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From the opening sounds of a spray-paint can being shaken to the closing track’s walking bass line and brash sax solo, Krush, the second album by Japan’s DJ Krush, is urban without being overly urbane. Songs like “Mixed Nuts” are gritty, spaced-out funk arrangements augmented by Krush’s scratching and nose for jazzy melodies. While his debut was a collection of sparse beats layered with sound effects, Krush is a far-reaching foray into jazz-hop without lyrical disruptions. When he does include words, as on “Keeping the Motion” and “Big City Lover,” they are banal bits of positivity sung indistinctly by three hired helpers. Krush also drags with less experimental tracks like “On the Dub-ble,” which sounds like an outtake from a failed Miles Davis reggae project. DJ Krush is at his best with the loping instrumentation of “Roll & Tumble,” which features Herbie Hancock-style piano mixed with Krush’s bleats and beeps, and on the roughneck dub of “Into the Water.”