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Sakura Hils disco 3000

Sakura Hills Daisco 3000

From one of Japan' top pop producers, Shinichi Osawa, comes Sakura Hills Disco 3000, an album shamelessly dedicated to nostalgia for the '70s heyday of disco, featuring Osawa-produced songs by a virtual who's who of the soulful Shibuya-kei style. As bandleader of acid jazz unit Mondo Grosso, and increasingly as producer, Osawa has been central to the development of the jazzy, housey, carefree sound which is at the heart of Shibuya-kei style. Of special note on Sakura Hills is the buoyant new single "Game" by J-pop diva Bird. Also participating are veteran singer Monday Michiru with the characteristically uplifting "Real Thing," Towa Tei's (of Deelite fame) "Happy 2000," house producer Satoshi Tomiie's offering "Inspired," Kyoto Jazz Massive, DJ Fantastic Plastic Machine, singer Laurie Fine from electronic act Coldfeet, and a host of others including singer Kathy Sledge from Sister Sledge. The release also marks the birth of animated character, dancing dog Discotique Murphy, with Osawa's theme song "Discotique Murphy's Theme" heading up the album. An upcoming Liquid Room record release party will showcase performances by many Sakura Hills contributors and provide a look at the current, healthy state of Shibuya-kei.

Sakura Hills Disco 3000: Liquid Room, 5/2, 11pm, JY4500 (adv), JY5000 (door). Tel: 03-3200-6831.


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