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KS Cover no. 73 2006 June

JULY 2006 :: 074
 

WAKYO & ELECTRONYX presents TANABATA MATSURI

Jul 7

6:00pm @ Yamabiko En – Open Air Club

System 7

During the Star Festival (Tanabata), a very special outdoor festival will be held in a small orchard in Tondabayashi, less than one hour from the center of Osaka. System7 is a tech-trance unit based around Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy, the former members of the legendary space rock band Gong. The dynamic yet spiritual sound of fat beats created by synthesizers and electric guitars is so unique that you cannot really categorize their music; it’s just System7!

Pitch Black

Together with System7, the outstanding kiwi live duo Pitch Black is making the first performance in Japan. Being regulars at the UK music/art festival Big Chill, Pitch Black has been dubbed “Hexstatic of New Zealand” due to their spontaneous performances combining sound and visuals. Some describe them as “Richie Hawtin meets King Tubby”, or “Rhythm and Sound in Technicolor” — you can simply say their work is appreciated by all music lovers. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for the nice weather and dance under the stars!

 

Admission: On the day: ¥4,000 • Adv: ¥3,500.
Live: System7, Pitch Black, Sun Paulo, Metalob, Activa.
Djs: Full Moon Mondo, Takashi, Shyhei Yamawaki, Goda,
Shingo, Nihito, Stablizer.
www.a-wave.com/system7
www.pitchblack.co.nz
www.psynome.jp/html/openairclub.html

SAZA*E 2nd Anniversary

Jul 8

8:00pm @ Danceteria Saza*e.

Futureshock

One of Osaka’s most glamorous clubs, danceteria SAZA*E, is having
its 2nd year anniversary this month. This dazzling venue has been attracting a constant stream of international big names since its opening, keeping the Osaka night scene alive by pulling out all stops — they once had real flamingos in the pool on the top floor! Futureshock, the tech-house producer duo from the UK, will join this anniversary bash. They have been working with various artists of the likes of Junior Boys Own crew, Underworld, The Chemical Brothers, Moby and Jamiroquai. They are currently in the studio working on their next studio album for release on Parlophone so you can expect to hear some of the latest tunes from their brand new album.

If you like happy and catchy, floor-friendly electric music, then Futureshock is for you. Of course your favorite local DJs will also make their presence felt in the form of some funky tunes. Come and get your groove on at the big night.

Admission: At the door ¥3,000/1D.
Special Guest: Futureshock.
Djs: r(Erre) Del Mondo, F.gotoh, Kenji Marui, Yashima, Juse
www.futureshockmusic.net

Club Listings July

1 SAT

EMMA HOUSE @ WORLD.
House. DJs: Emma, K-ji + more. 10:00pm. ¥3,500/1D.
DISCO MEGA HITS @ GRAND CAFÉ.
All mix. DJs: GWS. 8:00pm. ¥2,000/1D.
LOTUS 2nd ANNI @ OTOYA.
Techno. DJs: Juzu aka Moochy, Tomoyuki Fujita.
10:00pm. ¥2,800/1D (WF: ¥2,500 /1D). INFO: 078-393-2758.
ELABORATION Vol.6 @ ATOM.
Progressive house/Techno/Tech-house. LIVE: Chukky, Hitoshi. DJs: Hitoshi, Taksi, Jun, CAN. 10:00pm. ¥1,500/1D. INFO: [email protected]
CANADA’S KINDEPENDENCE DAY @ PURE.
Hip hop/R&B.. Free drinks all night.
10:00pm. M:¥3,500, W:¥2,500(¥500 off w/Canadian Passport).

2 SUN

CHAYAMACHI RAVE @ SAZAE.
All mix. Weekly event. DJs: GWS, GWS Pro. 8:00pm. M:¥2,500/2D, W: ¥FREE!!
ONE LOVE @ GRAND CAFÉ.
Reggae. Weekly event. DJ: Hiroto Da Yankee.
10:00pm. M:¥2,500/1D, W:¥2,000/1D.

4 TUE

LEGEND @ GRAND CAFÉ.
Weekly event. House/Garage. DJs: Daisuke, Atsushi, Yoku, Ageishi. 8:00pm. ¥1,000/1D.

5 WED

DRUM&BASS MOVEMNT.
D’n’B. Weekly event. DJs: Toyo + 10:00pm. ¥2,000/1D(WF:¥1,500/1D, Before 10:00pm. ¥1,000/1D).
SOUL FREE @ SAZAE.
Hip hop/R&B. Weekly event. DJs: Minami, Benkei, Kaz001, Gorge.8:00pm. M:¥2,500/2D, W:¥FREE!!
BREAKS @ GRAND CAFÉ.
Breaks. DJs: Mizuta, Kenji Marui, Sugimoto & Takehiro Kareha, Tact.8:00pm. ¥1,000/1D.

