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Star Festival 2009

Dec 30

@Namura Zousen Atochi


This year’s edition of the Star Festival will take place in the underground warehouse, Namura Zousen Atochi aka Studio Partita/Black Chamber. For house and techno lovers, the party will be a seriously big one, featuring the some of the best international DJs and live acts, and some of the finest local talent. Headliners are ex-Underworld man Darren Emerson (left) and Berlin-based veteran techno DJ/producer Radio Slave, with German trance legend X-dream, tech-trance maestro Xavier More, electro jam rock band SunPaulo, and Japanese ambient-chill house icon Kaoru Inoue aka ChariChari upping the ante. Tokyo dub artist Gothtrad, Toyo, and Masashi should wet the appetite of the drum ‘n’ bass/dub-step heads. Fans of big rooms and big sound should not miss this one.

From 9pm, ¥3,000 (Adv), ¥3,500 (Door). Darren Emerson, X-dream, SunPaulo, Radio Slave, Kaoru Inoue, Xavier Morel, Back Drop Bomb, Gothtrad, Toyo, Koichi Sato, Masashi, Kunimitsu.


Hello?Repeat

Dec 5

Jan Kruger @ Sunsui


Jan Kruger’s career kicked off in 1995 when he got a break playing alongside some of his idols at the Wine Cellar in Dusseldorf. Since then, he’s never looked back. Around the same time, he met Daze Maximum and together they produced some killer tracks and created label Hello?Repeat, which he frequently promotes by playing abroad. Jan, now resident DJ at respected venues Watergate and Panoramabar in Berlin, has managed to cement his position as an individual in the minimal techno, deep house and electronica circles. He has also run has run his own successful parties in the past with techno pillars Steve bug, Mathew Herbert, and Daniel Bell. His music is described as always dance floor-focused with rough edges. With seven tracks in the October top 10 DJ listings alone, you can rest assured that he will not disappoint the Osaka nightlife scene.

¥3,000 w/1d (door), ¥2,500 w/1d (flyer); email [email protected] for ¥2,500 guest list.


Defected In the House

Dec 18

Simon Dunmore @ World

If one were to cast a template for a forty-something man–footy, clubs, fashion, music, scenes–then it’s probably fair to suggest that Simon Dunmore might provide its typical case study: he has clocked up thousands of miles on street culture’s byways and boulevards. These days, he’s the man behind the enormously successful Defected Records, whose portfolio includes scores of top twenty hits, from Bob Sinclar and Soulsearchers to Kings of Tomorrow, as well as myriad club bangers from the delicate deep house of Charles Webster to DJ Gregory’s Gallic brand of Afro-house. Dunmore’s DJing career spans almost 25 years, and he has passed through more scenes than Bruce Parry–from ska and rockabilly to new romantic and soulboy. It’s a tough market out there, but Dunmore and Defected are survivors. Still here after ten years and still wondering when QPR (apparently one of the richest football clubs in Britain), will fulfil their potential.

Dec 18, from 10pm, ¥3,500 w/1d (door), ¥3,000 w/1d (adv). Tickets available at PIA: code 341-776 (from Dec 14), and Lawson: code 53561 (from Dec 14)


Club Camon 3rd Anniversary

Dec 5

Shingo Nishinari @ Club Camon


The local boy from the ghetto, Shingo is back, alongside Doberman Inc, Emi Maria, and DJ George for a night of hip-hop celebrating the third anniversary of Club Camon. Shingo grew up in Osaka, and has been producing rap tracks since 1996. Fast forward to now, and he’s regarded as one of the best rappers in Japan. His infectious debut album last year, Welcome To Ghetto, has won widespread acclaim, and he has recently released a full-length 19-track album, Sprout. This December 5 he is sure to be loaded with rap tracks, and ready to drop them at Club Camon for the celebrations.

