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ARTIST
TITLE
King of Diggin': Diggin' OST
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
OTCD 2207CD OTCD 2207CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/14/2013

One of Japan's greatest DJ/producer/record diggers, Muro, is featured here, compiling, editing and mixing Japanese '70s cult movie soundtracks. A major fan of and acknowledged authority on "Blaxploitation" film soundtracks, Muro took advantage of a rare opportunity to cull from a rich library of film scores and background music used in Japanese cult films released 1969-1978 for this mix. The original films were influenced by Shaft, Sweetback, Superfly, Blackbelt Jones, and the like, and the scores and incidental music mirror the slightly campy swagger that the genre became known for. It has been awhile 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 1990s, Muro has become a celebrity in Japan, complimenting his DJ fame with a 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.