[acid-jazz] News :: DJ Krush to Perform at the Blue Room

From: Wesley (wesleyhongkong_at_earthlink.net)
Date: 2003-03-04 22:02:11

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    News :: DJ Krush to Perform at the Blue Room

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 4, 2003
    for more info contact john_at_backbooth.com

    when: friday, march 21, 2003
    tickets: $ 15 available @ www.ticketweb.com
    or at Park Ave CD locations
    18+ welcome, 10 pm

    Respected Japanese DJ, producer, and remixer DJ KRUSH has been a key
    figure in the hip hop scene since the late '80s and is known for many
    his collaborations with The Roots, DJ Shadow, Mos Def, DJ Spooky, Guru
    (Gang Starr) and DJ Cam, among others.

    DJ Krush was born in Tokyo in 1962. It was films like "Wild Style",
    centered on the early '80s U.S. hip hop movement, that inspired DJ Krush

    to try his hand at DJing. Having built a formidable reputation as a
    turntable wizard on the streets of Tokyo, Krush formed the rap unit
    Krush Posse in '87. Heralded as the best hip hop act by the Japanese
    media, their subsequent breakup five years later prompted Krush to begin

    a solo career. His '92 solo debut, Krush, caught the ear of Mo Wax's A&R

    guru James Lavelle. The same year, Lavelle released Krush's Strictly
    Turntablized, a massive hit throughout Europe and Japan. Two albums were

    to follow -- '95's Mei-So and '97's Mi-Light -- before Krush was signed
    to major label Sony.
    Kakusei, his '99 debut for the Japanese music monolith, was followed
    shortly thereafter by the jaw-dropping mix album Code 4109. Both
    established Krush as a premier league hip hop producer, and led to his
    many famed collaborations.

    His '01 album Zen is a truly international affair, featuring the talents

    of Belgium's Marie Daulne (as Zap Mama), MC Black Thought and drummer
    Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson of Grammy-winning hip hop act The Roots,
    acclaimed Nigerian percussionist Tunde Ayanyemi, and Company Flow (their

    last recording before parting ways). The deep and dank rhythms of "With
    Grace" are complimented with N'dea Davenport's smooth and sultry vocals.

    Let the British songstress, who made her name with Brand New Heavies,
    stroke your soul with her sweet lyrics.

    He is currently touring America in support on his new Sony Music album,


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