From 9pm, ¥2,500 (door). www.clubcamon.com Sprout and Welcome To Ghetto are available at Jetset records (http://www.jetsetrecords.net/en/)


Legend Special

Dec 29

@ Grand Cafe

French house/techno impresario Laurent Garnier returns to the house of house Grand Cafe. French by birth, it was in late ’80s in Manchester, UK, that Garnier first heard Chicago house. Instantly hooked, he soon became a DJ at the legendary Hacienda club, which is regarded as the birthplace of acid house and the “Madchester” rave scene. He is one of the few DJs who has truly been able to transcend all styles and genres, from classic deep house, Detroit techno, acid jazz, drum ‘n’ bass and soul, forging a unique Laurent Garnier soundscape. On his last visit to Osaka, he played until 8am, so be prepared for a long journey!

From10pm, ¥3,000/1d. Guest DJ: Laurent Garnier. DJs: Yoku, Ageishi, Masaaki.


Club Listings

Thursday 3

RENAISSANCE presents SASHA @ ONZIEME
Techno/House. Guest DJ: Sasha. DJs: Ko-Matsushima, Yashima, Nao Nomura. 9pm, ¥3,800/1d, ¥3,000/1d (Adv)

Friday 4

BUSH feat. DUBFIRE @ TROOP CAFE
Techno/House. Guest DJ: Dubfire. DJs: Telly, Kiuchi, Oiike, Junior + more. 10pm, ¥3,500/1d, ¥3,000/1d (WF)

NIGHTWALKER @ NAMURA ZOSEN ATOCHI
Electro/Techno/D’n’B. Acts: Digitalism, Gildas&Masaya, Beni, 80kidz, Ram Rider, Kireek, Damage, Ellection, Star Bros, Masashi & MC Aoi, Kunimitsu, Yasuhisa + more. 7pm, ¥5,000, ¥4,000 (Adv)

DJ LEAD JAPAN TOUR 2009 KYOTO @ WORLD
Hip-hop. Guest DJs: DJ Lead, Ryozo, Ruff Neck. Live: Hirom Jr., Koyo-te meets IDP Crew, Mad Doggs, Dirtykid & G-Clutch + more. DJs: Mr.Camp, D’s, Shiotsu, Takanori + more. 10pm, ¥3,500/1d, ¥2,500/1d (Adv)

PJ & GOLD @ ONZIEME
All mix. DJs: Groovyworkshop, Hiroto Da Yankee, Ko-taro + more. 9pm, ¥2,500/1d

SUGAR @ GRAND CAFE
Hip-hop/R&B. DJs: Swing, Imai, Muto, Nori, Kazunari, Comsun. 10pm, ¥2,500/1d

Saturday 5

HYPER:SOCIETY 3rd ANNIVERSARY @ ONZIEME
House. DJs: Tomoyuki Tanaka, Fumiya (Rip Slyme), Atsushi Taninaka (Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra), Hiroshi Nakamura (i-dep), Daisuke Tsuda + more. ¥9pm, ¥3,000/1d

DJ 3000 “GALACTIC CARAVAN-REMIXES” RELEASE TOUR @ TRIANGLE
Techno. Guest DJ: DJ 3000. Guest Live: Lutzenkirchen. DJs: Juzu aka Moochy, Compufunk, Naoya Sugimoto. 11pm, ¥3,000/1d ¥2,500/1d (Adv)

SATA KURA @ GRAND CAFE
All mix. DJ: Groovyworkshop. 10pm, M: ¥3,000/1d, W: ¥2,500/1d

BOOST @ KARMA
Techno/House. DJs: Dora, Omkt, Hilock, Junkyjun, Hidetaka, Ixy, Kasagi. 11pm, ¥2,500/1d ¥2,000/1d (Adv)

DIATONIK @ TROOP CAFE
Techno/House. DJs: Ogawa, Kenji Adachi, Tatsuo.Y, Mamiko, Fukumura + more. 10pm, ¥2,500/1d ¥2,000/1d (WF)

