Meet Tom Szirtes… well actually you probably don’t need to meet him as you should know him already from his other hugely successful House music alias of Shur-i-kan. Under his Tom guise though he’s just released a new laid back Electronic album called “Barely Breathing” on YEN Recordings that is a million miles away from a dancefloor and focuses on a more melodic listening experience. One track from the album called Calling You is especially delicious and you can stream that below and grab the beautifully designed vinyl too.
We found out that Tom has a keen interest in some rarities out in Japan and since we’re going over there for November we thought it would be an obvious choice for our next City Guide feature.
Over the years I’ve had the privilege of visiting Tokyo many times. I first started going there in the late 90’s as a fresh faced software developer working for the video games company Sega and later as a touring DJ and musician. I find Tokyo a bewitching city in which you can often be overwhelmed by its energy yet still find a deep sense of peace and tranquility in its numerous nooks and crannies. The city has inspired my music from the jazz-inspired frenetic One Night in Tokyo to the futuristic vibe of Entering Vahalla off my new album Barely Breathing on Yen.