DJ Krush
DJ Krush

DJ Krush

About DJ Krush

Turntablist DJ Krush was instrumental in helping to spread rap music and hip-hop culture throughout Japan. A master on the wheels of steel, DJ Krush made a name for himself creating jazzy soundscapes punctuated by classic boom-bap beats, rising to the top of the turntablism movement of the mid 1990s. Though Krush is very much a student of hip-hop's old-school (an avowed fan of the classic hip-hop film WILDSTYLE), he was a key practitioner of the Mo'Wax Records style of trip-hop and illbient sounds. His 2004 album, JAKU, found Krush incorporating traditional Japanese instrumentation into his recordings for the first time.

  • HOMETOWN
    Tokyo, Japan
  • BORN
    July 29, 1962

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