Pioneer DJ presents KARIZMA JAPAN TOUR ‘10 – Dommune DJ Mix Show

September 16, 2010

Yes, Karizma has safely arrived in Japan, and had his ramen noodle fix on his day 1!!

Tomorrow, on September 16th, Karizma will make his first appearance on the live stream show at www.dommune.com.

There will be a pre-show by the gentlemen from Pioneer, followed by DJ Karizma’s live appearance… DON’T MISS IT!!!

Pioneer DJ Presents”LOST IN AUTOMATION”

From 19pm – 21pm Japan time (= 6am – 8am EST time = 10am – 13pm UK time)

Pioneer DJ Presents「LOST IN AUTOMATION」
〜自動化されるDJテクニック、存在し続ける身体性〜
河村祐介、平山孝太(Pioneer)、小川雄大(Pioneer)、Guest: MOODMAN

9/16  21 pm – 24 am  Japan time (= 8 am  – 11 am  EST time  = 9/16 13pm  – 16pm  UK  time)

Pioneer DJ Presents「BROADJ♯140&141」
〜KARIZMA Play CDJ-2000 & DJM-2000 SPECIAL SET!!〜
DJ KARIZMA(from BALTIMORE), chack(KMT LAB.)&
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Media gets EXCITED about Pioneer DJ Presents Karizma Tour ’10!!

Clubberia Article Here (Japanese Only)

Original:

I believe this is your sixth Japan tour and when we see the schedule, the most of the cities keep bringing you back every year. Do you think you made the strong connection to the dance floors there? Are you also connected strongly with the people at each city?

K: I think definately have a spiritual connection with all of my friends in japan,musically and otherwise.

After your second album release, you have been active DJing, doing singles and remixes for other producers. Can you tell me the highlight of what you have done since the last year?

K: The highlight has been establishing connections and friends in the music industry, so that at a later date I can begin collaborations with the artists for an upcoming album.

This tour I believe special not only for your Japanese fans but also for yourself. Pioneer, who makes your favorite gadgets finally decided to team up with you. How did receive that news and how do you make this tour special with pioneer’s new DJM-2000 and CDJ-2000? (tell us your favorite feature)

K: I received the news from my tour manager Yoshi, I was well excited and began to think of new ways to manipulate the CDJ-2000’s in a way people haven’t seen yet. My favorite feature is the ability to play from one USB key using DJ Link to control up to four cdjs, On the DJM I love the touch screen remix set up and the Effect called Slip roll.

As the new gear you are touching, the technology keeps evolving but I think the essentiality of DJ is ideas and love for the music. How do you balance those two concepts?

K: I feel as long as I can still tell a story musically without interuptions, the ideas and creativity are endless, there are so many ways you can be creative with this technology.

I heard you are quite big fan of Japanese ramen. Can you tell me your favorite spots in Japan? (does not have to be only ramen shop)

K: I like to shop in Harajuku, there are too many places to name but those are the area i favor the most because you can find everything.One more place i love is Onsen, the hot springs are just what i need after a busy tour like this one.

Lastly, please tell us your motivation towards this tour and  comment for the Japanese fans who are waiting to see you on the dance floor..

K: Im happy to be supported by Pioneer, it allows me to be able to give my friends and fans another level of music and entertainment, I want to make my Japanesse friends and fans proud and at the same time give them some good music to dance to and think about.

Pioneer DJ presents KARIZMA JAPAN TOUR ’10

September 6, 2010

“As an artist, I never wanted to be boxed in, and just make house, or just make hip-hop. So I always told myself that as soon as I blossomed into my own thing that I would never just stay to one type of music. I just wanted to do whatever I was feeling at the time. So it’s not a surprise to hear a hip-hop track from me. I always wanted it that way. Artists and DJs shouldn’t be limited to just the genre that they play.”

Such opinions come from the one and only, Karizma, who craftly uses 3 CDJs and others mixing garage classic house, techy jazz house, broken beats, hip hope etc. (boarderless of music) making live beats on the spot as if using music instruments; his such highly influential DJ-ing style has touched many of listeners worldwide, and now as known as a CDJ master honored by the dons of underground music scene, Karizma is finally doing a Pioneer DJ Presents Karizma Japan Tour this fall.

The highlight of this tour must be to witness Karizma share marvelous DJ techniques mastering special features of the Pioneer products, CDJ 2000 and DJM 2000.

The tour kicks in from Thursday, September 16th having Karizma join Dommune, a live streaming site and studio with several cameras capturing the equipment, hands, faces, and ambiance; the mixed result with an impressive set of filters, making for an experience that always feels like it should be released on DVD as is, for a DJ mix show, and will appear in several favorite spots for the fans in Japan during 12 days of this tour.

The man that continues to excel to another level, Karizma. We can expect to see him prove himself as a veteran DJ/CDJ Master, and this tour will definitely be another history for our music culture and industry. Don’t miss it!

Previous Puma presents Karizma Tour ’07 Review here