Non-Hip-Hop Jazzhop (lounge music)

Started by Mimi, Jan 2, 2016, in Music Add to Reading List

  1. Mimi
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    Mimi the art of doing nothing

    Jan 2, 2016
    I've really been getting into this style of music in the past year. It's great background music for life, while walking, travelling, browsing the web ect.


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    Here are a couple tracks, starting with the great Pete Rock to begin the thread








    @Ordinary Joel any beats you could recommend, I know you have some good taste for this :emoji_heart:
     
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    First time I've seen that term used, but I've been a fan of this for a long time and Guru is my favorite rapper so I'm IN





     
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    Mimi the art of doing nothing

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    Yes! Can not go wrong with a bit of Guru. I still need to give his Jazzmataz albums a proper listen through, added this one to my ipod the other day

    Love Erykah Badu on it :emoji_heart:
     
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    I find Japanese DJs do this genre really well.
     
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    Caslon covered n moe

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    Definitely check out the first two Jazzmatazz albums. After Guru developed the blueprint for old style NY Jazz Rap with Premier, he was the first to reach out to real Jazz musicians like Donald Byrd and Ramsey Lewis. That's how Jazzmatazz was born, and it's definitely the furthest anyone has gone into Jazz territory while still maintaining a hip hop identity.

    The first two Jazzmatazz albums are amazing, the second focuses more on social commentary than the first and it can honestly be a bit reduntant at times. The third album has the track w Erykah Badu, and isn't as good as the first two but still worth a listen, if only for its features alone. When you get names such as The Roots & Isaac Hayes theres no way they can make anything less than excellent

    Everything after that in Guru's solo discography is garbage, and that's coming from someone who thinks he's the best rapper of all time lol
    I blame Solar

    g--- Starr discog is pretty much flawless though, and even tho they don't use live instrumentation they were one of the first Jazz Rap names along with ATCQ
     
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    Oh yea, for sure. Nujabes left a huge impact worldwide, and an even bigger impact locally. Personally I don't feel like a lot of them measure up to Seba himself though.

    Have you heard any Fat Jon? He co-produced the Samurai Champloo OST together with Nujabes. His style a lot more experimental and wide than Nujabes, but his album Repaint Tomorrow has a lot of organic jazz inspired material.




    also the artwork for his records is beautiful, i even bought this limited edition version to get it in full size as well as colored vinyl c:

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    Mimi the art of doing nothing

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    Oh wow, thanks for the info! Always good to get a bit of a back story and more knowledge into things, especially something as beautiful as this muisc. Next time I'm popping tunes on my ipod I'll def make sure to throw the first two on at least. I really like the fact that as a fan you can still come in and give an unbiased opinion, thank you.
     
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    Mimi the art of doing nothing

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    Oh definitely. Such a tragedy to lose him, you know he would have made so many more amazing beats and had there been a chance to see him live I would have loved to be able to experience that. Not only just for him and his music but for the people that also enjoy it.

    I thought I had more Fat Jon on my ipod than i actually do, I must only have a few tracks from his work with Nujabes. Will have to throw that album on too, really, really enjoyed the tracks you threw out :emoji_heart:.

    That is a really nice cover, that's the type of cover I would be wanting to hang on the wall. Again, I find these japanese DJs always have beautiful album artwork. But maybe that's just a symptom of loving everything Japanese =p
    Do you have a big vinyl collection? Really cool that you got this one!
     
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    I started collecting around a year ago. and I've only got some of my favorite must-have records so far. I'm also really weak for anything with the words "limited edition", "color vinyl", "gatefold", "original pressing", "picture vinyl", etc.

    Here's some of my favorite items from my collection:

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    edit: also pretty close to having the full g--- starr discog, I only need moment of truth & the ownerz
     
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    Oh wow, some really nice looking vinyls there, loving the whole look of the Fat Jon one. And it really is satisfying having something that is a bit rarer than your average copy. Do you keep them out on display or have them tucked away safely? Good luck at getting those last two. If I, for whatever reason, happen to stumble upon them I'll drop you a PM :emoji_wink:
     
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    Oh, I can get anything i want on discogs.com it isnt a problem but thanks for the offer

    its just i rly dont have money to toss out for all the vinyl i want so i try to limit myself to a couple every other month lol
     
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    Ah, well at least it's not an issue of availability. That's a nice treat for yourself, probably also makes it easier for people to know what to get you when buying gifts :emoji_wink:
     
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    This is a great thread guys. This is probably one of my favourite hip hop sounds and styles. I appreciate you putting me on to a few artists and producers involved in making this type of vibe and sound.
     
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    Glad you've found something new to expand your collection =) I find it a bit more tricky to find music of this type, it's mostly word of mouth for me. But there are a lot of gems when you get onto a good batch. Throw out any you have yourself, I'm always looking for more =)
     
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    Yeah, it's wonderful music. To be honest, I'm already a fan of some of the ones that have already been posted to be honest. I love g--- Starr, Madlib, Pete Rock, Nujabes, J Dilla, ATCQ etc. and I'm liking some of the new names I've found here too.

    I'm a big fan of MF DOOM and he's produced some great Jazz Rap type songs throughout his career:


     
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    Niiice :emoji_wink:

    I have a feeling most people who enjoy this music got introduced to it through those classic artists, the legends they are.
     
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    Figure this is a relevant place to mention that I saw the Digable Planets reunion show the other night. They had a live band, it was awesome. Only decent quality video I could find:

     
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