Causeway Bay’s vinyl dons Adfunture Workshop have come back with a blinder: a vinyl figurine of famous musician and tastemaker Hiroshi Fujiwara.
Fujiwara-san is now famous for his collaborations and designer threads; working with the likes of Nike, Levis, Burton the surfboard company and guitar hero Eric Clapton. Ok, apart from Clapton an amazing track record.
But he first jumped into the spotlight with Japanese hip-hop label Major Force back in the 1980s alongside Gota Yashiki, Toshio “Tycoon To$h” Nakanishi and Kan Takagi. He influenced artists like Tim Simenon aka Bomb The Bass, jammed with DJ Red Alert and got to remix Yellow Magic Orchestra. I remember trying to hunt down Major Force 12s in record shopping sprees to Bluebird in Liverpool and in record shops across Soho when I occasionally came down to London to get vinyl in the late 80s and early 90s.