That standard question, “So, what was the idea behind this mix?,” is not often met with an interesting answer. “Well, I wanted to play some stuff that I don’t usually play in the club,” is usually sufficient enough. Then, there’s DJ Sprinkles. Terre Thaemlitz takes an extremely calculated approach, even when it comes to his dance-oriented material. For his latest mix, Where Dancefloors Stand Still on Mule Musiq, DJ Sprinkles confronts Japan’s restrictive “fuzoku” laws. Via Resident Advisor:

The mix is intended to be a response to Japan’s “fuzoku” laws, which place restrictions on people dancing in nightclubs and sees a 1:00 AM curfew regularly enforced across the country. Although the legislation has been in place since 1948, recently Japanese authorities have implemented the restrictions with extra zeal. Born and raised in the US, Thaemlitz moved to Japan in 2001 and has lived there ever since. As Terre Thaemlitz and under other aliases such as Kami-Sakunobe House Explosion (K-S.H.E) and DJ Sprinkles, the producer has explored deep house, ambient and experimental music.

Where Dancefloors Stand Still comes out March 25th. Peep the tracklist below.

01. Braxton Holmes – 12 Inches Of Pleasure (Ron’s Foreplay)
02. Alex Danilov – Deep S
03. Sound Mechanix – I Can’t Forget
04. The Rhythm Slaves – The Light You Will See (Trentemoller’s Deep Dub Mix)
05. Lectroluv – If We Try (Ambient Dub)
06. Manoo & Fran├žois A – The Deep
07. Classic Man – Rapid Winds (75 MPH Mix)
08. Understars – Forestfunk I (No Damkkb Mix)
09. Gene Farris – Good Feeling
10. The Rude Awakening – The Dip (5AM Dipsco Mix)
11. MyMy – Everybody’s Talkin’ (Original Mix)
12. Choo-ables – Hard To Get (BT’s Massive Groove)
13. Fingers Inc. – Never No More Lonely
14. Keys & Tronics Ensemble – Calypso Of House (Paradise Version)

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