to THA BLUE HERB RECORDINGS!
We live in the city of Sapporo, which is located on Japan’s
northern-most island, called Hokkaido. We have a very
short summertime, and once we enter the winter season
this area is very cold and often snowed in.
We established this label in 1997. In the beginning there
was only one rap group, THA BLUE HERB, on the label.
Japan’s enormous city, Tokyo, seemingly owned the
music industry, and as a result Sapporo had no choice
but to get only a tiny share. Our original motive for
organizing the label was to create our own scene without
having to leave our lovely hometown.
And… a long time passed. THA BLUE HERB has piled
on several releases and countless live performances.
And this struggle, started from one tiny room, has enjoyed
great success and in the process we’ve hopefully
gained many people’s attention, respect, and partnership.
After all, we exist now. At the same time we’ve
seen the label evolve. At first, we didn’t have
any interest but hip hop, but the search for cutting-edge
music has taken us to various genres like break beat,
electronica, techno, house, and dub, and we continue
to expand. Our travels haven’t completed yet, and
we keep searching for “Unique music”, “Exalting
music”, and “Serious music”.
Sapporo is a very small city compared to other Japanese
cities like Tokyo or Osaka. But we’re proud to
say that, here in Sapporo, the music has taken hold and
blossomed into a growing scene, and it’s not only
a good standard but also a good teaching material for
us. We’ve got wonderful clubs, great DJs, and above
all, passionate music junkies and serious dancers. If
you have a chance, please come and see Sapporo!
Well, enjoy yourself!
THA BLUE HERB RECORDINGS
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