As life under lockdown marches on, this month on About To Blow we’re embracing the springtime sunshine, and have the luxury of hosting a guest mix from a producer and DJ who’s set the benchmark in the last 12 months with his club edits that just about cover all bases.
Hailing from the port city of Osaka, Jun Tanaka is playing a defining role in leading the way as a key player in the world of future beats, with fun and care-free club edits at the forefront. An unwavering fan of beat music, hip-hop, r&b, afrobeats and bailé amongst others, Tanaka’s own productions are the product of his influences, with Amsterdam’s all-conquering contingent of producers – Jarreau Vandal and Jaël to name a few – a key source of inspiration, with Joe Kay’s LA-collective Soulection educating him on the boundary-free fun of future beats music, he tells us.
Having dropped his bailé funk edit of DVSN’s classic ‘Too Deep’ a year ago, its even more remarkable his life as a producer only started some months before. Since then, his edits and guest mix series ‘Comfortable’ remain filled with playful grooves ands energy, drawing influence from some of the best moments in r&b and hip-hop over the decades and paying respects to the likes of Backstreet and Tevin Campbell, whilst giving us something exciting and ahead of the curve with adventurous productions utilising Rema, Drake and Future latest releases.
Fresh off dropping yet another silky and vibrant ‘Club Edit Pack’, Jun has put together the latest episode in our guest mix series, a typically irresistible blend of future beats, afrobeats, r&b, club and beyond. Fitting a flurry of self-produced edits alongside flips from the likes of Jengi, Hasan Insane, Zikomo and Cookin’ Soul across 60 wide-ranging minutes, that shows his versatility and ability to summon up feelgood, dancefloor ready euphoria that works for any time of the day.
On the mix, and keeping it short and sweet, Jun says: “Thank you for having me. This mixtape will make you guys comfortable, enjoy.”
Peep the sounds. and track list, below. Follow Jun on Soundcloud here.
01.Jewelry – Blood Orange
02.bitch don’t kill my vibe
03.Space De Amor (f r a n c h i s e. Edit)- f r a n c h i s e.
04.El G – Ta Tranquillo
05. It Makes You Forget (Smooth Operator 3000 Remix) – Peggy Gou
06.Badu Riddim ft.Rihanna,Drake&Black Coffee – JUN TANAKA
07.smooth operator (max9k edit)- sade
09.Cater 2 U (Alamaki x Uki Baile Edit)-Destiny’s Child
10.Snoop Dogg – Sensual Seduction (Jengi Club Edit)-Jengi
11.SUGAR (Ticklish Reboot)-BROCKHAMPTON
12.Slide (VHOOR MIAMI BASS FLIP)
13. I Want You Around (Zikomo & DrewsThatDude Remix)-Snoh Aalegra
14. Summertime Magic (Zikomo Remix)-Childish Gambino -
15.Panjabi Bounce-Paul Mond, Panjabi MC
16.Dumebi (Vandalized Edit)-Rema & Jarreau Vandal
17.Do For Love (mayor edit)
18.Beautiful Riddim ft. Young Thug, J Cole&Travis Scott-JUN TANAKA
19.Get Right (August Mae Remix)-Jennifer Lopez
20.Wouldn’t Get Far (Ticklish Reboot)-Ticklish
21.Zum Zum (DJ Royale’s Riddim)-Edu Lobo
22.In My Feelings – Brasstracks
23.You Make Me Wanna (Dave Nunes x Kevin Kofii edit)- Dave Nunes x Usher x Rayy on Sax x Kevin Kofii
24.Queen Tings-Masego & Tiffany Gouche
25.ADORN RIDDIM-DYNE X MIGUEL
26. Black & Yellow-Cookin Soul
27.Boo’d Up (Hasan Insane Remix)-Ella Mai & Hasan Insane
28.Yummy (JUN TANAKA EDIT) – Justin Bieber