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AUG 2005
Issue 063


Stars of Kompakt

Minimal grooves, maximum impact. In dance music this is what made Cologne famous, and Tobias Thomas along with his Kompakt friends was of the first to put this down.

Kompakt records have just been handed the label of the year from DMA Germany, so if your up for some first class quality dance music you'd be crazy to miss this. Between his Friday night Total Confusion event and writing for SPEX magazine, Tobias can be found at all the major gigs such as WIRE and May Day.

Similar to Michael Mayer, Tobias' mixing grows from subtle, sexy minimal grooves to massive acid rave anthems. Last year Tobias played an epic five hour set until finish leaving the punters screaming for more. This month Tobias will be bringing all the rocking bass grooves back to quop, this time with fellow Kompakt hit-machine Justus Kohncke who will be performing a live disco house set with all the German vocals you desire.

8/6(SAT) 23:59 @ UNITED UNDERGROUND-TSURU NO MA
Door: ¥3,000/1D, Adv: ¥2,500/1D • Live: Justus Kohncke, Greenaway • DJs: Tobias Thomas, Luke Le Mans
www.4481.org/quop

God Bless 2005

Summer is here! Yes, it's the time to party outside! One of the best known outdoor parties in Kansai, God Bless, will be back again at Hakodateyama in Shiga. You can get there in less than two hours from Osaka and you can see the beautiful sight of Biwako Lake from these mountain top dance floors.

Top DJs from Israel, Italy and Japan (of course!) will heat up the main floor hard-core full on psychedelic trance while you can have a more mellow time at the Free Style Dance Area. Japan is known for its great trance parties and God Bless is right up there. You cannot go back to your country without trying at least one big rave! Come and enjoy the amazing collaboration of music, nature and the full moon.

8/20(Sat)-21(Sun) @ HAKODATEYAMA SKI AREA
Door: ¥7,000 / Adv: ¥5,500. (+ temp exit fee: ¥1,000)
Live: Sesto Sento, Gataka, Nogera
DJs: Edoardo, Full Moon Mondo, Chika, Rockzo, Art Man, Bunlin, Tez + more
www.god-bless.jp

Club Listings August

2 TUE

LEGEND @ GRAND CAFE. House/ Garage. Weekly event. DJs: Yoku, Daisuke, Asahara, Tokusaburo. 20:00. ¥1,000/1D.

3 WED

BREAKS @ GRAND CAFE. Nu skool breaks/Electro. DJs: Mizuta, Yohei Yamamoto, Kenji Marui, Tuttle, Akio Hara. 20:00. ¥1,000/1D.

4 THU

LAURENT GARNIER JPN TOUR @ WORLD. Techno. GUEST DJ: Laurent Garnier. Djs: Ban, Ryoma Sasaki, Onishi, Hiro. 22:00. ¥3,000/1D (ADV.¥2,500/1D).

5 FRI

MAGIC ON TURNTABLES @ GRAND CAFE. House. DJs: Ise, Nishimoto, Tusbasa, iguchi, Matsubara. 20:00. ¥2,000/1D(WF ¥1,500/1D).
DOCTOR @ UNDER LOUNGE. UK Hard house/Trance. DJs: F.Gotoh, Ken-Gee, Edamame. 20:00. ¥2,500/2D.
SUPER SONIC @ SAZAE. Disco. LIVE: Michael Fortunati. GJs: GWS. 20:00. ¥2,500/1D.
PSYCHEDELIC EARTH @ JOULE. Psy trance. GUEST DJ: Atom & Yuji. DJs: Jun, Flying Beat, O-man, Chang, Yohey. 23:00. ¥3,000/1D (Foreigners ¥1,500/1D).
POP LIFE @ STRAWBERRY. Down tempo/Break beat. Weekly event. DJs: Loraga, Akihito Teraoka, Yagyu, Yoshimi. 24:00. ¥2,000/1D.

