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ARTIST
TITLE
King of Diggin': Diggin' Black Jazz
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SDGBJ 1304CD SDGBJ 1304CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/14/2013

One of Japan's greatest DJ/producer/ record diggers is featured compiling, editing, and 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 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 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.