PRODUCERS 2 CHECK 4: DJ MITSU
Continuing on with my posts showcasing some of my favorite producers in the game, this kat right here is next on the menu. He's provided some of the hottest remixes and produced tracks that my ears have ever encountered. I call him Mr. Mitsu-su, but most know him as DJ Mitsu The Beats! Dude is Japanese reppin' Sendai, Japan, but don't make any hasty judgements about this dude. He's nice with his! In the spirit of Japanese deejays that have come before him like DJ Krush and DJ Honda, he too has been able to put his personalized stamp on American hip-hop and soul music. His style of production generally has the smoothed out soulful/spacey feel to it that usually makes a good song even better. Personally, I have been watching DJ Mitsu's music career blossom over the last 5 years or so, and this kat has not missed a beat (pun intended). His early vinyl only released remix joints titled "RE: New Awakening Volumes 1, 2 & 3" are the main reasons why I started paying attention to this dude in the first place. He remixed several hot records for artists like Kev Brown, Little Brother, Rich Medina, Waajeed and Sa-Ra, just to name a few. Good stuff no matter how you slice it. Since, Mitsu lives in Japan, his music (imports normally) is a little bit harder to locate stateside, but with a little creative savvy nothing is impossible to find. Yes, the Internet can be a wonderful cesspool of weath and knowledge, if used properly boys and girls...
Time for some visual sound FX for your eyes and ears:
DJ Mitsu - Untitled No. 9
DJ Mitsu is part of a larger group of hot producers and artists working under the Jazzy Sport label. There's a lot of good stuff coming out of that camp, but again it's up to you to find it where you can. You can start your quest by putting ears on this little Mini-Mitsu Mixx that I put together for your listening pleasure. This will give you a taste of what Mr. Mitsu is bringing to the lunch table production wise...
MINI MIXX PLAYLIST:
1~Count Bass D - Benzaiten Love
2~PPP ft. Tiombe Lockhart - Stay With Me (Remix)
3~DJ Mitsu - Untitled No. 9
4~Dwele - Right Here (Flutty Mix)
5~DJ Mitsu - Mine Lady
6~Diverse - Ain't Right (Mitsu Remix)
7~DJ Mitsu ft. Talib, Pete Philly & Perquisite - Hope (Remix)
MITSU IS HERE!
Oh, and before you leave, be sure the check the Mixx Re-Up column on the right to kopp some older mixxes you may have missed. I just added a few...