Sunday, November 16, 2008

Nujabes, Various - Hyde Out Productions - First Collection

Year : 2003
Label : Hyde Out Recordings
Genre : Hip-Hop, Electronic
Style : Jazzy Hip-Hop, Downtempo, Abstract
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Nujabes (real name Jun Seba) is a japanese Hip-Hop producer, beatmaker and DJ, owner of the Shibuya record shops, T Records, Guinness Records and the independant label Hyde-Out Recordings. He was mainly influenced by the Cool Jazz of Miles Davis or various works from Yusef Lateef. His style mixing Jazz, electro, Hip-Hop, Soul and Latin music. He produced several american, japanese and european independant Hip-Hop artists such as Five Deez, Substantial or his countryman, Shing02. In 2002, he was recruited to collaborate in the development of the Samurai Champloo soundscape among others Fat Jon, Tsutchie & FORCE OF NATURE. This compilation showcases the Nujabes' touch, combining the music genres from Hip-Hop & Jazz. Titles brings together instrumentals tracks by Nujabes, several of his productions including remixes by Fat Jon & Monorisik plus collaborations with the rappers L-Universe, Substantial, Apani B, Funky DL, Pase Rock from Five Deez, Cise Star from CYNE & Shing02. All tracks produced & mixed by Nujabes except It's About Time by Fat Jon The Ample Soul Physician.

01. Moon Strut / Nujabes
02. Don't Even Try It / Funky DL
03. Strive / Apani B. Fly
04. Home Sweet Home / Substantial
05. Still Talking To You / Nujabes
06. Luv (Sic) / Shing02
07. Steadfast / Nujabes
08. Lyrical Terrorists / Substantial & L-Universe
09. Lose My Religion (Remix) / L-Universe
10. It's About Time (Fat Jon Remix) / Pase Rock
11. Plazma Avenue / Five Deez
12. D.T.F.N. / Cise Star
13. People's Don't Stray / Funky DL
14. Luv (Sic) Pt. 2 / Shing02

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