RYU ‎– 我 - Ga -

Exceptional ‎– EXLPCD0001, Exceptional ‎– EXLPCD 0001
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1 リズムあそび
Bata [Kudi & Ako Bata Drums] – Tunde AyanyemiDrum Programming [Beats], Scratches [Cuts] – RYUMusic By – DJ Hide, DJ KrushMusic By, Vocals ['ryu' Voice] – DJ Sak
2 Reminisce (Hide'N'Seek Mix)
Drum Programming [Beats], Music By – DJ HideKeyboards, Music By – Edison (5)Lyrics By – E'zVocals [Featuring], Chorus – Eri Ohno
3 流 -RYU-
Drum Programming [Beats], Scratches [Cuts], Music By – DJ SakRap [Featuring], Lyrics By, Chorus – Boss The MC
4 Yellow Bamboo 4898
Drum Programming [Beats], Music By – DJ HideShakuhachi [Flutes] – Shuzan Morita*
5 Never Too Soon
Drum Programming [Beats, Music By] – DJ KrushGuitar – Toshihiko MiyoshiVocals [Featuring], Lyrics By, Music By – Anita Jarrett
6 Song From The Far East
Drum Programming [Beats], Piano, Music By – DJ SakKalimba – Kenji Horie
7 Lost To See
Drum Programming [Beats], Music By – DJ SakLyrics By – E'zMusic By – Edison (5)Vocals [Featuring], Chorus – AH
8 Ill-Beatnik
Drum Programming [Beats], Scratches [Cuts], Music By – DJ HideRap [Featuring], Lyrics By, Chorus – Boss The MC
9 Iléktrik
Drum Programming [Beats], Music By – DJ KrushVocals [Voice] – Boss The MC
10 Beataholic Reformatory
Drum Programming [Beats] – RYUMusic By – DJ Hide, DJ Krush, DJ Sak, Ta-Shi*, DJ TakadaScratches [Mad Cuts] – The Beat Knuckles

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Japanese hip hop collective featuring DJ Krush, DJ Hide and DJ Sak.

Booklet contains lyrics in English or Japanese depending on the original language of the track.

CD title: Ga
Track 1: Risumu Asobi (Rhythm Asobi)
Track 3: Ryu

2 Eri Ohno appears by the courtesy of K.I.A.
3 Contains samples from 'Kita-kaze (Wind For Win)' performed by Tha Blue Herb used under license by Tha Blue Herb Recordings.
6 Contains samples from 'Field Recording #2' performed by Potoratch used under license by Viola.
7 AH by courtesy of Toshiba EMI Ltd.
8 Contains samples from 'Concrete River' performed by Herbest Moon & Sapporo '99 under license by Tha Blue Herb Recordings.

All trax recorded and mixed at HAL Studio (Kawasaki), except vocals, chorus & all instruments at Show-On Studio (Tokyo).
Mastered at Sterling Sound (NY).

℗ 1999 Cross.
© 2000 Exceptional Records Ltd.
Distributed by those mighty fine people at 3MV/Pinnacle.
Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 037454 722009
  • Barcode (String): 5037454722009
  • Matrix / Runout: S EXLPCD 0001 01 DISCTRONICS
  • Other (Mould SID Codes): ifpi 8728
  • Other (Mastering SID Codes): ifpi L501

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
POCH 1829 RYU (CD, Album) Cross (4) POCH 1829 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
EXLP0001 RYU Ga(2xLP, Album) Exceptional EXLP0001 UK 2000 Sell This Version
POJH-1042/3 流 -RYU-* 我 -Ga-(2xLP, Album, Gat) Cross (4), Polydor POJH-1042/3 Japan 1999 Sell This Version


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November 6, 2010
edited over 5 years ago

I have to agree with Jazzual; "Ga" is among the very best *.hop ever produced in Japan (or elsewhere) Having listened to many DJ Krush releases, my first hearing of this album left me speechless after the number of tracks I got goose-bumps from: even though I always have too many records on my waiting list, I had to give it an immediate second listening, a rare event in my case. This release provides both an outstanding introduction to Japanese-language hip hop and to some of the finest DJ Krush's oneiric beats. 5/5


February 10, 2008

This is a real lost classic of supremely cool Japanese Trip-Hip from the ever reliable DJ Krush and the RYU collective. Many of the tracks feature raps, mostly in Japanese, from a mixture of male and female vocalists which are all of the highest standard. It also features some of the finest beats and production that Krush has ever recorded. Many of these tracks would work on the right dancefloors but it also works for late night home listening. This smoky, atmospheric deepness deserves to be heard.

A relatively unknown release - meaning you can pick copies up cheaply on various sites. What are you waiting for?