Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Nujabes is a producer/DJ from Japan, but he also runs his own Shibuya record stores and founded/maintains multiple labels. Nujabes adds live instrumentation over his jazz-influenced samples -- such as Miles Davis, to craft his sound.

Nujabes rarely plays live shows, or gives interviews, yet sold over 20,000 copies independantly of his 2003 '
Metaphorical Music' album in Japan, continuing his word-of-mouth legacy -- earning more popular appeal collaborating with the likes of Cyne, CL Smooth, and the hit anime Samurai Champloo.

Really accessible and tightly crafted, definite recommendation for the unfamiliar.

Metaphorical Music [2003]

Modal Soul [2005]