Booked for April 17th is PARNASSUS – VENT will be bringing over the truly talented leftfield artists DJ Fulltono and KA4U, representing Kans
Booked for April 17th is PARNASSUS – VENT will be bringing over the truly talented leftfield artists DJ Fulltono and KA4U, representing Kansai region
PARNASSUS was started with the intent to pursue the ubiquity and diversity of dance by way of dance music. The initial event, held at Bonobo in Jingumae, placed focus on bass music, showcasing two gritty and edgy DJs, KEIHIN and 7e. And despite the lockdown when clubs where closed, they pressed on with a curated streaming show. This time around the party will be going live with special guests DJ Fulltono, an authority in the juke/footwork scene, and the honcho of MIDI_sai – Kansai’s most intense breakcore party – KA4U.
Well-known for spreading juke/footwork throughout Japan, DJ Fulltono has contributed immensely to the dissemination of Chicago house, ghetto house, ghetto tech, and other Chicago music styles. He runs the Booty Tune label, distributing Japanese footwork all over the globe. He has performed alongside TRAXMAN and other juke originators, and has had a hand in providing Japanese versions of official promo mix CDs to Planet Mu and Hyperdub. His minimalist and experimental style aligns with his stoic yet creative DJ technique - shifting from 160 BPM to 80 BPM and then bumping it back up slightly to 120 BPM. He certainly has a knack for taking the dance floor to parts unknown.
Breakcore party MIDI_sai, organized by KA4U celebrated its 20th anniversary as "a party seeking out both new interpretations and the extremes of dance music." Their anniversary party that was to be held in Osaka last June was postponed, but in lieu of this they put together an online streaming party, inviting notable artists from the global breakcore and jungle scenes, such as Jason Forrest from the US, and Coco Bryce from the Netherlands. Rave, electro, Ghetto tech, house, jungle, and gabber tracks where mixed during this vinyl-only session. Close friends with DJ Fulltono, together KA4U played a back-to-back, vinyl-only set on their streaming show.
Additionally, 7e will be playing in ROOM 1. 7e's popularity has spread across the country like wildfire thanks to his wide selection of music ranging from world music styles from yesteryear to more modern flavors like jungle, juke, electro, and ghetto tech. ROOM 2 will feature rave/hardcore assassin with a keen sense for mixing from the N.O.S. (Nitrous Oxide Systems) k_yam and multi-genre spinning DJ/accomplished VJ JACKSON kaki. Also performing are Oyubi, hailing form the juke/footwork scene, who hosts the ghetto tech party Ghetto Warriors at Circus Tokyo and is also an active producer, as well as moemiki, who creates eccentrically mixed beats based off his own interpretations of footwork, experimental music, and the mountaineering-inspired gorge genre. Also performing is mu”he, who just this January streamed a banging 2-hour set on WAIFU x Pucatronic TV, mixing a wide range of tracks including rave, dark techno, ghetto tech, footwork, IDM, jungle, and breakcore. Come experience the diversity of dance with all sorts of leftfield dance music that will inevitably surpass 160 BPM!