In 1981, Brenda Ray / Naffi Sandwich released the sweetly yearning “D’Ya Hear Me!”. The song is now considered a post-punk classic, and here we have a warm digi-reggae version sung by Kyoto composer/producer/vocalist NTsKI (“Natsuki”), with backing tracks performed, recorded and mixed by Osaka-based producer/guitarist 7FO (“nana f o”). Also on this release are a karaoke version, plus two remixes, the first a dancehall-flavoured version by Bim One Production, a Tokyo electro-reggae production duo. The second mix is from Nagoya-based electronic producer CVN, who provides a harder version. This revisioning of a much-loved classic is available on CD, 10-inch vinyl and digital.
Cover photo: Shusaku Yoshikawa
Special thanks: Brenda Ray, Hiroshi Takakura (Riddim Chango)
supported by 4 fans who also own “D’Ya Hear Me! e.p.”
I especially love both Seiko 3 & Blink.
I listened to the whole record during my flight to japan, while being half asleep (and a bit during the trip itself).
I listened to the record again back at home and was so overwhelmed with feelings from those two songs, I couldn't believe it. Much love! eggimacegeg