There’s not really much information out there about Clive Tanaka Y Su Orquesta, but I’ll tell you what I know. He’s from Japan, specifically a place called Hokkaido, and despite the level of mystery surrounding him and his ‘orquesta’, he’s captured the attention of many bloggers like ourselves. Maybe that’s part of the fun.
It’s rare that an artist from Japan creates such a buzz, but it’s not hard to see why. With a chilled out disco sound that fits the ongoing lo-fi craze, the tracks I’ve heard so far are all pretty strong. The clear stand-out though is ‘Neu Chicago’, which builds carefully and instrumentally before Tanaka’s laid back vocals enter. Check the equally lo-fi video below, and hold tight for the track, which will feature on our next mixtape.