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Spectrum 8th Anniv. - Ellen Allien Japan Tour in Osaka 2008

Mar 28

German techno deva Ellen Allien is a great producer, dj and founder of the famous BPitch Control Records. She got into dance music while she was staying in London at the height of the acid house movement in the 90s. She started DJ-ing once she came back to Germany and it didn't take so long for her to spin at the significant clubs throughout the country such as Fishlabor and Tresor. Now the rest is history and she became of one of the leading figures in the international club music scene. In recent years, she's launched her own clothes brand as well - she is a real artist. Her brand new mix album Boogybytes Vol.4 will be out at the end of March on her own label.

11pm @ CLUB ROCKETS & SAOMAI
Door: ¥4,000, Adv: ¥3,000 • Special Guest DJ: Ellen Allien • Guest DJ: Kihira Naoki
DJs: Shuhei Yamawaki, Masahiro Goda, Ono, Ko-Jax, Shingo, Kai, Yuki • www.ellenallien.de

Third Culture presents Swayzak Japan Tour

Mar 28

While the techno diva from Berlin heats up the clubland in Osaka, Kyoto sees the London based tech-house-electro-dub producer duo Swayzak. with their latest opus Some Other Country from prestigious German label !K7. Blending all kinds of sounds from computergenerated music to vocals, electronica to R&B, and dub to ambient, you almost feel like you are listening to a movie soundtrack. One half of the duo, David Brown says "The future of music is taking combinations of techno and other forms of electronic music with more commercial pop music. Techno doesn't have to be associates with Detroit or Belgium or something - it's not like that anymore". Come and experience the future sound of techno.

10pm @ WORLD • Door: ¥3,500/1D, Adv: ¥3,000/1D • Guest Live: Swayzak, The Samos • DJ: Dr. Shingo

Club Listings March

1(SAT)

BREAK ON THROUGH feat. BOYS NOIZE @ KARMA.
Electro/House. GUEST DJ: Boys Noize from Germany). DJs: Sugiurumn, Takayuki Serino. 11pm. ADV:¥4,000.

LIME @ ONZIEME.
House/Techno. GUEST DJ: Yousef.
DJs: Yashima, Hamanaka, Tetsuya-n.
9pm. ¥3,000/1D(WF:¥2,500/1D).

UNION 1st ANNI. PARTY vol.1 @ UNION.
House. DJs: Takashi Kitazaki, Yoku, Koma + more. 8pm. ¥2,000/1D WF;¥2,000/2D).

BACCANO @ AMMONA.
Techno/House. DJs: Setsuna, Toru Nakajima, Hiloco, Ichiro, Tomy, Saijo.
11pm. M:3,000/2D, W: ¥2,000/2D.
INFO: ammona.jp.

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

CO-NEXT STAGE @ WORLD.
Electro. GUEST DJs: Dexpistols, Chaki, Lowbrous. DJs: Taku-Hiro, Tsutsui, Tee Dees + more. 10pm. ¥3,500/1D.

UNITED meets TOKYO LUXURY LOUNGE 3 RELEASE PARTY @ TROOP CAFE.
House. GUEST LIVE: Chieko Kinbara with Yasushi Ide, Coldfeet. GUEST DJs: Hiroshi Nakamura with Shinsuke
Fujieda, Telly. DJs: Shuzo, Tomohito.
10pm. ¥3,000/1D(ADV:¥2,500/1D).

NY STYLE @ DRAGONFLY CAFE.
House. DJ: Satoshi. 9pm. ¥FREE.

2(SUN)

DEEPER @ ONZIEME.
Reggae/Hip Hop/R&B. Weekly event.
DJs: GWS, Jam Machingun. 10pm.
M: ¥2,500/1D, W: FREE!

THA QUEENS @ GRAND CAFE.
Reggae/Hip hop/R&B. Weekly event.
DJ: Hiroto Da Yankee. 10pm.
M:¥2,500/1D, W:¥2,000/1D.

