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KS Cover no. 78 2006 November

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SAZA*E x Underlounge presents Timo Maas Japan Tour

Nov 10

DANCETERIA SAZA*E, Osaka

Uber-producer/DJ Timo Maas is coming to Osaka at long last! In addition to his annual summer residency at DC10 in Ibiza, he recently started a new night at the New York's finest Pacha Club. With over two decades of experience behind the decks, Timo knows exactly what the audience wants: funky beats and groovy basslines. His genre-less and bold selection of music has caught the attention of the big times likes of Madonna, Kelis and Placebo to name a few. In June of this year, he opened for Depeche Mode in Warsaw, Poland. This Grammy-nominated DJ from Hanover, Germany, loves and believes in what he’s doing and that’s why he has stayed in this competitive scene for so long. “I approach every gig, every single set and everything I produce, as if they were my last”, he says. Well let’s go and see what he will offer us in Osaka .

Time: 8pm • Door: ¥3,000/1D • Guest DJ: Timo Maas • DJs: Ko-Matsushima, Yashima, Dimitri • www.myspace.comtimomaas

Vitalic Club Tour

Nov 18

TRIANGLE, Osaka

One of the best acts from last year's Electraglide, Vitalic aka Pascal Arbez flies back to Osaka from France to fill the technoheadz appetites. Starting his producing career in the late 90s, he'd stayed underground till 2001 when his smash hit Poney EP was released on the famous Gigolo records. In 2005, he dropped the massive electro rock tune La Rock01 and it became the anthem of the year. Although he doesn’t like his own tracks being remixed, he enjoys remixing for others such as Daft Punk, Bjork and Royksopp. While offstage he is a softly spoken gentleman, on stage is a different story, transforming into a super energetic techno animal. It is going to be a big night so be sure to get there early.

Time: 10pm • Door: ¥4,000/1D, Adv: ¥3,500/1D Guest Live: Vitalic • DJs: Star Bros, Kiccolee, Yuuki Shimafuji + more • www.vitalic.org

Murphy's 15th anniv.

Text & photos: Courtesy Murphy's

The first Irish Pub in Japan invites you to its 15th Anniversary Party. Failte romhaibh a chairde — welcome friends, welcome one and all ...

In 1991, Shinsaibashi, Osaka and Japan itself was changed when Murphy's first opened its doors and started pouring the pints for Japanese and expats alike. And we're still pouring them. And we're pouring whiskey. And we're pouring gin, and we're pouring ... well, everything.

Why is Murphy's still thriving when other bars have been born and died in a blink of an eye? In truth is probably down to several reasons, not least of which is the unique atmosphere that you'll find here. Whether its a rowdy weekend night that you're after, a place to watch all the sports or just the feel of a local away from your local, you'll find it in Murphy's. We Irish don't like talking about money but if that's what dictates your plans, you won't find a cheaper pint (the full 565ml) in Osaka. It was ¥600 when we opened and there's been no change in 15 years. During all this time people have flocked here to start, end or spend their whole evenings.

We've welcomed in a fair few heads over the years, some of them even important in some way or another. The boys of U2 have wound down after gigs ... as well the Chieftains, Cranberries and the 'oul Riverdance crew. The Pogues raised hell and Enya drinks a mineral water but don't let that fool you ... We had to put Colin Farrell in a taxi but thankfully Liam Neeson belied all the stereotypes and was more intent on buying the pints than drinking them. God bless you Liamo ...

Anyway, we're hosting a party to celebrate our birthday over the 17th, 18th and 19th of November ... we've got three live bands, Bloom Field, Kracker Japz and Smith & Jones, four local DJs, competitions and a faceful of drinks to choose from (including 16 beers and 17 whiskeys), red bull + vodka for a measly ¥600, car bombs at a knockdown ¥600 and much more besides. We'd love to see you here ...

Murphy's Irish Pub
6F, 1-6-31, Higashi Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Open: 5pm-1am (weekdays) 5pm-4am (weekends) 06-6282-0677 www.murphysosaka.com

Club Listings November

1 WED

SOUL FREE @ SAZAE.
Hip hop. Weekly event. DJs: Minami, benkei, Kaz001, Gorge.
8pm. M:¥2,500/2D, W:¥FREE!

