Ambient soundscapes and dub echoes from one of the most respected record collectors in Japan.
Hailing from the country known as a digger’s paradise, Japan’s Compuma is a veteran collector with an extensive knowledge of music. He put a dubbed-out spin on “Na Mele A Ka Haku,” an obscure Hawaiian synth record from the ’70s that was the soundtrack to the 2016 film Bangkok Nites. As a DJ, Compuma’s ability to blend ambient with dubby, club-focused sounds caught the attention of Berlin’s Atonal, who invited him to play out in the German capital last year. Just in time for the end of the summer he’ll be making another appearance in Europe, at the EM Records Night in Antwerp and at the beloved Meakusma Festival. In his Choice Mix, Compuma presents a taste of his exquisite collection.