eli is a Japanese jazz singer. She first made her debut as ELLIE in 1993 as the lead singer of the Rock band Love Tambourines, which was signed to the Takimi Kenji managed indie label CRU-EL RECORDS. In 1996 the disbanded and ELLIE started recording as a solo artist debut with "Bitch in Babylon", and soon following up with the Bitch In Zion LP; uniquely both releases had a strong soul and reggae influence. Throughout the years she has released music under various allies and varying musical styles. In 2000 she started recording electronic music as the duo ELI+HIROSHI, 2006 she recorded girl it's U pop album, and in 2007 she released the Jazz record rita as eli.
- [1996.xx.xx] Bitch In Zion (ELLIE)
- [2000.06.25] dub reload (ELI+HIROSHI)
- [2006.06.16] girl it's U (girl it's U)
- [2007.11.17] rita
- [1996.xx.xx] Bitch in Babylon (ELLIE)
- [1997.xx.xx] Let Me Be Me / I'm Still Ur Girl (ELLIE)
- [1999.xx.xx] (Sun Is Mellow Like A) Tangerine (ELI+HIROSHI)
- [1999.06.30] Marchin' Round the World (ELI+HIROSHI)
- [1999.xx.xx] Arms Of The Black Sky (ELI+HIROSHI)
- [2000.xx.xx] Trouble Woman In Love (ELI+HIROSHI)
- [2003.xx.xx] 2gether (ELLIE)
- [2006.01.01] Lonely buffalo (girl it's U)
Other / Compilations
- DJ Spearchucker & Eli + Hiroshi – "Untitled"
- [1996.xx.xx] Museum Of Plate feat. ELLIE - "I Believe In Miracles"
- [1999.xx.xx] Crue-L Grand Orchestra - "Family"
- [1999.05.21] LATEREARLYDAYNIGHTS (CD1 #3 "Kiss U (Natural Calamity Remix)", CD2 #6 "Bitches In Babylon (Kubota Takeshi remix)", #9 Museum Of Plate feat. ELLIE - "I Believe In Miracles (Miracle From Paris)")
- [2001.05.16] G Killers And Closers: Crue-L Classic Remixes Vol. 1 (#CD1 Crue-L Grand Orchestra feat. ELLIE - "Family (Cornelius Remix)", #4 "Merry Go Round (Buffalo Daughter Remix)", #8 "Bitches In Babylon (クボタ Flying Killaahh Remix)", #12 ELI + HIROSHI - "(Sun Is Mellow Like A) Tangerine (Mad Athlete Goes Dub (Silent #2)")
- [2006.10.10] Kahimi Karie – Crue-L Crystallization (#16 "Tangerine (Reprise)")
- [2007.04.11] CRUE-L MELLOW (#10 "Trouble Woman In Love (DJ Harvey's Full Remix Instrumental)")
- Family (lyrics and vocals)
- [2010.11.27] Acoustic Live
- [2012.04.20] MY SOUL TOWN TOUR ~GROOVIN'
- [2013.10.20] FREEFUNK