So glad to be back with some boom bap on our label!
A professional beatmaker, handpan player and music director, Reo started his music journey with beatboxing, becoming Japan's Beatbox Champion for 2011. He started releasing beats under the alias Re Os – Reo Matsumoto in 2021, sharing his own unique perspective on chillhop with vibrant, melodically rich compositions. Reo’s impact on the Japanese beat scene keeps growing with every project he drops and this one will surely be a step further! Happy to be part of the experience myself.
I absolutely love the interraction with him - he is one of the most cheerful people and in our call we ended up just smiling and laughinb bout stuff. This project has been in the works since February, so I am beyond excited to share with your the first out of 9 amazing beats (or gems as Reo calls them).
A really cool fact - Reo was recently interviewed and included in Roland’s article on the evolution of Japanese beat scene, together with names like Nujabes, Budamunk, Daedelus and other legendary beatmakers from the land of the rising sun,
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Yotopia Stones is coming your way on June 14th.