Toshio Matsuura covers Rotary Connection, Flying Lotus and Carl Craig for new Brownswood LP



Legendary Japanese DJ and producer enlists the best of UK jazz.

Toshio Matsuura Group will release new album LOVEPLAYDANCE – 8 Scenes from The Floor on Brownswood Recordings in April.

The co-founder of jazz dance originators United Future Organization (U.F.O), whose 1992 single ‘Loud Minority’ became a cornerstone of the acid jazz scene in Japan and the UK, Matsuura is returning to the fray with a cast of stellar musicians under the musical direction of drummer Tom Skinner (whose Watermelon Sun LP was one of our favourites in 2017).

LOVEPLAYDANCE – 8 Scenes from The Floor will focus on cover versions, putting classics like Rotary Connection’s ‘Black Gold Of The Sun’ (ft. Daymé Arocena) in a new context, alongside more recent tracks like Flying Lotus’ Cosmogramma epic ‘Do The Astral Plane’.

Other covers include Carl Craig’s ‘At Les’, Byron Morris and Unity’s ‘Kitty Bey’ – with a band that includes Yussef Dayes, Yazz Ahmed and Nubya Garcia – and the improvised dance floor minimalism of Bugge Wesseltoft.

Toshio Matsuura Group’s LOVEPLAYDANCE – 8 Scenes from The Floor will be released on the 6th April via Brownswood Recordings. Pre-order a copy here and check out the artwork and vinyl tracklist below.


A1. Change
A2. At Les
A3. High Noon
B1. L.M. II (Edit)
B2. Brown Paper Bag
B3. Do The Astral Plane