Japan's foremost turntable don DJ Krush returns to our shores for a rare date at London's Koko on Saturday 19th January. The Tokyo-based legend also known as Hideaki Ishi will be flexing his incredible decks-terity phalanxed by a star cast of hip hop and down-tempo maestros including The Herbaliser, who'll be rocking a ludicrous four deck set, and DJ Vadim's acclaimed One Self Collective. Live support also comes from Shadow Orchestra and Memory 9.
DJ Krush is renowned as one of the world's most innovative DJs and producers. Using hip hop as a springboard, he first came to prominence with a progressive, sampladelic smokin' beats sound, and along with DJ Shadow is credited with creating trip hop and turntablism. With more than eight classic albums under his belt, he's now poised to unleash a special DVD on 3rd March - 'Ko-no-Michi The History of DJ Krush' - a compilation of live performances, interviews, two documentaries and all of his music videos.
Tickets for the live show are priced at £15, and are available here.
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Name DJ Krush's first album for Mo' Wax. Send your answer to: [email protected]. Closing date is Friday 18th January at 12 noon.