2019/02/15

mic.edu "Microphone Education"リリース!




天才MC"A-Twice"を擁した伝説のグループ、mic.eduの音源を、最新リマスターサウンドで世界初のコンプリート収録!

mic.edu "Microphone Education"

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[Introduction to “Microphone Education”]

ラフラと過ごした、彼にとって最後の一年は、自分にとっても意味深い一年だった。彼のユーモラスで知性に富んだキャラクター、様々なプランニング、刺激、そして何よりも、くだらないギャグのやり取りの応酬...
ただ、それはあくまで個人的な思い出にすぎない。

今回のリリースは、彼へのトリビュート企画ではない。
彼の遺作、そしてDJ Krushの追悼曲、それらで彼を知った人は彼についての書籍を読み漁り、ちょっとしたラフラトリビュートム-ブメントのような空気が蔓延した時期があった。ただ、、語弊はあるかもしれないが、自分はそれを何かのメロドラマを見てるような気分にさせられていた。なぜなら彼のラッパーとしての本当の凄みを知ろうという空気は生まれないどころか、彼のラップを聴いたことない人すら多かったからだ。

あれから19年経った。当時、mic.eduという若くして素晴らしい才能が結集したグループがアメリカ西海岸にいて、その活動が続いていれば、Souls of MischiefFreestyle FellowshipPharcydeと比類する存在、だけでなく全米全土を代表するラップアクトになっていたであろうこと。ラフラのスキルと魅力的な声はやはり特筆に価するが、その他の2MCの実力も凄まじく、ビートも当時主流のジャジーテイストを基調としつつ、高音のパーカッシブな音の導入やサンプルの組み合わせ方にオリジナリティが見られ、一つのグループとしてもっと評価されてしかるべきであろうということ。ノスタルジーではない。今聴いても彼らの凄みは伝わるはずだ。今回のリリースは、それを伝えたかったからに過ぎない。

彼らの楽曲のリリースは散らばっていて、コンプリートとして出されたことはない。
今回初のコンプリートで、すべてリマスターされた音だ。
(今回のリリースにあたり、共にプランニングし様々なファイルを提供してくれたEric Steuerに感謝したい)

KK the Khaosist (Lo-Vibes)



[mic.edu Biography]



1997年にアメリカ西海岸で結成されたグループ"mic.edu“。天才MCA-Twiceに加え、EriksoloRüdthe Instructorといった実力派MC、鬼才トラックメイカーQuarterbarらを擁し、彼ら自身のレーベルRocketship Recordsを通して、ジャジーで内省的ないくつかのEPをリリース。 多数のコンピレーションにも参加。アンダーグラウンドラジオでも激しいエアプレイを受けて、高い評価を得た。

グループメンバーA-TwiceLafura Jackson)は2000年に24歳でガンで逝去。その結果、mic.eduは解散し、EriksoloQuarterbarはグループMeanest Man Contestなどで活動。(現在もそれぞれ現役で活動中)


そして2019年、ラフラとも交流のあったKK率いるLo-Vibes Recordingsが、mic.eduのすべてのキートラックをリマスターしたアルバム「Microphone Education」をリリース。A-Twiceの知名度先行で見逃されてきた、グループ本来の凄まじく高いクオリティの全容がついに明らかになる。
(Eric Steuer)



key:Beats, Hip-Hop, Dope, Westcoast, Westside, A-Twice, Lafura Jackson, Freestyle Fellowship, Pharcyde, Souls of Mischief, Underground, Electronic, Khaosist, Lo-Vibes, Absrtract Hip-Hop, DJ Krush, Boss the MC, Blue Herb, DJ Dolbee, ARI1010, Eudai Moniaus, Dragons of Edin, Ableton Live, Waves, Native Instruments, Massive, Battery, AKAI MPC, emu SP1200

mic.edu "Microphone Education" out Now!!




New Release!! 
mic.edu "Microphone Education"

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[Introduction to “Microphone Education”]
2000 was the last year that Lafura Jackson (aka A-Twice) spent on this planet. It was a meaningful time for me.
His humorous and intelligent character, cooking up interesting ideas and a lot of big plans that we talked about each other. and his all-around fun vibe and positive energy. More than anything else, I think about the many, many silly jokes we exchanged…but that's only my personal memory. ..
This album isn’t like a “Tribute album” to him.