7(FRI)

MISS KITTIN JPN TOUR @ WORLD.
Techno. GUEST LIVE&DJ: Miss Kittin (from Germany). DJs: Juse, Taku-Hero, Alyn, Yuya. 10pm. ¥3,500.

UNION 1st ANNI. PARTY feat. EMMA @ UNION.
House. GUEST DJ: Emma. DJs: Bun, Akky, Kicolee, Jun Ohmune. 9pm. ¥3,500/1D(WF:¥3,000/1D).

SOCIAL INFECTION @ NOON.
Techno/House. DJs: Kihira Naoki +
11pm. ¥2,500/1D.

HONEY FLASH @ ONZIEME.
Techno/Under ground J-pop. GUESTs:
Moushiwake Nighers DJ. DJs: Dora +
9pm. ¥3,000/1D(WF:¥2,500/1D).

SUGAR @ GRAND CAFE.
Hip hop/R&B. DJs: Swing, Imai, Muto
10pm. ¥2,500/1D.

NIGHT TIME HIGH @ METRO.
Dub/Minimal Dub. GUEST LIVE: Rub-
A-Dub Market, Green Green. ACTs: N2,
Tamai-i, 2Shanti. 10pm. ¥2,700/1D.

I GET A HOUSE @ LAB.TRIBE.
House. DJs: Akira Kurihara, Oh-no, Kaji, Tsuru, Nakkan. 10pm. ¥2,500/1D.

LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES @ DRAGONFLY CAFE.
Disco techno. DJs: Sow, SSk. 9pm. ¥0!

8(SAT)

KRAUSS @ KANON.
Techno. GUEST DJ: Onur Ozer(from Istanbul). DJs: YodaHaruka, Teemo,
Abrock, Hiloco. 11pm. ¥3,500/1D (WF:¥3,000/1D).

STERNE 6th ANNI. in KYOTO @ WORLD.
Techno. GUEST DJ: Michel De Hey. GUEST LIVE: Paul Kalkbrenner. DJs: Takkyu Ishino, Ten, Shine.
10pm. ¥4,000(ADV:¥3,000).

SUPER WICKED! @ ONZIEME.
House. GUEST DJ: Hector Romeo. DJs: R(erre) del Mondo.
9pm. ¥3,000/1D(WF:¥2,500/1D).

W FAMOUS @ GRAND CAFE.
House. DJs: Masanori Morita, Daishi.
10pm. ¥3,000/1D.

UNION 1st ANNI. PARTY vol.2 @ UNION.
House. DJs: Takao Sumi, Suguru Sakai, Takecho, Katsumi + more. 8pm.
¥2,000/1D(WF;¥2,000/2D).

MIX JUICE @ TWICE CAFE.
Techno/House. DJs: Toru Nakajima, Takafumi Nakano, Setsuna, Chain, Yabu, Wakana, Cassy. 10pm. ¥1,000/1D.

CLUB SNOOZER @ KARMA.
Rock/Pop. DJs: Souichiro Tanaka, Ryota Tanaka. 11pm. ¥3,000/1D.

YOUSEF JPN TOUR @ LAB.TRIBE.
Techno/House. GUEST DJ: Yousef.
DJs: K-ji + more. 11pm. ¥3,000/1D.

BUSH @ TROOPCAFE.
House. GUEST DJ: Ko Kimura. DJs: Telly, Harce, Junior. 10pm. ¥2,500/1D (ADV:¥2,000/1D).

JAZZY WORLD @ DRAGONFLY CAFE.
House/Jazz. DJ: Otani. 9pm. ¥FREE!

14 (FRI)

HIGHLAND @ TRIANGLE.
D'n'B. GUEST DJ: Die(from Bristol), Rob Smith(from Bristol). DJs: Toyo, Masashi. 10pm. ¥3,000/1D.

HOLLYWOOD @ ONZIEME.
Hip hop/House/Electro. DJs: Benkay, Bento, Steve Lowrise, Giann. 10pm. ¥TBA.

