Saturday 10 March 2012
Doors open 10pm
Many, many wonderful things hail from the land of the rising sun; and DJ Krush is an internationally acclaimed Japanese treasure.
Tokyo-born Krush (Hideaki Ishii) dropped out of school, joined a local gang, graduated to Yakuza and (thankfully) gave it all away to become one of the most skilled turntablists of our generation. Dubbed ‘the Godfather of trip hop’ by inthemix, Krush has a superb sense in mixing and composing his sound - recognised as the first DJ to use turntables as live instruments and sharpening his craft for two decades. From his Ronnie Jordan remixes to his wild collaborations with DJ Shadow, Krush is one of the most prolific identities in instrumental hip hop today.
Aside from his outernational activities as producer, remixer and DJ, he is adept at soundtracks for films, TV dramas & commercials.
Krush builds soundscapes (not dance tracks) populated with snippets of melodies, old-school beats, dub-like bass lines, Miles Davis-inspired horns phrases, turntable scratching and soulful diva crooning, and possess a strong jazz feeling. Krush established himself at the helm of Japan's hip-hop with pieces of psychedelic, dub jazz-rock (Roll & Tumble, On The Dub-ble, Into The Water, Murder Of Soul) and made one hell of an impact with his sophomore album, Strictly Turntablised.
Krush is Japanese jazz hip hop, built for the chin-stroker in us and enjoyed by the truest underground.
Pure Shibuya, bitches. Hands together – bow and celebrate Krush’s 20th Anniversary with us. Limited edition autographed 20th Anniversary vinyl releases will be available for purchase.
The DJ Krush 20th Anniversary World Tour is supported by members of Perth’s purest hip hop ensemble, The Community:
- Arms In Motion is ‘the DJ's DJ’, ‘the producer's producer’ - someone who isn't afraid to bring something new or innovative to the table. Arms In Motion is a swiss army knife of beats.
- Two-time WAMI nominated Diger Rokwell is the chameleon of Perth creative scene. As co-founder of influential crew The Community, Diger has aided the growth of independent electronic music in Perth.
- The Community gents round things off beautifully with Naik; a musician and filmmaker who creates psychedelic, progressive and unique experiments in electronic music.
Supported by: Arms In Motion, Diger Rokwell, Naik
** Set Times **
1000 - 1100: Arms In Motion
1100 - 1200: Diger Rokwell
1200 - 0200: DJ Krush
0200 - close: Naik
Tickets: $30+BF on sale Monday 6 February 2012.
Available at Moshtix , 1300 GET TIX (438 849), Moshtix outlets and the Boomtick iPhone App.