PARTY @club_Harlem “ROYAL FLUSH” at BX Cafe with @djkenske @djshinobu @DJ_GIN_

Royal Flush at BX Cafe / Harlem

Royal Flush at BX Cafe / Harlem

 

ROYAL FLUSH at BX Cafe / Shibuya, Harlem

My favorite Tuesday night party :)

Main floor of Harlem showcases the totally awesome duo DJ Koya & DJ Kango for the famous “Red Zone” party.  One of the longest (if not longest?) running hip hop parties in Tokyo it gets pretty packed, The Tuesday night hot spot in Shibuya you will always be able to spot celebrity dancers as well as MCs and DJ from the Japanese hip hop scene.

However, for a more chill scene with a bit more of a ‘step to the left, step to the right’ sort of vibe head upstairs to BX Cafe.  A lot of 90s music, more space to move and usually better smoking manners.  One price for entrance gets you into both sections.

 

 

 

A Review of : Osiris DCLXVI – Mix 001 by @MrTikini #NP

From @MrTikini

From @MrTikini

What I’ve been waiting on /// Osiris DCLXVI 

Mix 001 by @MrTikini

Words by @TokyoTwilighter

I’ve been in anticipation of THIS mix by good friend, collaborator of choice and DOPE DJ – MR. Tikini ever since we first met year over half a decade back.

One of the MOST talented people I know, not just because he can spin but because he is one of the FEW non-Japanese residents that has been successful in connecting the Japanese music scene with the outside world.  His attention to the nuances of Japanese culture and his sincere admiration for the dope artists here make for amazing collaborations and sound results.

For me personally I have seen my good friend go through transitions professionally and personally that from my perspective have finally found a creative outlet in this new mix series.  The vibe is raw like a live mix, but smooth and refined in a way that reflects pre-meditation and life experience.

At first I thought the mix was a bit dark, much like a lot of the Japan scene has been of late.  Hard beats and lyrics that reflect a hustler attitude and non-stop grind, but then the transition around minute 14 shows an almost naive hope, a re-birth maybe.   And when I heard the innocent voice of Darren’s adorable mixed son speaking in English it confirmed what I already knew, this mix was about more than an eclectic selection from the ‘real’ music scene, it was a tribute to the collection of experiences in the British-born/Japan-kidnapped/one-half Spexsavers Mr. Tikini’s emotional state as of late.

This is by no means, ‘a pretty mix’, it’s for lovers of the paranormal, those experienced in heartbreak and emotional explosion.  Those of us able to be unbridled in our fury and desperate in our passion.  From around track 10 - Cas Ft Sheg Nasa – Spaced, the British hip hop influenced and slightly grimey London scene makes its presence known.  Check out the video’s visuals below.

In a lot of ways, I found the mix hard to listen to.  It brought up some emotions in me that I didn’t expect, raw feelings about life and the grind I personally have been on that have been a trial to deal with as of late.  For Tikini, I wonder if it was in that mind state that he free flowed in the booth to create this mix.

At the risk of alienating other age groups, the late 20s, early 30s range that me and my close friends are moving through right now involves a lot of transition and traditional lifetime milestones (marriage, kids, promotions, death of family members, etc.) It is also a moment where a lot of us are trying to decide if we can purse a passion as a full-time career and whether our responsibilities and relationships are adding unnecessary weight to our creative process.  It is a time to decide, is now the moment to be ‘selfish’?  Or am I beyond that opportunity because of my life decisions?  Am I prepared to live with the financial, familial and career consequences of my choices?

Perhaps I am reading too much into the mix, but as I listened to the raw sounds that blended into a short soundtrack to a snippet of my life that’s what I got out of it.

Not for the tame of heart, this mix will make you think.  And if it doesn’t, then you may want to check purgatory cuz your soul is lost in between this world and the next.

Photo by Jesse Freeman

Design by Reuben Cape:
Photography by Jesse Freeman:
Engineered by Kazuhiro Namba:

PARTY @Ageha_Tokyo with @DJKentaro @DJSarasa & More

“No Wall Between Music”

One of the wildest parties of the year brought to you by the craziest DJs and party people in land of the rising Sun, SON!

12/23 (Sun) BASSCAMP 2012 WINTER @ageHa

All the hottest DJs at the biggest club in Tokyo.  For those with New Year’s Eve plans with the family or significant other, you can celebrate the countdown to 2013 and remember (or forget) 2012 on Sunday (December 23rd) instead!

