Clazziquai (클래지콰이) are a fusion group, blending together aspects of acid jazz, electronic, house and groove to create something very unique and very catchy. They have the sort of sound that’s very easy to love or hate, but whether you love it or hate it or are feeling pretty neutral about it it is still quite a breath of fresh air when compared to all the standard pop/dance/R&B styles floating around.
I find that Clazziquai is pretty good “chill out music”. It’s the sort of stuff you can have on in the background while you’re doing other things, and it won’t be in your face and distracting you. That’s not to say it’ll put you to sleep - it won’t, because it’s definitely very upbeat music.
Clazziquai was formed by DJ Clazzi, who was then joined by Korean-Canadian brother/sister vocal team Alex and Christina. Christina was soon unable to participate fully in Clazziquai as she was working in Canada, at which point 호란 (Horan) took over her place.
Clazziquai’s first releases were in the form of three digital mini-albums, followed by their first album Instant Pig in 2004. Over the past five years they have released several Korean albums and remix albums, as well as some Japanese releases.
One of my favourite songs of theirs is Flea, and the MV for it is one that I find very, very cool. It’s weird and kind of creepy, and I absolutely love it:
More recently, they released their latest album MUCHO PUNK last month. The main single from MUCHO PUNK is the song Love Again. I really enjoyed this song. Check out the MV: