The Shanghai Restoration Project

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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.


Apr. 2007 - Spinoff EP released

The Shanghai Restoration Project Presents: Di Johnston reaches #1 on iTunes Japan's Electronic Albums Chart (#4 Overall)

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Mar. 2007 - Yahoo! "New and Notable Site"

The Shanghai Restoration Project featured as a Yahoo! "New and Notable Site"

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Jan. 2007 - SRP signs deal with Louis Vuitton

"Introduction (1936)" selected as theme song for worldwide television campaign for Kenzo Parfums, a division of LVMH

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Nov. 2006 - iTunes Japan Single of the Week

"Jade Buddha Temple" selected as iTunes Japan's Single of the Week. The Shanghai Restoration Project reaches #2 on on iTunes Japan's Electronic Albums Chart

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Jul. 2006 - Reinterpretations Released

Reinterpretations reaches Top 20 Electronic Albums chart on iTunes US, UK, and Canada

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Male, Age Private, Los Angeles, CA


Just stop by to show appreciation and support, and of course a little friendly luv ... lol =P
Cool! Great songs!! Keep it UP!! Peace Out!!!


Male, 37, Brea, CA


i like your jade buddha temple song, very original. keep it up

Kavan P


Female, 35, Warren, MI


dig your stuff since myspace.


Female, 34, Saint Paul, MN


Love the music and Di Johnston has a beautiful voice.


Female, Age Private, Bayside, NY


The beats and soothing voice of the female vocalist is addictive! Holla!