SLUM

SLUM
[ SUNFLOWERS OF TODAY/FULLMOON REC ]

SHUJIによるPSYCHEDELIC TRANCEプロジェクト「SLUM」。 幼児体験でのサイケデリックROCKから始まったSHUJIの音楽遍歴は、PUNK、HARDCORE、EMO、TRANCEへと繋がり、2001-04年「PHI」を経て、2005年「SLUM」としての活動をスタート。 その楽曲は世界を旅するSHUJIが滞在先の秘境、聖地のみならず、貧民街、難民キャンプまで上下左右全てを見、全てを感じるというスタンスで取り入れたエッセンスをTRANCE MUSICに落とし込んだ、全ての人々に向けた人生賛歌。 海外からのLIVE PLAYオファーは、オーストラリアでの1万人以上が集まったビッグフェス「EARTHCORE CARNIVAL」など多数。 現在までに世界8カ国でPLAY。日本国内においても、渚音楽祭などのビックフェスティバルのみならず、オールドヒッピーコミューンなどアンダーグラウンドでのPLAYもコンスタントに行っており、オーバーグラウンド、アンダーグラウンドの境目を繋いでいる。 2008年、2nd ALBUMをリリースすると同時にパーティオーガナイズ・レーベルとして「SUNFLOWERS OF TODAY Records」を立ち上げ、離島を中心にパーティを作り上げている。 現在3rd Album製作中。DJ SZ名義でのフリースタイルDJとしても活動中。

Slum has been started by Shuji from Japan, one of the members of "Phi"(2001-2004) who appeared 2004, acted as their pleases and now are on indefinite break. So Shuji begins again carrying his own project "Slum" with thirst and desire for music. Slum's debut album "Make Rainbow In Your Slum" came out in January 2006. presented new sounds and the album was charted in the top 10 of dance/club music selling chart at major CD stores in Japan. The album also made worldwide success and still keep having wonderful sales as an Japanese-made trance album. With having the album, SLUM aka PHI did a tour in Europe and was praised highly in Portugal, Austria, Hungary, Czech, and former Yugoslavia , and thai Australia. SLUM is often invited to big festivals- Summer Arcade in Japan, Earthcore Global Carnival in Australia etc. and Old hippies Commune etc almost every week. SLUM also contributed a track on the some various album "Far East Psytrance League 2005" which was compiled by DJ TSUYOSHI and was released 2005 summer. SHUJI, the representative of trance new generation, started listening Psychedelic Rock music when he was very young, then formed a punk/hardcore/emo rock band and released CDs, and stepped in to psy-trance field. He travels all over the world and visits unexplored regions, holy places, ghettos, and refugee camps. Yes, SLUM's music is for everybody, an anthem of life. Characterized by uplifting bass lines, aggressive riffs, and speedy sound, His new Album "sunflowers of today" will be released at the beginning of May. The music is characterised by uplifting bass-lines, aggressive riffs and speedy strong sound. Furthermore Shuji plays freestyle dj-set like rock, fusion, dub and works with other artists together.2008 MAY 07 [SUNFLOWERS OF TODAY] Release.

LINK
http://www.sunflowers-of-today.org