Not the typical music we play in our store, but DJ Krush is one important turntablist DJ that really brought meaning to the word “trip-hop” in Japan and exported back out to the world again. His music’s always laced with fat beats mixed with semi-bizarre Japanese traditional instruments. A few prominent examples are Zen and Meiso.

The album we recommend to begin your trip-hop journey with DJ Krush is his Code 4109. A continuous trip of well mixed grooves and vibes that will take you from drum-and-bass all the way to old school hip hop with lyrics that actually had meaning and made sense. A definite keeper in your CD collection for those who are into downtempo that may contain a little taste of the dark side.

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