Azzurro

Azzurro

Real Name:
Yuichiro Shiraishi
Profile:
Azzurro began his music career as DJ GZ-JAY of a Japanese hip hop group called MELLOW YELLOW since the beginning of 1990s. While contributing to the group's live shows and productions, he has also produced and remixed a lot of domestic and foerign artists such as FU-TEN, BY PHAR THE DOPEST, PEANUT BUTTER WOLF, NOBODY, MAD DOCTOR X, A TRIBE CALLED QUEST and BOBBY HUTCHERSON. After the break up of the group, he started making beats under the name AZZURRO, and released his 1st solo album "IL MARE AZZURRO" in 2003. The album featured various artists such as DEF TEX(SON Records, UK), FU-TEN, Japanese turntablist JIF-ROCK, etc. One of the tracks "Quattro Respirato" which he produced with HASHIM B was chosen for the compilation "Return Of The DJ Vol.5" and caught much attention. In 2004, AZZURRO formed ILL SUONO with HASHIM B. He has a good reputation for his beats which have the essence of 90's NY hip hop. He has been actively participating as a hip hop engineer as well as a producer in the past few years. His 2nd solo album "10000 Light-Years From Home" was released in February 2007.
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Azzurro Discography

Albums

LOPR-001 Azzurro 10000 Light Years From Home(CD, Album) Loud & Proud (2) LOPR-001 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
WSRCD-002 Azzurro 4(File, MP3, Mixed, 192) White Stone Recordings WSRCD-002 Japan 2013

Singles & EPs

WBA-001 Azzurro Il Mare Azzurro Sampler(12", Ltd, Smplr) World Beats Airlines WBA-001 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
LOEP-001 Azzurro 10000 Light Years From Home EP(12", EP) Loud & Proud (2) LOEP-001 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
LPEP-001 Azzurro Nagisa / A Love Song(7") Loud & Proud (2) LPEP-001 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
PL 12 002 Azzurro / Inner Science Azzurro / Inner Science - Attributions E.P.(12", E.P) Plain Music PL 12 002 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
PL-10-001 Inner Science / Azzurro Inner Science / Azzurro - Attributions Remix E.P.(10", EP) Plain Music PL-10-001 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
PL-12-002 Inner Science / Azzurro Inner Science / Azzurro - Attributions E.P.(12", EP) Plain Music PL-12-002 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
WSRAN-001 Azzurro The B-Side EP(12", EP) White Stone Recordings WSRAN-001 Japan 2009 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

MLR-3007 DJ Drez x Azzurro DJ Drez x Azzurro - Flying Humanoid(CD, Mixed, Promo, Ltd) Miclife Recordings MLR-3007 Japan 2007 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

LCL09 Azzurro and Hyqo and Volfoniq Azzurro and Hyqo and Volfoniq - Cosmiq Ryoku(3xFile, MP3, 320) LibreCommeLair LCL09 France 2008
LCL14 Volfoniq And Azzurro And Hyqo Volfoniq And Azzurro And Hyqo - Cosmiq Ryoku 2(3xFile, MP3, 320) LibreCommeLair LCL14 France 2009