Here in (now sunny) Los Angeles, it’s easy to forget a bigger world is out there. But it is; and we’re still a part of it.
As Japan faces the tragedies of the tsunami and the nuclear crisis, even the paradise we call home is starting to feel the pinch. At first, there were fears of radiation traveling across the Pacific. Then, there were just reported shortages everywhere as Japanese manufacturing plants close down. In Hollywood? Simple things like film and tapestock are affecting the television and film world. It’s the little things we take for granted that remind us how much we all depend on each other.
Two weeks ago, we shared some great efforts by artists doing their part. This week, a short message came to our inbox from one of our cool fans, Scott Kitano, wanting to reach out.
An educator and music maker, Scott’s sharing a special album called “Heart Japan ep,” to anyone willing to donate to Japan’s cause. The album includes 3 songs sampled from Japanese vinyl and re-interpreted. Scott infused some chillwave/hiphop beats into the music; you’ll hear some of his Hawaiian DJ’ing experience seeping out of this sample.
“I have always thought that life works to a beat, to a rhythm and music has a very special part in my life. I cannot do anything without having a song shuffling in my memory,” says Scott. Perhaps that’s why he’s expressing his support through music now.
For more info, drop him a line at Esomusicart@gmail.com. Hear his music on the Hearios FB page.