Premiere: Jun Kamoda draws for sample-based house and City pop on ‘Escape The Night’

The Japanese producer impresses yet again on his own imprint...

01.07.20, Words by: Felicity Martin

Jun Kamoda is an artist who has never stuck to one groove. Making beats and MCing under hip-hop moniker Illreme for 15 years, the Japanese producer more recently moved into gorgeous dancefloor territory, releasing a hugely-acclaimed album via Black Acre as well as other outings on Mister Saturday Night and Mall Grab’s Steel City Dance Discs. Playful productions of his like ‘Blind Disco’ have really impressed, leading us to commission him for what is now one of our favourite mixes in our series.

Arriving on his own newly-minted Jun Records label, ‘Escape The Night’ is a new two-track 12″ exploring Japanese City pop influences and sunshine-soaked melodies grafted onto a house beat. Sampling a vocal from City pop singer Hitomitoi, we’re premiering the title track below, an infectious club cut with breezy chords optimised for eyes-closed, blissful raving.

Listen to ‘Escape The Night’.

Jun Kamoda’s ‘Escape The Night’ 12″ is released by Jun Records on July 3rd 2020 – buy it digitally here.

Listen to Jun Kamoda’s Dummy Mix.