Really, the video should have summed it all up, but if you need a co-sign just check out the line-up which includes turntablist/DJ Olympian DJ Kentaro, hard rock punk rocker Akihiro Namba, party person and fashion forward ‘it’ girl DJ Sarasa, reggae sound machine Mighty Crown and more.

With the 24th being a national holiday in Japan while the lines at the entrance may be long, the lightning fast bartenders and sexy Santa shot girls keep the flow of alcohol steady the entire night.

Doubtful you’ll hear LMFAO being played but all the Tokyo Party Rockers will be in attendance tonight!

PARTY ALL NIGHT!

VIDEO: @DJMonumental Hometown Hero Japan Tour 12 Episode One

 

A very special thank you to DJ Monumental and my brother’s #JAPANCrew for letting me experiment with filming outside of the news journalism realm.

Please enjoy my first foray into the world of tour video editing and DSLR filming.  More to come! :)

★★★★★

Straight off the 14-hour plane ride from New York, DJ Monumental (@DJMonumental) gets the “HomeTown Hero Japan Tour 12” rocking with a fast & furious first 24 hours in Tokyo!

It’s ‘time for some action’ with an in-store performance at Shibuya’s Manhattan Records (@ManhattanR) , a live DJ set in Roppongi’s Electrik Jinja (@ElectrikJinja) and a fitting for Magic Stick (@MagicStick_TYO) in Harajyuku.  From November 2012 DJ Monumental is officially the first dee-jay brand ambassador from New York for the popular Japan-based street apparel company!

Follow the #JAPANCrew (@ILMPJapan) to stay updated on the latest as the tour continues from November 2-13, 2012.   Check out the full tour schedule here.

[VIDEO] DJ モニュメンタル “ホームタウン ヒーロー ジャパンツアー” 1日目 – 2日目

BET の人気番組 106 & Park DJ でもあり、J Lie のDJ モニュメンタルが日本にやってくる!
今回は自身のブランド”Hometown Hero”を引っさげての単独初来日‼

☆1日目 ツアー初日の夜は、六本木のElecktrik JinjaでDJ!

☆2日目 原宿にある、今回のツアースポンサーの”Magic Stick” へ行き
渋谷にある Manhattan Records でのインストアライブ!

Check out photos on the Hometown Hero’s FaceBook and Tumblr
→ http://djmonumental.tumblr.com/
→ https://www.facebook.com/pages/DJ-Monumental/132049593524157?fref=ts

[THE OFFICIAL @DJMonumental WEBSITE]
→ http://djmonumental.com/

Special Thanks to:
@NaoDiddy  OF Magic Stick
@MrTikini OF Spexsavers
@K27T OF Manhattan Records

and #JAPANCREW members

@Taison_WM
@Miho_FxS
@lock_dayg
@AK_92
@LazyBarbie
@IamMasaki

 

EVENT : Live Music and dope DJs @ElectrikJinja #Roppongi

An extra special session of the popular ‘Cereal Killa’ bringing listeners the best & deepest Hiphop, Soul, Funk & House music on Friday, November 2nd in Roppongi, Tokyo.  This time with special guests DJ Monumental of New York City’s BET 106 & Park and London’s underground sensation Joleon Davenue on the mic.

Cereal Killaが戻ってくることを発表できることを嬉しく思う。今回私たちはスペシャルゲスト呼んでいます。

NYからは106&parkのDJ, DJ Monumental!
Londonからシンガーでありラッパーでもある Joleon Davenue が日本で初のパフォーマンスを行います!
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Cereal Killa (Leonie’s Birthday Special)
@ Electrik神社 Jinja, 六本木 Roppongi
Fri November 2ND / 金曜日11月2日
OPEN 22:00 TILL 05:00
\2500 w. DRINK

http://iflyer.tv/Electrik-Jinja/event/117336-Cereal-Killa/

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Special Guest DJ:
DJ Monumental - http://djmonumental.com/ (From NYC)

Live:

Mellow Mood Freaks:
Joleon Davenue - http://joleon.co.uk/ (From London)
Jinbo The Super Freak - http://jinbosoul.com/ (From Seoul)

