Next up on Time Is Now is a fresh cut from prolific Japanese producer Stones Taro: a kaleidoscopic EP which traverses the boundaries of genre to create something truly unique, occupying the intersection of UKG, electro, breaks and house.
After the raging success of previous releases on Scuffed Recordings, Breaks ‘N’ Pieces and more recently on his own imprint, NC4K, the Kyoto producer makes his Time Is Now solo debut with Super Hot Floor EP. Kicking things off is the pacey, club-ready banger ‘Integration’ with stuttering synths and a driving bassline which leave little room for respite beneath a fierce breakbeat electro rhythm. On ‘Straight Walk’ Taro offers a new take on speed garage with a sharp two-step rhythm and the suggestion of acid-tinged synth stabs which lure you in before reaching their full form in high-energy intervals of 4X4. After ‘Watching You’ strips things back, the B-side brings the energy with Pulse X style stabs (‘Super Hot Floor’) and old school house-indebted Korg organ melodies a la Robin S (‘Dry Flower’).
Time Is Now White Vol.14 drops 1st April via Time Is Now.
released April 1, 2022
Production by: Stones Taro
Mastering by: Ten Eight Seven
Artwork: Pointless Illustrations
Pressing by: Record Industry