6 SAT

WICKED! @ SAZAE. House. GUEST DJ: Ron Trent. DJs: Isohama, Hisaoka, Mari. 20:00. ¥TBA.
GENERATION SIX @ KAOS(ex.Vinyl). Techno. DJs: Bunlin, Kvox, KAT, B.M.B, Dr.Chemical. 23:00. ¥2,000/ 1D. Info: 06-6244-0899.
B+ 3rd ANNI. @ CRUST. Progressive house/Techno. DJs: Shogi, Sachiko, Ange. 22:00. ¥2,000/1D (WF ¥1,500/1D).
NUTS & MILK @ UNDER LOUNGE. UK Hard house. DJs: Sawa, Mamico, Co-hey. 20:00. ¥2,000/1D. Check out the KS ad for discount.
EMMA HOUSE @ WORLD. House. DJs: Emma, K-ji. 22:00. ¥2,500/1D (ADV. ¥2,500/2D).
FEB 2005 -SAVE THE EARTH @ IBUKIYAMA SKI AREA. Trance. 25 hours open air music festival. Live: Ticon, Andre Absolut, Antix, Misumoto + more. DJs: Ryo, So, Batch + more. Gate open 10:00. ¥6,500 (ADV. ¥5,500) Info: www.feb-music.com.
OSAKA-KISEKI HEAVY DOSE@ CLUB NEO. German Trance/Hard style party. DJs: Hayashi-Banginger, Show-Hey, Masamune, Lunch, Mao-Nishikawa. 21:00 ¥3,000/1D (Foreigner: ¥1,500/1D, WF ¥2,500/1D). Info: www.hayashi-banginer.com.
SATA CLA @ GRAND CAFE. Disco. DJs: GWS., Kamo, Y-zo. 20:00. ¥2,000/1D.
BODY & SOUL @ SAM&DAVE SHINSAIBASHI. Hip hop/R&B. Weekly event. REGULARs: Masakazu, Ryohei, Mid-Low. 21:00. M:¥2,500/2D, W:¥1,500/1D.
STAFF NIGHT @ SAM&DAVE NAGAHORIBASHI. Open till 8:00!! 21:00. M:¥2,000/1D, W:¥1,000/1D.

7 SUN

SOUL FREE @ UNDER LOUNGE. Hip hop. Weekly event. DJs: Minami, Benkei, Kaz001. MC: Moggy. 22:00. ¥2,500/2D.
ONE LOVE @ GRAND CAFE. Reggae. Weekly event. MUSIC: Iire a.k.a Hiroto, Takuo. 20:00. ¥1,000/1D.
CHAYAMACHI RAVE @ SAZAE. Disco. Weekly event. DJs: GWS., GWS pro DJs. 20:00-24:00. M: ¥2,500/2D, W: FREE!!

9 TUE

LEGEND SPECIAL @ GRAND CAFE. House/Garage. GUEST DJ: Alex from Tokyo. DJs: Yoku, Daisuke, Asahara, Ge-hi Mania. 20:00. ¥2,500/1D.

10 WED

AREA G feat. OSAKA DRUM'N'BASS FES @ KARMA. D'n'B. DJs: Kareha Nari, Keiko, Kenzi, Shintaro, Takuei, Toyo + more. MCs: Cardz, Leo. 22:00. ¥1,500/1D (ADV.¥1,000/1D).

11 THU

ARIL BRIKHA JPN TOUR @ NOON. Techno. LIVE PA: Aril Brikha, ) Session. DJs: Shirakawa, Flet, Nopan, Dai.S. 21:00. ¥2,500/1D.

