Artist: Kyoto Jazz Massive
Title: 10th Anniversary
Cat No: CPT 211-2
Format: 2-CD / Download
Kyoto Jazz Massive, legendary DJ-, musician- and producing team, embodied by Shuya and Yoshihiro Okino, have a true reason to celebrate. For more than 10 years the two brothers are spreading their ‘jazzy vibes’ around the globe. Along with their music they are the godfathers of the Japanese Acid Jazz, pressed in Vinyl and PVC. Where others have long gone, they still fly the flag of good taste above the pack. In the last ten years, KJM have brought us a gazillion of releases and have also inspired another gazillion of producers and musicians. Compost Records wants to appreciate this fact with a special Double CD package. Two discs featuring exclusive remixes by and from Kyoto Jazz Massive, reinterpretations, cover versions and tributes by various big names of the global music scene. Be it the everlasting classic ‘Eclipse’ in a ‘jazzified’ version by Sleepwalker or ‘Brightness Of These Days’ in an exciting remix by Tru Thoughts mastermind Quantic. On these two discs, only the ‘crème de la crème’ lays hands on the work of the Okino Bros. Just for the cause of name dropping: ‘Little’ Louie Vega, Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzales, Domu, 4Hero, Reel People, Blaze, DJ Mitsu ‘The Beats’, Toshio Matsuura, Phil Asher and a few more. They all show their respect and appreciation to Kyoto Jazz Massive, whose merits to Jazz – especially in their home country Japan – cannot appreciated enough. Jazztronik’s Ryota Nozaki gets to the heart of it:
“I am afraid, that if the the Okino brothers disappeared tomorrow, the whole Jazz scene in Japan would disappear, too. KJM is the artist I respect the most!”
‘Kyoto Jazz Massive – 10th Anniversary’ is Compost Records’ contribution to give KJM the Kudos they deserve!
“Survival is all about commitment, passion and hard work. Ever since I first met two crazy Jazz heads – named the Okino Bro’ – in a downtown bassbin, called Club Metro in Kyoto, I knew, that the light was lit in the East!” Gilles Peterson