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KOU!! It's Coming Out!!!

by Kou Chou Ching

A special Hip Hop band from Taiwan. Their music is inspired by Taiwan traditional music elements. They bring samples of Taiwanese folk songs and traditional music elements and mix them in HipHop to create a very unique sound.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Intro
3:01 $0.99
2. Black Heart
4:50 $0.99
3. A Tribute to Labor Exchange
3:44 $0.99
4. Civil Revolt Part 1 (Featuring Chang Jui-chuan)
4:38 $0.99
5. Graffiti From Aliens
3:47 $0.99
6. Skit 1 – Radio of the World
2:23 $0.99
7. Your Name Is Taiwan
3:44 $0.99
8. Against Nature
4:06 $0.99
9. Hong Bao Culture (Featuring Light of City)
4:39 $0.99
10. The Murderer of Culture (Featuring Chang Jui-chuan)
3:42 $0.99
11. Skit 2 – Ko Lin Club
2:15 $0.99
12. Confluent People
3:20 $0.99
13. Hou Chui Tao
3:21 $0.99
14. Tiu Tiu Ssu Hsiang Chi (Featuring Jasonshu)
4:28 $0.99
15. San Keng Tzu (Featuring Lin Bi-hsia)
3:31 $0.99
16. Outro – Champion Rice
2:09 $0.99
17. Tiu Tiu Ssu Hsiang Chi (Unplugged @ Kafka)
3:12 $0.99
18. Tiu Tiu Ssu Hsiang Chi (Moshang Little Ding Dong Remix)
4:17 $0.99
19. Your Name Is Taiwan (Viba Dubstick Mix)
4:35 $0.99
20. Black Heart (Monbaza Again & Again Mix)
5:40 $0.99
21. Confluent People (Lim Giong Old Man Remix)
3:33 $0.99
22. Hong Bao Culture (Pilot K Electro Breaks Remix)
3:43 $0.99
23. A Tribute to Labor Exchange (Bubble-b Enter the Drug On Bass Rem
4:27 $0.99
24. Your Name Is Taiwan (Dj Jay Szu Remix)
3:35 $0.99
25. Tiu Tiu Ssu Hsiang Chi (Beat Takeshi Joypack Dream Remix)
4:03 $0.99
26. Black Heart (Moshang Soft Centre Remix)
4:45 $0.99
27. Graffiti From Aliens (Snoblind Midnight Metropolis Remix Featuri
3:57 $0.99
28. Civil Revolt Part1 (Dj Point Remix)
6:02 $0.99
29. Volfoniq Vs. Kou Chou Ching – My Dub Is Taiwan
3:46 $0.99
30. San Keng Tzu (Ha Ha Ha Remix)
4:02 $0.99
31. Against Nature (Gts Remix Featuring Dj Eddie)
5:30 $0.99
32. Hou Chui Tao (Dj Jay Szu Remix)
4:17 $0.99
33. Tiu Tiu Ssu Hsiang Chi (Aonami 8-bit Darkwave Remix)
3:04 $0.99
34. Your Name Is Taiwan (Ltk Commune Mix)
3:34 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Kou Chou Ching is a creative team that embraces Taiwan culture and spirit.

Five members in the team: fishLIN (MC), Fan-Chiang (MC), DJ J-CHEN (Turntables), Achino (Instruments), and Yobo (Instruments). fishLIN, Fan-Chiang, and Jasonshu started Kou Chou Ching in the summer of 2003, but later Jasonshu decided to focus on his study and left the band. Afterward, DJ J-CHEN, who graduated Fu-Hsin Arts School, joined the band in 2004. He was recruited because of his mastery of scratch. Two instrumentalists Achino and Yobo were enlisted in 2005, who play traditional Eastern instruments such as suona and bong-ze. Kou Chou Ching was now officially in the game.

In summer 2005, Kou Chou Ching put together all of their tracks and released an EP Fu-Ke. They printed only a thousand copies and now it is a hard-to-find item. In 2007, Kou Chou Ching received a publication grant from the Government Information Office of Taiwan and thus released a full-length album KOU!! It's Coming Out!!! Up until now they have accumulated experiences of running almost two hundred shows. They also went gigging in Japan and went respect from the local scene.

Kou Chou Ching find inspiration from Taiwan’s local materials. They turn to Nanguan, Neiguan, Hakka Ba-Yin, Taiwan Opera, Folk Songs, Taiwanese oldies from the 40s and 70s, and relatively new music. Paying respect to American hip hop sampling Funk and Jazz, Kou Chou Ching look to original Taiwanese music that is fostered on the island, as is pioneering and innovative.

Kou Chou Ching write just about everything in Taiwan. Ranging from beautiful natural scenes to childhood memories, from love and brotherhood to history, from environmentalist concerns to cultural heritage, Kou Chou Ching believe that music encourages people to be kind and care about society, to love and unite, and therefore to better their life.

Since they started rhyming in 2003, Kou Chou Ching have received wide attention in the press, islandwide or overseas: “A Fusion of Tradition and Modernity” (Taipei Times), “Kou Chou Ching Harvest Hard, Rhyming Is Not Ranting” (Pots), “Kou Chou Ching Find Fun in Tradition” (Taiwan News), “First Step to Localize Hip Hop” (Big Sound), “Kou Chou Ching’s Local Hip Hop” (Taiwan Panorama), “Song from the Roots” (Taiwan Review), “Canciones Autoctonas” (Taiwan Hoy), “Taiwanese Rappers Build Worldwide Audience: Hip Hop Band Draws on U.S. Rap, Taiwanese Folk” (California-based Mercury News), and “Songs from the Underground: Meet Taiwan’s Big Hip Hop Hope Kou Chou Ching” (JUNK Magazine from Malaysia). SBS Radio, Australia’s biggest radio station, gave an exclusive interview with Kou Chou Ching, who were introduced as “Hip Hop Group from Taiwan” in Japan, U.S., Hong Kong, U.K., the Netherlands, Israel, Portugal, and France. Kou Chou Ching want to spread the music made in Taiwan to every country to let the world know more about Taiwan.



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hen3 hao3
I like american hip-hop...and started to love german hip-hop , coz I understand the lyrics very well. And I understand the themes coz I live here. From my point (just stay 2 month in TW...and with a tw-girl friend)I like these guys very much. Good music, funny and serious texts. where can I find the lyrics to KOU! ?

Jack Hsu

True Taiwan Fusion
love this CD really impressed with number of tracks they put out for such a low price! amazing songwriting and the fusion between traditional Chinese melodies, instruments, and politics/society lyrics around the time fusion with hip-hop and all different kind of remix beats. this album truly represent one of the best born and bread Taiwan musicians around the 20th century.

danny wang

The sound is really innovative...The remix is even cooler..The cover is designered by a famous designer who recently won Grammt cover desgin award..It's a must have album for listners who look foward to hearing something special and cool..