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Nobukazu Takemura

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Nobukazu Takemura (竹村延和 born August 26th, 1968 in Osaka, Japan) started his DJ career during high school, spinning in the clubs of Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe. In 1987, he formed the DJ Team “Cool Jazz Productions”, & in 1988, joined “Audio Sports”, the now legendary hip-hop unit headed by Eye Yamatsuka of the Boredoms.

Around 1993 Takemura branched out as a solo artist in the ‘talkin loud’ jazzy trip-hop style prevelant at the time and releasing an excellent album “Child’s View”. The name highlighted one of the key themes in his music that is still prevalent. He tries to create melodies that musically capture a sense of wonder, a childlike innocence and curiosity.

Takemura has a huge catalog of collaborations with critically acclaimed artists from every corner of the world. These include Issey Miyake, who had him create music for 2 seasons of designs, The Sony Corporation, which had him create all the sounds for their futuristic toy Aibo, Steve Reich, DJ Spooky, Yo La Tengo, and Tortoise. Takemura’s wide range of collaborative partners reflect the wide range of his musical talents.

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  • n2j3

    New album (the first personal album in 11 years or so) released end of Feb 2014 : http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/nobukazu_takemura/zeitraum/

    2 Feb 2:23pm Reply
  • sckoth000

    <3 him :) scope quite cool! The child play, the aphex twin remix on the mixes for cash love it!

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • kajuga

    WTF? Next time before suggest change name take a deep breath and than take a look on the cover of his albums and ask yourself a simple question: What my eyes see? Is it 竹村延和 or maybe it is Nobukazu Takemura?

    2 Mar 2013 Reply
  • azukitan

    suggest name change/merge to 竹村延和

    10 Oct 2012 Reply
  • gorelking

    JAPAN 2012 http://soundcloud.com/gorelking/sets/japan-2012/

    3 Oct 2012 Reply
  • earstoit

    <3 you

    25 Jun 2012 Reply
  • mad_muffinz

    Agreed with squezey

    6 Nov 2011 Reply
  • squezey

    This needs to be merged with the original Japanese text name. Anyways seriously awesome music, haven't listened to this guy's music in years. I must have just forgotten it.

    14 Jul 2011 Reply
  • OscarDTravis

    music of the spheres thru liquid metal

    21 May 2011 Reply
  • AshessehsA

    On A Ballooooooon

    4 Apr 2011 Reply
  • mad_muffinz

    Uploaded .png of the main picture. Thumb it up.

    5 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Shy-Guy

    Icefall is pretty cool.

    13 Jan 2011 Reply
  • SHROUDOFSTARS

    taw!

    23 Sep 2010 Reply
  • ColJacenSolo

    This guy truly is amazing.

    16 Aug 2010 Reply
  • uliaona

    Nobukazu Takemura Sign да, крутой! %)

    18 Jul 2010 Reply
  • midi_adventure

    icefall, inspiring, wonderful, thankyou

    12 May 2010 Reply
  • WSCrew

    Oh!

    7 Apr 2010 Reply
  • kirsan-kayfat

    Клип на композицию Sign, кто-нибудь смотрел? Музыка пропущена сквозь блендер ))) Зайцы-роботы, кишки, модные проблемы экологии, шестиглазые люди, стилистика ретрофутуризма, зеленая кровь, робомедведи, летающее мясо, строительство мегамегаполюсов, сексуальные развлечения богатых стариков, космические войны, супергерои с стильными протезами, попмодерн и прочие прелести сияющего футура )))

    5 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Mr_OlDj

    niesamowicie..

    20 Feb 2010 Reply
  • wanste

    Subarashii desu !

    17 Feb 2010 Reply
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