Shinjuku Zulu

Shinjuku Zulu

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandEDMPop

"FOUR STARS.Sheer brilliance,haunting vocals."-GLOBE&MAIL "FOUR STARS.Breaks,house,reggae.Worth repeated listens."-GAZETTE "Top 5 Hit List"-STAR ********************* Shinjuku Zulu=(Gorillaz x M.I.A.) +(Gnarls Barkley x Thievery Corp.) *********GET ALL MP3s: iTUNES, Amazon, etc.

Biography


ALL K.I.A. / SHINJUKU CDs ON iTUNES &THE WEB->

iTUNES: search "shinjuku zulu" and/or "K.I.A."
MP3s -any player: AMAZON.COM (search MP3 Downloads: Shinjuku Zulu)
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NEW RELEASES:
-"F-1 Papillons - Best of K.I.A. & Shinjuku Zulu" -15 songs

Shinjuku Zulu and K.I.A.s releases have been described as Sheer brilliance (Globe & Mail), Four Stars (the Gazette) High-tech boom cut with voodoo (The Star) Urban dance at its best (Exclaim!).

Featured songs on "F-1 Papillons": Make Me Shake (We Pull and We Push Push) (as heard on Degrassi), Hey La (Paris Hiltons BFF), That Groove (Americas Next Top Model), Large Slow River (feat. a sound-installation by Venice Biennale award-winning artist Janet Cardiff).

KIRBY IAN ANDERSEN performs as Shinjuku Zulu as well as K.I.A. He writes and produces all the songs, bringing in different singers and rappers when required. He has lived in Tokyo, L.A., and Toronto. Tracks of his have been used in Crash with Dennis Hopper, "Resurrecting the Champ" with Samuel Jackson, "Dirt" with Courteney Cox, etc. SHANKHINI (Rapper on "Make Me Shake", and singer/rapper on "Baby U Got"), has been featured on Nelly Furtado's "Powerless"and was a winner of Much Music Networks internationally broadcast rap contest. LARISSA GOMES sings on Make Me Shake, Feel It, and other tracks. She is also an actress, having performed on CSI, in SAW VI, etc. CARYN GREEN sings on Kiss the Honey, and Be My DJ, and has appeared in various Hollywood productions, including the Emmy-nominated series Revelations

"F-1 Papillons -Best Of K.I.A. & Shinjuku Zulu" available worldwide at iTunes, Amazon, etc.
==Track listing==
01 "Make Me Shake (Gimme Some Crush Crush) feat. Larissa Gomes, Shankhini
02 "Baby U Got" feat. Shankhini, by Shinjuku Zulu & Shankhini
03 "Feel It" feat. Larissa Gomes
04 "Kiss the Honey, Honey" feat. Caryn Green
05 "Dirty Liar" feat. MC General
06 "Almighty Beat" feat. Shawn Skeir
07 "We Do Supersonic" feat. Prince I
08 "SXYLV" feat. Ms. Mac
09 "Rashomon" feat. Bit Playaz
10 "That Groove" feat. Larissa Gomes
11 "Be My DJ" feat. Caryn Green
12 "Hey La" feat. Larissa Gomes
13 "Large Slow River" feat. Janet Cardiff
14 "Nevermine (Mrs Major Tom Remix" feat. Larissa Gomes
15 "Sensation" feat. Courtney Farquhar
-"DXLR8 - Downtempo 'Best Of' K.I.A. & Shinjuku Zulu" feat. "Broken" (dubstep & soul)...
13-track digital chillout compilation...
TRACKLISTING:
01 "Scarborough Fair - A True Dub of Mine" (21st century dubbed up version of the song)
02 "Mrs. Major Tom" (continuing the story of Major Tom, now from the wife's p.o.v.)
03 "Allelujah" (17th century dancehall-reggae stylee; also used in the Courteney Cox t.v. series 'Dirt', in, ahem, a celebrity limo-sex scene)
04 "Rainbowbeau" (ambient pop w/haunting vox)
05 "Yedayed" (chillout/world)
06 "Broken" (new track; dubstep & soul)
07 "Scatter" (jazz scatting & breaks & fx)
08 "One Come We" (electonicameraderie)
09 "Dubmarine" (chillout, featuring two reggae haikus)
10 "Sweetness Likes the Reverb" (acapellatronica)
11 "Rise Up" (like Sigur Ros gone dub, feat a St. Michael's choirboy on vocals)
12 "Coal Coal Black" (1920s blues and dub)
13 "Uneunoia" (instrumental/ambient)

Tracks taken from the CDs "Various Chimeras" (SZ), "Shinjuku Zulu" (SZ), "Sonorous Susurrus" (K.I.A.), "Adieu Shinjuku Zulu" (K.I.A.)

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BIO:
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K.I.A., who currently resides in Toronto (having lived also in L.A. and Tokyo,) is the producer/writer of all the songs and lyrics. "DXLR8" is his sixth release (see discography and press quotes below.) He is also a well-reviewed visual artist, and makes large remixable paintings, sculptures, and installations (seen in the background of the publicity shots.) His artwork resides in corporate and private collections worldwide. (see more on the art here: http://www.nu4ya.com )


Lyrics

Shanghai Masai!

Written By: Kirby Ian Andersen

Shanghai Masai, hybrid worldwide!
Boom boom hustle, hustle hustle boom,
Shuffle, bubble, jack, boogaloo and krump,
Caper, jive, cavort, locomote and strut
Shanghai Masai quake the place, Shinjuku Zulu shake the place...

