Selected by Don Crispy

Archive Records
Japan Tour 2000

Photos courtesy of Base Planning

Alex Attias Volcov
Alex Attias Volcov

On April 8, resident DJ of leading Aoyama club Loop’s long-running In the Mix parties, DJ Mochizuki (Under Groove Productions) is looking to introduce Tokyo clubbers to the latest sounds from London by inviting two special guests, DJs Alex Attias and Volcov, to perform in Archive Records’ Japan Tour 2000.

As part of highly-regarded jazz-funk label Archive Records, Alex Attias and owner Volcov join company with an elite crew that also boasts such UK legends as drum‘n’bass innovator Dego from 4Hero, and Restless Soul’s Phil Asher.

Launching his DJ career with a four-year residency at the Mad club in Lausanne, Switzerland, Alex Attias was soon spinning his distinctive electro style, blending elements of funk, classic disco, house and hip hop, at clubs throughout Europe. He created a stir with his first single, “Magik,” released under the name Bel Air Project in 1996, and went on to release a number of well-regarded underground club hits including “Jazz with Attitude,” “Dark Jazzor” and “Future Talk.” After catching the ear of UK dance powers Dego and jazz-funk impresario Gilles Peterson, Attias moved to London to further his career at the heart of the dance music scene. He has also toured Japan as part of the ‘99 Wide Open tour, alongside Rainer Truby, Jazzanova, and Patrick Forge.

Hailing from Italy, Volcov started DJing hip hop at age 15, but was soon inspired by Detroit techno pioneers like Carl Craig and Derrick May to start his own Psyche Group parties in Milan. Following up with the drum’n’bass party Sonica Night, named for his newly-launched d’n’b label Sonica (under which he releases his own tracks), Volcov moved to London, starting another label, Archive, in 1998. Boasting a wide range of sounds from breakbeat to house, including 4Hero, Ross Allen, Patrick Forge, Gilles Peterson, Kirk de Giorgio and Jazzanova, Archive is pushing the boundaries of dance music with a vision entirely its own.

Archive Records Japan Tour 2000: Loop, 4/8, 10pm, JY3000 w/1d. Tel: 03-3797-9185.

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Friday October 26
Saturday October 27
Sunday October 28
Monday October 29
Tuesday October 30
Wednesday October 31
Thursday November 1
Friday November 2
396: Ralph Lawson
395: Ed real
394: Swedishnight@code
393: 4 heroes meets 2000 black
385: Sonicmania
384: Hotaka Mountain Festival
383: Shur-I-Kan
382: Richie Hawtin
381: Deep Dish
380: Professor T
379: Roy Davis Jr
378: Flaura & Flynn
377: Vitamin D
376: Dmitri From Paris
375: Derrick May & Kevin Saunderson
374: Deep Banana Blackout
373: Sunpower
372: Rei Harakami
371: Christian Smith
370: DJ Hasebe
369: Reboing
368: Poptones
367: Jamyz Nylon
366: Yoji Biomehanika
365: Big Chill
364: Torture Garden
363: Ism & Izm
362: The Room 8th Anniversary
361: Madame Friction
360: LTJ Bukem
359: Medeski, Martin & Wood
358: Stone, Scissors, Paper
357: Dakini Nights
356: Matthew Herbert
355: Juno Reactor
354: Gilles Peterson
352/3: New Millennium Countdown
351: Captain Funk
350: Francois K.
349: Seven
348: Gratia AIDS Charity Party
347: Epic Wave & Protocol
346: Double A & Twist
345: Electraglide
344: Seb Fontaine
343: Freaky Flow & MC Flipside
342: The Word Is Sex
341: Isotope 217
340: Fabio
339: The Pink Cow
338: Nigel Dawson
337: Thunderpuss
336: Digital Experience #2
335: Wire 00
334: Org
333: Metamorphose
332: Bamboleo
331: Kingyo Club
330: Big House II
329: Alan Thompson Japan Tour
328: Doc Scott
327: Susumu Yokota & Max Brennan
326: Rob Gee
325: Skam
324: Karafuto
323: LTJ Bukem
322: Sven Vath
321: Alton Miller
320: Jazz Electronica
319: Smith & Mighty
318: Goldie
317: Nukleuz Tokyo Tour
316: Tribute To The Love Generation
315: Alex Lauterstein
314: Archive Records Japan Tour 2000
313: Champs
312: Haru 2000 Matsuri
311: David Morales
310: Tsuyoshi
309: Vision Quest