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KAZAHAYA: High Enough / Forever (Vinyl 7″)

KAZAHAYA: High Enough / Forever (Vinyl 7It’s pumping disco mash-up bizniz from the Disco Bits crew once again as they find a kindred spirit only too willing to bathe his work in the glittering coke-dusted light of the mirrorball. That’ll be sometime hip-hop producer Kazahaya then – a man clearly as spiritually at home in Studio 54 as he is at The Latin Quarter. High Enough splices Rare Pleasure’s Let Me Down Easy into Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – the latter possibly Inner

KAZAHAYA: Bon Voyage (feat. Camp Lo)/ Remember Hip-hop 2012 (feat. D-Stroy, Wax, Herbal T & Braille)(2012)

Rating: ★★★★★
For last year’s Soul Is Yours LP, Kazahaya reprised his epic hip-hop dancefloor mash-up Remember Hip-Hop with live rappers as opposed to samples and now here it is on this sexy little seven inch from Breakin Bread who released the original (which is still in the box) three years ago. New lyrical fire is supplied courtesy of Wax and twin bro

KAZAHAYA: Soul Is Yours (2011)

Rating: ★★★★★
Right, this is just taking the piss – there have been more decent hip-hop albums and projects out this year than in the last five years put together which makes 2011 officially the year that proper hip-hop was resurrected. And here’s Japanese producer Kazahaya with the latest proof of that in the shape of Soul Is Yours. The LP is a ten track set of which nine have guest vocalists on rhyme detail

KAZAHAYA: Remember Hip Hop EP – 2009 – review

Rating: ★★★★★

Remember hip-hop? I’m damn sure Flo Rida doesn’t. Luckily Japanese crate-digger Kazahaya does. What’s more, he remembers it how it was meant to make the crowd move. And since nowadays beats are frequently wack as fuck, he’s looped some funky shit on the title track. And since most rappers nowadays are wack as fuck too, he’s taxed a few verses from some of the greats (I’ll let you have a crack at spotting who) propounding various notions about hip-hop. If that sounds like he’s recycled bits from the genre that kick-started recycling bits from other songs, that’s because it is. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t dope and fresh and all the other words that I over-use when something’s really dope and fresh. Oh yeah – the other tracks are the shit too.
Out now on Breakin Bread

Listen to Kazahaya – Remember Hip Hop EP

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