Nujabes

Nujabes

Real Name:
瀬葉 淳 (Seba Jun)
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Born: February 7, 1974, in Japan.
Died: February 26, 2010, in Tokyo, Japan (aged 36).

Nujabes (pronounced: Noo-Jah-Bess), artist name of Jun Seba, was a Japanese hip-hop music producer. The artist name is his real name spelled backwards.

Nujabes was the owner of the "Tribe (2)" record shop in Shibuya, Tokyo, and also ran his own independent record label, Hyde Out Recordings. "Tribe" is now also a label that releases 7" records of songs by various friends and associates, such as Uyama Hiroto and Five Deez.

His music is known for a strong cool jazz influence, frequently using samples from artists like Miles Davis and Yusef Lateef.

He was also a member of the production duo Urbanforest, an experimental collaboration with Nao Tokui, appearing on the "Lady Brown" 12". He died after a car accident in Tokyo.
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Nujabes Discography

Albums

DMDCD-0008 Nujabes Metaphorical Music (Album) Dimid Recordings DMDCD-0008 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
VICL-61453 Force Of Nature / Nujabes / Fat Jon Force Of Nature / Nujabes / Fat Jon - Samurai Champloo Music Record - Impression(CD) Victor VICL-61453 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
VICL-61411 Nujabes / Fat Jon Nujabes / Fat Jon - Samurai Champloo Music Record - Departure(CD) Victor VICL-61411 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
HPD5 Nujabes Modal Soul (Album) Libyus Music HPD5 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
HPD13TR Nujabes Spiritual State (Album) Hyde Out Recordings HPD13TR Japan 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

HOR-001 Nujabes Featuring L-Universe* Nujabes Featuring L-Universe* - Ain't No Mystery Hyde Out Recordings HOR-001 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
HOR-012 Nujabes Dimension Ball Tracks Volume 1(12", Ltd) Hyde Out Recordings HOR-012 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
HOR-020 Nujabes Featuring Shing02 Nujabes Featuring Shing02 - Luv(sic)(12") Hyde Out Recordings HOR-020 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
HOR-023 Nujabes Featuring Shing02 Nujabes Featuring Shing02 - Luv(sic) Part 2(12") Hyde Out Recordings HOR-023 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
HOR-028 Nujabes Featuring Pase Rock And Substantial Nujabes Featuring Pase Rock And Substantial - Blessing It / The Final View(12") Hyde Out Recordings HOR-028 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
HOR-037 Nujabes Flowers / After Hanabi (Listen To My Beat) Hyde Out Recordings HOR-037 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
HOR-035 Nujabes Featuring Uyama Hiroto Nujabes Featuring Uyama Hiroto - Next View(7", Ltd) Hyde Out Recordings HOR-035 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
HOR-033 Nujabes Featuring Cise Starr From Cyne* Nujabes Featuring Cise Starr From Cyne* - Lady Brown(12") Hyde Out Recordings HOR-033 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
HOR-031 Nujabes Featuring Shing02 Nujabes Featuring Shing02 - F.I.L.O (First In Last Out)(12") Hyde Out Recordings HOR-031 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
BAD-010 Nujabes Still Talking To You / Steadfast(7", Ltd, M/Print) Handcuts Records BAD-010 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
HOR-042 Nujabes Featuring Substantial And Pase Rock / Cise Starr From Cyne* Nujabes Featuring Substantial And Pase Rock / Cise Starr From Cyne* - Blessing It Remix / Highs To Lows Remix(12") Hyde Out Recordings HOR-042 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
HOR-041 Nujabes Featuring Cise Starr* / FK Nujabes Featuring Cise Starr* / FK - D.T.F.N. / Shades Of Nostalgia(12") Hyde Out Recordings HOR-041 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
HOR-043 Nujabes Featuring Apani B-Fly Emcee* Nujabes Featuring Apani B-Fly Emcee* - Thank You(12", Ltd) Hyde Out Recordings HOR-043 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
HOR-052 Nujabes Reflection Eternal / Another Reflection(12", Ltd) Hyde Out Recordings HOR-052 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
HOR-053 Uyama Hiroto / Nujabes Uyama Hiroto / Nujabes - Homeward Journey(12", Ltd) Hyde Out Recordings HOR-053 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
HOR-054 Nujabes Featuring Shing02 Nujabes Featuring Shing02 - Luv(sic) Part 4 (Single) Hyde Out Recordings HOR-054 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
HOR-056 Nujabes Featuring Shing02 Nujabes Featuring Shing02 - Luv(sic) Part 5 Hyde Out Recordings HOR-056 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
HOR-055 Clammbon, Yamazaki*, Mino* & Yamane* From Toe (5), Nujabes Clammbon, Yamazaki*, Mino* & Yamane* From Toe (5), Nujabes - Reflection Eternal / Imaginary Folklore(12", Ltd) Hyde Out Recordings HOR-055 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
HOR-057 Nujabes Featuring Shing02 Nujabes Featuring Shing02 - Luv(sic) Grand Finale / Part 6(12", Ltd) Hyde Out Recordings HOR-057 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
HOR-061 Nujabes Featuring Shing02 Nujabes Featuring Shing02 - Perfect Circle(12") Hyde Out Recordings HOR-061 Japan 2015 Sell This Version

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SonofGalahad

SonofGalahad

August 24, 2015
I agree with amanu2408, crowdfund a vinyl issue through/for Hyde out! Ideally a box set of the three proper albums. Hell, let's think big: a separate reissue of the Luv(sic) hexology as second box. I'm all about scratching after rare stuff, horse-trading, and limited releases: its' a bit of what makes vinyl special. But f**k the ultra-limited edition BS with a Nujabes repress. His music was an amazing gift and should be heard, shared, and cherished, not hoarded.

RIP Jun Seba and peace all.
nizbit

nizbit

July 30, 2015
Agree with the calls for the vinyl pressings.
Seriously - why the fuck hasn't somebody put them out yet? His music was made for vinyl. Why weren't they released?
It's baffling, can somebody explain why or better still, put them out there.
jameslovesvinyl

jameslovesvinyl

March 22, 2015
They should press Modal Soul on vinyl!
It would sell out soooo quickly, I would definitely buy it.
amanu2408

amanu2408

January 23, 2015
Metaphorical Music, Modal Soul and Spiritual State on Vinyl now!
Why not croudfunding it?! :)
sayorisans

sayorisans

January 5, 2015
I really wish they would press a limited pressing of his original work on vinyl. I'm sure it would sell out very quickly.
RufioBeatz

RufioBeatz

January 22, 2014
I wish his original work was on vinyl :(
AllenOne

AllenOne

November 29, 2013
I miss you bro. Rest In Paradise.
yulablues

yulablues

November 15, 2013
Thank you
dnbdave

dnbdave

August 10, 2011
What's to say? Nujabes - Seba Jun. Forever missed. Will live forever.

You introduced me to a form of music I never expected to love so dearly. Thank you. I thank all the friends and those around you whom I look to now for comfort. An exceptional artist, being and soul. I can't begin to say how you've influenced my world. Rest In Beats. You will never be forgotten. Peace.
damnzenman

damnzenman

March 5, 2011
Peaceful. Relaxed. Calm. Serene. Untroubled. Tranquil. Restful. Compassionate. Thoughtful. But most of all: Soulful.

The Buddhist state of mind expressed through music. That to me was Nujabes. RIP.

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