Hey Ya

Boom high tech,
A little bit wreck,
Tokyo gringo with the bass low
Kickin' out tracks that make you flow
High tech boom,
Cut with voodoo,
‘Ku ‘Lu bringing bad ace bass,
Shinjuku Zulu shake the place

Jambo, sayonara, hello, how are ya
Ola, au revoir, ciao, nihao

Urban turbans takin turns turntablin’,
Shanghai masais do the beat praisin',
Junk bonders bumpin and jumpin’ on the job,
Ipodding bedouins crash the mob,
We cowboy mofo and cholo cherokee,
We poMo eskimo and digi-gypsy,
A culture-cross speaker invasion,
A mash-up no border nation

Boom high tech,
Just a little bit wreck,
Tokyo gringo with bass low,
Bumpin beats, make you go-go,
High tech tunes,
Scratch with juju,
The ‘ku ‘lu can’t be replaced,
Shinjuku zulu quake the place

'Ku 'lu cookin' voodoo

Caper, jive, cavort
Locomote and strut,
Shuffle, bubble, jack,
Boogaloo and krump!

Boom boom hustle,
Hustle hustle boom
Worldwide!
Hey ya! Hey ya ho!

Jambalayan mayans meaning modifyin’,
Operatic rastas, genre-defyin',
Comin' on strong with the cross-culture throng,
Binary shaman make collage songs,
We jitterbug dub and hoedown stylee,
We capoeiran pharoahs and daoist maori,
Chimeric chameleons, unite and undivide
The global local, the hybrid worldwide!

Boom high tech,
Just a little bit wreck,
Tokyo gringo with the bass low,
Bumpin beats, make you go-go,
High tech tunes,
Scratch with juju,
The ‘ku ‘lu can’t be replaced,
Shinjuku zulu quake the place

Boom high tech,
A little bit wreck,
Tokyo gringo with the bass low
Kickin' out tracks that make you flow
High tech boom,
Cut with voodoo ,
‘Ku ‘Lu bringing bad ace bass
Shinjuku Zulu shake the place

Caper, jive, cavort
Locomote and strut,
Shuffle, bubble, jack,
Boogaloo and krump!
Boom boom hustle,
Hustle hustle boom

Xenophile wildstyle!

*rap and electronica, from "Vicarious Chimera" CD (2005)

Mrs. Major Tom

Written By: Kirby Ian Andersen

MRS. MAJOR TOM

You went up, so bright Tom
Thought my love was rocketing you along
When you didn't come back, and didn't come back
My nova heart collapsed
To a black, black hole

Floating on sine waves in inner space
Awaiting a signal of grace
From ground control, to lost control,
Ballet to battle, halo to hole

You were so far gone
...FULL LYRICS AT WWW.NU4YA.COM

Ain't No Nuns Like Me

Written By: Kirby Ian Andersen

Ain't No Nuns Like Me

VERSE 1:
oh it's been such a short short time
but i gotta let you know
yeah i've realized that lately
there ain't no one like you

i've gone deaf and dead dead blind
now i only hear noise and though
it's noon there's nothin' i can see
there ain't no sun without you

CHORUS (x2)
the way you move your beauty
there ain't no one like you
and the way you move my booty
no there ain't no nuns like me

VERSE 2:
i'm losing my mind
like i lost my heart--yeah, i go
out at night but no smiles from me
no there ain't no fun without you

i dream of our last bump and grind
the pump and the wind god knows!
the way you moved my beauty
there ain't no nuns like me

CHORUS x2

BRIDGE
oh what am i
going to do
i can’t even find the right words
to sing to you...
[scats]

CHORUS to fadeout

©2004Kirby Ian Andersen

Discography

GET: All Shinjuku Zulu & K.I.A. cds/mp3s on the web (copy/paste links below into your browser):

iTunes, Shinjuku Zulu: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewArtist?id=7897624
iTunes, K.I.A.: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewArtist?id=5126711

iTunes K.I.A. & Shinjuku Zulu:
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=279563989&id=279563892&s=143441

Any-player mp3: http://cdbaby.com/all/neuphoria

RELEASES:
K.I.A. & Shinjuku Zulu:
"F-1 Papillons -Best Of K.I.A. & Shinjuku Zulu" (15 songs) feat. "Make Me Shake","Baby U Got"
"DXLR8 - Downtempo 'Best Of' K.I.A. & Shinjuku Zulu" (2008- 13 tracks) feat. "Allelujah", Mrs. Major Tom"

as Shinjuku Zulu:
"Kiss the Honey, Honey" (2007-7 tracks) feat. SXYLV
"Various Chimeras" (2006-19 tracks) feat. "Shanghai Masai", "Da Riddim Griffin"
"Various Chimeras Instrumentals" (2006-12 tracks) feat. "Be My Woman, Be My Man" Extended Inst. Edit
"Shinjuku Zulu" (2001-14 tracks) feat. "That Groove"
as K.I.A.:
"Sonorous Susurrus" (CDx2- 22 tracks) (2004) feat. "Nevermine"
"Adieu, Shinjuku Zulu" (2003-15 tracks) feat. "Mrs. Major Tom"

(feat. these additional vocalists: Courtney Farquhar, Eugene Spanier, artist Janet Cardiff, Richard Williams, Sarah Daye, the Arctic Zulu ensemble)