Shinjuku Zulu

Los Angeles, US
Artist / Band / Musician
Electronica / IDM / Alternative
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC: SHINJUKU ZULU: K.I.A.: Individual albums: "F-1 Papillons - 'Best Of' K.I.A. & Shinjuku Zulu", feat "Make Me Shake", "Hey La"
"DXLR8 - Chillout 'Best Of' K.I.A. & Shinjuku Zulu", feat "Allelujah", "Mrs. Major Tom"

SHINJUKU ZULU: "Kiss the Honey, Honey" E.P.
feat."SXYLV","Hey La","Dirty Liar"

SHINJUKU ZULU: "Various Chimeras" feat. "Make Me Shake","We Do Supersonic"

SHINJUKU ZULU: "Various Chimeras Instrumentals" feat 12 instrumental edits of the above

K.I.A.: "Sonorous , Susurrus"; 22 tracks, feat "Nevermine", "Scatter", "Large Slow River"

K.I.A.: "Adieu, Shinjuku Zulu" feat "Allelujah", "Almighty Beat", "Mrs Major Tom"

SHINJUKU ZULU: "Shinjuku Zulu" feat. "That Groove", "Segue", "Yedayed", "Sweetness."
--> mp3s: Shinjuku Zulu

--> mp3s: K.I.A.

MP3s (ANY PLAYER) LINKS (Click cover):
"DXLR8" - Downtempo 'Best of' K.I.A. & Shinjuku Zulu (13 tracks feat. "Broken", "Allelujah"
"Various Chimeras" (19 tracks feat. "Make Me Shake","We Do Supersonic")
"Kiss the Honey" (7 tracks feat. "SXYLV", "Dirty Liar")
"Sonorous Susurrus" (22 tracks feat. "Nevermine","Large Slow River","Scatter")
"Adieu Shinjuku Zulu" (15 tracks feat. "Mrs. Major Tom","Almighty Beat")
"Shinjuku Zulu" (14 tracks feat. "That Groove","Segue")

PRESS: "FOUR STARS. Breaks,house,reggae, exotic vocals.Shinjuku Zulu is a cd that warrants repeated listens" -MONTREAL GAZETTE "FOUR STARS. Sheer brilliance, haunting ten CDs of the year" -THE GLOBE & MAIL "' .high tech boom cut with voodoo.the most casually efficient encapsulation of culture clash we've ever heard. 'Shanghai Masai' featuring Shankhini, is stark skittering electronic hip hop [that segues from] M.I.A. to Prince." - Anti-Hit List "The best new music outside the mainstream" -TORONTO STAR "Impressive.create[s] three-headed songs by grafting cultures onto collaged beasts that growl with different tongues."Be My Woman Be My Man" comes replete with DFA grooves and Herbert snorts."We Do Supersonic" and "Dirty Liar" will have your dance floor moving."Rainbowbeau" sees Larissa Gomes bouncing her voice off soft clouds of pizzicato favorite is "Make Me Shake" [with] sentences that say so incredibly much with so devastating as anything else this year.often surprising. Make Me Shake, Da Riddim Griffin, and Coal Coal Black [are] fantastic." -COKEMACHINEGLOW".especially ambitious trans-continental mash-ups.melds components elegantly into compositions that sound surprisingly natural.great moments, like when "Make Me Shake" leaps from synth-shamisen-encrusted grime-pop to reggae to tango, "Dirty Liar", the surprisingly listenable country-electro-hip-hop number ("Chemical Brothers, Dust Brothers, O Brother, quips the song's ven diagram), astonishes when it slides seamlessly all the way into banjo-driven folk, "Massive Ballerina" manages to dodge effortlessly from spacey computer-narrated-ambiance to rolling techno-rock.Stick-in-your-head melodies and enough stylistic ADD to stay fresh."Various Chimeras" is on solid footing in the current mash-up-informed, pop cultural petri-dish." -POPMATTERS ""Various Chimeras" is a cosmopolitan musical sponge.a smooth, electronic pastiche featuring hippie sloganeering and rave-ready sensory overload The strongest cut is "Shanghai Masai", and fare like the choral/hip-hop of "My Man Amen" or Kraut-rocking "We Do Supersonic" play to Shinjuku Zulu's strengths." -EYE Magazine "Good dubby house, good electronic dancehall.'Sonorous Susurrus' is minimalistic, melancholly.", & " 'Various Chimeras' is classic hipster material. "We Do Supersonic" and "Shanghai Masai" represent urban dance at its best." -EXCLAIM! "Like Kevin Yost spinning Everything But the Girl with Mad Professor remixes.a master at aural collage" -THE HERALD "The worldly sound of Shinjuku Zulu.sweltering breakbeat for the summertime heat from the cooking cobblestones of Toronto!" -CBC Radio ".really f**king good.'Shanghai Masai' is brilliant" -YOUTH (remixer/producer U2, the Orb, etc) "I bought "Various Chimeras" because of the artist's name and the bizarre song clips, thinking it would be some sort of Duran-Durany-Hungry-Like-The-Wolfy-Shaka-Khany-bad-Eighties-world mishmash music. I was wrong." -by Horseface (a cleary-disappointed-interweb-afficianado-of-Duran-Durany-Hungry-Like-The-Wolfy-Shaka-Khany-bad-Eighties-world mishmash music.)* * * * * * * * *AWARDS:"Make Me Shake" - Winner, Artist Forum -EMC "Da Riddim Griffin" is a Finalist in the International Songwriting Competition"Da Riddim Griffin" is a Finalist, Best Dance/Electronica Song Independent Music Awards "Make Me Shake" is a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition"Shanghai Masai" was a UK Songwriting Competition semi-finalist .Shinjuku Zulu is a TIMA 2006 WINNER, in the Urban category."We Do Supersonic" was used as the theme song for the Serbo-Creole Speed Yoga Championships."Dirty Liar" failed to even place in Horseface's "Duran-Durany-Hungry-Like-The-Wolfy-Bad-Eighties-Mishmash Awards" View Shinjuku Zulu's EPK DISCOGRAPHY: as Shinjuku Zulu: "Various Chimeras", "Shinjuku Zulu"; as K.I.A.: "Sonorous Susurrus", "Adieu Shinjuku Zulu". K.I.A. has fused the experiences of traveling, living in Tokyo, L.A., and Toronto, his love for the future, and his background as a visual artist, into an eclectic mix of dance and downtempo pop electronic music that mixes styles and eras. He was released 4 well-reviewed CDs as Shinjuku Zulu, as well as K.I.A.
K.I.A. (Kirby Ian Andersen) is also a well-reviewed visual artist.
View the remixable artwork HERE
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