J-DIGS Introduces Brand New Playlist By Yosuke Kitazawa, Grammy-Nominee Producer

J-DIGS", a must-listen playlist series for Japanese Music Diggers Introduces Brand New Playlist By Yosuke Kitazawa, Grammy- Nominee Producer And Premieres YouTube Channel With Contents Including Ryuichi Sakamoto's "Thousand Knives" and Others !

June 23, 2021 (Tokyo, Japan), Nippon Columbia, celebrates its 111th anniversary this year, has launched a project called “J-DIGS” to discover and introduce to the important Japanese music archive sounds with their vast catalogue and just dropped the brand new paylist series by Yosuke Kitazawa, known for 2020 Grammy Nominated Project, "Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990" and other compilations of Japanese city pop and folk rock from the 60s and 70s. Enjoy the playlist with his unique perspective of Nippon Columbia's archival sounds.

J-DIGS: STRINGING & SWINGING Selected by Yosuke Kitazawa

J-DIGS YouTube Channel is also available on YouTube to showcase the playlist video and some of the important artist works from their archives and just added the first official contents of Ryuichi Sakamoto Thousand Knves, Sekito Shigeo(s The Word II and Hiroshi Susuzki's Romance and others

J-DIGS YouTube Channel
J-DIGS Official Site

Kitazawa commented:
“The guitar is one of the fundamental building blocks of pop music. Without it there would be no blues, no country, no rock'n'roll. It's also an indispensable tool for the expression of the freest of emotions, untied to any rhyme or structure. To me, it's the instrument that put me on a path towards music obsession. Learning how to play the guitar expanded my mind, leading me to a whole new understanding of the possibilities of what music can be. For this playlist I chose tracks from the Nippon Columbia catalog that highlight the guitar. From the freeform stylings of Kiyoshi Sugimoto and Kozaburo Yamaki (w/ Toshiyuki Miyama & His New Herd) to the heavy sludge fuzz of Cosmos Factory and the soaring sustain of Fumio Miyashita (Far East Family Band), these tracks demonstrate how the versatility of the instrument can conjure up soundscapes as varied as the naturescapes of our planet” 


Yosuke Kitazawa is a Grammy-nominated music producer based in Los Angeles, specializing in reissues of important recordings from the past. His work on Light In The Attic Record's Japan Archival Series has helped bring Japanese music from the '70s-'80s to brand new audiences worldwide. He is co-founder of Temporal Drift, a new record label that aims to bring fresh contemporary and archival sounds from around the globe.

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