7.18.2007
[Fujiya & Miyagi]
"Got to get a new pair of shoes to kick it with her, not kick it with you."

Whether it comes to you as disappointment or not, Fujiya & Miyagi isn't actually Japanese. In fact, Fujiya & Miyagi isn't even a duo (unless you always count the ampersand). Deception aside, Fujiya & Miyagi actually take to stage as three track jacket-clad, reebok-wearing guys from Brighton, UK, and together, they provide infectiously good tunage. Forming under a moniker inspired by a Japanese record player brand and the all-knowing Mr. Miyagi, Fujiya & Miyagi produces a sound that showcases a merging of genres - electronic, hip-hop, rock. At it's heart, Fujiya & Miyagi is dance music. Granted, you won't be raving to them or anything, but you'll undoubtedly find yourself moving to their sound. The vocals dance along to the beat in an effortless whisper; the synths makes sure things are flowing while the bass line keeps the sound rigid. Fujiya & Miyagi packages a sound that's geometric, funky and sleek. The trio just about wrapped up workings in the US and have scattered dates around Europe this fall.

From Transparent Things (all songs are right click - save as):
Collarbone
Ankle Injuries

From Uh Single:
Uh

Learn more about upcoming tour dates at the Fujiya & Miyagi site.
Be their friend!

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4 Comments:
Anonymous Anna said...
Well I found myself moving to it, especially to Collarbone. I'm in love with that song

Anonymous scott said...
Collarbone is a great track, thanks for sharing...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Their new song "Uh" is only okay, but Transparent Things was a highly entertaining album.

Blogger jon.sheppard said...
These guys are rad, have you had a chance to see their Collarbone video? It's sweeter than a Karate Kid movie marathon!