2 THU

INNERVISIONS JPN TOUR @ GRAND CAFE.
House. GUEST DJs: Ame, Dixon, Yoshihiro Okino. DJ: Masashi Osaku.
8pm. ¥3,000/1D.

BEETROOT @ CLAPPER.
Techno. DJs: Wada(Co-fusion), Mie Kashiwagi, Shuhei Yamawaki, Tahico.
11pm. ¥2,500/1D(WF:¥2,000/1D).

ATMOSPHERE @ NOON.
Techno. LIVE: Soft, Goma & Jungle Rhythm Section, Rhythm Touch. DJs: Yama, Masumoto Atsuko + more.
9pm. ¥3,000/1D.

WORLD OF DRUM’N’BASS TOUR @ TRIANGLE.
D’n’B. GUEST DJ: Groove Rider(from UK). DJs: SS, Toyo, 1945 aka Kuranaka.
10pm. ¥3,500/1D.

DISCO TWINS TOUR @ METRO.
Techno. DJs: Disco Twins, Tsuen, A.I.
10pm. ¥3,000/1D.

3 FRI

WEST @ ZING.
Prog house. DJs: Yashima, Shogi, Ian, Chain, Tetsuya + more.
10pm. ¥2,500/1D(WF:¥2,000/1D).

KITSUNE JPN TOUR @ TRIANGLE.
Techno. GUEST DJ: Kitsune (from France). DJs: Kenzi, Takuhiro, Fujita + Tsukamoto, Okuda.
11pm. ¥3,000/1D.

NO.228 @ GRAND CAFE
Prog house/House. DJs: Sawa, Kosuke, Hideo.
8pm. ¥3,500/1D.

BEAT POINT @ KARMA.
D’nB. DJs: Artificial Intelligence(from UK), Hiroshi, Nari, Haruki, Kazushi.
11pm. ¥3,000/1D.

CLUB SNOOZER @ METRO.
Rock/Pop/Techno. GUEST LIVE: Arrows. DJs: Soichiro Tanaka, Ryota Tanaka.
10pm. ¥3,000/1D.

WHAT’S POPPIN’ @ PURE.
Hip hop/R&B. Weekly event. All you can drink all night. DJs: Minami, George, $Crew, Satochin.
M:¥3,000, W:¥2,000(W:¥1,500 before midnight).

4 SAT

LIME @ SAZAE.
Prog house. GUEST DJs: Nick K, 16 bit Lotias. DJs: Yashima, Juse, Ange, Togawa.
8pm. ¥3,000/1D.

MANTRA VIBES JPN TOUR @ CANDY.
House. GUEST DJs: Santos + Madox. DJs: Ko Matsushima, Jaxx Da Fishworks, O.S.G.
11pm. ¥3,000/1D.

STAR FESTIVAL @ TRIANGLE.
Hip hop. GEUST LIVE: Talib Kweli(from NY). Hanif(from US). LIVE: Inden & DJ Kanamori, Chief Rokka, Ittetsu. DJs: A-1, Urata, Kan.
10pm. ¥4,000.

MOTIVATION @ WORLD.
House. GUEST DJs: Towa Tei, Aoba, Musashi.
10pm. ¥3,500/1D.

SUNSHINE KAKE @ KARMA.
House. DJs: Bluetree, Addic, Naoto, Hide Man + more.
11pm. ¥2,500/1D.

HYPNOTIC @ PURE.
Hip hop/R&B. Weekly event. All you can drink all night. DJs: Satochin, Zen, Takuya + more.
10pm. M:¥3,500, W:¥2,500.

5 SUN

DEEPER @ SAZAE.
Hip hop/R&B. Weekly event. DJs: GWS.
8pm. M:¥2,500/2D, W:FREE!

ONE LOVE @ GRAND CAFE.
Reggae. Weekly event. DJ: Hiroto Da Yankee.
10pm. M:¥2,500/1D, W:¥2,000/1D.

SUNDAY SOUL @ MAD KAFE.
Soul/Funk/Jazz. Weekly event. DJs: Pascal, Wil Robinson.
7pm. ¥FREE!

