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Nagisa Music Festival

Oct 5

@ Maishima Sports Island (Event Space B)

It's time for Nagisa again. Nagisa Music Festival is a big outdoor festival features all the different kind of electronic music and the gay mix stage will be added this time. Headliners are Yoji aka Yoji Biome- hanika, the internationally acclaimed hard dance DJ/producer from Osaka, DMC world champion DJ Kentaro, Don Letts, the man behind the punk/reggae scene in the late seventies in London along with countless fine DJs and live acts. The grass-covered site has lots of tropical trees with great ocean view. If the weather is fine, you can see the beautiful Akashi bridge too. Great music in nature (but not too far from the city center) - a perfect finale to the open- air season.

Time: 9am • Door: ¥4,000, ADV: ¥3,000
DJs: Kentaro, Yoji, Don Letts, Q'hey, Mike Mckenna, Eye, Alts, Artman, Tomoyuki Fujita, Sawa and more
Live: Wrench, Delmak, Osaka Monaurail + more.

Radio Soulwax in Osaka

Oct 10

@ Namura Zousen Atoshi

Club Onzime will be throwing another big party at the Namura Zousen Atochi aka Black Chamber and Studio Partita in Kitakagaya. They are featuring the Belgium electro/rock band Soulwax and their alter ego 2 Many DJs. Fans of quality left-of-centre rock music will know Soulwax from their highly acclaimed albums Much Against Everyone's Advice, Any Minute Now and Nite Versions (an album that reinterprets and reworks tracks from Any Minute Now). Fans of dance music may know that they are also masters in blending the finest products of music history together into a catchy, hilarious and - above all - intriguing groove exploration. They have been to Osaka for a few times under their 2 Many DJs moniker but this is their very first gig in Osaka as Soulwax. They are one of the highest demands in the electro world you might have to wait for another few years to catch them in Osaka so do not miss this chance! The closest station is Kitakagaya station on the subway Yotsubashi Line.

Time: 9pm • Door: ¥4,800, Adv: ¥3,800
Live: Soulwax, Akihiro Namba with Akira Tsuneoka
DJs: 2 Many DJs, Masatoshi Uemura, Juse and more • www.namura.cc

TetralogisticS feat. Extrawelt and Pitch Black

Oct 12

@ Triangle

The duo of Arne Schaffhausen and Wayan Raabe, aka Extrawelt will be back in Osaka with their long-awaited debut album Schöne Neue Extrawelt. Schaffhausen and Raabe made their name slinging trance to the masses as Midimiliz, Spirallianz and the Delta and sometimes still break out the Midi name for a 12-inch or two. But these days, tech-house seems to be more their speed, as the duo have released acclaimed records on Border Community, Traum and Cocoon. The techno empire Cocoon and the A&R Sven Vath liked them so much, though, that they asked them to record an entire full-length of their lovely little tunes. According to the boys, the album is full of "sunrise scenarios, energy, revolution and kaput-ness" and is danceable enough but not entirely focused in the club. You can expect to hear lots of tunes from the album for sure. In addition, the electronic king from Pitch Black will be joining the night. The party is going to be an absolute mayhem!

Time: 10pm • Door: ¥3,500/1D, WF: ¥3,000/1D
Guest live: Extrawelt, Pitch Black • DJs: Naoya Sugimoto, Kunimitsu, Yasuhisa

Club Listings October

3(FRI)

FEVER @ UNION
House. DJs: Ichiro, Mameha, Goldtights, G-mix, Fujimitsu.
9pm. ¥2,000/1D(WF: ¥1,500/1D)

SQUARED X RAM RECORDS NIGHT @ TROOPCAFE
D'n'B. GUEST DJs: Red One, Aki. DJs: Quantrek, Seishiro, Nami, Tsukasa.
10pm. ¥3,000/1D

NO ONE REGGAE PARTY @ SAM&DAVE KYOTO
Reggae. House tunes and international club style hits on the 4th floor. ¥TBA

4(SAT)

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

FUCKEAGE @ UNION
House. DJs: Tan Ikeda, Katz, Kenji Shimazaki, Bong.
9pm. ¥2,000/1D(WF: ¥1,500/1D)

GRAPH @ TRIANGLE
Electro. LIVE: Kaz Nishimura. DJs: Taku-hero, Fu-tsuka, Freak Menu, Naorock + more.
9pm. ¥2,500/1D

BOOST - HARD GROOVE DANCE PARTY @ KARMA
Techno. DJs: Sugimoto Naoya, Kasagi, Kim-galasy, kz.jr, Unchain + more. 11pm. ¥2,500/1D

ZETTAI-MU @ NOON
Abstract. CASTs: The Mighty Aba Shanti-i with Shandi-i, 1945 aka Kuranaka + more. 9pm. ¥TBA

MUSEUM @ WORLD
House. DJS: Masanori Morita, Daishi Dance, Kaeru Kacho, Golden + more. 10pm. ¥3,500/1D

GARAGE @ TROOPCAFE
House. GUEST DJ: Kawasaki. DJs: Acid Brothers, Takayuki Hirota.
10pm. ¥3,000/1D(WF: ¥2,500/1D)

5(SUN)

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

DEEPER @ ONZIEME
All mix. Weekly event. DJ: Groovy Work Shop.
10pm. M: ¥2,500/1D, W: ¥FREE!