12 FRI

ZETTAI-MU 10th ANNI. @ NOON. Dub/Abstract. CAST: Aba Shanti-I feat. Blood Shanti. Shandi-I , 1946 aka Kuranaka. 22:00. ¥3,500 (ADV.¥3,000).
VAN DER MAYDE @ DROP. Techno. GUEST DJs: Funky Gong, Duck Rock. LIVE: VooDoo The System. DJs; Reiji, Satsuji, Riu. 22:00. ¥TBA.
MOVING FUSION JPN TOUR @ TRI-ANGLE. D'n'B. DJs: Moving Fusion, Yudai, Satoshi, Toyo, Ittetsu, Cuervo. 22:00. ¥3,500/1D(ADV.¥3,000/1D).
NATSUMATSURI vol.1 @ TSURU NO MA. House/Techno. DJs: Bunlin, Taiyo, Handa, Coffee. 23:59. ¥2,500/1D (WF ¥2,000/1D).
OSAKA SAFARI @ GRAND CAFE. Hip hop/R&B. DJs: George, Getaku. 20:00. ¥2,000/1D.
DOTECHNO! OTHER SIDE @ ROCKETS/SAOMAI. Techno. DJs: Nassy, Hope, Nakao, Fmo + more. 23:00 ¥2,000/1D (ADV.¥1,500/1D).
DISCOVERY @ SAZAE. Disco. DJs: Nishikawa, Tsune. 20:00. ¥2,500/1D.
SAYONSE @ WORLD. Reggae. Sound: Rockers Train, Bass Green, Jam Field + more. 22:00. ¥3,000/1D.
TOP DOG @ SAM&DAVE UMEDA. Hot dog eating contest. 19:00. M:¥2,000/2D, W:¥1,000/1D.

13 SAT

OPEN KNUF!! 2005 @ KOBE #2 PIER. House. Open air free party. DJs: Kihira Naoki, Altz, Lovegod, Tan Ikeda, Qotaroo + more. Sunrise to Sunset. Info: www.compufunk.com.
VELOUR @ ROCKTES. New wave. LIVE: Beroshima aka Frank Muller, Bodil. DJs: Yoshimura Nishimura, Takahashi, Okuda. 23:00. ¥2,500 /1D (ADV.¥1,700/1D, WF ¥2,200 /1D, bikini ladies get in for FREE!).
TOP FUEL @ UNDER LOUNGE. Progressive house. DJs: Ko Kimura, Ko-Matsushima, Hamanaka. 20:00. ¥2,500/1D. Guest list: [email protected]
HURA-HOOP @ SAZAE. Hard house. DJs: Monobe, Co-hey, F.Gotoh. 20:00. ¥2,500/1D.
NO.228 @ GRAND CAFE. House. DJs: Sawa, Kosuke, Hiro-C. 20:00. ¥2,000/1D.
MP JSWING @ STOMP. Jazz/House. DJs: Sato, Matsuji, Nakajima + more. 22:00. ¥2,000/1D.
NATSUMATSURI vol.2 @ TSURU NO MA. House/Techno. DJs: Tiger, Rock A.I. Crew, Kono. 23:59. ¥2,500/1D (WF ¥2,000/1D).
BLOCK PARTY @ STRAWBERRY. Hip hop/Reggae. DJs: U, Bang-g, Haru. MCs: Player, Junc Soul Inc + more. 22:00. ¥2,000/1D.

14 SUN

JET-NO.228 AFTER HOUR PARTY @ SAOMAI. All mix. DJs: Chu, Ko Kishimoto. 6:00am. ¥2,000/1D (WF ¥1,500/1D).