WE LOVE SATURDAYS - SPRUNG @ WORLD
Techno. DJs: Takkyu Ishino, Sunseaker. 10pm, ¥3,500/1d ¥3,000/1d (Adv)

Sunday 6

ALTON MILLER JAPAN TOUR @ UNION
House. DJ: Alton Miller. 5:00pm-12:00am, ¥2,500/1d ¥2,000/1d (WF)

WORLD PREMIER - KASKADE X DAISHI DANCE @ WORLD
House. DJs: Kaskade, Daishi Dance. 10pm, ¥3,500 ¥3,000 (Adv)

ONE LOVE @ GRAND CAFE
Reggae. Weekly event. DJ: Hiroto Da Yankee. M: ¥2,500, W: ¥FREE

Friday 11

4RAPTURE @ UNION
House. DJ: Massaki, Kunio Yasumatsu, Nagisa. 9pm, ¥2,000/1d ¥1,500/1d (WF)

OSAKA SAFARI @ GRAND CAFE
Hip-hop/R&B. DJs: George, Shimotaku, Bigai, Malu, B=Ball, Bullshit. 10pm, ¥2,500/1d

ESSENTIAL @ WORLD
Hip-hop/R&B. Guest Live: Mihiro. Guest DJ: U-ichi. DJs: Sancon, Danbo, 2g Rice, Ne-nyo. 10pm, ¥3,500/1d, ¥3,000/1d (Adv)

Saturday 12

06 @ ONZIEME
Techno/Electro. DJs: Discoscience aka Mike McKenna, Koichi Sato, Kiccolee. 9pm, ¥3,000/1d, ¥2,300/1d (Adv)

TRI-BUTE OSAKA @ TRIANGLE
Techno/House. DJs: So, Matsunami, Batch, Shogi, Kunimitsu, Yasuhisa. 10pm, ¥3,000/1d, ¥2,500/1d (WF)

VIBES @ LUNAR CLUB
Techno. DJs: Setsuna, Hidetaka, Pino + more. 10pm, M: ¥2,500/1d, W: ¥2,000/1d

GROOVEROOM @ UNION
House. DJs: Chu, Kosuke, Zizo, Masaaki, Fujio, Yuzo. 9pm, ¥2,500/1d, ¥2,000/1d (WF)

BANANA HAUS @ GRAND CAFE
All mix. DJs: Ke, Venix, Miya, Arai, Yoh!, Tun, 2Shan. 10pm, ¥2,500/1d

LITTLE BITCH @ KARMA
Rock/Pop. DJs: Ichiro Rider, Ryo, Tetsu, Kazuya. 11pm, ¥2,500/1d, ¥2,000/2d + CD (Adv), ¥2,000/1d (WF).

WE LOVE SATURDAYS - EMMA HOUSE @ WORLD
House. DJs: Emma, J.G.N., E-range. 10pm, ¥3,000/1d, ¥2,500/1d (Adv)

RAN CAST @ TROOP CAFE
House. DJs: Kentaro Takizawa, Y-bu, Yamato, Ga-rich, Izumi. 10pm, ¥3,000/1d, ¥2,500/1d (WF)

Friday 18

HIGHLAND 2009 YEAREND SPECIAL Part1 @ TRIANGLE
D’n’B. DJs: Mala, Calibre, Toyo, Masashi. 10pm, ¥3,000/1d, 2-day ticket ¥4,000

DEFECTED IN THE HOUSE @ WORLD
House. Guest DJs: Simon Dunmore, Kawasaki. 10pm, ¥3,500/1d, ¥3,000/1d (Adv)

DETOX @ TROOP CAFE
Techno. DJs: Hilock, Itaru Kosakata, 2Nyan. 11pm, ¥2,000/1d

K-NIGHT @ GRAND CAFE
Hip-hop/R&B. DJs: Kenichi, Yoga, Yu. 10pm, ¥2,500/1d

Saturday 19

ELECTROJUNKIE @ ONZIEME
Techno/Electro. Guest DJ: Streetlife DJs. DJs: Ko-Matsuhima, Taku-Hero, Vortech’s, Danguri, Yuto. 9pm, ¥3,000/1d, ¥2,300/1d (Adv)

