Hatena’s album Parader is one of my favorite albums from this genre without question. I first heard it on Hatena’s personal Bandcamp page and later picked up the cassette (a few copies left as of this writing, go get one!) on Coraspect’s Bandcamp page. The digital version and cassette version are mixed differently and really makes the cassette feel that much more special. I can’t wait to see what Hatena produces next or if this will come on wax any time soon.
The perfectly timed cuts and seamless
chopping are what I live for and Hatena has mastered that in more ways than one cementing this album as a classic. A few songs come to mind immediately on this album that really show cases the skills and effects I love in this genre: 365, Cheap Thrills, and Right Now.
Even though Hatena may not be a big fan of this album himself, it is by far one of my top 5 of all time albums of Future Funk and it plays almost daily in my car. — N3KKUN