A 12 track broken beat single (1h 18m 8s) — released January 1st 2006 on Pantone

Pantone Music brings you the heart and soul of Tokyo's music scene 'Jazztronik' , the project from keyboard maestro Ryota Nozaki. Jazztronik's sound encompasses the finest ingredients in today's jazz influenced club music. Taking inspiration from the funk & fusion of 70's jazz and the percussive beats of Brazil, alongside the deep house elements that give Jazztronik such a unique and addictive sound. The birth of Jazztronik goes back to 1998 when a surprise track was included on cult japanese label Flower Records' compilation, F.E.E.L.and Nozaki has never looked back .Going from strength to strength with almost 7 albums under his belt from a variety of labels in Japan and Europe Ryota cuts his deepest groove yet . The album is named after the club smash single 'samurai' which has been in every quality Dj's box for almost a year and still in demand from west London to Tokyo and back again. Heavily played by many top DJs like Danny Krivit , Gilles Peterson (voted by the public as Number 15 tracks of the year on Petersons BBC Radio 1worldwide show), Louie Vega , Derrick May , Kenny Dope , DJ Spinna and Jazzy Jeff (featuring on his new In The House mix album on Defected ) amongst others, shows jazztronik's broad appeal . From the delecate bossa intro into the tropical atmosphere of "Muddy Muddy" across the tough electronic rising Detroit jam 'phoenix', Nozaki's university studies in classical music and film soundtrack composition, not to mention his accomplished piano playing, give him a leg up on most DJ/producers, who often don't even read or write sheet music. But at the same time, Nozaki's music doesn't sound overly studied. "Froro," for example, is a frothy, irresistibly funky house number that references Afrobeat, while the densely textured jazz piano work flavours much of the album, from the mellow, to the urban, hip-hop inflections of "The Piano." Vocal delights from Yurai and Aya complement the tracks and add to the musical influences crystallizing in the modern and cosmopolitan taste of Tokyo. PRESS – INTERVIEWS / FEATURES STRAIGHT NO CHASER MAGAZINE -MAY 2005 DJ MAGAZINE -issue 84 OUT CODA MAGAZINE -FRANCE -MAY ISSUE out April BRUS MAGAZINE -SWEDEN out end of MARCH XLR8R MAGAZINE -USA , FEATURE & PICTURE APRIL EDITION PLASTIKS MAGAZINE -BELGIUM -FEATURE-APRIL ISSUE 72 MONDOMEDUSAH -USA FEATURE APRIL DANCEMUSICABOUT-USA -FEATURE-END MARCH BEYONDJAZZ-BELGIUM -APRIL 3D MAGAZINE -AUSTRALIA -FEATURE & REVIEW APRIL ISSUE REVIEWS/MENTIONS PUBLISHED ''Nozaki considerable strengths'' -DJ MAGAZINE Album Review ( issue 84) ''highly funky,jazz infused selection of house tunes'' -FEATURE & PICTURE OF RYOTA DJ MAGAZINE (issue 84) NUMBER 6 IN ZZUB CHART UPDATE MAGAZINE 09.03.2005 ''demonstrates a very flexible & dynamic production asthetic'' Transatlantic Audio Page -STRAIGHT NO CHASER MAGAZINE(spring isue) Dig Chart -Charts (Arabesque number 11 )STRAIGHT NO CHASER (spring issue) ''marvel at his rich textures,atmospherics and broken beats'' -M8 MAGAZINE (issue 192 March issue) full review and pic of sleeve - GROOVE MAGAZINE GERMANY ''Ryota has enjoyed success in a number of varied arenas.Listening,its easy to hear why'' BLUES & SOUL MAGAZINE ( issue 939) ''is well worth the price alone for the deadly title track'' TRACKWISE COLUMN -BLUES & SOUL MAGAZINE (march 2-15th issue 939) ''I was blown away on first listening to this one ''REVIEW AND PIC OF RYOTA JAZZY HOUSE PAGE -BLUES & SOUL MAGAZINE (march 2-15th issue number 939) ''a great album '' DISCOID MAGAZINE ITALY (MARCH ISSUE) review -ONION MAGAZINE -AUSTRALIA REVIEW GROOVE