Finally, it will be released!!

The best known worldwide hit tune of Jazztronik, SAMURAI.
It's been played in many genres, from House to Jazz to Hip Hop, since it was released in 2004 up to the present day.
And this time, SAMURAI will be released as a new 2020 version.

Not only the piano but also the chorus and the beats have been fully re-recorded, creating a version with even more groove than the original.
This single also includes two alternative versions on the B-side: "Samurai beats” with only the beats, and “Samurai piano” with only the piano.

The other big news about this 12inch is the jacket design, with the samurai character newly redrawn by internationally renowned manga creator Takashi Okazaki.

We are confident in the high quality of the finished product, both musically and visually.

After 22 years in the music scene, Jazztronik has begun to create music more actively than ever.
Please enjoy this special “SAMURAI” 12-inch single.

Jazztronikの代表曲でもあり世界的大ヒットとなった『SAMURAI』。
2004年にオリジナルがリリースされてから現在まで、House, Jazz, Hiphopなど幅広いジャンルでプレイされ続けています。
そしてこの度、その『SAMURAI』が新たに2020年ヴァージョンとしてアナログでリリースされることとなりました。
メインのピアノはもちろん、コーラス、そしてビートの全てを録音し直し、より一層グルーヴ感を増したヴァージョンとなっています。
B面にはBeatのみのヴァージョンとピアノのみのヴァージョンが初収録されています。
今回ジャケットには世界的に人気を誇るクリエイターの岡崎能士(おかざきたかし)氏による書き下ろしデザインを起用。
音楽、デザイン共に非常に完成度の高いものに仕上がっています。
デビューから22年経ち、より精力的に活動をし始めたJazztronikによるスペシャルシングルをぜひお楽しみください。

The best known worldwide hit tune of Jazztronik, SAMURAI.
It's been played in many genres, from House to Jazz to Hip Hop, since it was released in 2004 up to the present day.
And this time, SAMURAI will be released as a new 2020 version.

Not only the piano but also the chorus and the beats have been fully re-recorded, creating a version with even more groove than the original.
This single also includes two alternative versions on the B-side: "Samurai beats” with only the beats, and “Samurai piano” with only the piano.

The other big news about this 12inch is the jacket design, with the samurai character newly redrawn by internationally renowned manga creator Takashi Okazaki.

We are confident in the high quality of the finished product, both musically and visually.

After 22 years in the music scene, Jazztronik has begun to create music more actively than ever.
Please enjoy this special “SAMURAI” 12-inch single.

Jazztronikの代表曲でもあり世界的大ヒットとなった『SAMURAI』。
2004年にオリジナルがリリースされてから現在まで、House, Jazz, Hiphopなど幅広いジャンルでプレイされ続けています。
そしてこの度、その『SAMURAI』が新たに2020年ヴァージョンとしてアナログでリリースされることとなりました。
メインのピアノはもちろん、コーラス、そしてビートの全てを録音し直し、より一層グルーヴ感を増したヴァージョンとなっています。
B面にはBeatのみのヴァージョンとピアノのみのヴァージョンが初収録されています。
今回ジャケットには世界的に人気を誇るクリエイターの岡崎能士(おかざきたかし)氏による書き下ろしデザインを起用。
音楽、デザイン共に非常に完成度の高いものに仕上がっています。
デビューから22年経ち、より精力的に活動をし始めたJazztronikによるスペシャルシングルをぜひお楽しみください。

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SAMURAI (LIMITED 180g HEAVY VINYL)

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“Jazztronik” is a free-form music project by Ryota Nozaki.
His debut was in 1998, with the album “Numero Uno”.
He has released more than 20 original albums including
“Cannibal Rock”(2005), “en:Code”(2005), “Love Tribe”(2007),, “GrandBlue”(2007), “JTK”(2009), ‘’Dig Dig Dig’’(2011),’’Jazztronik Studio Live Best’’(2012),’’Cinematic’’(2014)
Also he became the first Japanese artist to be featured as the Mixing DJ in the Mix CD “Defected In The House”.
He has also mixed CDs like “Lovetronica!!”(2009), “The Rawest Fusion – Jazztronik VS
Mad Mats”(2009). His latest original album is ‘’Keystone’’(2016).
His track “Samurai” in the Album “Nanairo”(2004) became one of his biggest hits worldwide and topped many DJs charts like Gille Peterson, Danny Krivit and Louie Vega. His fame spread globally with “Samurai” and he became the best known Japanese DJ in the world.
He has been booked to festivals like Southport Weekender, Kaunas Fes(Lithuania), Jazzkaar Fes(Estonia), April Jazz Fes (Finland) and also toured cities like New York, Paris, London, Manchester, Rome, Seoul, Shanghai and countries like Slovakia,Croatia, Ireland… and so on as a DJ and Live in concert.
Also as a composer and producer, Ryota has produced soundtracks for prime time Japanese TV Dramas like “Miraikoushi Meguru”, “Real Clothes”, “Love game”,’’Toubou Bengoshi’’ ,’’First Class’’,and Blockbuster Movies like “Miyagino”. He has worked with and remixed artists like Mondo Grosso, Taro Hakase, Tomoyasu Hotei, m-flo, Ringo Shiina, Ryukyu Disco, Wrecking Crew Orchestra and so on…
He has been chosen by LEXUS New Model Car ‘’CT200h’’ as a Japanese musician who is popular in the world, so he appears on many web sites and in magazines as a model and navigator.
His regular DJ party called “Jazztronica!!” is always crowded with Tokyo’s VIPs and party
people.