I guess it goes without saying that the music industry today lacks subtlety and mystery—two characteristics that make musical experience that much interesting and gratifying. It’s important for artists to step aside once in a while to let their craft do the talking so as not to muddle the message behind their art. Contrary to popular belief, substance will always trump style when it comes to music.
‘DJ Kurara’ (real name Kohei) is one of a handful of artists this day and age whose career is shrouded in mystery and for a good reason. For an accomplished and prolific ‘Frenchcore’, ‘Speedcore’, ‘Breakcore’, ‘Hardtek’ and even ‘Extratone’ musician and producer, he doesn’t really need to draw attention to himself to get noticed. He lets his music do that—albeit in a more clandestine manner.
He’s the master of delivering a hodgepodge of discordant assortment of tracks that when viewed in their entirety—from an album’s perspective—conveys an effusively coherent story that demands a cathartic response. He actually has a lot of things to say behind the chaos and disorder. There is a method to his madness and if you’re willing to listen, you will be enlightened.
Not everything flashy is legitimate and not everything that glitters is gold. You can actually find treasure in the unlikeliest of places if you look hard enough. In this case, at the fringes of electronic music. Seek and you will find. Ask and it shall be given to you in the rawest, most unapologetically selfless electronic form possible! You’re welcome!