SPACY @ ZING.
House. GUEST DJ: Nori. DJs: Ageishi, Daisuke Ito, Tetsuo. 10pm. ¥2,500/1D (WF: ¥2,000/1D).

OSAKA SAFARI @ GRAND CAFE.
R&B/Hip hop. DJs: George, Shimotaku.
10:00pm. ¥2,500/1D.

NOON 4th ANNI. @ NOON.
All mix. DJs: Aoyama, Nakamura,
Yoshihiro Okino, Kinira Naoki + more.
8pm. ¥2,500/1D(WF:¥2,00/1D).

THE BEACH @ TROOPCAFE.
House. GUEST DJ: Rasmus Faber. DJs: Makoto Nakamura, Y-bu, Fukumura, Tomohito, Yamato. 10pm. ¥3,000/1D
(ADV:¥2,500/1D).

EMMA HOUSE @ WORLD.
House. DJs: Emma, K-ji. 10pm.
¥3,000/1D.

METISSAGE @ DRAGONFLY CAFE.
House/Techno. DJ: Stout. 9pm. ¥FREE!

15 (SAT)

2MANY DJS JPN TOUR @ WORLD.
Electro/Techno. GUEST DJ: 2manydjs.
DJs: Techriders, Yama. 10pm. ¥4,500.

ED BANGER JPN TOUR @ ONZIEME.
Electro. GUEST DJ: Mr. Flash. DJs: Juse, Naorock, Juliana, Freak Menu, Alyn, Shina x Kyosuke. 9pm.
¥3,000/1D(ADV: ¥2,300/1D).

JERRY BOUTHIER JPN TOUR @ TRIANGLE.
House/Electro. GUEST DJ: Jerry Bouthier(from UK). DJs: Taku-Hero, Fu-Tsuka, Tee Dees. 10pm. ¥3,000.

FIXX 5th ANNI & YABAI RECORDS ABOMINATION RELEASE PARTY @ STUDIO PARTITTA.
Psy trance. LIVE: Abominatio, Perple, Lost&Found, 220V, Mondo, B-55. DJs: X-self, TarrU, Manabu&Sow, Yuji, H4LK, Ki-chi. 11pm. ¥6,500 (ADV: ¥5,000). www.881-rec.com.

PUE HOUSE @ GRAND CAFE.
House. DJs: Mitomi Tokoto, Masashi Osaku. 10pm. ¥2,500/1D.

UNION 1st ANNI. PARTY @ UNION.
House. DJs: Turbo(GTS), Chu, Genki, Mameha, Yuzo. 9pm. ¥2,500/1D (WF:¥2,000/1D).

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

HERBS @ KARMA.
Electro/Breaks. DJs: Jun, Eighteen Degrees, Tomoh, Atsussy, Tomonao Tanaka. 11pm. ¥2,500/1D (ADV:¥2,000/1D).

COOL TO KOOL @ METRO.
Nu jazz/Crossover. GUEST LIVE: Quaslimode. DJs: Yoshihiro Okino, Yoshihisa Fujii. 10pm. ¥2,500/1D.

GARDEN @ TROOPCAFE.
Hip hop. GUEST DJ: Kaori. DJs: Yugo, Strike Bee, Watabo, Toda. 10pm. ¥4,000/1D(ADV:¥3,500/1D).

FRENCH CONNECTION @ DRAGONFLY CAFE.
House/Jazz. DJ: Cherry. 9pm. ¥FREE!

19 (WED)

DJ KAWASAKI 2nd Album "YOU CAN MAKE IT" RELEASE TOUR @ GRAND CAFE.
House/Crossover. GUEST DJs: Kawasaki, Yoshihiro Okino. DJs: Misa, Atsushi Otsuki. 10pm. ¥3,000/1D.

RE:BIRTH @ TRIANGLE.
Electro/House. GUEST DJ: 4th aka Yoss Okada. LIVE: Kaede. DJs: Tatsuya, Zin.
10pm. M:¥3,000/1D, W:¥2,000/1D.

