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DJ Krush
覚醒 - Kakusei

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“The fifth album of DJ Krush Kakusei was released in 1998. Continuing his series of solo albums as collaborative efforts, this album is an invigorating, moody, and powerful release. Krush once again lets his abilities at both musical creation and turntablism work together for great results.

"Escapee", a track worked on with fellow beatmaster A.S.A., is almost stereotypically Krush, but it sounds so great, the crackle of vinyl and acoustic bass moan steering the course. Other musical collaborations abound, unsurprisingly: "Parallel Distortion" with DJ Sak features odd video game noises and a quirky synth bass rhythm echoing through the flow, while "Krushed Wall" has the Rhythm Troops having a blast with the usual Krush sound and tons of unexpected stops, scratches, and cuts.” – Music On Vinyl

"Hideaki Ishi, one of the major pioneers of the trip hop genre, is arguably the best known DJ to hail from Japan, and the only musician from the island to have been fully embraced by the global hip hop community. For the last twenty years, he has been one of the key figures in the country’s fast evolving electronic scene, earning much critical acclaim due to the high quality of his releases as well as his willingness to collaborate with myriad talented artists from around the world. ....

Perhaps Kakusei can best be described as music for kicking tins cans around city streets; the musical equivalent of an act that’s a little bit capricious, a little bit antisocial, yet at the same time overflowing with irresistible waves of dark thought and reflection. Arguably Krush’s finest moment, and undoubtedly his greatest artistic statement; Kakusei is essential listening, even outside of the grimy confines of trip hop." - Sputnik Music


Item description:


DJ Krush


覚醒 -Kakusei-


Music On Vinyl


2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180g



Release Date:

This reissue: 2014 | Original - 1998


Hip Hop, Electronica


Downtempo, Abstract, Trip Hop

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