Tokyo producer Makoto has kept himself busy for many years now exploring the myraid of sonic landscapes where soul-flecked and jazz-informed productions meet with unapologetic bassweight. The man's forthcoming Primitive EP is set to offer five of his latest findings in this area, including the percussion-heavy "Ritual." Positioned around a vocal sample describing some sort of drum-focused ritual, Makoto wastes no time laying on a thick groove that rolls on and on, adorning itself with echoing piano chords and a carefully assembled chorus of syncopated percussion patterns as it tumbles forward. Like most of the Japanese artist's work, "Ritual" is outside of exact classification, but still tremendously infectious. Makoto's five-track Primitive EP is set to drop on October 8 via R&S sub-label Apollo.
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