21(FRI)

VISION @ GRAND CAFE.
House. GUEST DJ: Quentin Harris(from NYC). DJs: Oshima,
Kazuto, K.Takafumi, Chiharu.
10pm. ¥3,000/1D.

HARMONY @ WORLD.
House. GUEST DJ: Rasmus Faber.
DJs: Takeshi Hanzawa + more.
10pm. ¥3,500.

IKEA @ UNION.
House. DJs: Kawakami, Muramatsu.
9pm. ¥2,000/1D(WF:¥1,500/1D).

W-CAFE @ TROOPCAFE.
D'n'B/Tech house/Minimal. DJs: Aki,
Techriders, Ohnishi, Telly, Shun-Jack, Wood.
10pm. ¥2,500/1D(WF:¥2,000/1D).

METISSAGE @ DRAGONFLY CAFE.
House/Techno. DJ: Stout.
9pm. ¥FREE!

22(SAT)

NEW SENTIMENT @ TRIANGLE.
Techno/Electro. GUEST LIVE: Tadanobu Asano. GUEST DJ: Audio Jack(from UK). DJs: Bryan Burton Lewis, Toru Nakajima, Setsuna +
10pm. ¥3,500/1D(ADV: ¥3,000/1D).

JAMES MURRHY aka LCD SOUND SYSTEM JPN TOUR @
ONZIEME.

Electro. GUEST DJ: James Murrhy. DJs: Yohey Yamamoto, Taku-Hero, Yagyu, Asaura + more.
9pm. ¥3,000/1D(ADV:¥2,300/1D).

NO.228 @ GRAND CAFE.
House. DJs: Sawa, Chu, Saru. 10pm. ¥3,500/1D.

BACCHUS @ UNION.
House. DJs:HIirockin', Jun Ohmune.
9pm. ¥2,000/1D(WF:¥1,500/1D). 

ZETTAI-MU - MONTHLY GROUNDATIONS 2008 @
NOON.

Abstract/Hip hop. LIVE: Goma da Didgeridoo. LIVE: O.N.O. DJ: 1945.
10:30pm. ¥3,500(ADV: ¥3,000).

RADYMADE WEEKEND @ KARMA.
House. DJs: Kosakai Akio, Takahiro Takahashi, Yasuhiro Konishi, Groove Anchan, Orange Records Crew.
11pm. ¥2,800/1D.

DEPARTURE RELEASE PARTY @ TROOPCAFE.
House. LIVE: Son Ten. DJs: Ogawa Sugiurumn, Kenji Adachi, Junior, Kenji.
10pm. ¥2,500/1D(WF:¥2,000/1D).

ESSENTIAL @ WORLD.
Hip hop/R&B. GUEST DJ: Fumiya (from Rip Slyme). DJs: Sancon, Danbo, 2gRice.
10pm. ¥3,000/1D.

AIR @ CLUB SAI.
Progressive/Techno/Electro. GUEST DJ: So. DJs: Axe aka Masaki, Zowa aka Chiezo, Zen, J, Andy, Taku.
10pm. ¥3,000/1D. Call: 075-211-0345

KILLER @ VANO.
Techno/Electro/House. DJs: bRoTheRmAn, Dan Elliot, Dom Pang, JaxxDaFishWorks, Shawn Basik.
10pm. ¥FREE. INFO: www.jk-c.jp.

28(FRI)

DO YOUR THING @ TRIANGLE.
Crossover. GUEST LIVE: Scott(from
Germany). GUEST DJs: Aroop Roy, Kay Suzuki. DJs: Two Seven Clash, Monkey. 10pm. ¥3,000/1D.

HOUSE REPUBLIC @ UNION.
House. DJs: I-Bec, Ange, Naoya Tsuji, Senkou, Akky, Shingo Kikuchi.
9pm. ¥2,000/1D(WF:¥1,500/1D).

