I thought this particular artist is more than worth a mention. RARE SHOT BLUE is a one man band out of Christchurch, New Zealand with his first Trip Hop / DownBeat album "Where I Was Born". If you are fan of Massive Attack and Portishead, this one would be deffinetly a good listen. I was taken by the lush and, at times, soulful sound of the album. Hideto Kobayashi's creative ideas, quality production/programming and a few local talented singers is a sure recipe for something special. Featured singers on "Where I Was Born" are LA Mitchell, Sacha vanBeek and Lucy Banas. Album is currently avaluable on i-tunes.