COUNTERPOINT X

by JUZU a.k.a. MOOCHY

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about

After a long sojourn, a true Asiatic, aural nomad and supremely passionate musical alchemist, Tokyo-based producer/ DJ, owner of the label, Crosspoint, Moochy a.k.a. J.A.K.A.M. (Juzu A.K.A. Moochy), has arisen once again, with quite a unique project for 2015 entitled, Counterpoint.

Starting from January, on the 11th of each month until September, Crosspoint will be releasing a 2 track single (mostly on either 12" or 7" vinyl format) of new material produced by J.A.K.A.M. For this endeavor, Crosspoint is collaborating with Toyokasei, the main Japanese vinyl pressing plant. Tracks included in these monthly singles will also be released on various digital sites as well.

Since releasing his last album, Re:Momentos "Movements" 4 years ago, J.A.K.A.M. has traveled the world, to a wide range of regions such as the Middle East, Latin America and African continents, absorbing as much of the esoteric vibes in each culture and heritage as possible, and also collaborating with many local musicians. This new project, Counterpoint is the fruits of his eclectic musical journey. Each EPs are J.A.K.A.M.'s postcards from the edge, enthralled in potent sonic stimulus and messages, aimed at penetrating the deep consciousness.

In Counterpoint, J.A.K.A.M. delivers his unique take on a new tangent, a genuine fusion of "counter point" musical integration that intertwines the diverse cultures with his Far-Eastern heritage and his own ever-evolving, refined, signature musical philosophy. Connecting the dots as only he can, this project tries to place a new "counter point", a new point of reference where a genuine evolutionary, creative energy reigns supreme.

credits

released February 8, 2016

01. RISE AGAIN
Tonkori : Oki Kano (Japan)
Mizmar : Mozmar (Egypt)
Timba : Eudys Morales (Cuba)
Daf & Percussions : Hogir Göregen (Turkey)
Qraqab : Toshihito Tsushima (Japan)

02. PRAY
Vocal : Jo Kallado (Brazil)
Kora : Karamo Cissokho (Senegal)
Piano & Timba : Eudys Morales (Cuba)
Sax : Takehide "KIDS" Hashimoto (Japan)
Mizmar : Mozmar (Egypt)
GTR EFX : Hironobu Saito (Japan)
Bass : Shoji Ishiguro (Japan)
Djembe : Latyr Sy,Mass (Senegal)
Pandiero : Kepel Kimura (Japan)
Conga : Tinnen (Japan)
Drumz : Keiichi Tanaka (Japan)
Digelidoo : Stephen Sailor (Australia)
Sound Scape : Hoian Vietnam

03. NEW DAY
Rap : Ritto (Japan) & 4Leuz (Senegal)
Shamisen : Atsushi "TGS" Sakata (Japan)
Sax : Takehide "KIDS" Hashimoto (Japan)
Daf & Percussions : Hogir Göregen (Turkey)
Timba : Eudys Morales (Cuba)
Percussions : Tinnen (Japan)

04. I WANT 2 C U
Koto : Toshifumi Eto (Japan)
Tabla : Abdallah Ahmed (Japan)
Percussions : Tinnen (Japan)

05. NILE
Vox : Salat & Nubian Crew (Egypt)
Balama : Ibrahim Koma Azad (Turkey)
Rababa : Ibrahim El kot (Egypt)
Daf & Percussions : Hogir Göregen (Turkey)
Violin : Kyoko Oikawa (Japan)
Genburi & Qraqab : Toshihito Tsushima (Japan)

06. SALAAM
Violin : Saad Muhammad Hassan (Egypt)
Qraqab & Genburi : Toshihito Tsushima (Japan)
Drumz : Keiichi Tanaka (Japan)
Drum Edit: JEBSKI (Japan)
Percussions : Tinnen (Japan)

07. ILE AIYE
Voice : Jo Kallado (Brazil)
Tonkori : Oki Kano (Japan)
Mizmar : Mozmar (Egypt)
Piano : Eudys Morales (Cuba)
Percussions : Kepel Kimura&Tinnen (Japan)

08. LIGHT
Kora & Voice : Karamo Cissokho (Senegal)
Voice : Yoshimio (Japan)
Mizmar : Mozmar (Egypt)
Rababa : Ibrahim El kot (Egypt)
Daf & Percussions : Hogir Göregen (Turkey)
Gong & Guntrak : Kouhei Kawamura (Japan)
Qraqab : Toshihito Tsushima (Japan)
Percussions : Tinnen (Japan)

09. EARTH DANCE
Violin : Abd Dagher (Egypt)
Tonkori : Oki Kano (Japan)
Ney : Fakih Kademoğlu (Turkey)
Sabar : Latyr Sy, Jacqout Sarr, Bamba & Mame Cheikh (Senegal)
Qraqab : Toshihito Tsushima (Japan)

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Inner's picture : Hiraku Suzuki
Vinyl label’s design : Yuuki Ikegami
Illustration on CD : Toshikazu Nozaka
Total Design : Qotaroo

Mixed by JEBSKI & YAS INOUE
Sound Assist : SInkichi Kadoya
Mastering : Hiroshi Shiota (Tokyo Rokuon)

Recorded, arranged & produced by
Takashige “ J.A.K.A.M.” Miyawaki

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