samedi 22 février 2003

JEL - Diypartisan (feat. 2Mex)

Un 10'' réunissant Jel et 2Mex? Voilà de quoi éveiller la curiosité de tout amateur de hh indépendant qui se respecte. A ma gauche un beatmaker anticonien bien connu de nos services, membre de Them, Subtle, Presage, responsable du culte "It's Them" et de deux très bons albums d'instrus. A ma droite un rappeur angelino membre des collectifs Shapeshifters, Afterlife, des Visionnaries, moitié d'OMD, des Mindclouders et des Brainbusters, responsable de projets éparses et garant d'un certain classicisme westcoast de bon goût.

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vendredi 3 mai 2002

ANTICON, DJ SPOOKY, DJ KRUSH, DJ DISK, SHING02 - Liquid Room, Shinjuku - Tokyo

Dai from Trieight, his friend Nick from London, and myself arrived in Shinjuku around 1 am. The show was taking place at a well-known Tokyo club called Liquid Room. After taking the elevator up for seven floors and going through a small line, my jaw dropped for the first time that night. That is when I saw the size of the place. I`m so used to the indy scene in the US, that I had totally forgotten venues this huge even existed. But more than the size of the venue, it was the fact that it was packed to full capacity that really blew my mind. I mean, take this show to any major American city and you won`t fill a place half the size of Liquid Room. So it was crazy packed, it felt like the damn Up in Smoke Tour, or as Dai would put it "Shibuya station during rush hour". And that`s how things looked when I stepped in the arena with my "it`s on" attitude.

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