19 FRI

FEARLESS @ UNDER LOUNGE. Progressive house. DJs: Mondo Grosso aka Shinichi Osawa, Yama, Table Manners. 20:00. ¥3,000/1D (ADV.¥2,500/1D).
NANAIRO @ ZING. House. GUEST DJ: Mochizuki. DJs: Shin,Takemoto, Milk Bro, Bluetree, Masashi Osaku + more. 22:00. ¥1,500/1D.
K's COMPANY OPENNING PARTY @ TRIANGLE. House. DJs: Tomoyuki Tanaka aka FPM, Spark. 22:00. ¥3,000/1D.
FOR PARADISE @ GRAND CAFE. House/Garage. DJs: Tokusaburo, Gehi-mania, Kenichi-Kotani, Megumi. 20:00. ¥2,000/1D.
MICRO MARCH @ ROCKETS. Techno. GUEST DJ: Mike Shannon. DJs: Yoshiki, Ko-Jax, Ono. 23:00 ¥2,500/1D.
LITTLE BITCH @ KARMA. Rock. DJs: Ichiro Rider, Ryo, Tetsu, Kazuya, Jin, Yo-1, An, Halfby. 22:00. ¥2,500/1D (ADV.¥1,700/1D, WF ¥2,000/1D).
SUPER SONIC @ SAZAE. Disco. GJs: GWS. 20:00. ¥2,500/1D.
DEVELOP @ TSURU NO MA. House/ Techno. DJs: kazuma, Taiyo + more. 23:59. ¥2,5000/1D(WF ¥2,000/1D).
ANTHEM @ WORLD. House/Jazz/ Latin. DJs: Isai, Sawano, Sanpeii + more. 22:00. ¥2,500/1D.
REGGETON FEVER JPN TOURE 2K5 @ SAM&DAVE SHINSAIBASHI. Reggae. GUEST DJ: Kazzanova(from NYC), Shuzo. Djs: Beans, Ryohei. 21:00. ¥TBA.
SUMMER FIESTA @ SAM&DAVE UMEDA. Girls in bikinis & umbrellas in your cocktails!! 19:00. M:¥2,000/2D, W:¥1,000/1D.

20 SAT

PREMIERE @ SAZAE. Progressive house. GUEST DJ: Osamu M. DJs: Ko-Matsushima, Hamanaka, Bluetreexxx. 20:00. ¥2,500/1D.
WEST @ LAB.TRIBE. Progressive house. DJs: Yashima, Shogi, U-suke, Kinoshita, Hiramatsu. 22:00. ¥2,500 /1D (WF ¥2,000/1D).
CLAUDE YOUNG JPN TOUR @ TRIANGLE. Techno. GUEST DJ: Claude Young. DJs: Juse + King Hisato, Tsukamoto. 22:00. ¥3,000/1D (ADV. ¥2,500/1D).
FAMFATAL @ UNDER LOUNGE. Techno. DJs: Dora, Satsuki, Mie Kashiwagi. ¥2,500/1D (Aug babys w/ID get in for FREE!!).
COOL TO KOOL SPECIAL! - KJM LIVE @ METRO. Future jazz. LIVE: Kyoto Jazz Massive. DJs: Yoshihiro Okino, Kenji Sakajiri , Fujii. 22:00. ¥3,300/1D (ADV.¥2,800/1D).
SPICY! @ GRAND CAFE. Disco. DJs: GWS., Fox-shingo, Yasu. 20:00. ¥2,000/1D.
UNIVERSAL TRANCE @ JOULE. Trance/Hard house. DJs: Ikuoh, Faster, Chiba-Chups, Flying Beat, Yoge. 22:00. ¥2,000/1D.
HAPPY NUTTY vs HARDCORE CHAMPION @ ROCKETS/SAOMAI. Drum'n'bass/Hard core. DJs: Horn Thunder Kareha Nari, 92, Zindow, Nu_breed + more. 22:00. ¥2,500/1D (WF ¥2,000/1D).
SECRET PARTY @ TSURU NO MA. DJ: Special Guest DJ!! 23:59. ¥2,500/1D (WF ¥2,000/1D).
DENDO TSUKEMATSUGE @ KARMA. Hard house. DQ show. DJs: Ibi, Yossy. 23:00. ¥2,500/1D (Sp. price for DQs).
DRINK & DANCE @ BECAK. Drum'n' bass/Techno/House. All you can drink style. DJs: Saichiro, Thom, Stout, Kei. ¥3,500 (ADV.¥3,000).
BEACH PARTY @ SAM&DAVE NAGA-HORIBASHI. Mr. Beach & Miss Beach contest. 21:00. M:¥2,000/ 1D, W:¥1,000/1D.

25 THU

ISOLEE/KARAFUTO @ SUNSUI. House/Techno. DJs: Isolee, Karafuto aka Fumiya Tanaka. 22:00. ¥TBA. Info: www.sunsui.net. 06-6243-3641.
WELL ZIZZ @ METRO. Nu jazz/Nu soul/Future funk. GUEST DJ: Goldie. DJs: Katsushi Okada, Akio Okuda, Sara + more. 21:00. ¥3,000/1D (ADV.¥2,500/1D).

