November 14th 2014 I played a live DJ set at Dommune Tokyo. Dommune is a one of a kind internet radio show from Japan. They are situated in the basement of an old Microsoft office building in a remote part of Shibuya. It’s such a small basement, they only allow 20 to 30 guests. They always stream live on their website, from 7 pm until midnight Tokyo time, no replays on demand. In the first 2 hours they often present interviews about the state of the current club scene or interviews with the artists who would play live or DJ sets in the second part of the show. People from all over Japan log into the Twitter stream on the right side of their website and discuss the music, the artist and life in general. And I mean: from all over Japan, 10.000s of people.
To perform at Dommune is a must for every international DJ coming to Japan. It was already my second time playing Dommune and this time I wanted to share my love for NuFunk with a slow but energetic set.
I was introducing the new mijkfunk Kids Want Revolution EP on nuFunkFiles and was also featuring the album Rebellion by my band The Chaenge. And I could not resist to finish my set with the great remix of my Brother-in-Raw Toby Izui of Language’s “Autorun”, the band around my beloved Japanese singing companion Kaori Kaneko.
Technically speaking, I used a Vestax VCI-400 to control NI Traktor in the mix with NI Maschine for additional drum parts. More tech info here: http://shop.plaza.rakuten.co.jp/dj/di…
Great twitter reactions and over 17.000 contacts during the show. Domo arigato gozaimasuuuuu!! (^o^)//
Wow! NuFunk reached Japan!
Enough talk now; here is my set at Dommune Tokyo in 2 parts.
1. Pitchben – Pitchslap
2. Tiger & Woods – T&W Lab File #05
3. Mijkfunk – Funkit
4. Oliver – All Night
5. Pitchben – Stand Up
6. East Liberty Quarters – Lucky Charms
7. Suzanne Kraft – Turning
8. Deadly Sins – Prime Time
9. Pitchben – Friday Night
10. Mijkfunk – To the groove
11. First Touch – It’s Yours (2011 Mix)
12. Gary’s Gang – Let’s Lovedance Tonight (mijkfunk-Edit)
13. BreakBot feat. Ruckazoid – Fantasy (AB’s Return To Disco – New York mix)
14. Tiger & Woods – Deflowered
15. Tiger & Woods – T&W Lab File #15
16. Tiger & Woods – T&W Lab File #08
17. Tomson & Benedict feat. Bantu Soul – Blind (Opolopo Boogie Remix )
18. Vanity 6 – Sex Shooter (sunCHAser-Remix)
19. The Chaenge – Dance Electric
20. Ilija Rudman – See (Martin Brodin Remix)
21. Kolombo & Nikitin – Sounds Good To Me (LouLou Players Remix)
PLAYLIST Dommune Tokyo 14-11-2011 Part 1
1. Doggy Phunk Palace – I’m Ready
2. Cassian – I Like What You’re Doing (Lorenz Rhodes Dangerous Mix)
3. The Chaenge – Colour Clash
4. Soulparlor feat. Colonel Red – Real (Opolopo Remix)
5. Amalia – Luxurious
6. The Time – Jerk Out (Sexy Mix)
7. Cassette Schwarzenegger – Play
8. Mijkfunk – Are Friends Digital?
9. Mario Basanov feat Miss Bee – Just Think About (Art Of Tones Remix)
10. Flight Facilities – Crave You (Cassian Remix)
11. Tiger & Woods – T&W Lab File #11
12. Pitchben – (Don’t Trust) Mr. Berkofsky
13. The Chaenge – Black Jack
14. Strip Steve – Breakin (Lorenz Rhode Remix)
15. Yelle – La musique (Lorenz Rhode remix)
16. The Chaenge – Love Devotion
17. Mijkfunk – Kids Want Revolution
18. Mini – Walking (mijkfunk-Remix)
19. Language – Autorun (Toby & Zawa Remix)