10TRAX#005: Finn Johannsen

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Finn Johannsen lives, eats and breathes music. A record collector, DJ, label-owner, writer, radio-host, father, curator and occasional promoter; it can be hard at times to keep up with all his activity. Originally from Kiel, near Hamburg, Finn relocated to Berlin in the early 00's and has been an integral piece of the scene there ever since, working with several of the city's defining institutions. Since 2010 he's been working at Hard Wax, selecting and buying some the stock for the shop. He also co-runs Macro Records alongside Stefan Goldmann which has had label showcases in the legendary Panorama Bar and has a radio show on Berlin Community Radio! An avid collector, his 10TRAX features some of his favourite Japanese House records. It's not the first time he compiles music from that provenance. Back in 2009 he did a series of mixes for RBMA on Japanese electronic music called Nippon Mobile Music, however none of it really contained House music. Finn Johannsen confesses that whilst recently writing a review of Rush Hour's Soichi Terada compilation he noticed a certain hype behind Nippon House releases. This mix is his take on it, a glance at his collection, featuring some tracks, collectibles and more recent ones, that have been left out of the attention. If you want to hear more from Finn, tune into Hot Wax every friday night on BCR or visit his website www.finn-johannsen.de/ where you can find mixes, interviews, feautures and other material from the one and only. - TL 01. Kouji Nagahashi – 2 (Last Dance Over Me) 02. Bocca Grande – Adlibitum 03. Shinichi Atobe – Butterfly Effect 04. Soichi Terada – Alright 05. Takuya Matsumoto – Jump Rope Music 06. Nokko – I Will Catch U 07. Nami Shimada & Soichi Terada – Sunshower 08. Kyoko Koizumi – Drive (Extended Version) 09. Kyoko Koizumi - ドライブ (Gota Re-Mix) 10. Yukihiro Fukutomi – A New Morning