DJs:
Andre Mcleod –  http://soundcloud.com/upper-ghetto-recordings
DJ KEN-SKE  - http://djkenske.blogspot.jp/
Dave Clark The III - http://soundcloud.com/dave-clark-iii
DJ Mars - http://djmarstokyo.blogspot.jp/

Hosted by Birthday Girl Leonie (@leogutzful)

Contact @ILMPJapan or @MrTikini for more information

INTERVIEW : @DJMonumental ready to return to ‘the Far East’

The Dynamic Duo – J-Lie & DJ Monumental

Dubbed “the young genius from Brooklyn” the youthful @DJ Monumental is already making moves big enough in NYC to catch the attentions of trendsetters and promoters in the Far East.  Hear him spin and watch the handsome party person mingle with his mostly female fan base and it’s easy to understand why Tokyo taste-maker @NaoDiddy has chosen him as a brand ambassador for his popular Asia-based hip hop inspired Magic Stick apparel street brand.

Sneakerhead, ‘good health’ spokesperson and the most popular DJ under 25 in the New York metropolitan scene right now, the ambitious entrepreneur has received co-signs from colleagues such as Bow Wow’s Tour DJ and long-time friend DJ Jus to government officials like respected New York State Senator Martin.  Already getting booked regularly for gigs overseas in Europe and the West Indies,  DJ Monumental returns to Japan for a second time in 2012 to headline his first Japan DJ Tour.  The “Hometown Hero Japan Tour 12″ kicks off on November 2nd and will include club play, in-stores and fan meet & greets across Japan.

Name: DJ Monumental
Occupation:  Trendsetter
Twitter: @DJMonumental
Website: DJMonumental.com

@TokyoTwilighter How did your first Japan tour come about? 
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@DJMonumental Being that I’m J-Lie‘s (New York movement Slowbucks first artist) official DJ, J got the call for Swag Family Legacy’s “Summer Music Festival” and the rest is now history
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@TokyoTwilighter What was the highlight of your trip?
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@DJMonumental That’s a really hard question. There were so many highlights. It’s a toss up between the  show at Espirit Beach House that turned into a foam party and the after party at Vanity Lounge for the Zepp Tokyo Show. GOOD TIMES!
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@TokyoTwilighter Where did you shop and what did you buy?
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@DJMonumental I didn’t get to do as much damage as I wanted because our schedule was FULL.  I was able to do a little shopping in Harajuku the day before we left.  I got a little carried away at Supreme, Undefeated, Bape and Kinetics.  I was able to find a lot of pieces which were sold out in New York. Good thing I didn’t have much time to shop huh LOL!
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@TokyoTwilighter How was the food, anything you couldn’t eat?
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@DJMonumental Being that I’m a man who L-O-V-E-S food, there wasn’t anything that I wasn’t willing to try! My favorite dish has to be OKONOMIYAKI! (a Japanese omlette) I’ve never had anything like it. Thank you J-Lie and Nati (J-Lie’s Japan road manager) for the introduction.
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@TokyoTwilighter What surprised you the most that went against your expectations of Japan? of Tokyo? 
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@DJMonumental Our driver D-Nice was listening to Chopped and Screwed music, that was probably the last thing I would of expected to hear in Japan.  Come to find out there’s quite a large following of southern Hip-Hop culture in Japan.
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@TokyoTwilighter What Japanese words or customs did you learn?
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@DJMonumental Arigato (thank you), watashi wa nihon ga daisuki (I love Japan) and my favorite HAI! (yeah).
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One half of the #DreamTeam

@TokyoTwilighter You were able to DJ in concert with @JLie and in the club as a headliner, how did the party scene in Tokyo compare to your NYC hometown?

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@DJMonumental Honestly, at times I would forget that we were in Japan.  I felt like I was home until I looked up and everyone had their camera phones out recording us.  Lol.  (DJ Monumental performed at Zepp Tokyo and spun at Shimbashi 300 Bar, Vanity Lounge and on Enoshima beach.)
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@TokyoTwilighter What songs that you spun got the biggest reaction?  
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@DJMonumental SHOTS! SHOTS! SH-SHOTS! Lol LMFAO feat Lil Jon – Shots, worked every time.
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@TokyoTwilighter Anything you didn’t get to do that you aim to get done next time?
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@DJMonumental I would love to visit more Japanese monuments, do some real shopping and take a ride on the train , it’s the  New York in me.
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@TokyoTwilighter When will you be back to Japan?
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@DJMonumental November 1st! for my very own tour.  The Hometown Hero Japan Tour 12
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Hometown Hero Japan Tour 12 Schedule

