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One of Japan’s greatest DJ/producer/record diggers is featured compiling, editing & mixing tracks from the Black Jazz Record label Known for his hip hop aesthetic and exhaustive knowledge of more obscure genres (Samba Funk, Hawaiian breaks, Japanese gangster films), Muro’s selection lends an alternative perspective to the label, veering significantly from the path that his predecessors in this series (Gilles Peterson and DJ Mitsu) laid down.
It’s been six years since Muro’s last commercial (officially licensed) release available outside Japan, the “Kings of Diggin’” (2006) split with Kon & Amir on BBE.
Since his days as a member of DJ Krush’s crew in the early 1990’s, Muro has become a celebrity in Japan, complimenting his DJ fame with an internationally successful clothing line (KING, INC.) and a lifestyle shop in Tokyo (Savage!). He has also released a steady stream of promotional “mixtapes” that showcase his wide ranging DJ skills and musical knowledge, with separate volumes dedicated to Funk, Samba, Disco, Michael Jackson, Roy Ayers, Hawaiian breaks, Japanese breaks, Synth, Boogie, Dub, and more.
1. Chester Thompson – Power House
2. Calvin Keys – Aunt Lovey
3. Cleveland Eaton - Keena
4. Gene Russell – Get Down
5. Kellee Patterson – Magic Wand of Love
6. The Awakening – Kera’s Dance
7. Rudolph Johnson – The Highest Pleasure
8. Rudolph Johnson - Diswa
9. The Awakening - Slinky
10. Walter Bishop, Jr.’s 4th Cycle – The Village
11. Henry Franklin – Beauty & the Electric Tub
12. Henry Franklin – Blue Lights
13. Roland Haynes – Second Wave
14. Calvin Keys – B.K.
15. The Awakening – March On
16. Doug Carn - Higher Ground
17. Kellee Patterson – See You Later