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The Blue (Eric Kupper Remixes) / 
Fuminori Kagajo feat. Jaidene Veda


Tracklist
1. The Blue (Eric Kupper Remix)
2. The Blue (Eric Kupper Dub Mix)
3. The Blue (Eric Kupper Remix Instrumental)

Release Date : July 24, 2020
Catalog # : NNM007D

Streaming Site : not available

Back in  January, Japanese DJ/producer Fuminori Kagajo launched his brand new label Nu Notes Music in proper style with “The blue” which features the unrivaled sultry vocals of Canadian songstress Jaidene Veda, now this timeless gem returns in stunning fresh remixes by legendary Eric Kupper. Indisputably, these paramount re-imaginations laced with sumptuous keys, heavenly chords, sublime trumpet and gentle yet spell binding rhythms let Jaidene Veda’s amazing vocals shine in full glory and are guaranteed to make you yearn for more… – Spirit of House (Mike Fossati)


The Blue feat. Jaidene Veda (Eric Kupper Remixes)

Music by Jaidene Veda & Fuminori Kagajo

Lyric by Jaidene Veda

Vocal : Jaidene Veda
Programming : Fuminori Kagajo
Piano : Takuto Kudo
Trumpet : Yasunori Sugo

Vocals produced and arranged by Jaidene Veda

#1,2,3
Remix & Additional Production by Eric Kupper

Artwork : Shinya Yamabuki (Design partner)

Into The Sunshine (Timmy Regisford & Dazzle Drums Remixes) / 
Fuminori Kagajo feat. Tracy Hamlin


Tracklist

1. Into The Sunshine (Timmy Regisford Main Remix)
2. Into The Sunshine (Timmy Regisford Main Remix Instrumental)
3. Into The Sunshine (Timmy Regisford Demo Remix)
4. Into The Sunshine (Dazzle Drums Remix)
5. Into The Sunshine (Dazzle Drums Remix Instrumental)
6. Into The Sunshine (Original Mix)
7. Into The Sunshine (Instrumental Mix)

Release Date : June 19, 2020
Catalog # : NNM006D
Streaming Site : https://artist.landr.com/music/672985324879

Japanese DJ/producer Fuminori Kagajo presents “Into the sunshine”, the fifth single taken from his highly acclaimed full length album “Timeless” featuring the vocal talents of Tracy Hamlin. Undeniably, “Into the sunshine” is an expertly crafted soulful gem with an infectious rich organic backdrop leading the way for sumptuous jazzed-up keys and the unrivaled vocals of Tracy Hamlin guaranteed to make you yearn for more… The cherry on top are the towering remixes by Timmy Regisford who adds his landmark touch to give the track a soulful yet verily enthralling feel, and Dazlze Drums who contribute an eminent somewhat more relaxed interpretation fueled with organic percussive rhythms and illustrious keys. – Spirit of House (Mike Fossati)


Into The Sunshine feat. Tracy Hamlin (Timmy Regisford & Dazzle Drums Remixes)

Music by Tracy Hamlin, Takuto Kudo & Fuminori Kagajo
Lyric by Tracy Hamlin (D Marie Music, BMI)

Vocal : Tracy Hamlin
Programming : Fuminori Kagajo
Keyboards : Takuto Kudo
Guitar : Kenji Narumi
Bass : Tsutomu Aoki

Vocals produced and arranged by Tracy Hamlin
Vocals recorded by Nicolas Laget at the Sweet Spot Studio in Annandale, VA USA

#1,2,3
Remix & Additional Production by Timmy Regisford
#4,5
Remix & Additional Production by Dazzle Drums

Artwork : Shinya Yamabuki (Design partner)

No Pressure (DjPope & Ashley Beedle Remixes) / 
Fuminori Kagajo feat. Angela Johnson


Tracklist
1. No Pressure (DjPope Funkhut Vocal)
2. No Pressure (DjPope Funkhut Instrumental)
3. No Pressure (Ashley Beedle’s North Street Extended Mix)
4. No Pressure (Ashley Beedle’s North Street Dub Mix)
5. No Pressure (Ashley Beedle’s North Street Extended Instrumental)
6. No Pressure (Ashley Beedle’s North Street Radio Mix)

Release Date : May 22, 2020
Catalog # : NNM005D
Streaming Site : https://artist.landr.com/music/672985248601

Japanese DJ/producer Fuminori Kagajo continues to bless us with nothing but paramount releases on his recently launched Nu Notes Music label with the forthcoming undeniably outstanding DJ Pope and Ashley Beedle remixes of “No pressure” featuring the unrivaled sultry vocals of Angela Johnson. First up we have DJ Pope who delivers a glamorous truly vibrant yet soulful interpretation, next is Ashley Beedle who takes the track to a whole different dimension with his stunning downright ingenious re-imaginations guaranteed to make you yearn for more…. – Spirit of House (Mike Fossati)


No Pressure feat. Angela Johnson (DjPope & Ashley Beedle Remixes)

Music by Angela Johnson, Takuto Kudo & Fuminori Kagajo
Lyric by Angela Johnson

Vocal : Angela Johnson
Programming : Fuminori Kagajo
Piano & Electric Piano : Takuto Kudo
Guitar : Kenji Narumi
Bass : Tsutomu Aoki
Trumpet : Yasunori Sugo
Alto Sax : Kengo Ono
Trombone : Natsumi Itabashi

Horn Arranged by Kengo Ono
Vocals produced and arranged by Angela Johnson

#1,2
Remix Arranged and Mastered by DjPope @ FunkHut Studios. Music by Gary Hudgins and DjPope

#3,4,5,6
Remix and additional production by Ashley Beedle. Additional instrumentation and programming by Darren Morris. Recorded at North Street Studio One.

Artwork : Shinya Yamabuki (Design partner)

Timeless EP / Fuminori Kagajo


Tracklist
Logo Side
1. K.C. (Mitsu the Beats Remix)
2. Voyage (Original Mix)
Text Side
1. When You Smile feat. chihiRo (JiLL-Decoy association) (SWING-O Remix)
2. When You Smile feat. chihiRo (JiLL-Decoy association) (Original Mix)

Release Date : April 1, 2020
Catalog # : NNM001V

Available→ Bandcamp / Juno / Jetset / Disk Union / Tower / LighthouseBiscuit and more…

Mitsu the Beats、SWING-Oによるリミックスを収録した12インチ!
札幌を拠点に20年以上に渡りクラブ・シーンで活動し、NYのKing Street Soundsをはじめ様々な海外レーベルからリリースを重ねてきたFuminori Kagajo。2018年にリリースされたアルバム『Timeless』からのオリジナル楽曲と、新録リミックス2曲を収録した12インチが完成です。

A面には、Mitsu the Beatsがリミックスを手掛けた、メロウネスの極みのような甘美で神秘的ロービート/ダウンテンポ・トラック”K.C. (Mitsu the Beats Remix)”と、グルーヴィーで流麗なモダン・ディスコ~アシッド・ジャズ・ナンバー”Voyage (Original Mix)”を収録。B面には、JiLL-Decoy assciationのchihiRoをフィーチャーしたボーカル曲”When You Smile”を収録。90年代後半のディープ・ハウス最盛期を彷彿とさせるラテン・ディスコ・エッセンスが利いたオリジナルと、SWING-Oによる煌びやかなスウィング・ハウス・リミックスという、甲乙つけがたい2バージョンです。

K.C.
Music by Takuto Kudo & Fuminori Kagajo

Programming : Fuminori Kagajo
Piano : Takuto Kudo
Wood Bass : Yosuke Honma
Flute : Mutsumi Takeuchi

Remix & Additional Production by Mitsu the Beats,
Additional Keys by Takumi Kaneko

Voyage
Music by Takuto Kudo & Fuminori Kagajo

Programming : Fuminori Kagajo
Keyboards : Takuto Kudo
Guitar : Kenji Narumi
Bass : Tsutomu Aoki
Trumpet : Yasunori Sugo
Alto Sax : Kengo Ono
Trombone : Natsumi Itabashi

Horn Arranged by Kengo Ono

When You Smile feat. chihiRo (JiLL-Decoy association)
Music by Takuto Kudo & Fuminori Kagajo
Lyric by chihiRo

Vocal : chihiRo
Backing Vocal : shimizuEYE
Programming : Fuminori Kagajo
Electric Piano : Takuto Kudo
Guitar : Kenji Narumi
Bass : Tsutomu Aoki
Trumpet : Yasunori Sugo
Alto Sax : Kengo Ono
Trombone : Natsumi Itabashi

