Ken Kojima - Obscure Business EP Vol. II - Chiwax
Back in 2012, Simone Vescovo aka Simoncino graced the Chiwax label under the Ken Kojima name with Obscure Business, the first in a series of records dedicated to the work of 90s NY house producer Gene Hughes who died back in 2011. Given the Italian's prolific output under a variety of aliases, it's little surprise it's taken two years for the Hotmix Records founder to grace our shelves with a second volume of Obscure Business. Despite the different name, there's still plenty of parallels between the unpolished house jammers on Obscure Business Vol 2 and the Italian's prolific output for the likes of Mathematics, Creme, L.I.E.S. and more under his more regular Simoncino handle and any fans of his work will resonate with much of the material here. From the dreamy opening cut, Kojima lays down what can best be described as a cross pollination between freestyle and first wave Detroit techno on "A2". House selectors everywhere will find plenty of mileage in the B Side too, especially the loose tumbling jam that closes out the record.