London based Japanese artist, Kay Suzuki’s debut album.
1. Music feat.Babacarr Dieng & Jally Kebba Susso 5:02
2. Step Into My Life feat.Duchy 6:18
3. Life is Like A Spiral feat.Christophe Richards 7:39
4. Going Down feat.Colonel Red 4:06
5. Journey Sublime feat.Colonel Red 13:57
6. Don’t b afraid of da future 4:21
7. Move On feat.Duchy 7:00
8. Something To Say feat.Fatima 5:29
9. You And Me feat.Kyazi Lugangira 8:02
The first single from the album “Opening EP” received huge international support from DJs and taste makers alike and has made his name in South African house music scene in 2010. The LP is set to blow up worldwide from Africa to Japan via the Caribbean and Europe. Connecting global music consciousness.
Kay Suzuki’s musical journey began in a sleepy suburb of Japan where he was brought up with a musical education of Soul, Jazz and Funk by his father and older brother. After learning few instruments and recording techniques in his teens, he became acquainted with dance music culture and moved to London in 2004. He got heavily involved its club scene and had a debut release on BBC award winning party/label CO-OP on 2007.
While he’s releasing not just original tracks, but also re-edits and remixes through several labels, he met various type of artists and musicians from all over the globe. Through the experience, he finally found the musical family which gave birth to this album – a new global conscious music in our time.
First single from the album including remixes by UK veteran producer Atjazz and Dominican’s rising star Ezel which had international supports from DJs such as Theo Parrish, Robert Owens, Osunlade, Marc Mac(4Hero), Seiji, Simbad, Dom Servini, Ralf Gum, Mad Mats, Kyoto Jazz Massive and more.
The album opens up with an organic house beat with the soul of Africa – sublime and uplifting track “MUSIC” connecting West African traditional music and UK grooves with a spice of Japanese taste. You will experience more cross-genre/cultural collaboration all the way through the album and realise there’s no need to categorise this musical experience.
This album brings together the cultures of Africa, Europe and Japan united by the message of Soul music with creative attitude of Jazz and Dance music and represents a deep sentiment that cannot be expressed in words.
Artwork by MON a.k.a. Koutaro Ooyama