19 years and more have passed since then. And now I'm very excited to be able to bring you this album by mic.edu, the hip-hop group Lafura was a part of. The group brought together the amazing talent of five young guys that were based on the west coast of the United States in the late 1990s. If mic.edu had been able to continue, I personally feel they might have been considered alongside crews like Souls of Mischief, Freestyle Fellowship, and The Pharcyde. While Lafura's skill, unique voice, and adeptness at rapping in both English and Japanese are all noteworthy, the other two MCs' abilities were also awesome. Meanwhile, the beats, rooted in the mainstream jazzy tastes of the era, featured a highly percussive sound and layers of unique samples. All of mic.edu's tracks were hugely original and continue to demonstrate the fact that the group should have enjoyed greater appreciation. This is not a nostalgia trip. The group's skills are totally clear, even if you listen to their music now. That's the main thing I want to convey with this release.

mic.edu's songs were released at the time on scattered singles, compilations, and an EP, but were never issued as a complete album. Until now. This is the first time the complete works of mic.edu have been collected. Additionally, all of the tracks are fully remastered for this album's release.

I would like to thank Eric Steuer (one of the original members of mic.edu, who recorded under the name Eriksolo) for working together with me to plan this release, as well as for providing me with all of the group's original recordings.

KK the Khaosist (Lo-Vibes)



[mic.edu Biography]



Hip-hop crew mic.edu formed in 1997 after meeting at KCSB, the Santa Barbara community radio station where several of the group's members hosted shows.
Over the next two years, rappers A-Twice, Eriksolo, and Rüd the Instructor; producer Quarterbar; and turntablist DJ Lion issued an EP and several singles of jazzy and introspective hip-hop, primarily through their own Rocketship Records label. The group received heavy airplay on underground rap radio and performed live with likeminded acts such as Souls of Mischief and Aloe Blacc.

Tragically, group member A-Twice (Lafura Jackson) was killed by cancer in 2000 at the age of 24. As a result, mic.edu disbanded, with Eriksolo and Quarterbar going on to start the group Meanest Man Contest.

Two decades later, Lo-Vibes Recordings is releasing "Microphone Education," an album which collects all of mic.edu's key tracks in remastered form.
Eric Steuer (Eriksolo)





key:Beats, Hip-Hop, Dope, Westcoast, Westside, A-Twice, Lafura Jackson, Freestyle Fellowship, Pharcyde, Souls of Mischief, Underground, Electronic, Khaosist, Lo-Vibes, Absrtract Hip-Hop, DJ Krush, Boss the MC, Blue Herb, DJ Dolbee, ARI1010, Eudai Moniaus, Dragons of Edin, Ableton Live, Waves, Native Instruments, Massive, Battery, AKAI MPC, emu SP1200

2018/06/23

Lo-Vibes' All works on Spotify now!!

Lo-Vibesの全音源、38作品、すべてSpotifyで購入可能となりました!


jealousguy "Get Mo' Fun"
jealousguy "Overshadowed"
A-Shura Beats "antiquity"
Khaosist as KK "Hidden Notes"
V.A. "Mo' Big Fun"
Offwhyte + KK "GO EP"
Sanden Gonza "Tribulation"
Nadsroic "Yokka"
REPEAT PATTERN "Traces"
REPEAT PATTERN "circle vs square"
V.A. "Sum Dum Fun"
072 "Inquisition"
amai "Sugar EP"
ARI1010 "Headrome (REMASTERED)"
a.z "Streamin' (Remaster)"
Colossius "No Doubt Fare Night EP"
Doctor Machida "OMOIDE (REMASTERED+2)"
Drastik Adhesive Force "Human Music (Remaster)"
Various Artists "Umbruch Selection"
Various Artists "Steppin' Ahead"
Takaaaki, Tagoo, Rhys "Inland"
Wodan "Tempest-Tost (Remaster)"
Bike Boy a.k.a.Chew-Z "Strange Fiction"
T2R "Steppers and Countrymen"
OQTO "Bass, Space & Beatz"
KK the Khaosist "in the Khaos '69 (New Edition)"
Cream Cungbell "PERFECTILLEGAL"
Wodan "Short Groove EP (Remaster)"
KK the Khaosist "Light in a Fog (New Edition)"
KK + Shing02 "Lift the Fog Up EP"
KK the Khaosist "Eternal Tones (New Edition)"
ARI1010 & Eudai "Monument (New Edition)"
Dragons of Edin "Sediments (Remastered)"
ARI1010 "TENSQRT (New Edition)"
Various Artists "by US"
KK the Khaosist "Vibration-Lo (New Edition)" 

※全作品、Bandcamp, ITunes Storeでも購入&ストリーミング可能です。



key:Beats, Hip-Hop, Dope, Electronic, Khaosist, Lo-Vibes, Mo' Fun, Dubstep, Grime, Bass Music, Absrtract Hip-Hop, Sensational, Wordsound, ECCY, Candle, PSG, K-Bomb, ARI1010, shing02, Daisuke Tanabe, jealousguy, DJ Krush, Southpaw Chop, K404, Hudson Mohawke, Yosi Horikawa, Luckyme, Repeat Pattern, Quarta330, Hyperdub, Sun Ra, Miles Davis, Psychedlic, Blacksmoker, Evisbeats, Amida, Fragment, 術の穴, Gorge, Skweee, RLP, Cosmopolyphonic, Galapagos4, Rumi, 環Roy, 鎮座Dopeness, 日本語ラップ, J-Rap, フリースタイルダンジョン, 武満徹, Xenakis, Stockhauzen, Noise, Avant-Garde, Prince, Funk, showbiz, J-Dilla, el-p, Japanese, Ableton Live, Waves, Native Instruments, Massive, Battery, AKAI MPC, emu SP1200

