A survey of experimental house by Japanese producers.
All the cuts here are great. Berlin-based Yone-Ko comes through with a blurry, piano-driven ambient house cut that carefully unfolds into dub abstractions, while Iku Sakan unfurls his hypnotic and blissed-out cosmic gamelan-kraut style with a "Cerebral Repertoire," an ecstatic, percussive drone that's easy to get lost in.
However, we look to Workshop compilations for secret weapons. This time around, the honors go to Yokohama-born, New York City-based artist Kiki Kudo. The track's central nervous system is a rave nostalgia piano line, which will keep punters locked in despite the fact that nothing else about the track is conventional.