Back in 2005, a friend introduced me to Swedish electronic-jazz duo, Koop and I was immediately captivated by their dynamic sound. Fun and uplifting, their pairing of grooves and vocals by Yukimi Nagano made me want to dance on clouds!
As I was recently revisiting the Koop album Waltz for Koop, I couldn’t help but wonder why Yukimi Nagano isn’t in every magazine and music hype blog. She’s beautiful, beyond talented, driven…wasn’t caught smoking crack cocaine on video and I hear she’s in a healthy relationship with Swedish indie folk singer-songwriter José González (who is not incarcerated and probably never has been).
*Sigh* One can only hope that one day, the media will give actors and musicians with morals and good judgment some shine. For now, enjoy the voice of Yukimi Nagano featured on two Koop tracks.
Yay for YouTube!
Koop feat. Yukimi Nagano – Summer Sun (2001)
More Yukimi after the jump!
Koop feat. Yukimi Nagano – Come to me
(This video reminds me of The Great Gatsby!)
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