Horn Arranged by Kengo Ono
Strings Arranged by Takuto Kudo

Vocals recorded at JiLL-Decoy studio

#1_Remix & Additional Production by SWING-O a.k.a 45

No Pressure (Dr Packer Remixes) / 
Fuminori Kagajo feat. Angela Johnson


Tracklist
1. No Pressure (Dr Packer Remix)
2. No Pressure (Dr Packer Remix Instrumental)
3. No Pressure (Original Mix)
4. No Pressure (Instrumental Mix)

Release Date : April 10, 2020
Catalog # : NNM004D

Streaming Site : https://artist.landr.com/music/672985131194

Japanese DJ/producer Fuminori Kagajo continues to bless us with nothing but the best in soulful dance music with the masterly orchestrated soul/jazz/funk drenched “No pressure” (taken from his fantastic debut artist album “Timeless”) which features the incomparable sultry vocals of Angela Johnson. Next to the original version, the package features stunning remixes by Dr. Packer who contributes a scintillating disco tinged re-imagination sure to make you yearn for more. – Spirit of House (Mike Fossati)


No Pressure feat. Angela Johnson (Dr Packer Remixes)

Music by Angela Johnson, Takuto Kudo & Fuminori Kagajo
Lyric by Angela Johnson

Vocal : Angela Johnson
Programming : Fuminori Kagajo
Piano & Electric Piano : Takutto Kudo
Guitar : Kenji Narumi
Bass : Tsutomu Aoki
Trumpet : Yasunori Sugo
Alto Sax : Kengo Ono
Trombone : Natsumi Itabashi

Horn Arranged by Kengo Ono
Vocals produced and arranged by Angela Johnson

#1,2
Remix & Additional Production by Dr Packer

Artwork : Shinya Yamabuki (Design partner)

As A Friend (DJ Spinna & Dazzle Drums Remixes) / 
Fuminori Kagajo feat. Mike City

Tracklist
1. As A Friend (DJ Spinna Galactic Soul Remix)
2. As A Friend (DJ Spinna Galactic Soul Remix Instrumental)
3. As A Friend (Dazzle Drums Remix)
4. As A Friend (Dazzle Drums Remix Instrumental)
5. As A Friend (Original Mix)
6. As A Friend (Instrumental Mix)

Release Date : March 13, 2020
Catalog # : NNM003D

Streaming Site : https://artist.landr.com/music/672985054189

The expertly crafted “As a friend” is the second single taken from Fuminori Kagajo’s fantastic debut artist album “Timeless” (available worldwide as digital download) featuring the one-of-a-kind deep-rooted vocals of Mike City alongside illustrious keys and intriguing rhythms. DJ Spinna takes the song to a whole new level on his paramount interpretation oozing with his famous truly enchanting ‘galactic soul’ sound, while Dazzle Drums contribute a downright mesmerizing rework fueled with sublime jazzy keys, celestial chords and enthralling rhythms. – Spirit of House (Mike Fossati)


As A Friend feat. Mike City (DJ Spinna & Dazzle Drums Remixes)

Music by Mike City, Kengo Ono & Fuminori Kagajo
Lyric by Mike City

Vocal : Mike City
Programming : Fuminori Kagajo
Piano : Kengo Ono
Guitar : Kenji Narumi

Vocals produced and arranged by Mike City

#1,2
Remix & Additional Production by DJ Spinna
#3,4
Remix & Additional Production by Dazzle Drums

Artwork : Shinya Yamabuki (Design partner)

The Blue (Atjazz Remixes) /
Fuminori Kagajo feat. Jaidene Veda

Tracklist
1.The Blue (Atjazz Remix)
2. The Blue (Atjazz Vocal Dub)
3. The Blue (Atjazz Instrumental Dub)
4. The Blue (Original Mix)
5. The Blue (Instrumental Mix)

