Seattle Hip-Hop producer, Marcus D, who recently relocated to Tokyo, Japan to start his new record label Absolut Zero, has released his latest musical endeavor “The Cool Vol. 1.” His label’s debut album is a full length compilation featuring the artists from his label and sprinkled with instrumentals that have a smooth, jazzy Hip-Hop sound inspired by the Jazz greats of the 20th century.

“The Cool is inspired by Miles Davis, Gil Evans and co.’s The Birth of the Cool; a collaborative project of a similar nature that gave rise to the “cool jazz” movement of the 1950s and 60s. Just as Davis and co.’s sound brought a seemingly watered-down “bop” era back to its jazz roots, The Cool aims to bring jazz hip-hop back to its American boom-bap roots and provide a sound-scape enjoyable for listeners in Japan and across the world. Without further ado, Marcus D & AbsolutZero proudly present to you, volume one of The Cool.”

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