The Japanese seem to have a thing for funky music. Take for example this Korean trio Clazziquai. They have put themselves in a good position in Japan. Their music is an interesting blend of jazz, classical and groove. Their first album “Instant Pig” was released in Japan last year but they already have the remix edition of their second album, “Color Your Soul.” The group also appeared in M-flo’s remix album “Dope Space Nine.” Aside from the collaboration with M-flo, they also have one with Fantastic Plastic Machine.
Their latest album “Pinch Your Soul” which is more or less a collection of remixes of their songs on their second album, Clazziquai has some really awesome tracks. One of the memorable tracks of the album is “Color Your Soul” and you would not be able to resist dancing to it. It is very groovy and you would enjoy its lighthearted feel. “I Will Give You Everything” is one of their English tracks. Horan’s voice is really sweet and soothing. You will easily fall in love with that song. “Sweety” one of their popular tracks is also remixed in the album.
Clazziquai is probably popular because the group’s music is considered as something akin to -kei, a fusion of jazz, classical, traditional and other musical styles. The group has signed up with Avex while still being under Fluxus. They seem to have a growing fanbase in Taiwan. There are three Clazziquai sites. One in Japanese, a Korean one and a Taiwanese one.