The newest member of the Deluxe family, Magical Mistakes (aka Erik Luebs), was first brought to our attention thanks to Astro Nautico’s excellent 7 by 7 compilation. And while he did spend his college years in Nautico’s New York, he originally hails from California and now makes his home in Osaka.
He arrived in Japan three years ago, first spending some time as a hermit/teacher in Shiiba-son, the nation’s 3rd most remote village. When not teaching he’d drive through the mountains, play guitar, drink shochu with the locals and work on his music. This is where he created his Special Friends EP.
Now though, two years onward in Osaka, he runs the label/promotion/creative agency Perfect Touch. They attempt to bridge Eastern and Western cultures by bringing over many of their favourite artists, and then reciprocating. So make sure you check out Erik’s incredible live show when you have the chance, it’s not to be missed.