6 THU

HOT SAUCE REGGAE @ PURE.
Reggae. Weekly event. All you can drink all night. DJs: Sound Platinum, Precious Stone + more. 11:00pm. ¥2,500.

7 FRI

RONI SIZE JPN [email protected] TRIANGLE.
D’n’B/Abstract/Hip hop. GUEST DJ: Roni Size(from UK), Krush. DJs: Toyo, Kenzi, Global Spin, Kuranaka, Naguy. 10:00pm. ¥4,500(ADV:¥4,000).
SAZAE 2nd ANNI. #1 @ SAZAE.
All mix. DJs: GWS & GWS Pro. 8:00pm. ¥3,000/1D.
HOUSE BEAT @ GRAND CAFÉ.
House. DJs: Sugiuramu, Yagyu.
8:00pm. ¥2,500/1D
ESSENTIAL 11th [email protected] WORLD.
Hip hop/R&B. GUEST LIVE: Rhymster, Full Of Harmoney. REGULARs: Sancon, Dambo, 2gRice.
10:00pm. ¥4,000/1D.
NOON WEEKEDAY ALL STARS @ NOON.
All mix. DJs: As Usual, Cheap Holiday, Elelel Mash Up + more.
8:00pm. ¥2,000/1D.
JET SET KYOTO 8th [email protected] METRO.
House. DJs: Yasuharu Konishi, Takahiro Takahashi, Yoshitaka Morino, Naoaki Jintani.10:00pm. ¥3,000/1D.
DA STAR FESTIVAL @ LAB. TRIBE.
Abstract/D’n’B/Techno/Hip hop. GEUST LIVE: Numb. DJs: Aso, Takeshi, Zoo + more.10:00pm. ¥2,500/1D.
WHAT’S POPPIN’ @ PURE.
Hip hop/R&B. Weekly event. All you can drink all night. Every customer receives a free can of Shark. DJs: Minami, George, Getaku + more. 10:00pm. M:¥3,000. W:¥2,000 (Women ¥1,500 before midnight).

8 SAT

U-ROY AND BLOOD & FIRE SOUND SYSTEM JPN TOUR
@ TRIANGLE.

Reggae. GUEST LIVE: Blood And Soud System with Selector Steve Barrow & Dom. GUEST DJ: U-Roy. DJs: Dru-Weed, Tucchie. 10:00pm. ¥4,500 (ADV:¥4,000). INFO: www.beatink.com.
WORLD 5th ANNI. — TACHYTELIC NIGHT @ WORLD.
Hip hop. GUET DJs: Free Tempo, Verbal(from M-flo), Ryohei, Emi Hinouchi. DJs: Taku Takahashi(from M-flo), Yoko.
9:00pm. ¥4,500/1D.
GENIX 1st ANNI. @ ZING.
Techno/House. DJs: Tez, Luke Le Mans, Sei, Yuri, Shingo + more.10:00pm. ¥2,500/1D(WF: ¥2,000/1D).
FOR PARADISE @ GRAND CAFÉ.
House/Garage. GUEST LIVE: Chizuko Kanehara with Yasushi Ide. DJs: Tokusaburo, Ge-hi Mania, Kenichi Kotani, Megumi.
8:00pm. ¥2,500/1D.
PUBLIC CAFÉ @ NOON.
Rock/Pop. DJs: Aoyama Toshiharu, Nakamura Kazumoto.
9:00pm. ¥2,500/1D(WF:¥2,000/1D).
VIVID ROOM @ KARMA.
All mix. DQ party. DJs: Kaorur, Heji.10:00pm. ¥2,000/1D.
C.V.O.O @ LAB. TRIBE.
All mix. DJs: Zion, You + more.10:00pm. ¥3,000/1D.
HYPNOTIC @ PURE.
Hip hop/R&B. Weekly event. All you can drink all night. Every customer receives a free can of Shark DJs: Satochin, Zen, Takuya + more.10:00pm. M:¥3,500. W:¥2,500.
KINKY SWING @ OASIS LOUNGE.
Breaks/Progressive House/Electro. DJs: Brotherman, Dee Banse, I-bec, Dan + more.10:00pm. ¥FREE!!

