Turntablist and producer, DJ Krush is one of the first Japanese artists to be embraced by the global hip-hop world. Beginning by mixing elements of R&B and Acid Jazz with the big breakbeat backbone of mid-tempo hip-hop. Gradually moving more toward the abstract, applying heavy effects and sample manipulation to thick, smart breaks, layered, ambient textures and subtle, inventive scratching.
Heard here in duet with ikonoklast bassist/producer Bill Laswell, ""Shuen"" shows how both musicians seamlessly navigate through the ambient / world beat matrix… a brief journey into sound and rhythm.
released August 26, 2014
artwork by Yoko Yamabe @ Randesign
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