Thursday, August 16, 2007

DJ Krush To Release First-Ever DVD Set 3-DISC “HISTORY OF DJ KRUSH"

Features every DJ Krush music video and documentaries featuring some of the underground’s finest artists

On September 18, acclaimed Japanese producer/turntablist DJ Krush will offer up his first ever DVD entitled History Of DJ Krush. The collection encompasses a whopping 3 DVD’s and features every DJ Krush music video to date along with two documentaries (See below for complete list of content).

Those who are familiar with DJ Krush’s past work know that each release is created with a sense of high artistic value. Beyond the three discs in History Of DJ Krush you will find a package complete with gold foiled packaging and beautiful photographs that document this legendary artist’s career. It’s really a site to behold.

History Of DJ Krush traces DJ Krush’s path from the recording of his 1995 album MEISO through to his 2006 world tour. Throughout the DVDs, you’ll see never-before-scene footage of DJ Krush in many different situations that helped to define his career. One of the standout moments is a DJ set performed on a specially-constructed stage on the rooftop of a building in Tokyo; shot in November 2006 exclusively for this DVD, amid his world tour. This is the most intimate look into DJ Krush’s career that’s ever been previously available.

The Japanese saying “SUIMOU TSUNENIMASU” is translated to mean “There’s no end to training.” The saying derives from a legendary sword called Suimou-ken and legend has it that the sword cut everything that passed its way. Yet, even this finest sword would become blunt if it wasn’t constantly polished. There’s no end to training. You must keep on disciplining yourself. Once you’ve mastered something, you have to work even harder, this time to teach, to keep your craft polished, to keep your feet on the ground, and to break out of habit. DJ Krush’s message for this DVD set is "KEEP GOING" which resonates with this saying.

DJ Krush will celebrate the release of History Of DJ Krush with a full North American tour this October. DJ Krush is available for phone and email interviews and will be available for in-person interviews and photo shoots in New York City in early/mid September.


Born in Tokyo, Japan, DJ Krush is a gifted producer & DJ with superb senses of both DJing and music composition. It was the movie "Wild Style" that got him into hip hop in the early 80's and in 1987 he formed Krush Posse which made numerous appearances in various media as the best Hip-Hop act in Japan. DJ Krush began pursuing his solo career in late 1992, and soon garnered attention for being the first DJ to use turntables as live instruments, doing free sessions with live musicians on stage.

DJ Krush released his first album Krush in January 1994 and has since released eight more artist album’s to incredible sales all over the globe. DJ Krush is known for adding his special “Japanese Flavor” to underground Hip-Hop and he is considered one of the pioneers of the mid-90’s downtempo electronica and instrumental Hip-Hop scenes. DJ Krush was also the first Japanese artist signed to James Lavelle’s influential Mo’ Wax label.

Aside from his outer national activities as producer, remixer and DJ, he constantly expands his field from soundtracks for films, TV dramas & commercials to live sessions with various musicians that transcends music genre.


DISC 1: A-Un

Available for the first time on DVD, this documentary closely follows DJ Krush during the release party for his first album, summer 1996 European tour and recording of his 4th studio album MiLight. This documentary was originally released on VHS in 1996 solely for the Japan territory.

Futura 2000,
Jazzy Upper Cut,
Finsta Bundy,
Ken “Duro” Ifill,
Mos Def,
Shawn J. Period,
Kemuri Production,
Lee Q,
DJ CAM etc...

DISC 2: Ko-no-Michi

From the recording of his 1995 album Meiso through the 2006 world tour, this documentary traces the path of DJ Krush. The disc features various never-before-seen footage including DJ Krush’s first long interview and a DJ set at specially-constructed set on the rooftop of a building in Tokyo, shot in November 2006 for this DVD, amid his world tour.

C.L. Smooth: Only The Strong Survive from “MEISO”
DJ Shadow: Duality from “MEISO”
Futura 2000
Charlie Ahearn (WILD STYLE)
Black Thought (The Roots): Zen Approach from “ZEN”
Zap Mama: Danger of Love from “ZEN”
Kazufumi KODAMA : Day's End from “ZEN”
Company Flow: Vision of Art from “ZEN”
ILL-BOSSTINO (THA BLUE HERB): Candle Chant (A Tribute) from “ZEN”
Sly & Robbie: The Lost Voices from “The Message At The Depth”
Anticon: Song for John Walker from “The Message At The Depth”
INDEN (DO-HYO ORIZIN): Toki no Tabiji from ”The Message At the Depth”
Akira SAKATA: Slit of Cloud from “jaku”
Ken SHIMA: Stormy Cloud from “jaku”
Shinichi KINOSHITA: Beyond Raging Waves from “jaku”
Tetsuro NAITO & Shuuzan MORITA: Univearth from “jaku”
Mr. Lif: Nosferatu from “jaku”
AESOP ROCK: Kill Switch from “jaku”

The first-ever compilation of DJ Krush music videos
Available only on this DVD set.
01. “Only The Strong Survive” featuring C.L. Smooth
02. “Final Home (vocal version)” featuring Esthero
03. “Tragicomic” featuring ACO, TWIGY
04. “Danger Of Love” featuring Zap Mama
05. “Toki no Tabiji” featuring INDEN (DO-HYO ORIZIN)
06. “Aletheuo (Truthspeaking)” featuring Angelina Esparza
07. “Still Island” with Shuuzan MORITA
08. “Kemuri (Untouchable Mix)”
09. “Mosa” featuring KAN

Thu Oct 4 New York Highline Ballroom
Fri Oct 5 Montreal Le National
Sat Oct 6 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Mon Oct 8 Toronto Mod Club
Tue Oct 9 Cleveland Heights the Grog Shop
Thu Oct 11 Minneapolis Foundation
Fri Oct 12 Chicago Smart Bar
Sat Oct 13 Atlanta The Loft
Tue Oct 16 Orlando The Social
Wed Oct 17 St. Petersburg The Bishop
Fri Oct 19 Dallas Minc Lounge
Sat Oct 20 Denver Bluebird Theatre
Mon Oct 22 Portland Holocene
Wed Oct 24 Vancouver Commodore Ballroom
Thu Oct 25 Seattle Neumos
Fri Oct 26 San Francisco Mighty
Sun Oct 28 Pomona Glass House
Tue Oct 30 San Diego House of Blues
Wed Oct 31 Hollywood Knitting Factory

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