Runners and soccer players aren’t the only athletes. Music is a tough business, and they produce athletes too. This weekend, GEM BAR will be host to Japanese label and retail/record store Jazzy Sport and here’s where you’ll hear what turntable athletes sound like. Representing Jazzy Sport are Grooveman Spot and Masaya “Fantasista” Kobayashi, two turntable pundits ready to bring the cool hip-hop, rare groove, and house tip to GEM BAR fans.
Jazzy Sport started out as a record label in Morioka City, Japan but has since become a hub for hip underground beats after they opened a flagship store in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. Recently relocated to nearby Gohongi, the beat boutique has turned into a production house, amassing Djs, MCs, producers, and designers into its team.
Together, they put out tunes infused with jazz, hip-hop, downtempo, and house. In addition to breaking Japanese artists like DJ Mitsu the Beats, Grooveman Spot, Gagle, Cro-Magnon and Budamunky Jazzy Sport has released a steady stream of collectible records by international cult artists including Count Bass D, SA-RA Creative Partners, Steve Spacek, and IG Culture.
Be part of this uber cool gig, 26 July 2014, at GEM BAR. Event starts 10pm. There’s a free entry for all and Shochu-Bombs are going at SGD10. Don’t forget to commemorate the night by bringing home some Jazzy Sport merchandise!