Release Date : February 7, 2020
Catalog # : NNM002D

Streaming Site : https://artist.landr.com/music/672985004481

Fuminori Kagajo launches his brand new label Nu Notes Music in proper style with “The blue” taken from his debut album “Timeless” released in spring of 2018 exclusively on CD in Japan and now finally available in digital format worldwide. “The blue” is truly phenomenal, featuring the unrivaled sultry vocals of Jaidene Veda, sumptuous jazzed-up keys and sublime saxophone over a smooth broken beat flavored backdrop. The remixes are courtesy of AtJazz (Martin Iveson) who adds his magical truly enchanting soulful touch to the song, not to forget to mention his tantalizing vocal and instrumental dub versions giving the song a deepened galactical feel sure to cast a spell on you. – Spirit of House (Mike Fossati)


The Blue feat. Jaidene Veda (Atjazz Remixes)

Music by Jaidene Veda & Fuminori Kagajo
Lyric by Jaidene Veda

Vocal : Jaidene Veda
Programming : Fuminori Kagajo
Piano : Takuto Kudo
Trumpet : Yasunori Sugo

Vocals produced and arranged by Jaidene Veda

#1,2,3
Remix & Additional Production by Atjazz

Artwork : Shinya Yamabuki (Design partner)

Timeless / Fuminori Kagajo

Tracklist
1.Theme From CROSS
2. Game Of You feat. Nicole Mitchell
3. No Pressure feat. Angela Johnson
4. When You Smile feat. chihiRo (JiLL-Decoy association)
5. Beaten Gold
6. Light Me Up feat. Kaori Sawada
7. As A Friend. feat. Mike City
8. The Blue feat. Jaidene Veda
9. Into The Sunshine feat. Tracy Hamlin
10. Voyage
11. Dance With Thunder feat. chihiRo (JiLL-Decoy association)
12. K.C

CD Available in Japan

Fuminori Kagajo has released his first proper new album since 2010, and it has been a long time coming. Calling the album “Timeless” is exactly on point for the veteran DJ/Producer from Sapporo, because it’s an exploration of grooves throughout the years, an expert blend of all the best bits of funk, soul, disco and house with guest vocals from the likes of Nicole Mitchell, chihiRo of JiLL-Decoy association and Tracy Hamlin. For example, “Into The Sunshine” is a genuine soulful house banger, while “As A Friend” could qualify for early 90’s dance with the synth stabs except the production gives it the punch that those old tracks often lacked. “When You Smile” has those mirrorball Love Boat feels, “No Pressure” comes with a killer disco bass line but the trumpets are jazzy and the piano turns latin. And the closing track “K.C.” is a downtempo piano tune featuring pipes and waves on the shore, with a very spiritual/world music vibe (and not that trop house flavor of the week). There’s even a few jazz fusion tracks in there for good measure. Kagajo skillfully keeps the balance between genres, cultivating the great elements from each without being derivative or too vanilla, and zero gimmicks that will be out of date next cycle. The man clearly knows the good stuff, and “Timeless” is by definition a classic, because soulful vocals and melodic grooves in any era, whether it’s 70’s disco, 80’s soul or 90’s house, are forever. Good times. – TOKYO ON

ARTIST

Fuminori Kagajo

Fuminori Kagajo is a DJ and Producer based in Sapporo / Japan, since 1996, landing gigs alongside Frankie Knuckles and Ian Pooley among others in his home town. Kagajo makes house music that blends Jazz-funk and Latin-disco Music. No stranger to the international music circuit, Kagajo has released on the likes of DJ Spen’s “Quantize Recordings”, NY’s legendary House label “King Street Sounds”, UK’s popular House label “Makin’ Moves” and many more other labels. Also his track offered to compilation “Doin’ James” released from popular mush up label “G.A.M.M” . Kagajo was chosen in the Top 100 Soulful House Artists of 2016 in “Traxsource”. As imbedded into the tradition of 70’s jazz, funk and fusion as it is into 90’s Chicago, and New York house, this Japanese artist’s sound is swimming with soul – his musical past of live instruments and band projects makes its presence felt wherever you look, and for Kagajo’s first Album “TIMELESS” just released in 2018 from his own label called “scherzosketch Production” In this album, he collaborated with fantastic artist who are Angela Johnson, Tracy Hamlin, Mike City, Jaidene Veda, Nicole Mithchell and Japanese famous singer “chihiRo” and “Kaori Sawada” . One of the song in the album, got #8 Spotify Viral chart in Japan.Kagajo is also producing background music for Hotels, restaurant and also he making the music for TV commercials. So he seem to have a wide range of works.Kagajo is one of a few Japanese artists known worldwide.


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