OSAKA SAFARI @ GRAND CAFE.
R&B/Hip hop. DJs: George, Shimotaku.
10:00pm. ¥2,500/1D.

SUKARA @ TROOPCAFE.
House. GUEST DJ: Taku Takahashi(m- flo). DJs: Harce, Y-bu, Takashi, Kiuchi. 10pm. ¥3,000/1D(ADV:¥2,500/1D).

LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES @ DRAGONFLY CAFE.
Disco techno. DJs: Sow, SSk.
9pm. ¥FREE!

29 (SAT)

POWWOW @ ZING.
Techno/House. DJ: CMT&DNT.
11pm. ¥2,500/1D(WF: ¥2,000/1D).

MASTERPIECE @ UNION.
House. DJs: Ise, Tsubasa, Eleto.
9pm. ¥2,000/1D(WF:¥1,500/1D). 

BANQUET @ GRAND CAFE.
House. DJs: Orienta-rhythm.
10pm, ¥2,000/1D.

FREEDOM TIME @ NOON.
Nu jazz/Crossover. GUEST DJ: Jazzy Sport. DJs: Mitsu The Beats, Masaya Fantasista, Dsk Invisible I, Yoshihiro Okino, Yoshihisa Fujii + more.
9pm. ¥3,000/1D.

FEARLESS @ WORLD.
House/Electro. DJs: Shinichi Osawa +
10pm. ¥3,500/1D.

TRANSCEND @ METRO.
Techno/House. DJs: Yashima, J.G.N, M.O.A, Y.Nayuki.
10pm. ¥2,500/1D.

STEREO SYSTEM @ LAB.TRIBE.
Techno/House. DJs: Dora, Enomoto, Shin, Sho.
11pm. ¥2,500/1D.

MADSCHOOL @ TROOPCAFE.
Rock. DJs: Ave, Tom, Ikebe.
10pm. ¥2,000/1D.

KS club section compiled by Terumi Tsuji

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CLUB CONTACT DETAILS

OSAKA

CANDY:
Tel: 06-6121-7300 • www.studio-candy.com
CLAPPER:
Tel: 06-6213-6331• www.clapper.jp
CAMON:
Tel: 06-6245-4888
DROP:
Tel: 06-6313-9101• www.clubdrop.jp
DRAGONFLY CAFE:
Tel: 06-6226-8217
FANJ TWICE:
Tel: 06-6484-3880• www.fanj-twice.com
GRAND CAFE:
Tel: 06-6213-8637
www.grandcafeosaka.com
JOULE:
Tel: 06-6214-1223• www.club-joule.co.jp
KARMA:
06-6344-6181• www.club-karma.com
KANON:
Tel: 06-6213-2662
NOON:
Tel: 06-6373-4919• www.noon-web.com
NO SCRUB:
Tel: 06-6453-6553•www.n-scrub.com
11(ONZIEM):
Tel: 06-6243-0089 • www.onzi-eme.com
OASIS LOUNGE:
Tel: 06-7493-9768
www.eonet.ne.jp/~oasis-lounge
PURE:
Tel: 06-6214-6600
www.osaka.clubpure.com
RED LION: Tel: 06-6484-0980
ROCKETS :
Tel: 06-6649-3919
www.musicstuff-pro.com/rockets/
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
SOUND-CHANNNEL:
Tel: 06-6561-6222
www.sound-channel.com
SUNSUI:
Tel: 06-6243-3641• www.sunsui.net
TRIANGLE:
Tel: 06-6212-2264
www.triangle-osaka.jp
UNION:
Tel: 06-6251-2242 • club-union.jp
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
SAM&DAVE KYOTO:
Tel: 075-211-8998• www.samanddave.jp
SEED:
Tel: 075-551-8788• www.orbit2004.com/seed
WORLD:
Tel: 075-213-4119• www.world-kyoto.com

KOBE

SONIC:
Tel: 078-391-6641 • www.sonic-kobe.com
TROOP CAFE:
Tel: 078-321-3130 • www.troopcafe.com