9(THU)

RADIO SLAVE JPN TOUR @ METRO
Techno. GESUT DJ: Radio Slave. DJs: Ban, Takuma, K-jax, J.G.N. 11pm. ¥2,800(ADV: ¥2,300)

EVERYONE @ ONZIEME
House/Techno. DJs: Mameha, Kino, Yokouchi, Yashima.
8pm. ¥2,500/2D(WF: ¥2,000/2D)

10(FRI)

AMEMURAAN DREAM PROJECT 2008 KICK OFF PARTY
@ ONZIEME

Electro. DJs: Heavygrinder + more.
9pm. ¥3,000/1D(WF: ¥2,500/1D)

SUMMIT @ TROOPCAFE
Techno. GUEST DJ: Radio Slave. DJs: Telly, Doiike, Takeuchi.
10pm. ¥3,500/1D(WF: ¥3,000/1D)

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

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

TRAXX @ UNION
House/Techno. DJs: saijo, C-co, Ringo, geek, Deco-mino.
9pm. ¥2,000/1D(WF: ¥1,500/1D)

ESSENTIAL @ WORLD
Hip hop. GUEST DJ: Hasebe. DJs: Sancon, Danbo, 2g Rice, Ne-nyo. 10pm. ¥3,000/1D

BRAZILIAN PARTY @ SAM& DAVE KYOTO
A great mix of brazilian and world top hits. ¥TBA

11(SAT)

HYPER:SOCIETY @ ONZIEME
House. DJs: Tomoyuki Tanaka aka FPM, Daisuke Tsuda, Kanbe, Saitoh, Junior.
9pm. ¥3,000/1D(WF: ¥2,500/1D)

TRIPLE X @ TRIANGLE
Trance. DJs: Phantasm, Indian, Timers, Halk, Koki, Mura + more. 10pm. ¥3,500/1D

ELEMENTS @ UNION
Techno/House. DJs: Yashima, Ian, Ichiro, Ninagawa.
9pm. ¥2,000/1D

MIXJUICE @ TWICE CAFE
Techno/House. DJs: Setsuna, Yabu, Wakana, Cassy, Vice Bersa, Mai. 10pm. ¥1,000/1D

CLUB SNOOZER @ KARAMA
Rock/Pop. Soichiro Tanaka, Ryota Tanaka.
11pm. ¥2,500/1D

F*** ME I'M FAMOUS @ BAR ZERRO
Techno/Electro/House. DJs: Lowrise, Bloisy, Jimmy.
¥FREE!

12(SUN)

BLISSDOM presents STARDANCE 2008 @ GIFU YATAKI
WOODY LAND

Psy trance/Techno/Ambient. Open air party. GUEST DJs: Raja Ram, Eye.
LIVE: X-noise, System Nipel, Indigo.
DJs: Lucas, Takashi, Dithforth, Shiho + more.
5pm. ¥7,000(AV: ¥6,000)

JOSH WINK JPN TOUR - SPECIAL LONG SET @ WORLD
Techno. GUEST DJ: Josh Wink.
DJs: TBA.
10pm. ¥3,500/1D

VELOUR- NEW WAVE PARTY New wave. DJs: Ginga, Takahashi, Aida, Mabab.
11pm. ¥2,500/1D

DIATONIK @ TROOPCAFE
Prog house. GUEST DJ: Ogawa.
DJs: Kenji Adachi, Tatsuo.Y, Fukumura, 2nyan.
10pm. ¥2,500/1D(WF: ¥2,000/1D)

17(FRI)

GAN-BAN NIGHT '08 @ NAMURA ZOUSEN ATOCHI
Electro/Techno/House. LIVE: Vitalic.
DJs: Basement Jaxx, Takkyu Ishino, Crookers, Dexpistols, The Japanese Popstars + more.
9pm. ADV: ¥7500.

