Dj Krush - Meiso
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Release Date: Sony 21-07-1995, Mo Wax 09-04-1996

Featuring: C.L. Smooth, Black Thought, Malik B, Deflon Sallahr, Guru, Big Shug, Dj Shadow

Recorded: Show-On Studio, Tokyo, Japan & Platinum Island Studios, New York, USA

 

 

Meiso (CD) Mo Wax (MW039CD)

  1. Only The Strong Survive
  2. Anticipation
  3. What's Behind Darkness
  4. Meiso (With Black Thought & Malik B Of The Roots)
  5. Bypath 1
  6. Blank
  7. Ground (With Deflon Sallahr Of Headrush)
  8. Bypath 2
  9. Most Wanted Man (With Guru & Big Shug)
  10. Bypath 3
  11. 3rd Eye
  12. Oce 9504
  13. Duality (With Dj Shadow)
  14. Bypath - Would You Take It?

 

Meiso (CD Re-Release) Mo Wax (MW039CD)

  1. Only The Strong Survive
  2. Anticipation
  3. What's Behind Darkness
  4. Meiso (With Black Thought & Malik B Of The Roots)
  5. Bypath 1
  6. Blank
  7. Ground (With Deflon Sallahr Of Headrush)
  8. Bypath 2
  9. Most Wanted Man (With Guru & Big Shug)
  10. Bypath 3
  11. 3rd Eye
  12. Oce 9504
  13. Duality (With Dj Shadow)
  14. Bypath - Would You Take It?

 

Meiso (CD) Sony (SRCS 7752)

  1. Only The Strong Survive
  2. Anticipation
  3. What's Behind Darkness
  4. Meiso (With Black Thought & Malik B Of The Roots)
  5. Bypath 1
  6. Blank
  7. Ground (With Deflon Sallahr Of Headrush)
  8. Bypath 2
  9. Most Wanted Man (With Guru & Big Shug)
  10. Bypath 3
  11. 3rd Eye
  12. Oce 9504
  13. Duality (With Dj Shadow)
  14. Bypath - Would You Take It?

 

Meiso (CD) FFRR 

  1. Only The Strong Survive
  2. Anticipation
  3. What's Behind Darkness
  4. Meiso (With Black Thought & Malik B Of The Roots)
  5. Bypath 1
  6. Blank
  7. Ground (With Deflon Sallahr Of Headrush)
  8. Bypath 2
  9. Most Wanted Man (With Guru & Big Shug)
  10. Bypath 3
  11. 3rd Eye
  12. Oce 9504
  13. Duality (With Dj Shadow)
  14. Bypath - Would You Take It?

 

Meiso (CD) Marlboro Music / IDE (0087432MRO)

  1. Only The Strong Survive
  2. Anticipation
  3. What's Behind Darkness
  4. Meiso (With Black Thought & Malik B Of The Roots)
  5. Bypath 1
  6. Blank
  7. Ground (With Deflon Sallahr Of Headrush)
  8. Bypath 2
  9. Most Wanted Man (With Guru & Big Shug)
  10. Bypath 3
  11. 3rd Eye
  12. Oce 9504
  13. Duality (With Dj Shadow)
  14. Bypath - Would You Take It?

 

Meiso (CD) Marlboro Music / IDE (0087432MRO) Promo

  1. Only The Strong Survive
  2. Anticipation
  3. What's Behind Darkness
  4. Meiso (With Black Thought & Malik B Of The Roots)
  5. Bypath 1
  6. Blank
  7. Ground (With Deflon Sallahr Of Headrush)
  8. Bypath 2
  9. Most Wanted Man (With Guru & Big Shug)
  10. Bypath 3
  11. 3rd Eye
  12. Oce 9504
  13. Duality (With Dj Shadow)
  14. Bypath - Would You Take It?

       
       

 

Meiso (2x12") Mo Wax (MW039LP)

   A01.  Only The Strong Survive  (With C.L. Smooth)
   A02.  Anticipation
   A03.  What's Behind Darkness
   B04.  Meiso (With Black Thought & Malik B From The Roots)
   B05.  Bypath 1
   B06.  Blank
   B07.  Ground (With Deflon Sallahr From Headrush)
   C08.  Bypath 2
   C09.  Most Wanted Man (With Guru & Big Shug)
   C10.  Bypath 3
   C11.  3rd Eye
   D12.  Oce 9504
   D13.  Duality (With Dj Shadow)
   D14.  Bypath - Would You Take It?
 

 

Meiso (2x12" Re-Release) Mo Wax (MW039LP)

   A01.  Only The Strong Survive  (With C.L. Smooth)
   A02.  Anticipation
   A03.  What's Behind Darkness
   B04.  Meiso (With Black Thought & Malik B From The Roots)
   B05.  Bypath 1
   B06.  Blank
   B07.  Ground (With Deflon Sallahr From Headrush)
   C08.  Bypath 2
   C09.  Most Wanted Man (With Guru & Big Shug)
   C10.  Bypath 3
   C11.  3rd Eye
   D12.  Oce 9504
   D13.  Duality (With Dj Shadow)
   D14.  Bypath - Would You Take It?
 

 

Meiso (Cassette) Mo Wax / FFRR (697-124-084-4)

   A01.  Only The Strong Survive  (With C.L. Smooth)
   A02.  Anticipation
   A03.  What's Behind Darkness
   A04.  Meiso (With Black Thought & Malik B From The Roots)
   A05.  Bypath 1
   A06.  Blank
   A07.  Ground (With Deflon Sallahr From Headrush)
   B01.  Bypath 2
   B02.  Most Wanted Man (With Guru & Big Shug)
   B03.  Bypath 3
   B04.  3rd Eye
   B05.  Oce 9504
   B06.  Duality (With Dj Shadow)
   B07.  Bypath - Would You Take It?
 

 

 

Reviews:

Meiso starts out somewhere between the soft whispers of jazz brushes and the sound of hard beats breaking. With noise and static flowing in and out of perfect hip-hop harmony, DJ Krush paints vinyl textures with a samurai's heart. Working in alliance with other beat-noise artists like DJ Shadow and rappers like Guru, the Japanese DJ manages to give a fresh sound to every track. The disc spins you through each beat with a slow and fluid anticipation, every track taking you to another moment of pure hip-hop paradise. Meiso can soothe the troubled soul at the same moment it drives forward to hip-hop's future.

Alternative Press (8/96): "Who could pass up an opportunity to call DJ Krush inscrutable?....When Krush-san expands and expounds on ambient/industrial material reflecting the dark underbelly of Tokyo, this record really starts to work..."

The Source (3/96): 3.5 Mics (out of 5) - "...Krush lets us know that Japan is definitely in the house....With folks like The Roots and CL Smooth making guest appearances on MEISO, the instrumental flow gets a nice vocal charge and Krush steps to a new level of production..."

Option (7-8/96): "...DJ Krush has come along with a sound that busts hip-hop wide open....Krush exhibits a casual mastery of groove and dynamics, creating evocative, liquid soundscapes..."