7 TUE

LEGEND @ GRAND CAFE.
House/Garage. Weekly event. DJs: Daisuke, Yoku, Ko-Matsushima, Ge-hi Mania + more.
8pm. ¥1,000/1D.

9 THU

HOT SPOT @ CANDY.
Hip hop. Weekly event. DJs: Minami, Benkei, George + more.
10pm. M:¥2,500/1D, W:¥FREE!

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

10 FRI

OSAKA SAFARI @ GRAND CAFE.
Hip hop/R&B. DJs: George, Getaku.
8pm. ¥2,000/1D.

ESSENTIAL @ WORLD.
Hip hop/R&B. DJs: Sancon, Danbo, 2g Rice.
10pm. ¥2,500/1D.

SPARK STAR @ LAB.TRIBE.
Techno. DJs: Kagami, Star Bros, Steve Smooth. LIVE: Overflow.
10pm. ¥2,500/1D.

11 SAT

QUENTIN HARRIS JPN TOUR @ GRAND CAFE.
House/Garage. GEUST DJ: Quentin Harris(from US). DJs: Ge-hi Mania, Tokusaburo, Ikeuchi.
8pm. ¥3,000/1D.

WICKED! @ SAZAE.
House. GUEST DJ: Yoku. DJs: R(erre) del Mondo, Isohama, Hisaoka.
8pm. ¥2,500/1D.

DISKOTOPIA X TRAMP! JPN TOUR @ SAOMAI.
Disco dub/New wave. GUEST DJ: James Smith(UK). DJs: Matt Lyne, Am Rhein, Sakana, Yuzi, Juan.
10pm. ¥2,000/1D.

META-DONUTS @ ZING.
House. DJ: Dnt.
11:11pm. ¥2,500/1D(WF:¥2,000/1D).

GTS CLUB TOUR @ WORLD.
House. GUEST DJ: GTS + more.
10pm. ¥2,500/1D.

PUBLIC CAFE @ NOON.
Rock/Pop. DJs: Aoyama, Nakamura.
9pm. ¥2,500/1D(WF:¥2,000/1D).

REVIBES @ METRO.
Tribal/Techno/Dub. LIVE: South. DJs: Sinkichi, Daichi.
10pm. ¥1,800/1D.

SYSTEM @ OASIS LOUNGE.
Progressive/Trance. DJs: System, Pianoboy, Dan.
10pm. ¥2,000/2D.

MO’ MAD BREAX @ MAD KAFE.
Breaks/Lounge. DJs: Tanko, Shiroh, Gonzo.
11pm. ¥1,000/1D.

17 FRI

GRAND CAFE 12th ANNI. Vol.1- HOUSE FUSION @ GRAND CAFE.
House/Garage. GUEST DJ: Danny Krivit. DJs: Daisuke, Ackin’, Masaki. 8pm. ¥3,000/1D.

PROMPT @ CLAPPER.
Techno. GUEST DJ: Roman Flugel aka Alter Ego. DJs: Ryuji, Oda, Nopan.
10pm. ¥3,000/1D(WF:¥2,500/1D)

BLACK BEATZ BOX @ TRIANGLE.
D’n’B. GUEST DJS: High Contrast (from UK), Logistics(from UK). DJs: Toyo, Kenzi Global Spin + more.
10pm. ¥3,500/1D.

READYMADE WEEKEND @ KARMA.
House. DJs: Yasuharu Konishi, Groove Anchan, Orange Records Crew.
10pm. ¥2,800/1D.

DISCOVERY @ SAZAE.
All mix. GUEST LIVE: Ceyren. DJs: GWS.
8pm. ¥2,500/1D.

PANTYSLINGER @ SAM&DAVE
UMEDA. All mix. Pole dance & flair bartending show.
9pm. M:¥2,000/2D, W:¥1,000/1D.

18 SAT

GRAND CAFE 12th ANNI. Vol.2 - TWILIGHT @ GRAND CAFE.
Iibza house. DJs: Mitomi Tokoto, GWS.
8pm. ¥2,500/1D(Girls in bikinis get in for FREE!).

