Marco Giuliani a.k.a ‘Last Japan’ is an exceedingly promising London based producer that approaches bass music with a healthy level of eclecticism. Since the release of his ‘Ambush’ E.P last year, we have been paying close attention and predict a bright future for this undeniable talent. With a set of incredibly consistent tracks and remixes, he displays a production style that is genre bending and unique.
With much attention being directed to attaining the perfect combination of percussive momentum held together by incredible bass tension; Last Japan appears to be making musical gold.
We have been fortunate enough to catch up with this exciting underground gem, to get an exclusive mix and find out a little bit more about his music, influences and plans for the future.
How did you initially start producing music?
It was just a natural progression from school to Uni. I enjoyed playing music so then I went on to study how to make it.
How did your alias ‘Last Japan’ come about?
It was just a random combination of words.
Who do you consider some of your influences?
Toasty, Loefah, Kanye West, Neptunes, Doc McKinney.
What are your favorite and least favorite albums of all time?
Favourite is probably Rustie’s Glass Swords and my least favourite is Caspa’s first album ‘Everybody’s Talking, Nobody’s Listening’.
As a DJ or producer, would you consider yourself a purist?
I’m gona say no, because i take my influences from such a wide range of genres.
What’s one record that changed your life or changed the way you thought about music?
Michael Jackson ‘Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough’.
What’s one track made by another producer, that you wish you would have made?
I’m gonna choose one within the scene and I’m gonna go with ‘Hex’ by Pangea, but Girl Unit ‘Wut’ is a close second.
What did you listen to growing up?
When i was really young, whatever my mum and dad had on so, some Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Womack and Womack. Then i went a bit rocky in my teenage and listened to At The Drive In, RHCP ect.
In a perfect world, who would you like to collaborate with?
did you have another day job or simply dive into music full-time?
I had a few jobs while i was at uni just to help me along, but I’ve just mainly focused on my music.
Can you tell us if you have anything in the pipeline and what we can expect in the latter part of 2012?
I’m working on a mini album which will feature a select few collabs. Gearing up to start my label Neptune 8 in late 2012 early 2013. Also, my other project with Luke Oldham ‘N55′, for which we have a lot of material to be released over the next 7 months.
Do you think there are specific artists or experiences that led you to the kind of music you produce now?
My computer music teacher at uni Chad Jackson, YouTube him.
By Levi O’Neal-Dawson