DJ Krush Returns to London: 1 February 2013

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.

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About Tom Smith
Some say he's fuelled on nothing but energy drinks, and that when he visits Japan, he spends the whole time engaging the ground in an all too familiar way. But what we do know is that his words on the country's entertainment and culture find their way into NEO Magazine on a monthly basis, while everything else finds its way here. Be it quirky news item from the Land of the Rising Sun, or a story so gruesome it'd be rude not to pass it on, you'll find it here along with his general posts about life, work and most importantly play. And yes, he has had articles printed in the likes of MCV, GamesMaster, 360 Gamer and more, thanks for noticing.

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