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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

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[ RIM002 ] Released 05 July 2010
1. Music feat.Babacarr Dieng & Jally Kebba Susso
Kay Suzuki – Programming and Synthesizers
Babacarr Dieng- Vocal and Percussion
Jally Kebba Susso – Kora
written by Kay Suzuki, Babacarr Dieng and Jally Kebba Susso
2. Step Into My Life feat.Duchy
Kay Suzuki – Programming and Synthesizers
Duchy – Vocals
Ben Hadwen – Flute
Jessica Lauren – Fender Rhodes
Simbad – Synthesizer
written by Kay Suzuki, Paula Crawford, Ben Hadwen and P.L. Stanislas Renouf
3. Life is Like A Spiral feat.Christophe Richards
Kay Suzuki – Programming and Synthesizers
Christophe Richards – Vocals
Ben Hadwen – Flute and Baritone Saxophone
written by Kay Suzuki, Ben Hadwen, Nobuyuki Suzuki and Christophe Richards
4. Going Down feat.Colonel Red
Kay Suzuki – Programming and Synthesizers
Colonel Red – Vocals
Jessica Lauren – Honor Clavinet
written by Kay Suzuki and Colonel Red
5. Journey Sublime feat.Colonel Redz
Kay Suzuki – Programming, Synthesizers and Percussion
Colonel Red – Vocals
Ben Hadwen – Flute and Baritone Saxophone
Akihiro Horikoshi – Fender Rhodes
Babacarr Dieng- Percussion
written by Kay Suzuki, Colonel Red, Ben Hadwen and Akihiro Horikoshi
6. Don’t b afraid of da future
Kay Suzuki – Programming and Synthesizers
written by Kay Suzuki
ISRC : GBC8U1000014
7. Move On feat.Duchy
Kay Suzuki – Programming and Synthesizers
Duchy – Vocals
written by Kay Suzuki and Paula Crawford
8. Something To Say feat.Fatima
Kay Suzuki – Programming and Synthesizers
Fatima – Vocals
written by Kay Suzuki and Fatima Bramme Sey
9. You And Me feat.Kyazi Lugangira
Kay Suzuki – Programming and Synthesizers
Kyazi Lugangira – Vocal
Jally Kebba Susso – Kora
Christophe Richards – Backing Vocal
Jessica Lauran – Fender Rhodes
Uchukankaku – Inspiration
written by Kay Suzuki and Kyazi Lugrangira
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