MAGAZINE -GERMANY REVIEW AND PIC OF SLEEVE ALBUM REVIEWS etc CONFIRMED BUT AS YET NOT PUBLISHED Review & pic of sleeve - PARTYNEWS - SWITZERLAND APRIL EDITION ''this is an album you wont want to miss'' 4 out of 5 -IDJ MAGAZINE REVIEW (OUT MARCH 17TH) - ALBUM CD GIVEAWAY FOR MAY ISSUE- DRUM MAGAZINE uk '' this is fresh for now'' - STRAIGHT NO CHASER MAGAZINE -issue out May 2005 " Simply Stunning ……- TIME OUT issue out 30th of March ''Ryota delivers pure genius''- KNOWLEDGE MAGAZINE -Issue out April 2005 ''Top Stuff '' Issue out 247 MAGAZINE -uk end MARCH REVIEW -END MARCH UPDATE MAGAZINE - review CODA MAGAZINE -FRANCE RYOTA NOZAKI reviews a single of his choice (out APRIL )DISCOID MAGAZINE ITALY review & picture of sleeve -PLATFORM MAGAZINE -END MARCH review & picture of sleeve -BLAH BLAH MAGAZINE APRIL ISSUE REVIEW -APRIL-ISSUE 72PLASTIKS MAGAZINE BELGIUM review BPM MAGAZINE -USA -ISSUE OUT END MARCH submitted for APRIL PUBLICATION-METRO NEWSPAPER -MAY 2005 review submitted by Pathaan-NOTION MAGAZINE CODA Review 1st Of April - GUARDIAN Review 30th of March - METRO Review 29th of March - TELEGRAPH Review 6th of April - EVENING STANDARD Review APRIL ISSUE - UNCUT Review APRIL ISSUE - FACT MAGAZINE Review APRIL ISSUE - ID WEBSITES REVIEWS JAZZRIOTS-GERMANY-REVIEW DEEPHOUSENETWORK-REVIEW FUTUREBOOGIE-REVIEW DISCOID-ITALY REVIEW CLUBBITY -ITALY -REVIEW 7 PICTURE OF SLEEVE BEYONDJAZZ-BELGIUM BEYONDJAZZ -BELGIUM -FEATURE PENDING INTHEMIX-AUSTRALIA-REVIEW GROOVESCOOTER -AUSTRALIA -review up in APRIL LITTLEPLANET-REVIEW MOSOUL-REVIEW SKANSEN-SWEDEN REVIEW 365MAG.COM -HOLLAND END MARCH SMOTHER NET -REVIEW DANCEMUSICABOUT.COM -FEATURE & REVIEW & PICTURES MANAMANA HUNGARY -REVIEW AND PIC OF SLEEVE UNTITLEDMUSIC -REVIEW & PIC OF SLEEVE BIG CHILL WEBSITE -REVIEW (review up in april ) UKVIBE -REVIEW & PIC OF SLEEVE MUNDOVIBES -USA FEATURE TO FOLLOW & FULL REVIEW MUNDOVIBES -USA SMALL REVIEW AND PICTURE OF RYOTA COUCHSURFER-GERMANY REVIEW WITH SLEEVE PICTURE INTHEMIXWORLDWIDE-FRANCE REVIEW LATE MARCH ADVERTISING DJ Mag Timewarp COOP Ad (Issue 387 street date 1st of April ) Wallpaper Magazine (street date April 14th) Straight No Chaser (street date 3rd May) subscription offer DJS PLAYING TRACKS.... ROBERT ELMS – LONDON LIVE –played muddy muddy / the piano GILLES PETERSON BBC RADIO 1 – worldwide played Samurai / Phoenix WILL BE DOING COMPETION GIVE AWAY 3rd Of April. ROB DA BANK – THE BLUE ROOM , BBC RADIO 1 , played Things we like / The Piano MARY ANNE HOBS BREEZE BLOCK –BBC RADIO 1 played Things we like / Muddy Muddy THE DREEM TEEM – Radio 1 played Samurai PATRICK FORGE -KISS FM...played on the show so far....froro/muddy muddy NICK LUSCOME -XFM played samurai/color of these days/things we like MR SCRUFF -NINJA TUNES /HOT POT RADIO SHOW -played muddy muddy BENJY B – 1Xtra played Things We Like / Samurai AARON ROSS - 1Xtra played Samurai SAMMY GOULBOURNE -new style radio 98.7 fm BIRMINGHAM played livin high/froro MIKE CHADWICK JAZZ FM -played arabesque DELI G – Vibe 101 played Froro , Samurai RUSS DEWBURY – NU JAZZ SPECTRUM JUICE 107 played Muddy Muddy / Froro /Things We Like KEVIN BEADLE SOLAR RADIO played phoenix / livin high / the piano ROB LOUIE – UNFOLD JUICE 107 – played Samurai / Things We Like BEN WATT - playing Froro RAW DEAL fantastic nana & livin high SNOWBOY -excellent RAINER TRUBY -GERMANY ALEX JAZZANOVA -GERMANY LAURENT GARNIER –FRANCE RADIO NOVA FLORIAN KELLER -INTO SOMETHIN RADIO MUNICH -played things we like STEVE URQUART BBC CUBRIA played colour of days , Nana , Muddy Muddy PAUL WELSH – Radio Clyde FM – played Things We Like , The Piano , Samurai
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