14 FRI

CHAOS @ SUNSUI.
House. DJs: Fumiya Tanaka, Bruno Pronsato.
10:00pm. ¥3,500/1D(ADV.¥3,000/1D).
BIKINI NIGHT @ SAZAE.
All mix. DJs: GWS & GWS Pro. 8:00pm. ¥2,500/1D.
OSAKA SAFARI @ GRAND CAFÉ.
Hip hop/R&B. DJs: George, Getaku.8:00pm. ¥2,000/1D.
O-LEVEL NIGHT @ NOON.
Rock. GUEST DJs: Aoyama Toshiharu, Nakamura Kazumoto. DJs: Nishino.9:00pm. ¥2,500/1D(WF:¥2,000/1D).
VILLINGEN Vol.2 @ CLUB VIJON.
Hard dance/Industrial/Body. LIVE: Baal, Speecies, Jet Pepper Tower. DJs: Luncheonshaft, Iwasaki Hinya, [email protected] $h!t, Helvete.
10:00pm. ¥2,500.
GROOVE CONNECTION @ LAB.
TRIBE. Progressive house/Techno. GUEST DJs: Backyard Bros, Togawa + more. DJs: Ito, Akane Ito, Hiramatsu.
10:00pm. ¥2,500/1D

15 SAT

WORLD 5th ANNI. — FEARLESS @ WORLD.
Funky house/Progressive house. GUEST LIVE: Ryukyu Disko. GUEST DJ: Mondo Grosso aka Shinichi Osakawa. DJs: Kitagawa, Oguni. 9:00pm. ¥4,000/1D.
TIM DELUXE JPN TOUR @ KARMA.
House. GUEST DJs: Tim Deluxe, Tomoyuki Tanaka. DJs: Little Bitch Crew.11:00pm. ¥4,500/1D (ADV:¥4,000/1D).
SOCIAL INFECTION @ NOON.
Techno. DJs: Luke Le Mans, Kihira Naoki, Kanadian Ooshima Shigeru. 10:00pm.¥2,300.
2006 DMC JPN DJ CHAMPIONSHIP KANSAI REGIONAL
@ TRIANGLE.

Hip hop. DJs: Hi-Fana, Upercut, T-skrabble DJs + more.
8:00pm. ¥3,000/1D (¥2,000 before 9:00pm).
WEST @ ZING.
Progressive house. DJs: Yashima, Shogi, U-suke, Kinoshita, Yukinari, Nogami, Chie-chi. 10:00pm. ¥2,500/1D(WF:¥2,000/1D).
DOUX vol.3 @ TWICE CAFÉ.
Progressive/Techno/House. SPECIAL LIVE: Aniki, Light Brothers. DJs: Kuroi, Enokida, Robo, Quino, Seira, Eyebom.
9:00pm. ¥1,500/1D. INFO: sound.jp/doux.
PEPE BADOCK JPN [email protected] JAZ’ROOM.
House. GUEST DJ: Pepe Bradock (from Germany). DJs: Gehi Mania, Handa, Akihiro. ¥3,000(WF:¥2,500).
INFO: www.nn.iij4u.or.jp/~agi.
TWILIGHT WORLD @ GRAND CAFÉ.
Ibiza house. DJs: Mitomi Tokoto, GWS.
8:00pm. ¥2,500/D (Girls in bikini get in for FREE!!).
WICKED! @ SAZAE.
House. DJs: R(erre) del Mondo, Isohama, Hisaoka.
8:00pm. ¥2,500/1D.
COOL TO KOOL @ METRO.
Nu jazz. SPECIAL LIVE: Reel People(from UK). DJs: Yoshihiro Okino, Kenji Sakajiri, Mikihisa Fujii. 10:00pm. ¥2,800/1D.

16 SUN

OSAKA RIDDIM @ TRIANGLE.
Reggae. SOUND: Anahime, Make Love Sound, General Force + more. LIVE: Ice-Koh, Hi-bread, Bes + more.
10:00pm. ¥2,500/1D.
RAVERS UNITED @ LAB.TRIBE.
Hardcore/Drum’n’Bass. DJs: Horn, Ya-chi, Massive + more.
10:00pm. ¥2,500/1D.
SAYANSE @ WORLD.
Reggae. HOST SOUND: Jam Field, Thunder Head.
10:00pm. M:¥2,500/1D, W:¥2,000/1D.
SUMMER SOUL @ PURE.
Hip hop/R&B. LIVE: FIP, Crystal, Max &Kay. DJs: Minami, $Crew + more.10:00pm. ¥TBA.

17 MON

MARINE DAY’S [email protected] JOULE.
House. GUEST DJs: Larry Heard aka Mr.Fingers, Theo Parrish, Spinna. DJs: Yoku, Ageishi. 9:00pm.
¥3,000(WF:¥2,700, ADV:¥2,500).
INFO: www.ahbproduction.com.

