Sound Advice

21 Jan

Shin Nishimura-

 Shin Nishimura, Japan’s numero uno played in Beijing a week ago and I am so very disheartened that I missed it. Deep, deep sigh…  However! The ex-Yakuza Dj Krush is playing at the Bowery in NY on the 26th, that’s a Tuesday night kiddies, but more than worth arriving late for your Wednesday morning class- it’s the beginning of the year and it’s probably only a syllabus and some regurgitated b.s. about regulations and absenteeism …right? Hit us up on gmail or fb and join the crew.

But if you dance like this you won’t have any friends…I won’t be your friend.

Those A Mochi tracks are spicyhot, I will put the EP BlackOut up at the end of the week.



He may look as old as your old as your all man, but such is someone legendary, as for his music- timeless.  

Ishi was born in 1962 in Tokyo. Ishi dropped out of school at an early age and joined a local gang, and a few years later, the yakuza. Early into his career as a yakuza underling, Ishi discovered a severed finger wrapped in paper on his desk. Later, after discovering that it had belonged to his best friend, he decided to leave the yakuza and cut ties with the criminal underworld.

One day in the early 1980s, Ishi went to the movies with his girlfriend and saw the film Wild Style, the first hip hop motion picture directed by Charlie Ahearn. He quickly got the inspiration to become a hip hop musician, and made the firm decision to become a DJ. The day after seeing this movie, he headed to instrument shops looking for equipment. At this time the term “mixer” was unknown to most of Tokyo’s electronic store salesmen. After having a hard time buying the things he needed, Ishi started his career as one of the first hip hop artists in Japan. The tracks below are downloadable.



2 Responses to “Sound Advice”

  1. ryan S 01/22/2010 at 1:46 pm #

    scared by a severed finger? krush is pretty soft

  2. private runners 02/27/2014 at 9:12 pm #

    My sensei right there. You can hear his experiences and expression through his music. One of my favorite artists, next to DJ Shadow. Cheers.

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