The great Japanese zen-master of abstract hiphop after his outstanding two gigs aboard returns to strike the Ship again.
Party with dinner tickets are also available. The menu is: Jiaozi with rice vinegar-soy sauce and Swordfish teriyaki with boiled rice and daikon oroshi.
Hideaki Ishi (石 英明 Ishi Hideaki?), commonly known as DJ Krush, was born in 1962 in Tokyo. After watching the film "Wild Style" in the early 80s, he was inspired, bought some turntables, and started to learn the art of turntablism. In 1987, along with DJs like DJ Muro, he formed the Krush Posse, which made numerous appearances as a group in late 1992 and gained him recognition by becoming the first DJ in Japan to perform with live musicians. He released his first album "Krush", which stated his presence in the scene, and he has since released eight more. He has had recording contracts with Chance Records, Ninety Nine Records, Mo' Wax (he was the first Japanese artist to join), Apollo and Sony/Columbia. He works internationally as a producer, re-mixer, DJ and recording artist, bringing the unique flavour of Japanese hip hop to the world.
Ishi dropped out of school at an early age and joined a local gang, and a few years later, the Yakuza. Early into his career as a Yakuza underling, Ishi discovered a severed finger wrapped in paper on his desk. Later, after discovering that it had belonged to his best friend, he decided to leave the Yakuza and cut ties with the criminal underworld.
One day in the early 1980s, Ishi went to the movies with his girlfriend and saw the film "Wild Style", the first hip-hop motion picture directed by Charlie Ahearn. It was here that he got the inspiration to become a hip-hop musician. Despite others doubts, he made a firm decision to become a DJ.
The day after seeing this movie, he headed to instrument shops looking for equipment. At this time the term "mixer" was unknown to most of Tokyo's electronic store salesmen. After having a hard time buying the things he needed, Ishi started his career as one of the first hip hop pioneers in Japan.
Krush (1994, Chance)
Strictly Turntablized (1994, Mo' Wax MW025)
Meiso (1996, Mo' Wax MW029)
MiLight (1997, Mo' Wax MW077)
Back in the Base (1997, Hancuts, 2CD Set, other CD Coldcut & DJ Food)
Kakusei (1999, Sony/Columbia)
Code 4109 (2000)
Zen (2001, Red Ink)
The Message at the Depth (2003, Sony/Columbia)
Jaku (2004, Sony/Columbia)
OuMuPo 6 (2007)
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