blast from the past: DJ Krush and Toshinori Kondo

I had the chance to see DJ Krush live in Shanghai a few years ago, and it was by far the best hip-hop/trip-hop concert I have been to. Striking a balance between dark abstract hip-hop and upbeat jazzy tunes, the japanese master turntablist contributed to the birth of a new breed of hip-hop both in Japan and overseas in the 1990s.
His collaboration with Toshinori Kondo in 1999 remains one of the great classics of jazzy hip-hop:

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