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There are few DJ-related DVDs worth plunking down that hard-earned cash for, but the new History of DJ Krush is a compelling compendium. It chronicles in audio and documentary form the highlights of Krush's 16-year career. Japan's most famous waxmaster…
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DJ Krush

Japanese beatmaker DJ Krush has always had a Zen-master type of feel to his mood-shifting material, which can abruptly veer from hard-edged big beats to softly melodic ambient stuff. On Stepping Stones, he remixes 25 of his favorite tracks from…
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It seems like only yesterday that my naive eyes were scorched at the sight of my seemingly uptight Dante professor dancing in nothing more than a sports bra and a leather miniskirt, gyrating atop a go-go platform at the Cat…
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Hear This

Not many foreign rap artists find their way to American ears -- and even fewer hang around for a decade. But against all odds, Japan's DJ Krush is closing in on the 10-year mark with his seventh proper album, Shinsou:…
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Ui Sidelong (Southern) Ui Unlike (Lunamoth) Sasha Frere-Jones is a New York rock critic who likes to put his theories of hybridity into practice: His band, Ui (rhymes with gooey), genre-splices dub, fusion, funk, no wave, deep house, even bluegrass.…
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