DJ MONUMENTAL “HOMETOWN HERO JAPAN TOUR” 2012

11/2 (FRI) “CEREAL KILLA” @ Erecktrik Jinja(六本木)
11/3 (SAT) “MANHATTAN RECORDS INSTORE LIVE
                 @ Manhattan Records(渋谷)
11/8 (THU) “MAKE OR TAKE” @ UCess Louge(原宿)
11/9 (FRI) “FLY FRIDAY” @ Bar One(大阪)
11/10 (SAT) “MANHATTAN RECORDS INSTORE LIVE
                  @ Manhattan Records(大阪)
11/11 (SUN) B’S KITCHEN @ Sam & Dave’s(大阪)
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Contact DJ Monumental’s Japan promotion team the #JapanCrew @ILMPJapan for more details.
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Check out Dj Monumental’s favorite Tokyo-based clothing brand Magic Stick here

INTERVIEW with Sayori Wada : Meet the Artist behind the MYC Hip Hop Playing Cards

MYNORITY CLASSICS X SAYORI WADA PRESENT HIP HOP PLAYING CARDS

 

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Dealing a full house of Hip Hop with Artist Sayori Wada

The world’s first hand-drawn hip hop inspired deck of cards.   

Words and Interview by @TokyoTwilighter

Photos courtesy of @DjSarasa

Mynority Classics, the brand that brought tru hip hop lovers the hip hop birthday calendar in 2011 and hip hop subway calendar in 2012 wants its fans to ‘get back to the basics’ with a full set of playing cards inspired by a DJ’s play list.  (Well, DJ Sarasa‘s play list to be exact :))

Tokyo-based artist, Sayori Wada, shows her hand and shares with @TokyoTwilighter a behind the scenes look at creating, drawing and playing with her latest work of art.

Infusing Japanese calligraphy art techniques with American music scene inspiration, whether its a pair of West Coast rappers or a full house of East coast MCs this original ‘daily art’ has made a splash onto both the style and music scene.

The interview is available below in Japanese and English ;)

Like what you see? Pick up your own deck here!  Limited stock available!

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@TokyoTwilighter : How did the collaboration with MYC come about?  /// どうやってMYCとのコラボレションが実現したのですか? 

Sayori Wada : A couple of years ago a friend of mine was working as Sarasa’s assistant, then when we ran into each other again at Crystal Kay’s ‘Delicious Kinyobi’ music video shoot we were like ‘We should totally collaborate soon!’.  She got in touch with me after that and that’s how this all came about.  /// 数年前に友達がSARASAちゃんのアシスタントをしていて、友達のミュージックビデオの撮影の時に再会して(こんな細かく言わなくていいかな?)、その後「なんか一緒にやろう!」って連絡をもらい今回に至りました。
@TokyoTwilighter : Give us your take on the project briefly, what is this latest product out of Sayori Wada and Mynority Classics?  /// Sayori Wada and Mynority Classicsの新作について詳しく教えて!
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Sayori Wada : We created hip hop playing cards.  Basically the concept was to create a deck that was like a DJ playlist which Sarasa selected and I drew.  The cassette tape image on the back was Asami’s idea.  /// HIP HOP Playing cardsをつくりました。DJのプレイリストをつくるみたいにSARASAちゃんに人選をしてもらい、私が絵を描き。裏面のカセットはASAMIさんのアイディアです。

@TokyoTwilighter : Did Sarasa and ASAMI One give you any creative direction or were the drawings 100% yours? /// この絵は100%SAYORIが書いたの?SARASAやA$AMI ONEはクリエイティブな面で参加しているの?

Sayori Wada : Of course they helped check on all the details.  The biggest concern ended up being Eazy-E’s hair.  Sarasa was really stuck on his hair, its texture and thickness and kept messaging me over and over about it, lol.  …細かいチェックはもちろんやってもらいました。中でも一番こだわったのはEazy-Eの髪の毛。SARASAちゃんとなんどもメールでやりとりして、髪の束間、質感をこだわりました笑

@TokyoTwilighter :   What is the inspiration for your drawings? /// あなたのインスピレーションは?