21 FRI

HOUSE FUSION feat. FOUR SEASONS OF DEEP SPACE
@ GRAND CAFÉ
.
House/Dub/Techno. GUEST DJ: Francois K. DJs: Daisuke, Ackin’, Masaki. 8:00pm. ¥3,000/1D.
SC WORLD @ TRIANGLE.
Break Beats/House. GUEST DJ: Titonton Duvante (from US).
DJs: Kenzi + more.10:00pm. ¥3,000/1D.
LOVE&SUMMER NIGHT [email protected] SAZAE.
All mix. DJs: Koji Kubota, Takuto Onuki, Tsune.
8:00pm. ¥2,500/1D.
BREAKS SESSION @ LAB.TRIBE.
Breaks/D’n’B/Techno/House. DJs: Yu-suke + more. 10:00pm. ¥TBA.

22 SAT

TIM DELUXE JPN [email protected] WORLD.
House. GUEST DJ: Tim Deluxe. DJs: Mizuta, Kenji Marui, U-suke. 9:00pm. ¥4,000(ADV:¥3,500).
NO.228 @ GRAND CAFÉ.
House. DJs: Sawa + more.
8:00pm. ¥3,500/1D.
HURA-HOOP meets KANSAI QUEER FILM FESTIVAL
@ SAZAE
.
Hard house. GUEST DJ: Monobe. DJs: Co-Hey, F.Goto.8:00pm. ¥2,500/1D.
AWSOME @ TRIANGLE.
Hip hop/Reggae. DJs: TBA. 10:00pm. ¥2,500/1D.
PUBLIC CAFÉ @ NOON.
Rock/Pop. DJs: Aoyama Toshiharu, Nakamura Kazumoto.
9:00pm. ¥2,500/1D(WF:¥2,000/1D).
READYMADE [email protected] KARMA.
House. DJs: Yasuharu Konishi, Groove Anchan, Orange Records Crew, Akira Mizumoto.
10:00pm. ¥2,800/1D.
HIPPA TO DA HOPPA [email protected] OASIS LOUNGE.
Hip hop/R&B. DJs: Sugar XX, T-Ro, Daiki & Lil Yossie.
10:00pm. ¥FREE!!

28 FRI

OSAKA SAFARI SPECIAL @ GRAND CAFÉ.
Hip hop/R&B. GUEST DJ: Camilo.
DJs: George, Getaku.8:00pm. ¥2,500/1D.
SUPER SONIC @ SAZAE.
All mix. DJs: GWS, GWS Pro.
8:00pm. ¥2,500/1D.
FREE SOUL MOVEMENT 2006 @ NOON.
Free soul. DJs: Toru Hashimoto, Hiroshi Yamamoto + more.
9:00pm. ¥3,000/1D.
TOMMY BOY 25th ANNI.X ESSENTIAL @ WORLD.
Hip hop/Reggae. GUEST DJ:
Hazime. REGULARs: Sancon, Danbo, 2g Rice.
10:00pm. ¥3,500/1D.

29 SAT

LIME @ SAZAE.
Progressive house/Trance. GUEST DJ: Slacker. DJs: Yashima, Togawa + more.8:00pm. ¥3,000/1D.
B2B’S @ WORLD. HOUSE.
DJs: Tomoyuki Tanaka aka Fantastic Plastic Machine, Shinichi Osaka aka Mondo Grosso.9:00pm. ¥3,500/1D.
FREEDOM TIME @ NOON.
Nu jazz. LIVE: Cro-Magnon. DJs: Yoshihiro Okino, Kenji Sakajiri, Yoshihisa Fujii.9:00pm. ¥3,000/1D.
BANQUET @ GRAND CAFÉ.
House/Garage. DJ: Orienta-Rhythm.
8:00pm. ¥2,500/1D.
SPACE VOX RECORDINGS presents TRIPLE SUMMER
@ KARMA.

Techno. DJs: Q’hey, Sasa, Funky Up Lifter aka Ibi, F.Gotoh + more.10:00pm. ¥2,500/1D.
NIGHT PERFORMER presents CIRCUS @ LAB.TRIBE.
Progressive house/Breaks/Techno. DJs: U-suke, Kinoshita + more.10:00pm. ¥2,500/1D.
SUKA TTO [email protected] METRO.
Dancehall Reggae. GUEST: Gust Rise, King Ashra. DJs: UJ, Alto De Miro, Rockers Train, Ryu-ki.
10:00pm. ¥2,000/1D.
PROGRESSION + LIME AFTER PARTY @ OSAIS LOUNGE.
Progressive house/Breaks/Electro. DJs: Dan, Shawn, Lee, I-Bec + more.10:00pm. ¥FREE!!

30 SUN

EDEN @ NOON.
House. DJs: Yoku, Koma, Daisuke, Ackin’, Tan Ikeda, Ageishi.
4:00pm (till 12:00am). ¥2,000/1D (WF:¥1,700/1D).

KS club section compiled by Terumi Tsuji

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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.