There’s quite the summer theme running through this roundup isn’t there? MICO’s SHE IS SUMMER solo project usually makes a habit of releasing something new during the warmer months and this year sees her release her first mini-album in “hair salon”. A mini-album of two halves in a lot of ways, with the first 3 songs being rooted firmly in the chilled out, Ambient style that is so popular in Japanese music these days. The latter half of the release comprises of songs with a much higher tempo and energy by comparison, with a noticeable Funk influence in several places. Whether you’re looking for some beats to listen to while you laze around on a warm summer afternoon or want something that captures the energy and fun of summertime, SHE IS SUMMER has you covered with this release. Lead track “CALL ME IN YOUR SUMMER” and “Seikatsu” should give you a pretty good idea of what’s on offer here.