Selected by Don Crispy
Digital Convenience #2
Some parties are so good
they happen only once a year. Digital Convenience, the creation of expatriate English DJ
and music industry maverick Plugsta, returns with the follow-up to last year'
no-holds-barred electronic music fest at Harlem in Shibuya next Thursday.
Like the first Digital Convenience, the upcoming second instalment will highlight a wide
cross section of dance music forces, coming from hip hop, breakbeats, house and techno
circles in the US, Europe, and Japan.
From the UK, Super Collider
is an emerging force whose album, Head On, was chosen as best album in electronic
music magazines Groove, Remix, and Loud. Releasing material
from the influential Skint Records (Fatboy Slim, etc.), Super Collider will be performing
a live set in his very first Japanese appearance.
Also making his debut Japan
performance is American tech-house DJ John Selway, listed recently in dance magazine URB's
From Holland, Speedy J will
be offering a multimedia live show. Headlining this summer's massive Sonar rave, Speedy J
has been described in the New Music Express as "like Autechre with
plutonium-plated balls of steel."
Domestic DJs will be
represented by hardworking Fumiya Tanaka in his breakbeats Karafuto incarnation,
beatmaster Quietstorm, Riow Arai and avant-garde turntablist Hashim B.
Founder and original leader
of Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, percussionists Asa-Chang & Junrei will be performing
live, as will Suzukiski, who accompanied German avant-gardists Mouse on Mars in their most
recent Japan tour.
#2: Harlem, 9/14, 10pm, JY2500 (adv), JY3000 (door), w/1d. Tel: 03-3461-8806.