Clubberia Article Here （Japanese Only)
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.