Alto & Bugseed – ACROSS BEAT TAPE

The Japanese duo return with a new collab project. Japan’s influence on hip hop should not go unmentioned. The nation gave us anime which has become synonymous with the genre’s lo-fi variant. Some of the greatest DJ’s were born there: DJ Kentaro, DJ Krush, The Silent Poets, and the late Nujabes. From the underground, Bugseed continues to reign supreme. His heavy style of boom bap…

S!X – Music Supplier: Best of Trip-Hop & Downtempo & Lo-Fi & Nujazz (Mix)

Here’s the best in trip hop, downtempo, lo-fi and nu-jazz, according to S!X – Music Supplier. Press play, close your eyes, and relax. Tracklist: 0:00:00 ODESZA – Intro 0:00:27 Onra – Still Broke 0:01:33 Bonobo – Silver 0:07:30 The Jazzual Suspects – This Beat (Original Mix) 0:12:14 Gasoline – The Hardes 0:16:01 Nujabes – Feather (Instrumental Remake) (Original Remake) 0:18:46 Jackie Mittoo & the Skatalites…

Nitsua – Lost In Translation

Nitsua is his name. Japan is the setting. Superb beats is the game. Lost In Translation is the track… and you’ve got to hear this. Out of the colossal shadow Nujabes cast both in life and posthumously with his legendary stable hydeout productions and all of his art comes something of a reincarnation, one that is familiar in spirit yet stands alone from its previous form.  A…

Nujabes – Luv(sic) Grand Finale/Part 6 ft Shing02

Jun ‘Nujabes’ Seba could be viewed as Japan’s answer to James ‘Jay Dee/J Dilla’ Yancey and the Luv(sic) series he did with the emcee Shing02 is still highly regarded as the best work Nujabes ever released. On the anniversary of the fabled producer/DJ’s untimely demise, fans of the Luv(sic) saga were given what would appear to be Nujabes’ last bow: the Grand Finale. Nujabes was…

Happy Birthday, Nujabes!

February 7th was a busy day for births. We wish Nujabes a happy birthday! Just a while ago, we were toasting the bornday of J Dilla but he wasn’t the only producer born on 7th Feburary 1974. Japanese producer and DJ Seba Jun was born on that day, performing under the moniker Nujabes. He also a record store owner as well as the founder of…