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“What if Link from the Legend of Zelda decided to make New Beat in the Forest Temple?”. 

YOKOCHO 横丁 is electronic dance music, recorded live on tape machines. With Gaelian Lahaye (Psycho 44) on electronics and Steve Slingeneyer (Onemanparty, Soulwax,…) joining live on drums. Sounds like ’90s sound modules, Playstation 1 soundtracks, Belgian New Beat and tropical islands. Influences are 808 State, David Wise, Fatima Yamaha, Yellow Magic Orchestra & Daft Punk.

In Japanese, yokocho literally means “alleyways off to the side of a main street.” But it can also refer to the small pubs and bars that are often adjoined in rows along these narrow lanes.