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

Nujabes Metaphorical Music (Album) Dimid Recordings 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
Nujabes / Fat Jon Nujabes / Fat Jon - Samurai Champloo Music Record - Departure Victor Japan 2004 Sell This Version
Nujabes Modal Soul (Album) Libyus Music Japan 2005 Sell This Version
Nujabes Spiritual State (Album) Hyde Out Recordings Japan 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Nujabes Featuring L-Universe* Nujabes Featuring L-Universe* - Ain't No Mystery Hyde Out Recordings 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") Hydeout Productions 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
Nujabes Flowers / After Hanabi (Listen To My Beat) Hyde Out Recordings 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* Nujabes Featuring Cise Starr* - Lady Brown(12") Hydeout Productions HOR-033 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
HOR-031 Nujabes Featuring Shing02 Nujabes Featuring Shing02 - F.I.L.O (First In Last Out)(12") Hydeout Productions 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 Feat. Substantial & Pase Rock Nujabes Feat. Substantial & Pase Rock - Blessing It-remix(12") Hydeout Productions 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") Hydeout Productions 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
Nujabes Featuring Shing02 Nujabes Featuring Shing02 - Luv(sic) Part 4 (Single) Hyde Out Recordings Japan 2011 Sell This Version
Nujabes Featuring Shing02 Nujabes Featuring Shing02 - Luv(sic) Part 5 Hydeout Productions 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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DarionG

DarionG

July 25, 2016
edited about 1 month ago
Hyde Out could make a lot of money if they repressed a bunch of Nujabes old work, but they seem to be an extremely small label at this point and may not have the ability to do so, i'm sure theres a lot of legal issues with that sort of thing. I hope more people hear his work though.
szczurSon

szczurSon

July 16, 2016
edited about 1 month ago
Hah, Hyde Out Recordings is obscure label. F. ex.: www.discogs.com/Nujabes-Childs-Attraction-Joe-Claussell-Remix/release/8525866 - 12" with one song, price about $15, money makers.

It's why they haven't released Nujabes LPs as LP or split it as EPs. Singles, singles, singles... $$$
Metalluthier

Metalluthier

June 18, 2016
Remember when people didn't know about Nujabes? Everything was so much cheaper.
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.

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