I’m at a loss for words — this sample is just AMAZING. I recently stumbled upon this japanese jazz song (shout out to 25/8 for finding the mp3 of the sample). I’ve been reading up on japanese jazz and its small but thriving jazz scene. I was surprised to find out that the jazz scene first spawned there during the early 1920s when filipino jazz bands would visit there. The filipino jazz scene (research filipino jazz #note2self) apparently had origins stemming from the US occupation of the Philippines. During WWII, the Japanese elite viewed Jazz as a threat (they called it “enemy music”) and even went so far as to pass ordinances banning it and shutting down jazz clubs throughout the country. Fortunately for us, the genre became way too popular and here we are, 80+ years later, chopping up a beautiful sample by Ryo Fukui’s 1976 album, Scenery.
I didn’t have much time to work on my beat, but managed to throw something together at the last second. Shout out to all the recent followers of the beatsessions. We’ve been getting mad love from @PtheWyse (virginia), @hijrah80 (maryland), and @leo_V_ (france) on twitter. Also, stay tuned for a few more additions to the roster in the coming weeks. Anyways, happy belated thanksgiving from myself and the rest of generation ill (@bsoco, @markxpmbeatz, @eladbrit, and @sideways_one). Thanks for continuing to listen each week. peace, illa.
Early Summer by Ryo Fukui
Featured Beats and Producers:
Uchuusen Ongaku by 25/8 (Miami, FL)
Don’t Worry – Soon Come by Blackph03nix (London, England)
Thanks by Sideways (Orlando, FL)
Pagdiriwang – soulfiesta.blogspot.com by Chrizo (Las Piñas, Philippines)
Beyond Words: Grind, Gnarl, and Grand by illa (Miami, FL)
Gamble by PMBeatz (Washington, DC)
Linus Wisdom Interlude by Gee (Toronto, Canada)
Illusion by DJ Robzilla (Gainesville, FL)
[do you know another song which uses this sample? if so, let us know.]