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Vol.5 - Walectro

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Vol.4 - Mecha Groove

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Vol.3 - Rock Chick

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Reviewed in the Guardian!



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Where does Tokyo’s international community go for great live music?

And how do Japanese musicians reach a foreign audience without going abroad?

To simultaneously answer these questions, Music Editor Dan Grunebaum and Metropolis present a series of nights shining a light on the astounding music to be found in Tokyo.

In April, Saiko vol. 3 “Rock Chick” celebrated Japanese women rockers in an evening of the heavy and the arty at Roppongi club SuperDeluxe.

Now from the crossroads of black music and the Asian metropolis comes Saiko vol. 4 “Mecha Groove” – a soundtrack to summer nights in the city, with urban rhythms from J-soul to jazz-funk, broken beats to trip-hop.


Live:

Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro
Satoshi "Tiger" Okano’s Saitama “yellow soul” powerhouse sextet destroyed audiences at Fuji Rock ’08 and is soon to take its act to Europe. Out now: Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro (P-Vine Records)

www.kilimanjaro.jp
myspace
youtube

Aroop Roy Live Band
Vocalist, producer and multi-instrumentalist from the UK, Aroop Roy bears influences from soul to funk, Latin and rock. Roy’s debut single "Too Long" was acclaimed worldwide. Out now: Absolute!! Sounds from Tokyo compiled by Aroop Roy (Unique Uncut)

myspace
youtube

Freesscape
Vocalist Emi Evans and producer Hiroyuki Muneta craft a dark but joyful, trip-hop influenced sound that some compare to Portishead. Out now: The Next Confusion

www.freesscape.com
myspace
youtube

DJs:

Spexsavers
Dub, drum ‘n’ bass and electro are the keywords for London duo Mr Tikini and Brassfoot’s  “mash-up ting.” Spexsavers can be heard at their regular Bangers & Mash events and on their internet show Outtanet.

myspace

DJ Otsuka
Hiroko Otsuka combines the best of vintage funk and contemporary breaks in her monthly Champ residency at storied club The Room. Out now: NewPeace3 (KeyofLife+)

www.djotsuka.com

Don Coglione
Funk and rare groove DJ otherwise known as Englishman Nick Coldicott. Host of Rhythm Night.

http://www.fujirockers.com/blog/200607/000036.html

Dance:

Orientarhythm
And a special dance performance from Orientarhythm, where hip-hop street dance meets Japanese martial arts.

www.orientarhythm.com
youtube

Art:

Rinpa Eshidan
Noiz-Davi, Daisuke Yamamoto, D.H.Rosen, Akari Sasai and XOLA stage live-art events and create videos of art in action.

www.rinpaeshidan.jp
youtube

VJ:

Keibi
As VJ Keibi, filmmaker Kevin Mcgue remixes and projects images from his extensive library of cult films.

http://www.live-house-movie.com/




When:
2009.7.17 (Fri) open/start 7pm

Where:
SuperDeluxe, Roppongi (Tel: 03-5412-0515, B1F 3.1.25 Nishi Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0031, www.super-deluxe.com)


Tel:
03-4550-2929

Web:
www.metropolis.co.jp/saiko
www.myspace.com/saikosound

Support:
iTunes, InterFM, MySpace, P-Vine Records, Wax Poetics Japan



The new Japanese edition of New York City's leading black music and DJ culture magazine. The latest issue, No.04, features dub legend Lee Perry adorning the front cover and great articles covering well known names like Pete Rock, Bad Brains, Wattstax and Ahmed Jamal. Stocked at Tower Records, HMV, diskunion and book shops and CD shops across the country.




¥3000 (adv), ¥3500 (door), with 1 drink

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Ticket machines are located at all Lawson convenience stores.
The Event L-Code is 33444.


“Every moment of it is thrilling.” –The Guardian

soul+jazz-ƒunk*broken±beats÷trip-hop=Mecha Groove