CHURASHIMA NAVIGATOR - LIFE IS TREASURE
19/Dec/2017 Release ! Format : CD/DL
(Vo / Sanshin / Percussion)
(Korg MS20,Monopoly&DDD-1 / Roland JX-8P&TR-606 / Elektron Machinedrum / Ableton Live)
(Accordion / Steelpan / Flute / Pianica)
on track 3 & 4
(Pyun Pyun Machine / Finger Whistle / Shout)
(Dub Effect / Moog Mother-32)
on track 1 & 6
Recording&Mixing : Sinkichi & Harikuyamaku
at KOZA BC STREET STUDIO,TOWER OF DUB STUDIO
Mastering : Kabamix(LMD)
Ryukyu Bingata Stencil : Chiaki Zaha(Bingata Kobo AYAGINU）
Photo : Miyuki Higa
Total Design : Chihiro Masuda
Translation : Akira Kuroda
Massive thanks to
Bar Mohican , EISA SHIN , MC Shingo , Kunio Kochinda , Catherine Lorimer , Yuichi Sakata , KARAKARA , Rintaro Karimata (RBC) , Kiyosaku(MONGOL800) , Awich , Misako Oshiro(Shimaumui) , J.A.K.A.M. , Yakaza Ensemble , Okada Ryuhei , Ryuji&Akko(Kissa Colors) , Taka(MUZINA) , Hiroshiman(12x12) , Tadakatsu Tsurimoto(Habu Connection) , SHHHHH , Ryuji Noda(Music From Okinawa) , Shota Moriwaki(Music From Okinawa) , Hajime Oishi , Natsagdorj Tserendorj(Playtime Festival) , Gunsen Khr(aha) , Onchiko Chiko , Mr.Baatar , Enke Enkbat , Peegii , Bumaaa , Jantsa , Jun Nadoyama , Kazu Nakamura(OTOBOLA) , Takeshi Ishihara ,Katsuya Nakaima , Iori , Izuru Utsumi ,Sakkaku , Blend , Ukon , Kenzo Amigo , AKAZUCHI , LOVEBALL , Zanpa Jam , Hashinoshita , Yoshiki Nagayama , Ryuichi Negi , Ringo Ongakusai , Guppakun(R.I.P.)
As a DJ, SINKICHI, an ex-member of "SOFT" and "AOA," played the underground party scene. DJ Nu-do was a resident at "Aoyama Blue,” and is the man who holds the keys to Okinawa. Together, the two created the bass music party "budryukyu," through which they created a unit called "Churashima Navigator."
Under the influence of bass music, experimental techno, industrial, jazz and other genres of music, their experimental beats and deep bass sound are mixed together with their local Okinawan traditional music, creating a unique music referred to as "New Champloo (Okinawan cross over)."
Current members are Sinkichi, Nu-doh, the traditional Ryukyu singer Kanako Horiuchi, Daiho Soga from Cinema Dub Monks and HARIKUYAMAKU, also known as Shima-dub.
They provided remixes for "YAKAZA ENSEMBLE meets SYUNOVEN EP,” released on "CROSSPOINT," the new album "GEN" from "YAKAZA ENSEMBLE” and the "MAHINA APPLE BAND,” hailing from Fukuoka. They also provided an original song to "V.A.ASYLUM" released on "GULUZ."
Released their 1st album from their own label “Budryukyu” in the summer of 2016. Played one of the largest outside music event in Okinawa called “WWW16” hosted by Mongol800 alongside providing the music for the 5th World Youth Uchinanchu Festival promotional video.
They are released the 2nd single in the spring of 2017 and they made a Thailand tour in February in Mongolian tour in July.