Orange Pekoe - Organic Plastic Music (repost)

Orange Pekoe is a Japanese Jazz duo consisting of Tomoko Nagashima (lyrics, and all vocals), and Kazuma Fujimoto (guitar, composition, arrangement and programming).

The two first met through a university music club and started a band with other students, but soon broke off and started work as a duo.

They made big waves throughout the Japanese indie scene before being signed to BMG Records. Their first major label single release (Happy Valley) remained at #1 on radio air play charts for nearly two months. Organic Plastic Music sold over 300,000 copies, and reached #5 on the Oricon charts.

01. Introduction
02. Ai no Izumi
03. Taiyo no Kakera
04. Adaigo
05. 12 Months
06. Happy Valley
07. Sanctuary
08. Kioku
09. Yawaraka na Yoru
11. bottle
12. Shinkaigyo
14. tiny, baby

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Tales From The Beach EPK

Electronic Press Kit for Incognito's new album Tales From The Beach.

Featuring an intimate live performance of new tracks and behind the scenes footage of recent video 'I've Been Waiting'.

Songs in order of appearance:
Always There
I've Been Waiting
Step Aside
When The Sun Comes Down

Artists featured:
Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick
Maysa Leak
Francis Hylton
Matt Cooper
Joy Rose
Tony Momrelle
Sid Gauld
Trevor Mires
Paul Greenwood
Jeffrey Daniel.

Fopp, Covent Garden.
3 Mills Studios, Bow.
Jazz Café, Camden.

HD version with extended interviews and performances available for purchase.

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K-Creative - Q.E.D. (Question Everything Done) (repost)

Throughout the years, Ski Oakenfull has made a lot of impact in the acid jazz world. He first emerged on the scene in 1991 as a part of K-Creative, one of the initial signings to the then newly established Talkin' Loud Records.

Ski Co-wrote & co-produced K-Creatives debut album 'QED (Question Everything Done)', combining positive hip hop lyrcis with the classic acid jazz sound. After the albums release, the band toured extensively throughout Europe and Japan.

K-Creative only made the one album, but Ski went on to work with acts such as Raw Stylus, Galliano, Incognito and more recently in 2 Banks of 4.

01. To be free (Brother John)
02. Remember where ya came from
03. Q.E.D. (Question everything done)
04. Hook, Line & Sinker
05. K-Spelz Knowledge
06. Summer Breeze
07. Three times a maybe
08. Tynebomb
09. The new tower of babel
10. Back to the real world
11. Give ya the elbow
12. To be free (silent blues mix)
13. Back to the real world (ambient mix)

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Mondo Grosso - Best

Japanese only collection of singles, remixes & rare tracks.13 tracks in all. Featuring, 'Vibe PM (Funky Samba Mix), 'Slow It Down (Original Album Mix)', 'That's How It Is (Live)', 'Do You See What I See', 'Give Me A Reason', 'Laughter In The Rain' & more.

1 Anger (Rhymin' for Original)
2 Vibe-EP-em (Funky Samba mix)
3 Souffles H
4 Tree, Air, and Rain on the Earth
5 Invisible Man (Original Brown)
6 Espirito, Alleglia, Emosau
7 Family
8 Do You See What I See
9 Give Me a Reason
10 Slow It Down (original album mix)
11 Laughter in the Rain
12 Closer
13 That's How It Is (live version)

Mondo Grosso - Laughter in the Rain

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What is Acid Jazz?

Acid jazz (also known as club jazz) is a musical genre that combines elements of soul music, funk, disco, particularly looping beats and modal harmony. It developed over the 1980s and 1990s and could be seen as tacking the sound of jazz-funk onto electronic dance/pop music.

The compositions of groups such as The Brand New Heavies and Incognito often feature chord structures usually associated with Jazz music. The Heavies in particular were known in their early years for beginning their songs as catchy pop and rapidly steering them into jazz territory before "resolving" the composition and thus not losing any pop listeners but successfully "exposing" them to jazz elements in "baby steps".

The acid jazz "movement" is also seen as a "revival" of jazz-funk or jazz fusion or soul jazz by leading DJs such as Norman Jay or Gilles Peterson or Patrick Forge, also known as "rare groove crate diggers".