KEN ISHII NEW ALBUM RELEASE TOUR @ WORLD.
Techno. DJs: Ken Ishii, RKD1, RKD2.
10pm. ¥3,500/1D.

COOL TO KOOL @ METRO.
Future jazz/House. GUEST LIVE: Jazztronik. DJs: Yoshihiro Okino, Mikihisa Fujii.
11pm. ¥3,500/1D.

HYPER SOCIETY @ SAZAE.
House. DJs: Tomoyuki Tanaka (FMP), Junzo Ogawa, Tsuda.
8pm. ¥3,000/1D.

ZETTAI-MU @ NOON.
Hip hop/Abstract. CASTs: Dry&Heavy, 1945 aka Kuranaka + more.
10pm. ¥3,000/1D.

PHENOMANA @ CLAPPER.
Techno. DJs: Shin Nishimura, Luke Le Mans, Quera.
11pm. ¥2,500/1D(WF:¥2,000/1D).

CLUB SNOOZER @ KARMA.
All mix. LIVE: Arrows. DJs: Soichiro Tanaka, Ryuta Tanaka.
11pm. ¥3,500/1D.

KINKY SWING @ OASIS
LOUNGE. Breaks/Tehcno/Electro. DJs: Brotherman, Cashmere, Yashima, Yuri + more.
10pm. ¥FREE!

LUCIOUS LEATHER S&M PARTY @ SAM&DAVE UMEDA.
All mix. Sexy S&M shows.
9pm. M:¥2,000/2D, W:¥1,000/1D.

MAD KARNIVAL @ MAD KAFE.
House/Techno/Breaks. DJs: Wil Robinson, Tanko, Pascal, Moneky + more.
9pm. ¥1,000/1D.

19 SUN

BUG @ ZING.
Techno. Sunday morning after hours party. DJs: Shin Nishimura, Yoshi, Kinya yamakawa, Quera.
6:30am. ¥1,500/1D.

22 WED

HAPPY NUTTY @ TRIANGLE.
Rave sound. GUEST DJs: Brisk(from UK), Stimulant DJ’s(from UK). DJs: Horn + more.
10pm. ¥3,000/1D.

MAD LOVE @ SOUND-CHANNEL.
House. GUEST DJ: Mudd aka Paul Murphy. DJs: Altz, Taiyo, Cmt.
9pm. ¥3,000/1D(WF:¥2,500/1D).

SPACED OUT @ ZING.
House. DJs: Ageishi, Daisuke Ito, Evi, K-Takahumi + more.
9pm. ¥TBA.

NIGARA @ NOON.
Dub/Abstract. GUEST LIVE & DJ: Force of Nature. DJs: Kei Obuchi, Akihiro, Shinya.
10pm. ¥3,500/1D.

FANTASIA @ METRO.
Tribal/Techno/House. GUEST LIVE: Dachambo. GUEST DJs: Eye, Sinkichi. DJs: Mamezuka, Tan Ikeda + more.
9pm. ¥3,000/1D.

ESSENTIAL SPECIAL @ WORLD.
Hip hop/R&B. GUEST DJs: Watarai, Hazime. DJs: Sancon, Danbo, 2g Rice.
10pm. ¥3,000/1D.

THANKS GIVING DINNER & PARTY @ MAD KAFE.
All mix. DJs: Pascal, Wil Robinson, Tanko.
7pm. ¥2,000/Dinner & 1D.

23 THU

THANKS GIVING PARTY @ JOULE.
House. DJs: Theo Parrish(from Detroit), Koma, Shimazu.
9pm. ¥3,000/1D.

24 FRI

OSAKA SAFARI @ GRAND CAFE.
Hip hop/R&B. DJs: George, Getaku.
8pm. ¥2,000/1D.

SUPER SONIC @ SAZAE.
All mix. DJs: GWS.
8pm. ¥2,500/1D.

YABA YABA NITE @ WORLD.
Techno. GUEST DJs: Takkyu Ishino, Hiroshi Kawabe.
10pm. ¥4,000/1D.

