together with his buddy dj kent the japanese producer and ardent record collector kza already wrote some music history. under the name force of nature the two friends from tokyo created a rich oeuvre of not dated music under the guidance of their large vinyl collection.
beside their own work they produced and remixed in and outside of japan artists such as dj shadow, five deez, sly mongoose, or keiichi sokabe.
in the last years force of nature been quite in terms of collective production work. kza, who once started his music career as a dj for hiphop, soul and funk, released a solo album and a string of highly acclaimed 12inches on endless flight while dj kent emerged with his own unique sound and musical style to one of the most highly respected djs of japan.
now kza is ready to release his second solo longplayer "dig & edit 2" – an album whose title tells much about the production of itself. like for the antecessor "dig & edit " a voluminous record collection and the ears of an unlimited music lover has helped kza to shape his unique sample based arrangements.
anew he went through his vinyl library between midnight and morning searching for miscellaneous rhythms, harmonies, and melodies that he could turn into something fresh, new, and singular. as he is in love with loops and trained his ears by the work of sample grandmasters like pete rock, large professor, or marley marl he knows exactly where to cut and edit – a skill that makes his music never sound like a conventional edit production.
with plenty of studio artifice, the help of his friend kuniyuki, and some super tight editional bass and rhythm programming that has been added to the original sources he produced tracks that gently balance between breezy disco fever, laidback balearian slowmo emotions, and highflying house attacks.
each of them is full of sensual grooves and is charged with catchy folk, rock, disco, or library samples who's origin can be only deciphered by those who dig records as deep as kza does.
of course, all listeners who aren't into record digging will have plenty of pleasure too. because it is not necessary to know which mysterios source kza used. one can easily be carried away by his wave of grooving arrangements without thinking about where they are originated. some of the tracks that are listening to german and french names like "computerstimme" or "vous dansez" evoke the feeling of a sweaty disco night, some feed hungry house floors with real deep fodder, and others are ready to function as a sunset soundtrack wherever the sun goes down.
when kza produces them he had a dancing audience in mind that moves to his exquisite dj selection. that is why each track carries the groove to the melody and way back to deliver music that took some inspiration from the past in order to spread something that is made for the future. as kza would like to have the superpower of teleportation he invented it by himself.
it is musical model and it can travel very far!
(added: 2014-02-07 10:56:15 )