2018/05/26

Khaosist "P-Lesson"

Khaosist、4年ぶりのビート集は、Hidden Notesに続くLifetime Music Projectからのリリース。

Khaosist "P-Lesson"



Here is the Khaosist (known as KK)’s newest beat sets in four years. as second release from “Lifetime Music Project.”

In this work, Khaosist played around with the sound and sense of the artist who was the most influential and stimulating when he was young and impressionable, with Hip-Hop’s manner.

 Khaosist did it for his birthday, May26.

Spotify
http://open.spotify.com/album/1UI1YoPTmp65IkFl9vWaUu

iTunes Shop
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/p-lesson/1397793972


key:Beats, Hip-Hop, Dope, Electronic, Funk, Funky, Japanese, Prince, Revolution, New Power Generation, 1999, Crystal Ball, Paisley Park, DMSR, Parade, Purple Rain, Charles COhen, Bass music, Ableton Live, Waves, Native Instruments, Massive, Battery

2018/05/25

Steppin' Ahead's all works on Bandcamp now!!

Japan's one and only Dubstep label, "Steppin' Ahead"'s all works on Bandcamp now!!

OQTO "Bass, Space & Beatz" (Steppin' Ahead : CD/DIGITAL 2008)


T2R "Steppers and Countrymen" (Steppin' Ahead : CD/DIGITAL 2009)


Bike Bpy a.k.a.Chew-Z "Strange Fiction" (Steppin' Ahead : CD/DIGITAL 2009)


Takaaaki, Tagoo, Rhy-s "Inland" (Steppin' Ahead : CD/DIGITAL 2009)



key:Beats, Dubstep, Bass Music, Electronic, Psychedelic, Hip-Hop, Dope, Japanese, Ableton Live, Waves, Native Instruments, Massive, Battery

ドクトルマチダ ”Omoide (Remastered+2)"

2010年にリリースされたドクトルマチダの傑作"OMOIDE"。
同時期に行われたKKとのセッション二曲を収録し、リマスターで登場!!


Doctor Machida "Omoide (Remastered+2)"
feat. PSG (PUNPEE, S.L.A.C.K.,GAPPER), Evisbeats, Fragment, Drastik Adhesive Force, Sugaya, Inc., RIZ & KK the Khaosist


Spotify
http://open.spotify.com/album/1j7c3ckS4xkA1aEoAjGUSz

iTunes Shop
https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/omoide-remastered-2/1397787463


key:Beats, Hip-Hop, Dope, Japanese, J-Rap, PSG, Evisbeats, Amida, 術の穴, 日本語ラップ, フリースタイルダンジョン, Lo-Vibes

2017/06/12

LV re-issue Project, Final. KK the Khaosist!!


Lo-Vibesの、全音源最良アーカイブ化企画Re-issue Project、いよいよ最終回。
しばらく配信では入手不可能になっておりました、KK the Khaosistの全作品が最新編集、最新リマスターで登場です。


KK the Khaosist "Vibration-Lo"
KKのファーストアルバム。収録曲、曲順変更。最新リマスター使用。
feat.K-Bomb, ARI1010, Baqueratter & Shino, Kensho Kuma, DJ Dolbee, DJ Hanger, DJ Tsuru & Kaana






KK the Khaosist "Eternal Tones"
KKのセカンドアルバム。オールインストゥルメンタル。
曲順、収録曲変更。Tri-Eightからリリースされた"Pure Fragments EP"からの曲を追加収録。ジャケ新装。最新リマスター使用。



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KK the Khaosist "Light in a Fog"
KKのサードアルバム。曲順、収録曲変更。最新リマスター使用。待望のデジタル初登場!
feat.Shing02, K-Bomb, 環ROY、Candle, ARI1010, Dragons of Edin, Kensho Kuma & Tenzin, Cream Cungbell & hisomi-TNP



 

KK the Khaosist "in the Khaos '69"
KKの4thアルバム。曲順、収録曲変更。最新リマスター使用。Lo-Vibes10周年コンピに収録されたFulgeance, Quarta330のリミックスをボーナス収録。
feat.RUMI, 環ROY, Kochitora Haguretic Emcees, Candle, T2R & Offwhyte


key:Beats, Hip-Hop, Dope, Electronic, Khaosist, Lo-Vibes, Dubstep, Grime, Absrtract Hip-Hop, Ableton Live, Waves, Native Instruments, Massive, Battery