LADIES NITE @ SAM&DAVE UMEDA.
All mix. Free nail art, CD giveaway + more.
9pm. M:¥2,000/2D, W:¥1,000/1D

25 SAT

KRAUSS #01 TROY PIERCE @ SOUND-CHANNEL.
Techno. GUEST DJ: Troy Pierce(from Germany). DJs: Yoda Haruka, Masami, Teemo.
Midnight. ¥3,500(WF: ¥3,000).

SPACE COWBOY JPN TOUR @ KARMA.
House. GUEST DJ: Space Cowboy (from UK). DJs: Takayuki Serino, Alan Braxe.
10pm. ADV: ¥4,500.

JUAN ATKINS JPN TOUR @ ROCKETS.
Techno. GUEST DJ: Juan Atkins. DJs: TBA.
11pm. ¥TBA.

BANQUET @ GRAND CAFE.
Liquid house. DJs: Orienta Rhythm.
8pm. ¥2,000/1D.

PUBLIC CAFE @ NOON.
Rock/Pop. DJs: Aoyama, Nakamura.
9pm. ¥2,500/1D(WF:¥2,000/1D).

MASH UP @ SAZAE.
Hard house. DJs: Shinkawa, Co-hey, F.Gotoh.
11pm. ¥2,500/1D.

PROGRESSION @ OASIS LOUNGE.
DJs: I-bec, Shawn, Dan + more.
10pm. ¥FREE!!

26 SUN

EDEN @ NOON.
House/Techno. DJs: Yoku, Koma, Daisuke, Ackin’ + more.
4pm. ¥2,000/1D(WF:¥1,700/1D).

KS club section compiled by Terumi Tsuji

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CLUB CONTACT DETAILS

OSAKA

AZURE:
Tel: 06-6213-2662 • www.orbit2004.com/azure

CALIGULA:
Tel: 06-6243-0089 • www.salon-de-caligula.com

CANDY:
Tel: 06-6121-7300

CLAPPER:
Tel: 06-6213-6331 • www.clapper.jp

DROP:
Tel: 06-6313-9101 • clubdrop.jp

FANJ TWICE:
Tel: 06-6484-3880 • fanj-twice.com

GRAND CAFE:
Tel: 06-6213-8637 • www.grandcafeosaka.com

JOULE:
Tel: 06-6214-1223 • www.club-joule.co.jp

KARMA:
Tel:06-6344-6181 • www.club-karma.com

MACAO:
Tel: 06-6633-0555 • www.universe-misono.co.jp

NOON:
Tel: 06-6373-4919 • www.noon-web.com

OASIS LOUNGE:
Tel: 06-7493-9768 • www.eonet.ne.jp/~oasis-lounge

PURE:
Tel: 06-6214-6600 • www.osaka.clubpure.com

ROCKETS:
Tel: 06-6649-3919 • www.musicstuff-pro.com/rockets/top.html

SAM&DAVE UMEDA:
Tel: 06-6365-1688

SAM&DAVE NAGAHORIBASHI:
Tel: 06-6251-5333 • www.samanddave.jp

SAM&DAVE SHINSAIBASHI:
Tel: 06-6243-6848 • www.samanddave.jp

SAOMAI:
Tel: 06-6649-4007 • www.musicstuff-pro.com/gate3

SAZA*E:
Tel: 06-6486-3388 • www.saza-e.com

SOMA:
Tel: 06-6214-8470 • www.clubsoma.com

SOUND-CHANNNEL:
Tel: 06-6561-6222 • www.sound-channel.com

SUNSUI:
Tel: 06-6243-3641 • www.sunsui.net

TRIANGLE:
Tel: 06-6212-2264 • www.spacemedia-triangle.com

ZING:
Tel: 06-6213-2255 • www.zing-osaka.com

KYOTO

EAST:
Tel: 075-213-0644 • www.club-east.com

LAB.TRIBE:
Tel: 075-254-1228 • www.labtribe.net

METRO:
Tel: 075-752-2787 • www.metro.ne.jp

SEED:
Tel: 075-551-8788 • www.orbit2004.com/seed

WORLD:
Tel: 075-213-4119 • www.world-kyoto.com

KOBE

SALLYS:
Tel: 078-393-3132 • www.sallysbar.com