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Primary Instrument: Programming

Born: January 22, 1976    

A genre defying blockbuster and awesome beat creating sound guru, who is forever innovative in his approach to music. Yamasaki (Tom Edwards) has enjoyed album releases with the independent labels Criminal Recordz and Just Joe as well as achieving underground acclaim and radio play across the world (including having his tracks feature on Scott Mills show on BBC Radio 1 and The Jazz Suite & Soul Travels Radio in the USA). In 2008 Yamasaki has embarked on two unique partenrships.........

YAMASAKI & CHILDREN OF A NEW JAZZ ERA Inspirational jazz pioneer and guitarist Melvin Antonio Chenault hails from Michigan USA. As Children of a new Jazz he creates a fusion of jazz,classical and all other styes that inspire. This is a music for the person needing some mental and emotional stimulation!...
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The Yamasaki sound is “steeped in the greats like Hancock, Coltrane and Gil Scott-Heron, they are also intrinsically linked to the lure of modern Jazz and Funk. It takes the sterling early nineties work of the Acid Jazz label and builds upon it yet again” (Robert McNamara, Redtrackmusic).

His music seamlessly blends jazz, soul, and big beat breaks into tracks that seriously make you want to get up and groove along with the beats. Save on that vacation to the Bahamas by simply buying a Yamasaki track, loading it into your iPod, throwing on your headphones, standing in a sandbox, and youll swear you were in the tropics. (spacecadetz)

Yamasaki blends the sounds of; funk, soul, big-beat, and jazz, to create his lounge trip-hop style. Any of the Yamasaki tracks could be the soundtrack to a summer vacation. Imagine a consistently lounge sounding version of Fat Boy Slim, but signed to Ninja Tune, then you might be somewhere close to knowing what Yamasaki sounds like. (just like music)

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