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Agent Mad Presents: DJ Krush

Author: Agent Mad
Wednesday, January 5, 2005
Thu 03.02 Brisbane
Fri 04.02 Melbourne
Sat 05.02 Sydney
Wed 09.02 Canberra
Thu 10.02 Adelaide
Fri 11.02 Auckland
Sat 12.02 Perth

Born in 1962 in Tokyo. Gifted producer & DJ with a superb sense in Mixing and composing his sound who's been well-received in the international club scene.

It was the movie "WILD STYLE" that got him into hiphop in the early 80's, and in 1987, he formed KRUSH POSSSE which made numerous appearances in various media as the best hiphop act in Japan.
KRUSH began pursueing his solo career after the break-up of the group in late 1992, and soon grabbed people's attention as the first DJ to use turntables as live instruments, doing free sessions with live musicians on stage. Released his 1st album "KRUSH" in January 1994, and since then released countless records in Japan, Europe, US and around the globe. All his solo releases have ranked high in various charts in & out of Japan, and his 6th album "Zen" had been highly acclaimed and awarded the Best Electronica Album in 2002 AIFM Awards (US).

Aside from his outernational 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 jenre. In '98 spring, he formed a production unit with DJ HIDE & DJ SAK, collaborating with Nigerian percussionists and releasing a single & album from Polydor Japan.

From the end of the year 2000, he also got involved in project which evolves around a group of musicians including DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, phonopsycographDISK, DJ HIDE, DJ SAK And Jun Sawada, which will be launching various projects to question worldwide issues in the 21st Century.