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Crescent Moon by DJ Okawari

"While I float to Neo-Tokyo..."

Artwork for Diorama

I’d say Crescent Moon is what first got me into DJ Okawari (right before Animal Forest). At the time (around a year ago), I became increasingly interested in Hip-Hop from Japan (the DJ’s not the MC’s), and came across Okawari’s second album, Diorama. Diorama is more of a Nu Jazz style with Hip-Hop influences, and doesn’t feature any MC’s (something Okawari should possibly reconsider for his next album?… I vote yes!). His music (this song in particular) for some reason brings me back to the song 3030 by Del with the quote, “while I float to Neo-Tokyo with Opio”. Probably because Okawari is from Tokyo, and his music reminds me of a night out in Tokyo, but most likely because I have nothing else to talk about, so I need a filler :)

I’ve been getting a lot of Japanese hits on my site lately (mostly looking at Okawari), and if any of you know of any similar music to Okawari then please post some of it on here! I need an expert to point me in the right direction… anyone? :D

One other thing, I also posted this on Animal Forest, but it’s also worth mentioning here – the cover artwork for this album is incredible! Check it out in it’s entirety here or just click the image at the top (the beautiful vector’d girl).

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Artist Information:
Genre: Nu Jazz, Electronica, Hip-Hop
Location: Japan
Label: Libyus Music
Additional Songs: Animal Forest
Additional Albums: Mirrors
Similar Artists: TM Juke | DJ Deckstream | Gota
Links: Official Website | MySpace | YouTube | | Y! Music

Track Information:
Album: Diorama
Release Date: May 28, 2008
Buy Links: Amazon | iTunes