26 FRI

HOUSE FUSION feat. IMAYUKI B.D!! @ GRAND CAFE. House/Garage. GUEST DJ: Teddy Douglas. DJs: Daisuke, Ackin', Masaki. 20:00. ¥3,000/1D.
L'ESPERANZA @ UNDER LOUNGE. Disco. DJ: GWS. 20:00. ¥2,500/2D.
ESSENTIAL @ WORLD. Hip hop. GUEST: Hazime. DJs: Sancon, Yohey aka Type Lo, Meg, Frisk, Danbo. 22:00. ¥2,500/1D.
LADIES NITE @ SAM&DAVE UMEDA. Free nail, hair and makup for ladies. 19:00. M:¥2,000/2D, W:¥1,000/1D.

27 SAT

GANBAN NIGHT @ KARMA. House. GUEST DJ: Space Cowboy. DJs: Captain Funk, Takayuki Karino. 22:00. ADV.¥4,000/1D.
NEBULA @ SAZAE. Techno. DJs:
Y. Matsuoka, Ryuta, Riki. 20:00. ¥2,500/1D.
BANQUET @ GRAND CAFE. Liquid house. DJs: Orienta-Rhythm, Takemoto. 20:00. ¥2,000/1D.
WARP DA DISCO @ UNDER LOUNGE. UK Hard house/Trance. DJs: Shin-kawa, G.Gotoh, Co-hey. 20:00. ¥2,500/2D.
THROUGHT @ STOMP. Jazz. DJs: Sakurai, Iwase, yamazaki, Inazumi + more. 22:00. ¥2,000/1D.
BRILLIANT @ ROCKETS/SAOMAI. Techno. LIVE: Deadbeat, Sound on Sound aka Akio Nagase. DJ: Kunio Asai + special guest!! 24:00. Mix CD, WF ¥3,000/1D).
PAJAMA PARTY @ SAM&DAVE UMEDA. Special prizes for those
in jimjams!! 19:00. M:¥2,000/2D, W:¥1,000/1D (LADIES in pajamas get in for FREE).
FUSION @ SAM&DAVE NAGAHORIBASHI. The latest int'l club tunes. DJs: Tatsuhiko Fuji, Yamachi, Andix. 21:00. M:¥2,000/1D, W:¥1,000/1D.

KS club section compiled by Terumi Tsuji

:: Online Articles

:: FEATURE

Dance machines
Kansai street dancers

:: TRAVEL

Fatal beauty
The canyons of Arizona

:: STYLE

One piece or two?
Summer beachwear style guide

:: SHOW

Solar flair
Cirque du Soleil — Alegria 2

:: PROFILE

DJ John
The rhythm in the heart of Osaka

:: Listings

:: CINEMA LISTINGS

Up to date cinema listings guide so you always know what's on, where and when!

:: ART

Best exhibitions + listings

:: EVENTS

Best events + listings

:: LIVE

Best gigs + listings

:: CLUB

Parties not to miss + listings

:: Also in this month's mag

:: FOOD

Green Earth
Vegetarian and vegan cuisine, Honmachi

:: DRINK

Snacks Romana
IL Bar, Kitahama

:: HEALTH

A summer survival kit
Keeping ahead of the heat

:: READ

New releases and top ten paperback books

:: FILM

Reel reviews of the silver screen +
Short Shorts Film Festival, Osaka

:: TECH

Net security on the cheap
Keep the worms out of your PC

:: NEWS

Domestic and international news

CLUB CONTACT DETAILS

OSAKA

BAR NUDIC: Tel: 06-6213-7788.2-7-3 KB Kaikan Bldg 7F, Higashi-shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka.

CLUB DAWN: Tel: 06-6373-4919.
3-3-8 Nakazaki-Nishi, Kita-ku, Osaka.

CLUB FLATT: Tel: 06-6539-1915
B1F Asao Bldg, Minamihorie 1-1-12, Nishi-ku, Osaka.

