Hainaults "Japan Inc." was inspired by an antique recording of Japanese hostesses playing a singing game with some clinets in a bar. The track was built around this, and many layers of samples were superimposed on the beat to make a thick, runaway train of relentlessly pounding house funk, with authentic Japanese opera percussion, and a dreamy "Float on" remix, which seduces and hypnotises the listener as it builds and falls.

This "magpie manipulation", or "Treasure Trove Tampering" has been well exploited now; Hainault was one of the earliest exponents of what could be called a "restrained kitchen sink approach". Back