Load image into Gallery viewer, Various Artists Wamono A to Z presents: “Blow Up” Trio - Japanese Rare Groove from the Trio Records vaults 1973-1981 (Selected by Chintam) LP (Pre-Order)
Load image into Gallery viewer, Various Artists Wamono A to Z presents: “Blow Up” Trio - Japanese Rare Groove from the Trio Records vaults 1973-1981 (Selected by Chintam) LP (Pre-Order)
Load image into Gallery viewer, Various Artists Wamono A to Z presents: “Blow Up” Trio - Japanese Rare Groove from the Trio Records vaults 1973-1981 (Selected by Chintam) LP (Pre-Order)

Various Artists Wamono A to Z presents: “Blow Up” Trio - Japanese Rare Groove from the Trio Records vaults 1973-1981 (Selected by Chintam) LP (Pre-Order)

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After many years working as a buyer for several record stores, DJ Chintam opened his own Blow Up shop in 2018 in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. A member of the Dayjam Crew and a specialist of soul, funk, rare groove and disco music, Chintam is also an expert of the home-brewed Wamono grooves. He supervised and wrote the legendary Wamono A to Z records guide book together with DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite.

For this brand new chapter in the highly acclaimed Wamono series, our man Chintam goes digging into the vaults of one of the most revered Japanese labels: Trio Records. Established in 1969 by audio manufacturer Trio Electronics, now known as Kenwood, the label - and its subsidiaries such as Showboat and Trash - released high quality music spanning a large variety of genres including rock, jazz, fusion, soundtracks and popular songs, until its end in 1984. Through the eight tracks selected here, Chintam unearths some dope drum breaks, heavy bass lines and funky horns, for an essential selection of jazz funk fusion and rare groove vibes produced on Trio between 1973 and 1981.

Put the needle on the record, turn up the volume and dig right now into the Wamono sound - the cream of the Japanese jazz, funk, soul, rare groove and boogie music developed throughout the years since the sixties in Japan!

  • 180g heavy vinyl pressing, reverse board jacket
  • Fully licensed Trio Records masters
  • Mastering and lacquer cut by Jukka Sarapää at Timmion Cutting Lab, Helsinki, Finland
  • Signature artwork by Yoxxx

Pre-Order - Expected to Ship September, 2024

Track List: 

  • 1 Tonpei Hidari - Tonpei No Hey You Blues
  • 2 Chu Kosaka & Ultra - Kimagure Party
  • 3 Kazushi Inamura - Go Yojin
  • 4 Fumio Karashima - American Tango
  • 5 Takao Uematsu - Mysterious Jump
  • 6 Maximum - Ashita Tenki Ni Nare
  • 7 Jun Miyauchi - Heartbreak Highway
  • 8 Hiroshi Murakami & Dancing Sphinx - Baby