Mike Gao / Daisuke Tanabe - Finest Ego Faces Series Vol 2 EP / LP
Finest Ego Faces Series Vol 2 EP
The second outing in Project: Mooncircle and Finest Ego's "Faces" double-header vinyl only series exhibits works by the two extraordinary producers Daisuke Tanabe and Mike Gao, two very different musicians, each with their own side and unique sound. Coming from very distinct biographical backgrounds - despite their obvious Asian descent - the two are connected through their artistic excellence and uncompromising musical creations and visions. In symbiosis with these nocturnal flying mammals they use their ultra-precise sonic waves to navigate imperturbably through dark nights, leaving their prey with no chance of escape. Mike Gao is a music technology researcher, holds a Masters degree in Music Technology at Stanford and is pursuing his PhD in Electrical Engineering at UCSD. After a career as an underground hip hop and scratch DJ in Chicago (working with such names as Qwel, Mestizo and Luckyiam) he began competing in and winning numerous beat battles, Low End Theory being the most prominent one, which makes him one of the best kept secrets in the Los Angeles beat scene. He has released music on labels such as All City Dublin, Galapagos4, Project: Mooncircle and many more. Tokyo resident Daisuke Tanabe, a former art student who also lived in London for a while, developed from his techno / breakbeat background into a very unique sound between hip hop, electronica, folk and jazz, releasing on labels such as Ninja Tune, BBE, Project: Mooncircle and Brownswood.