After four years of grafting at the vast techno coalface, Tokyo producer Hoshina Anniversary was finally given his dues on Fake Blood's Blood Music in 2013. Ably snapped up by Boys Noize earlier this year, his profile has gone supernovae, exploding with this startlingly epic debut album. Flexing a muscular range from the off, we're treated to myriad techno treatments from straight-up bleep magic ("So Far") to booty-smoking 808 science ("156 to 128") via industrial strength Surgeon-style slammery ("Jojo") and twisted sample-shattering early '90s New York homages ("80 Kiss"), Hoshina's message is demonstratively dark, dramatic and designed strictly for peaktime dancefloors. Refreshingly uncompromising.
Hoshina Anniversary is a Japanese producer who has put out material on Boyz Noise and now makes a debut for Turbo's sub-label. On "Build Up Your House", he makes a lo-fi play on the Detroit house/techno of K.Hand and Kevin Saunderson; over a pumping groove, he drops ponderous vocals and a scratchy riff that is at odds with the streamlined, stab-heavy backing track. The title track is also a slamming affair, but again its author throws in another curve-ball - this time in the form of a squeaky vocal and some noisy blips and bleeps. "Broken Mo" is less conventional, revolving around splintered broken beats, but Hoshina Anniversary soon reverts to the dance floor with the sweaty pulses of "All You Need is 'Good'".