April 15, 2007
New York, NY
Undercover Culture Music
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An experiment in cross-cultural soundscapes, The Shanghai Restoration Project draws its creative inspiration from the old 1930s Shanghai jazz bands, an early combination of East and West that's become an international legend. The Project revives this exotic blend by introducing Eastern instruments and rhythms to the Western sounds of hip-hop, jazz, and pop.
The Shanghai Restoration Project debuted as MSN Music's "New Artist of the Week" in early 2006 and became the #1 selling electronic album on the site during the month of January. Since then, it has appeared in iTunes' Top 20 Electronic Albums in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Europe, and Japan. To date, tracks from the project have been featured in various advertisements, television shows, and promotions. In November 2006, the project was featured as the "Single of the Week" in iTunes Japan. In early 2007, the introductory track was selected as the theme song for a worldwide advertisement campaign for Kenzo Parfums, a division of LVMH.