Nujabes, aka Seba Jun, is a Japanese DJ and Hip Hop producer that mastered the combination of classic hip hop sound infused with a jazzy melody to create some of the most chill tunes known to mankind.
His library is extensive and it’s all dope. When going through his collection, it is not uncommon to fall in love with one song and play it out until you are forced to move on to the next jam only to fall in love all over again, which results in hours of great listening.
I first came upon his work through Samurai Champloo and I’ve been hooked ever since.
He passed away at the age of 36 in a car accident, but has already reached a level of immortality through his music.
The first video is a mix of tracks, untouched from various Nujabes albums. The next two is a mix I found on the Cookie Monster Galaxy podcast which takes a lot of his work and adds a lil bit of flavor, still the main beats and melodies are there, but its nice to get a fresh sound from some sweet sounding Nujabes classics.
If you’re feeling the beats, let me know in the comments section and I’ll post more work from Nujabes.
Tribute Mix Off of Cookie Monster Galaxy Podcast