HIGHLAND 2009 YEAREND SPECIAL Part2 @ TRIANGLE
DJs: Craze, Crazy B + more. 10pm, ¥3,500/1d, ¥3,000/1d ((Adv), 2-day ticket ¥4,000)

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

ELEMENTS @ UNION
Techno/House. DJs: Yashima, Nao Nomura, Shawn Basik. 9pm, ¥2,000/1d

SQUAIR @ LUNAR CLUB
Techo. Guest DJs: Perc, Manabu Kitabori, Cashy. DJs: Shine, Masamune, Heki, Kasagi, Kixaragi. 9pm, ¥2,500/1d

CODA vs MIXJUICE @ SOUND CHANNEL
Techno/House. DJs: Dom Pang, Toru Nakajima, Houser, Juan, Setsuna, Yabu, Yu, Watalu. 10pm, ¥3,000/1d ¥2,500/1d (WF)

Tuesday 22

DO UR THING @ UNION
House/Crossover. DJs: Mad Mats, Two Seven Clash. 9pm, ¥2,500/1d, ¥2,000/1d (WF)

CLUB SNOOZER @ KARMA

Rock/Pop. DJs: Soichiro Tanaka, Ryota Tanaka. 11pm, ¥3,000/1d, ¥2,500/1d (Adv)

MUSEUM @ WORLD
House. DJs: Masanori Morita, Daishi Dance. 10pm, ¥3,500/1d, ¥3,000/1d (Adv)

Friday 25

WE LOVE XMAS - FEARLESS @ WORLD
Electro. DJs: Sinichi Osawa, Masatoshi Uemura, Golden. 10pm, ¥3,500/1d, ¥3,000/1d (Adv)

CHRISTMAS PJ @ ONZIEME
All mix. DJ: Groovyworkshop. 10pm, ¥3,000/1d

OSAKA SAFARI @ GRAND CAFE
Hip-hop/R&B. DJs: George, Shimotaku, Bigai, Malu, B=Ball, Bullshit. 10pm, ¥2,500/1d

Saturday 26

HOUSE NATION feat. HOUSEXY YEAR END PARTY @ ONZIEME
House. Guest DJs: Paul Deigton, Ami Suzuki. DJs: Mike McKenna, neroDoll, Kura, Koichi Sato. 9pm, ¥3,500/1d ¥3,000/1d (WF)

TETRA LOGISTICS @ TRIANGLE
Techno. Guest Live: Nathan Fake. DJs: Kunimitsu, Yasuhisa. 11pm, ¥3,000/1d, ¥2,500/1d (Adv)

20 YEARS OF STRICTLY RHYTHM JAPAN TOUR @ GRAND CAFE
House. DJs: Masanori Morita, Ichiro. 10pm, ¥3,000/1d

SECOND ROYAL YEAR-END SPECIAL @ KARMA
All mix. DJs: Saito Jxjx Jun, Kakubari Wataru, Takahiro Takahashi, Yoshitaka Morino, Ryota Tanaka + more. 11pm, ¥2,500, ¥2,000 (Adv)

WE LOVE SATURDAYS - HOUSE BEAT @ WORLD
House. DJ: Sugiurumn. 10pm, ¥3,000/1d, ¥2,500/1d (Adv)

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


Monday 28

HOLLYWOOD @ ONZIEME
All mix. DJs: Kango, Bento, Kento, Yoga + more. 9pm, ¥3,000/1d

CONNECT @ TRIANGLE
Techno. DJs: Hikaru, Aso + more. 10pm, ¥2,500/1d

BAREALIC @ UNION
House. DJs: Konishi, Oshima, Niide Takahiro. 9pm, ¥2,500/1d, ¥2,000/1d (WF)

