Yuichiro Shiraishi

Also known as Azzuro, アズーロ
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Discography of Azzurro:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 10000 Light Years From Home EP 6 Audio 2007 Loud & Proud (2)
2 Nagisa / A Love Song 2 Audio 2007 Loud & Proud (2)
3 Cosmiq Ryoku 3 Audio 2008 LibreCommeLair
4 The B-Side EP 7 Audio 2009 White Stone Recordings
5 Il Mare Azzurro Sampler 4 Audio 2003 World Beats Airlines
6 Attributions E.P. 6 Audio 2008 Plain Music
7 4 12 Audio 2013-09-22 White Stone Recordings

Azzurro began his music career as DJ GZ-JAY of a Japanese hip hop group called MELLOW YELLOW since the beginning of 1990s. While contributing to the group's live shows and productions, he has also produced and remixed a lot of domestic and foerign artists such as FU-TEN, BY PHAR THE DOPEST, PEANUT BUTTER WOLF, NOBODY, MAD DOCTOR X, A TRIBE CALLED QUEST and BOBBY HUTCHERSON. After the break up of the group, he started making beats under the name AZZURRO, and released his 1st solo album "IL MARE AZZURRO" in 2003. The album featured various artists such as DEF TEX(SON Records, UK), FU-TEN, Japanese turntablist JIF-ROCK, etc. One of the tracks "Quattro Respirato" which he produced with HASHIM B was chosen for the compilation "Return Of The DJ Vol.5" and caught much attention. In 2004, AZZURRO formed ILL SUONO with HASHIM B. He has a good reputation for his beats which have the essence of 90's NY hip hop. He has been actively participating as a hip hop engineer as well as a producer in the past few years. His 2nd solo album "10000 Light-Years From Home" was released in February 2007.

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