If you’ve not heard of Japanese wonderboy and heavyweight producer Mountain (Shigeta Kamiyama) by now, then you must have been residing under a slightly large rock… This East Asian enigma has been shelling down the dance in Japan and beyond since his first release titled ‘Overheat’ on Soulvent Records back in 2018.
Receiving early support from tastemakers like Rene La Vice and having played support slots for Sigma, Netsky, London Electricity, Metrik and even Andy C. His debut release certainly marked the young musician as one to watch in the ever-growing dance music scene. His stature quickly grew as his music began to transcend the geographical distance, and a stalwart European audience began to take note of his knowledge and appreciation for a form of music so far-flung from his homeland.
With releases spanning across Hospital Records, RAM, Viper, Skankandbass, and Soulvent to name a few and having been featured on Beatport’s ‘10 of the Best Underground Drum & Bass Acts in Asia’ list – the support and foundations are clearly in place for Mountain to move into the inevitable popularity throughout the scene. Soulvent Records’ Co-Founder & Label Manager Joe Goss describes Shigeta as “having been destined for greatness for a long time”.
A week today we will see Mountain’s release on Soulvent “I’m Free” featuring vocals from Kojo. You can check out Kojo’s incredible harmonies on his latest release with Pola & Bryson. The release is following the news of him now being exclusively signed to Soulvent. We expect to see great things in the future for this underground talent, especially now being supported and nurtured by such an established and well-fitting label.