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DJ Krush
Jul 2019 20

DJ Krush

Oslo, Hackney

Tickets: £19.50

Times: 7pm - 10pm

DJ Krush, aka Hideaki Ishi, pioneer of Japanese Hip Hop and weaver of trippy, smoky, head-nodding beats, will be at Oslo, Hackney for a rare intimate headline show.

Known for atmospheric instrumental productions, DJ Krush’s music is darkly mysterious and seriously addictive, completely befitting his past as part of Japanese crime syndicate yakuza. On the topic of his switch from crime to music, Ishi said “my body wasn’t built for breaking, DJing was the thing for me,” and Japan’s music industry has rejoiced ever since.

Upon entering the industry, Krush, with his experimental beats and instrumental sounds, changed the face of Japanese Hip Hop at a time when it was dominated by the American rap scene. Now, Krush has established himself as one of the most respected artists and producers in the hip hop industry, both in Japan and abroad.

At Oslo, Krush will be joined by DJ Food. Originally produced by Coldcut on the ninja tune independent record label, the DJ Food project started in 1990 on the premise of providing metaphorical “food for DJs”. DJ Food released the Jazz Brakes series, with Jazz Brakes Volume 3 being the most successful. The records consisted of collections of breaks, loops and samples, ideal for mixing, remixing and producing the trademark ninja tune blend of jazz & hip hop. With several Djs having played under the title Dj Food in the past, Strictly Kev is now the baton bearer and will deliver a night of mind-bending tunes.

This is a rare intimate night with Japan’s beats master. Don’t miss out.


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