from Shingo2 website:
"March 17, 2010
Today, I have very somber news for the international hip hop community, especially fans of the independent hip hop scene, and those who have followed my career.
It has been announced that Jun Seba, aka Nujabes, Japanese hip hop producer extraordinaire, passed away late February. Official statement from the label (in Japanese) here:
We deeply regret the loss of a unique talent and a close friend. Through his soulful music, Nujabes has touched so many people around the world, even beyond his dreams. He was a mysterious character to most as he avoided the public limelight, rarely conducted interviews, so only a few got to know the man behind the signature production. Yet it continued to amaze me how young listeners of all backgrounds learned of his enigmatic name, and expressed support for his music. "
loved Nujabes production style, it was simple, basically layered samples over a drum loop, but he could make something "simple" sound freakin amazing!...listening to his tracks would remind me of the days when eriku and I would hang in his garage, dig through records trying to find that obscure sample and make beats on his SP1200...