Tuesday 29

DEEPER + PJ @ ONZIEME
All mix. DJ: Groovyworkshop. 9pm, ¥3,000/1d

I’M NOT FAMOUS @ UNION
House. DJs: Suiurumn, Saijo, Goldtights. 9pm, ¥2,500/1d, ¥2,000/1d (WF)

Wednesday 30

ALL NIGHT! @ GRAND CAFE
House. Live: Coldfeet, Oh Jieun. DJ: Daishi Dance. 10pm, ¥3,000/1d

SUMMIT feat. FUMIYA TANAKA @ TROOP CAFE
Techno. Guest DJ: Fumiya Tanaka. DJs: Telly, Doiike, Nanri, Arika. 10pm, ¥3,000/1d, ¥2,500/1d (WF)

TABOU @ UNION
House. DJs: Nobu, MeN, Yusuke, Hitoshi. 9pm, ¥2,500/1d, ¥2,000/1d (WF)

MIXJUICE @ AMMONA
Techno/House. DJs: Setsuna, Yabu, Yu, Shogi, Ichiro, Yodaharuka, Watalu + more. 10pm, ¥FREE


Thursday 31

COUNT DOWN 2010 @ ONZIEME
Techno/House. Guest DJ: Tim Delux. DJs: Discoscience aka Mike McKenna, Ko-Matasuhima, Yashima, Juse, Taku-hero, Koichi Sato, Nao Nomura, Freak Menu. 8pm, ¥5,500/1d

COUNTDOWN PARTY 2009>>>2010 @ TROOP CAFE
All mix. DJs: Bubble-b, Telly, Kohji Matsuda, Acid Brothers, Kenji Ada + more. 9pm, ¥3,000/1d

NEW YEARS EVE @ TRIANGLE
Techno/D’n’B/House. Live: Sun Paulo. DJs: Masashi, Kunimitsu, Yasuhisa, Opal & Harutaka. 9pm, ¥4,000/1d, ¥3,000/1d (WF)

COUNTDOWN 2009 @ UNION
House. DJs: Ise, Yashima, Zerozero, Masaaki. 9pm, ¥2,000/1d

COUNT DOWN PARTY 2009 TO 2010 @ GRAND CAFE
All mix. DJ: Groovy workshop. 10pm, ¥5,000/1d

COUNT DOWN 2009>>>2010 @ KARMA
All mix. DJs: Bridge, Bluetree, Herbs, Little Bitch Saint Laurent + more. 9pm, ¥3,500/1d, ¥3,000/1d (Adv)


KS club section compiled by Terumi Tsuji

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:: FEATURE

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Rejoce the winter months

:: style

Curl up and dye
Restore your crowning glory

:: news

Trial by media

:: travel

Taipei
City with energy and smelly tofu

:: environment

Tetrapods!
Attack of the 4-legged structures

:: tech know

The weird & the wonderful from japan's gadget gurus

:: Kansai Listings

:: Film

Current cinema listings so you always know what's on, where and when!

:: ART

Best exhibitions & listings

:: EVENTS

Best events & listings

:: LIVE

Best gigs & listings

:: CLUB

All the hot picks

:: FESTIVAL

Best festivals & listings

:: Also in this month's mag

:: dRink

Suite

:: LANGUAGE

Ski suki desuka?

:: Food

Genesis

:: Music

A Hundred Birds Orchestra
Orchestral unit meets house for one funky christmas eve

:: culture

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Something fishy going on in Osaka

:: Getaway

Castle Quest
Where is Fushimi castle, anyway?


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
EMBASSY OSAKA:
Tel: 06-6212-1630 • www.embassyosaka.com
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
LUNAR CLUB::
Tel: 06-6241-6285 • www.lunar-club.com
NOON:
Tel: 06-6373-4919• www.noon-web.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