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Aru-2 & Kzyboost Shooby Dooby / Boost Step

Aru-2 & Kzyboost Shooby Dooby / Boost Step

SKU: SI-BJ-733

Bastard Jazz is happy to give a first look at mainstay Japanese producers Aru-2 & Kzyboost's full length album "Hot Pants" (August 13) with a special 7" showcasing a couple of favorites from the album. On the A side is "Shooby Dooby", a slice of future funk with a bubbling analog synth bassline and Aru-2's signature talkbox vocals, while on the B-Side "Boost Step" takes things a little more downtempo into instrumental hip-hop territory, still rife with funk vibes, and synth solos. Aru-2 and Kzyboost are both Tokyo-based producers, known for their work in the Japanese underground hip hop scene. Aru-2 got his start producing for prominent J-hip hop artists like ISSUGI, SENNINSHO, Tamaki Roy, and KID FRESINO. His first EP, 'Arµ-2,' arrived in 2013, and was featured in OkayPlayer, while the collaborative album 'TANH ,' with Lee (asano+ryuhei) came out in 2014 and was critically acclaimed by Pitchfork. Kzyboost specialises in the talk-box and is one of the best known talk-box artists in Japan. He's released two studio albums, 'Callin' U' (2019), and 'Keep Smoovin'' (2020, fusing West Coast hip hip, and 90s R&B and soul. The two artists bonded over their shared love of music through sessions at Aru-2"s home studio, resulting in the upcoming collaboration. 'Shooby Dooby / Boost Step' is due out on Brooklyn's Bastard Jazz Recordings in July, ahead of the duo's debut LP 'Hot Pants' in August.

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