We have changed out group name from XXX$$$ to XXXSSS Tokyo last Friday and today we’re announcing our first single under this new name dropping this coming Friday!
Is it soca? Is it hiphop? Or could it be some kind of twerky hint at carnival? Nobody will ever know. What we do know is that the shy girl 3 rows down threw her shoe up because the heel broke and then did squats. There was also a businessman spraying strangers with foamy dranks and a barmaid serving herself.
This song isn’t asking for much lose the worries and throw your shizz up in the ayeeer. If you don’t have shizz, then maybe throw a gunfinger? Nobody minds.
MC MOGGYY, the busiest voice in Osaka, delivers an equal mix of vibes and laughs and “hype man ting”. Snares roll like Trinidad, kicks stomp like London, except that this is Tokyo and everybody is bouncing.
Artwork is by a world renowned cartoonist Hideyuki Katsumata, known for his work with Little Dragon.
Nagoya people! I’m in your city of Friday at Club Eight with a DMC world champ and one of the illest DJs ever DJ Rafik!💪💪 Haven’t to Nagoya in a minute, so hoping all my Nagoya fam can make it out for a session! We also got the “God of Nagoya” in the house, legendary Murakamigo, who’s gonna give u some sexy time. 😜😜😁😁 Come hang with us!
This Saturday, I’m in Osaka chilling in the park by the sea after our Kyoto gig. Slightly different Osaka vibes with slightly different selection from yours truly. Going in full summer mode, aloha shirts, Tacos and beer in the shade. 11:00 to 21:00 at Hokko Marina w/ DJ SARASA, DJ TANKO, KENBO, Yuuna and more! More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1098382080242721/
今週金曜日Sankeys Tokyo (元Air)でDJ IKU君のリリパ！IKU君タンテブリストのスキルとセンスの良さとエンターテイメントのバランスは完璧過ぎて、実はめっちゃ羨ましいww みんな祝いに来てください！ そして、オジロのSN-Zさんも！去年横浜に客として遊びに行った時、初めてちゃんとSN-Zさんのプレイみてマジでやられた。めちゃくちゃ面白い。 自分はこれから又ツアー入って、この後しばらく東京にイベントがないから、東京のみんなと乾杯したいな！
DJ IKU release party @ Sankeys Tokyo (ex-Air) this Friday! Super looking forward to this one cos Iku got that amazing balance of turntablism, good taste and entertainment. And man like SN-Z from Ozrosaurus. I went out in Yokohama last year and happen to see his set then, and it was still one of the most memorable sets of 2015 for me. So tight, entertaining and he was doing some crazy shit blending acapellas on the fly over a variety of beats that I didn’t even know was possible. This will be my last Tokyo gig for a while as I’ll be on the move again for a few weeks, so come do that summer thing with me!
2013年11月21日から2014年2月23日まで同国で続いた真冬の「善意の革命」に捧げるサウンドトラック「Like Dew In The Sun/日に照らされた露のように」。 タイトルは、ウクライナ国歌の１節「敵は日に照らされ露のように消える」から引用されたものだ。「敵」は、全人類が抱える悪意という欠陥。１粒の水滴が太陽に照らされて蒸発するように、人々に組み込まれていた「悪意の遺伝子」が蒸発して消え去るとき、人類はようやく幼年期の終りを迎える。
Temporarily stepping away from the maximalist, buoyant swagger that his productions are best known for, Tokyo-based XLII’s latest excursion for the Raid System collective is a deeply intimate and introspective take on the events that unfolded in Ukraine in winter of 2014. Originally a light-hearted take on the peaceful protests in Kiev, planned for release in spring 2014, the EP then transformed and mutated as the triumph of toppled dictatorship was cut short by an armed incursion in the country’s South and East. The EP is finally set for release on January 27, 2016 to applaud the de-escalation of conflict and the progress in the dialogue towards peace.
“Like Dew In The Sun” is a profoundly personal project borne from these circumstances, a sentiment that is strikingly relevant to people not just in Ukraine, but those across the world. The EP is inspired by the hope that the “weak gene” within all humankind, that prevents us from co-existing peacefully as one species, will one day evaporate “Like Dew In The Sun”.
In line with the concept of peace, the EP consciously removes itself from the “loudness war” with softer mastering, featuring minimal post-Soviet cover art by a Ukrainian designer Myroslav Fareniuk and pressed at a small, privately run pressing plant in Europe.
Shards is a melancholic slow-burner for a nation that became a trading chip in the power gamble between bigger external forces. Calm and leisurely with dreamy folk chants and cinematic chord progressions.
Incursion - A masterfully orchestrated puzzle of unusual time signatures and genres. A futuristic off-kilter piece that resolves itself into a coherent whole upon several listens.
Barricades is cold and unrelenting. A collage of real world instruments and a mild feeling of nostalgia propelled forward with upbeat determination.
Apocalyptic Freedom weighs up the cost of freedom life for life. Horns and frenetic percussion intertwined with a sense of liberation and burning tires. Brash sound design and arrangement add to the sense of turmoil.
Soul and Body - The EP’s final track returns to a spirit of melancholy and even optimism. A quiet exploration of hope and unity captured in simple chords. Warm and reassuring, with a soft nod to the beats music of yesteryear, it concludes the EP on a positive note of calm resolution.
The limited 7” Vinyl will be available on XLII’s Bandcamp and will start shipping on January 27, 2016. It features 2 alternative versions of lead tracks from the digital EP as well as download codes for the full EP.
My tune Get Em was used in a movie trailer for Bangkok Nites, a follow up for the Japanese cult classic “Saudade”. This tune will soon be out on Hamburg’s Saturate Records as part of the annual Saturated compilation. Check out Saturate Rec bandcamp or Facebook for precise release dates.
今週土曜日シンガポールのRail Jammin野外バシュメントでプレイします w/ILL GATES, MASIA ONE, JEAN REIKI and more! I’m in Singapore this Saturday for the Rail Jammin bashment rave under the rails with ILL GATES, MASIA ONE, JEAN REIKI, ARABYRD and more Hope to see you there!