Friday, November 20, 2009

Parties In Tokyo This Weekend

Tonight I will probably be heading down to the Virgin Cafe in Osaki to see the latest night started by Munoz, London After Midnight, featuring Aron T as the guest. Munoz's London Calling parties have proved a massive success over the last year and the idea of a late bar party featuring good DJs that is outside of the Shibuya/Roppongi scene sounds pretty good. (Free)

For an all-nighter, Alter Ego is in town at a Club Axxics in Shibuya. This is one of those very confusing parties that Tokyo throws up every now and then. A DJ of international stature playing in a club that isn't particularly well known. If you think you haven't heard of Alter Ego, he is the bloke that wrote the tune Rocker, which was played just about everywhere a few years ago. (¥4,000 on the door)

On Saturday, the places to be are at opposite ends of Kanto - Electraglide and Push. I will be at the in-laws' house in freezing Yamagata.

Electraglide is taking place at Makuhari Messe and should be rather large. Celebrating its 20th birthday, Warp Records is in town to represent Sheffield, the center of the universe. Warp has moved on since its early days to become a much more established and diverse label than many would have expected and this event showcases that. Highlights will include Andrew Weatherall, !!! and Flying Lotus. (¥8,500 in advance)

Meanwhile, the Shonan party Push.. turns five. A live performance from Cro Magnon will be the main event, with DJ sets from residents Dante, Paul T and company. (¥3,000)

1 comment:

  1. I went to Electraglide and I think Chris Cunningham was doing a lot of the stuff you talked about in the Hawtin interview. He took a scene from Empire Strikes Back, mixed it up and made it into a song. It was fantastic.