 Sayori Wada : Music.  Music, art, food, lifestyle, my feelings are linked to what is important to me.  I always get so much energy and inspiration from that. /// 音楽。音楽/アート/食べ物/ライフスタイル、感覚で繋がれる仲間からは、いつもすごいいいエナジー/インスピレーションをもらっています。

@TokyoTwilighter :  Why use a calligraphy pen?  Why not another medium?  /// 何で筆ペンなの?

Sayori Wada :  Well, with a normal pen once you draw a line, what comes next is predictable, but with a calligraphy pen it’ll be stronger and weaker, the angles will have depth of color and the hues will change.  That freedom, how it reacts is what I really like so I use it often.  But if I lose my concentration the line will immediately become very thick. ///    普通のペンでラインをひいたら、次になにが来るかって予測がつくけど、筆ペンは強弱、角度で色がついたみたいに見え方が変わるから、その自由さ、答えのなさが好きで、よく使用します。集中してないとすぐ線太くなっちゃうけど。
@TokyoTwilighter :    Any difficulties in transferring your art to such a small canvas? /// 小さいキャンバスに描くのは難しいですか?
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Sayori Wada :  Sometimes I use large 3 metre canvases for my artwork and need a ladder to draw on the wall and sometimes my canvas may be the size of fingernail, for me the size is not really the challenge. /// 自分よか大きい3mくらいの絵をはしごにのって壁に描く事もあれば、爪サイズの絵も描くので、大きさは特に問題ないです。

@TokyoTwilighter :  .  What challenges did you face in completing this project? /// このプロジェクトを完成するまでに大変だった事は?

Sayori Wada :  Stamina was my challenge, lol.  To create just one drawing it would take one to two hours, and while drawing I’d listen to the music of the artist.  It was really enjoyable to listen to music while drawing and also I felt like I was learning a lot at the same time.  I am truly thankful to the two founders (DJ Sarasaand Asami One) of Mynority Classics for this opportunity.  ///  根気との勝負でした 笑1枚にだいたい1-2時間かかって、その間はそのアーティストの音楽を聴いて描いていたから、とにかく楽しかったし描きながらも音楽の勉強もしていた感じ。本当にMynority Classicsの二人に感謝しています。

@TokyoTwilighter :  .  How did you choose which hip hop artists to use for the card set? Any personal favorites in the deck?  /// どうやって、どのトランプに誰を描くか決めたの? 一番のお気に入りは?

Sayori Wada : I didn’t choose, the selector was DJ Sarasa.  Me personally I really like Fab 5 Freddy.  /// 選曲じゃなくて、人選はDJ SARASA! お気に入りは、Fab 5 Freddy。

@TokyoTwilighter :    You’ve said as an artist that you aim to have ‘you’ present in the piece, even if the piece is broken up, what part of this art is ‘Sayori’? /// あなたは言いました、「アーティストは自分の作品が分割されても自分のスタイルが現れていないといけない」と。そこで、あなたの「SAYORIさ」は何が一番の特徴だと思いますか?

Sayori Wada : That’s difficult to answer, but I think it’s the feeling of the strength and weakness of the line.  My personality can be revealed in that one line, and I am conscious of that as I am drawing. /// むずかしいけど、ラインの強弱感。線いっぽんでも個性が出るから、それは意識して描きました。

@TokyoTwilighter :    What are your next plans for this hip hop cards project?  How about you in general as an artist? /// ヒップホップのトランプの次は何ですか?あなた自身のアーティストとしての計画を教えて下さい。
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Sayori Wada : I really want the music to make an impression on people, when people are going through stuff it’d be great if they can look at these drawings and smile, that’s the kind of art I was aiming to create.  ///  音楽が人に影響を与えるように、辛いときにも絵をみたら笑顔になれるような、そんな絵を描いていきたいです。

@TokyoTwilighter :   Any plans to display the card deck in an exhibition or have a card game event with them? /// 原画を使った展示会やトランプイベントとかやらないのですか?

Sayori Wada :  That sounds like a great idea!  Right now now we don’t have any such plans but of course I still have all the original pieces of art so to have those pieces plus the cards exhibited, I think that’d be a lot of fun. ///  楽しそう!とくにまだ予定はないけど、原画はもちろん全部残してあるから、それとカード一緒に展示。なんていうのも面白いかもしれないですね。

@TokyoTwilighter :   Any final words for your fans about the project? /// 最後にヒップホップトランプについてファンに一言。

 
Sayori Wada : カードで遊んで、HIP HOP talkで是非盛り上がってください!!/// For sure, while playing cards enjoy ‘Hip Hop Talk’!!!
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The cards are available for sale on-line here 

See the ‘Making of’ video below starring Sayori Wada to see how it all came together.  The video was produced,  filmed and edited by Magik Media Japan

 

@Eminem and @DrDre Reunite in Tokyo at the Ginza Apple store

 

Beats by Dre Continues its Global Domination. 

