DJ Krush Returns to London: 1 February 2013
18 December, 2012 Leave a comment
One of Japan’s legendary producers returns to London at the HMV Forum on 1 February 2013. A man without whose influence many of the biggest electronic artists taking the world by storm these days would simply not exist. DJ Krush is back for an all-too-rare showcase of his unique brand of dark, multi-textured beats.
Described by Flying Lotus as his main early influence, DJ KRUSH’s brand of instrumental Hip Hop took the genre to a whole different level, an influence that is still felt today in the vast swathe of West Coast Hip Hop championed by the Stones Throw and Brainfeeder crews as well as new acts of the calibre of Shabazz Palaces or Ratking. Moving away from the I-Can-Scratch-Faster-Than-Thou contests turntablism had become in the States, DJ Krush focused on the musicality the medium offered and laid the foundation for a new generation of sounds that would later be known as Trip-Hop and the myriad micro-scenes that came out of that era. Today, as relevant as he ever was, DJ Krush tours the world sparingly, but when he does he delivers what can only be described as a masterclass in layering, beat manipulation and generally ripping places to pieces in the best possible way. Come pay your respects to the Sensei, you won’t regret it.
Tickets are available now from See Tickets.