The mixtape itself was a statement of intent and a body of work that proved he could take charge of his own direction with purpose. Collaborations with Mr Mitch, Treble Clef, Cliques and fabled Ruff Sqwad MC, Rapid, punctuated the next-gen grime sounds that also saw ‘Ride With Us’ reviewed as Mixmag’s ‘Album Of The Month’ upon its release. Read More...
His freeze-dried remix of Chemist’s ‘Blocks’ in the summer of 2014 then saw Last Japan join the ranks of emergent grime label, Coyote Records, from which he has since launched ‘Harca’ – arguably his most identifiable track to date – and a powerful remix for another Coyote discovery, Letta. He also saw vocal work with D Double E – the excellent, ‘Til Da Morning Comes’ – released through Amy Becker’s ‘Amy Becker TRX’ compilation, which was made available digitally and via limited edition zine.