CLUB JOULE: Tel: 06-6214-1223.
2-11-30 Brutas Bldg 2F-3F, Nishi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-Ku, Osaka.

CLUB KARMA: Tel: 06-6344-6181.
1-5-18 Kansai Bldg B1F, Saonezakishinchi, Kita-ku, Osaka.

CLUB TWO: Tel: 06-6252-1167.
1F Comodo Bldg, 1-10-25, Nishi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka.

CLUB VINYL: Tel: 06-6244-0899
B1F New American Plaza Bldg, Nishi-Shinsaibashi 1-16-12, Chuo-ku, Osaka.
URL: www.vinyl.jp

CRUST: Tel: 06-6484-3707. 1-7-11 Torii Bldg B1F, Sennichimae, Chuo-ku, Osaka.

GRAND CAFE: Tel: 06-6213-8637
B1F Spazio Bldg, , Nishi-Shinsaibashi 2-10-21, Chuo-ku, Osaka.
URL: www.grandcafeosaka.com

FANJ TWICE: Tel: 06-6484-3880. 2-18-10 Hotel Lion's Lock B1F-B3F, Nishisinnsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka.

FIREFLY: Tel: 06-6251-0469
B1F Yamatonagahori Bldg, 1-19-21, Simanouchi, Chuo-ku, Osaka.
URL: www.firefly-osaka.net

MACAO: Tel: 06-6633-0555. 2-3-9 Misono Bldg B1F, Sennichi-mae, Chuo-ku, Osaka.

MOTHER HALL: Tel: 06-4397-9061.
B1F 12-35 SWIN Yoshimoto , Namiba Sennishi-mae, Chuo-ku, Osaka.

NOON: Tel: 06-6373-4919. 3-3-8 Nakazaki-nishi, Kita-ku, Osaka.

ROCKETS: Tel: 06-6649-3919.
2-8-31 Namba PIER6025, Namba-Naka, Namiwa-ku, Osaka.

SAOMAI: Tel: TBA. 2-8-31 Namba PIER6025, Namba-naka, Namiwa-ku, Osaka.

SAZA*E: Tel: 06-6486-3388. 16-4 Chayamachi, Kita-ku, Osaka. www.saza-e.com

SAM & DAVE UMEDA: Tel: 06-6365-1688. Nishitenma 4-15-19, Kita-ku, Osaka.
URL: www.samanddave.jp

SAM & DAVE NAGAHORIBASHI:
Tel: 06-6251-5333. 1-21-19 B1F, Shimanouchi, Chuo-ku, Osaka.

SAM & DAVE SHINSAIBASHI: Tel: 06-6243-6848. 1-3-29 4F, Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuo-ku, Osaka. www.samanddave.jp

STRAWBERRY:
Tel: 06-6214-1777. 4-6 Crise Bldg.2 B1F, Soemoncho, Chuo-ku, Osaka.

TRIANGLE: Tel: 06-6212-2264.
3F-5F 2-18-5 RIBIA, Nishi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka.

UNITED UNDERGROUD: 2-3-9 Misono Bldg 1F, Sennichi-mae, Chuo-ku, Osaka.

UNDER LOUNGE: Tel: 06-6214-3322.
2-7-11 634 Bldg B1F, Nishi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka.

ZING: Tel: 06-6213-2255.
3-15 Soemon-cho, Chuo-ku, Osaka.

KYOTO

B-LIFE CAFE: Tel: 075-241-7803.
B1 Rekusu Bldg.671-1 Shioya-cho.Takoyakushi-sagaru, kawara-machi-dori. Nakagyo-ku. Kyoto

METRO: Tel: 075-752-2787.
46 B1F Ebishu Bldg , Shimo-Sagaru, Sitatsutumi-cho, Kawabata Maruta-machi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto.

WORLD: Tel: 075-213-4119.
BF1-BF2 97 IMAGIUM, Shijyo-Agaru, Nishi-Kiyamachi, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto.

KOBE

UWAYA GEKIJO: Tel: 078-371-0132.
1F Kouyou Unnu, 6-3 Hatobajyo-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe.