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“FOUR STARS. Sheer brilliance…haunting vocals…warrants repeated listens” -Globe & Mail

DISCOGRAPHY for Shinjuku Zulu (K.I.A.) (see iTunes):
as Shinjuku Zulu:
-“Kiss the Honey, Honey” 7-track E.P. feat. “SXYLV” (electro)
-“Various Chimeras” 22-track CD feat. “Make Me Shake” (electronic/rap/dance), “We Do Supersonic” (electronic), “Scarborough Fair (A True Dub)” (chill)
-“Shinjuku Zulu” 14-track CD feat. “That Groove” (dance), “Yedayed” (chillout)
as K.I.A.:
-“Sonorous Susurrus” 22-track CD feat. “Nevermine” (breakbeat pop), “Uneunoia” (chillout)
-“Adieu Shinjuku Zulu” 15-track CD feat. “Eyeah” (dance), “Allelujah” (chill), “Mrs Major Tom” (singer/songwriter/chill)
as K.I.A. & Shinjuku Zulu:
-“F-1 Papillons” -Best of K.I.A. & Shinjuku Zulu (15 tracks, uptempo) feat. “Make Me Shake”, “Baby U Got”, “Feel It”, etc.
-“DXLR8 -Downtempo Best of K.I.A. & Shinjuku Zulu” (13 tracks, chillout/downtempo) feat. “Mrs. Major Tom”, “Scarborough Fair (A True Dub of Mine”, “Allelujah”, “Yedayed”, etc.
Shinjuku Zulu is producer K.I.A. (Kirby Andersen) and contributing vocalists. The music is dance/uptempo and chillout/downtempo electronica with multiple vocalists, including male and female rappers, reggae toasters, and blues, folk, opera, pop and r’n’b singers, and has received four-star reviews in major media. Shinjuku Zulu has three releases and two releases under the name K.I.A., as well as one as K.I.A & Shinjuku Zulu (see DISCOGRAPHY below.)
REVIEWS:
“…creates three-headed songs by grafting cultures onto collaged beasts that growl with different tongues…”Be My Woman Be My Man” comes replete with DFA grooves and Herbert snorts…”We Do Supersonic” and “Dirty Liar” will have your dance floor moving…”Rainbowbeau” sees Larissa Gomes bouncing her voice off soft clouds of picazzo strings…my favorite is “Make Me Shake” [with] sentences that say so incredibly much with so little…as devastating as anything else this year…often surprising, mostly pleasing, and at a few moments (Make Me Shake, Da Riddim Griffin, and Coal Coal Black) fantastic…” -COKEMACHINEGLOW
“Sheer brilliance… haunting vocals. Top Ten CD of the year” -GLOBE & MAIL
“Four Stars. Breaks, house, reggae, exotic vocals… warrants repeated listens” -THE GAZETTE

Edited by neuphoria on 21 Nov 2009, 15:05

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