Eminem and Dr. Dre reunite in Tokyo at the Apple store in Ginza on August 15 to talk to fans about the cultural phenomenon, Beats By Dr. Dre.

Photos by Jeremy Deputat

Words by TokyoTwilighter

★★★

While in Tokyo, Luke Wood (president and COO of Beats Electronics) and Dr. Dre were joined by superstar Eminem for a live Q&A session at the Apple Ginza store in Tokyo on Wednesday, August 15.  The popular rapper was in town with opening act Slaughterhouse for his sold-out concerts.  They performed in Osaka and Tokyo.   (See video message below for a few chuckles.)

 

Takeover or Makeover?

To take on an industry as over saturated as the ‘audio visual arena’ takes guts, but more than that it takes a vision that can paint the bigger picture while still being rooted in the reality of legal and financial limitations.  A number of auditory devices have popped up in recent years but none with the global success and pop culture trendiness as ‘Beats by Dre’.

Lead by Dr. Dre. Jimmy Iovine and Wood the brand has captured over 20% of the global market share in just under three years, an accomplishment that many ‘haters’ never thought could or would happen.

Thanks to the generous rolodexes of Iovine and Dre there has been phenomenal brand placement in music videos and tie-ups with top celebrities,  but what’s made their brand consistent increase in profits possible has been the fact that the company has not created a US-centric product as many of it failed American predecessors and contemporaries have.  They’ve gone for world domination.

With strategic partners in the world trend setting markets of Tokyo and Seoul, as well as consumer savvy zones such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Taipei, this global audio brand works with local leaders and icons in every significant market.  And they will not stop there, the brand is recruiting and evolving as it grows to fit, expand and redefine its corner of the auditory sensory technology.

Some may call it a takeover, I see it as a creative makeover to a dull industry that needed an injection of perspective to the previously ‘geeky stereophonic culture’.  Everyone’s ears deserve good sound, not just audio techs and DJs.

Let’s Party!

Tonight (August 17) the brand will host a party at celebrity hotspot Vanity Lounge in Roppongi with special guest Verbal.

 

 

 

 

 

FILM : Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Sushi and Sustenance 

Passing down the legacy of culture and food

Released in 2011, ‘Jiro dreams of Sushi’ is a sensitive look at family and food as director David Gelb gives the audience a look into the life of the world’s greatest sushi chef.  Jiro is a humble chef who despite have only 10-seats in his subway station located restaurant has earned 3 Michelin stars, the highest honor in food preparation .

The film is a visual orgasm for the senses as shots of mouthwatering sushi and vinegared rice keeping coming frame after frame in a series of gourmet food porn that leave viewers hot and hungry by completion.

But the story is less about food and more about a life’s journey in the pursuit of daily perfection by the main character, Jiro, an 85-year-old father and chef who has been declared a national treasure by the government of Japan for protecting traditional food culture.

To appreciate the nuances of the documentary’s subtle themes it is important to understand the real goals of traditional hobbies and sports popular in Japan such as karate, calligraphy and tea ceremony to name a few.  These activities are not short term competitive endeavors for fame and glory but rather lifetime pursuits of development and maturity.  Talent is of course a factor in becoming ‘good’ at your sport or trade, but the more important lesson is that consistence and persistence will lead its student onto an honorable path of long-term self-improvement.

However for me personally the most POWERFUL part of the tale was the dynamic father-son relationship between a man who has been recognized for his priceless ability and a son who may never live up to his father’s immeasurable legacy.  For every daughter or son following in the footsteps of greatness and legend there is the constant psychological struggle of never knowing if they’ve become their own person or simply a weak imitation of potent DNA.   To explore the biological need for fatherly love and the social desire for individual professional recognition, the film does an excellent job of exploring the complicated nature of the relationship without forcing an opinion on its viewer.

For more on the film check out the website here

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#NP “Wordy” TOWA TEI with BAKUBAKU DOKIN

This video is EXTRA trippy.

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