Selected by Don Crispy

Judge Jules
Matthew Herbert
Hostess Entertainment

Maverick Tokyo-based Brazilian party promoter Luciano Uchizonoónoted for a string of popular house parties from Tokyo to Baliówill present a special edition of Protocol with a visit by UK legend Judge Jules to Womb next Thursday.

          DJ, producer, TV and radio presenter, Judge Jules has been a fixture of the UK dance scene since launching his career back in 1983. Recently voted "Best DJ" by the Mixmag Readers Poll and at the Ministry Awards, Jules first came to attention as a DJ for (then) pirate radio station Kiss FM, where he developed a reputation for passionate sets that also set a standard for technical precision. He currently hosts a Fri/Sat night show on BBC Radio 1, in addition to contributing to The Face, I-D and Time Out magazines. His upcoming appearance in Tokyo will be a rare one.

          Joining Jules at Womb will be Nick Sentience, a frequent visitor to Tokyo recently and one of the cream of the new crop of emerging UK house DJs. Also on hand will be Protocol resident Taka, a DJ whose career has taken him as far afield as New Zealand and Indonesia, when he is not in Tokyo managing newly established Insight Production with UchizonoĀE

          Meanwhile, English techno deconstructionist Matthew Herbert returns to Liquid Room at the end of the month for an encore performance following one last February in which he sampled (live) a range of household items, weaving the found sounds into impromptu compositions that delighted the 1000 fans in attendance.

Since his last visit, Herbertís Bodily Functions CD has met with surprising success given its non-commercial aspect, and the artist has also been busy DJing across Europe and the US, working on Bjorkís new album Vespertine, and remixing for The Avalanches, Plaid and Blaze among others. 

In his upcoming Asian The Mechanics of Destruction tour, Herbert (aka Radio Boy) will be upping the ante with a musical thrust at what he terms ďthe bloated and arrogant beast that music has becomeĀEand ďthe myths of modern consumerism.ĀEHis live set will see Herbert both musically and physically shredding a range of items including among others two Big Macs and two right wing newspapers, which he says ďlure us into buying things the earth canít bear to dispose of.ĀE

His new ďprofit-freeĀEalbum, also titled The Mechanics of Destruction, will be available for free at the show, which will also feature a range of experimental Japanese forces including the inimitable Eye of the Boredoms, Childís View (Nobukazu Takemura), and Riow Arai.

Herbert had this to say about the new album: ďThat I have largely destroyed everything that has come to make the noises for this record is symptomatic of my anger at being ignored by a government so far removed from my basic human concerns it doesnít think twice before risking the lives of every one of us by entering a war with people we have spent a large part of the last century arming.

Protocol@Womb, 11/22, 10pm, JY5000 (adv), JY6000 (door). Tel: 5459-3939.

The Mechanics of Destruction@Liquid Room, 11/30, 10pm, JY3800 (adv), JY4500 (door). Tel: 3200-6831.
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