From: Wesley (wesleyhongkong_at_earthlink.net)
Date: 2003-03-04 22:02:11
News :: DJ Krush to Perform at the Blue Room
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 4, 2003
for more info contact john_at_backbooth.com
JAPAN'S DJ KRUSH TO PERFORM AT BLUE ROOM
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,
-- ECLECTIC Japan [Sound :: Lounge] http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SoundLounge