an evening with:

DJ Krush

Fri Apr 29, 2005
9 PM - 3 AM
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DJ Krush is Japan's preminent mixmaster. His wicked smooth turntable techniques is much in demand, thanks to slammin' remixes he Ronnie jordan, as well as his wild collaborations with DJ shadow. In his native city of Tokyo, Krush has not only worked with a variety of popular Japanese jazz musicians but has also waved together lush hip-hop soundscapes for television and film soundtracks. While technically a DJ, Krush actually operates more on the scale of a hip-hop composer, mixing and orchestrating programmed and sampled beats, blending them with live instrumentation to create swinging hip-hop jazz suites. It is this fondness for incorporating hard bop, swing, jazz and hip-hop elements into his music which have caused him to be labeled as one of the progenitors of the global hip-hop and acid jazz scene To put it bluntly, DJ Krush is a heavyweight amongst the international hip-hop set. -

DJ Krush was born in 1962 in Tokyo. After watching the film "WIld Style" in the early 80's, he was inspired, bought some decks and started to learn the art of turntablism. In 1987 he formed the Krush Possen which made numerous appearances as a group in late 1992 and gained recognition by becoming the first DJ in Japan to perform with live musicians. He released is first album "Krush" which stated his presence in the scene and has scine released five more. He has had recording contracts with Chance Records, Ninty Nine Records, Mo-Wax (he was the first Japanese artist to join them) Apollo and Sony/Columbia. He works internationally as a producer, re-mixer, DJ and recording artist and brings the unique flavour of the Japanese Hip-Hop scene to the world. -


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