RED BULL VISUARHYTHM feat. DERRICK MAY @ GRAND CAFE
Techno. GUEST DJ: Derrick May. DJs: Dora Shine, S.N.O, Sonic-r. 10pm. ¥3,000/1D

SUPER WICKED! @ ONZIEME
House. GUEST DJs: Masanori Morita, Simon DUnmore. DJs: R(erre)del Mondo + more.
9pm. ¥3,000/1D

HIGHLAND @ TRIANGLE
D'n'B/ Dub step. GUEST DJs: Fresh, Pinch. DJs: Toyo, Masashi.
10pm. ¥3,500/1D

4RAPTURE @ UNION
House. GUEST DJ: AGEISHI. DJs: K-suke, Masaaki, MeN, Hitoshi. 9pm. ¥2,000/1D(WF: ¥1,500/1D)
WANKA HOUSE @ AMMONA
House. DJs: Setsuna, neroDoll, Cassy, Deco Mino + more.
11pm. ¥2,000/1D

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

18(SAT)

ELECTROJUNKIE @ ONZIEME
Electro/Techno. GUEST DJ: Hell.
DJs: Ko-Matsushima, Taku-hero, Bluetreexxx, Takashi Sakai, Vortech's, Ten-gu.
9pm. ¥3,000/1D(ADV: ¥2,300/1D)

RYDEEN [email protected]
Techno. DJs: Ken Ishii, Tetsushi Hiroyama(Ryukyudisko), Yosuke Hiroyama(Ryukyudisko).
10pm/ ¥3,500/1D

PURE HOUSE @ GRAND CAFE
House. DJs: Makai, Mitomi Tokoto, Masashi Osaku.
10pm. ¥3,000/1D

ZIP @ UNION
House. DJS: DNT, NON, U, SANO, MINORU.
9pm. ¥2,000/1D(WF: ¥1,500/1D)

LITTLE BITCH
Rock/Pop. DJs: Ichiro Rider, Ryo, Tetsu, Kazuya.
11pm. ¥2,500/1D(WF: ¥2,000/1D)

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

GOROOVECONNECTION 10th ANNIVERSARY @ LAB.TRIBE
House. GUEST DJ: Claude Young. DJs: Hiramatsu, Ito, Akane Ito, Hashimoto. 10pm. ¥TBA

24(FRI)

ANDERSON NOISE JPN TOUR @ TRIANLGE
Techno/House/Jam. GUEST DJ: Anderson Noise. LIVE: Kuniyuki Takahashi, Soft, Nabowa. DJ: Ban.
10pm. ¥3,000/1D

HOLLYWOOD @ ONZIEME
Hip hop/House/Electro. DJs: Kango, Bento, Giann + more.
9pm. ¥2,500/1D(WF: ¥2,000/1D)

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

BEATJUNKY @ UNION
Breaks. DJs: Mizuta, Yohei Yamamoto, Eraguru, Yavu, TOru, Beginner, Kenji Marui.
9pm. ¥2,000/1D(WF: ¥1,500/1D)

SAYANSE @ WORLD
Reggae. GUEST DJ: Kenty Gross, G-man. DJs: Bass Green, Ever Rising, Thunder Head, Nine Channel, Mother Lake.
10pm. ¥3,000/1D

25(SAT)

06 feat. ALEX METRIC @ ONZIEME
Electro house/Breaks. GUEST DJ: Alex
Metric. DJs: Mike McKenna, Kenji Marui, Kiccolee, Koichi Sato.
9pm. ¥3,000/1D (ADV: ¥2,300/1D)

SOUND OF NY SUGURU SAKAI LIVE @ UNION
House. LIVE: Suguru Sakai. DJs: Takami, Iguchi, Yuzo, Fujio.
9pm. ¥2,000/1D (WF: ¥1,500/1D)

REC @ TROOPCAFE
Techno/House. DJs: Ko Kimura, Telly, Junior.
10pm. ¥3,000/1D(WF: ¥2,500/1D)

FLASH @ WORLD
House/Techno/Electro. DJ: Yasutaka Tanaka(from Capsule), Alyn + more. 10pm. ¥3,500/1D

THE ULTIMATE GLOW PARTY! @ SAM&DAVE KYOTO
Glow in the dark party with Shark Energy Drink.
¥TAB

31(FRI)

KASKADE JPN TOUR @ GRAND CAFE
House. GUEST DJ: Kaskade.
DJs: Osakaman aka Yagyu.
10pm. ¥3,000/1D

HALLOWEEN PARTY @ TROOPCAFE
House/Techno. GUEST DJ: Venus Fly Trapp, Itaru Kosakata.
10pm. ¥3,000/1D(WF: ¥2,500/1D)

HALLOWEEN HOUSE MUSIC feat. O.S.G @ UNION
House. DJs: Takatoshi Sugimoto, Micty, Naoto, Ichiro, Mameha, Goldtights, Masaaki, Naoya Tsuji + more.
9pm. ¥2,000/1D(WF: ¥1,500/1D, w/costume: ¥1,000/1D)

REAL HALLOWEEN NIGHT @ SAM&DAVE KYOTO
When the zombie start to come out let halloween begin! ¥TAB

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