From Tokyo Japan, this amazing turntablist / producer is hands-down, DJ Krush’s protege and has deep ties with DJ Kentaro, all the roughest Shinjuku freestyle MC’s, and psycho-garage band Guitar Wolf.
DJ Baku (pronounced “Bah-Koo”) the rightful heir to the unique Japanese aesthetic of production, DJ’ing, turntablism started by Krush 20 years ago. “It’s a perfect match for our digital-analog-dubplate vinyl slayer N2O Records imprint. Just this year we’ve been obliterating all- genres by pressing everything from Omar Rodriguez Lopez’ Mars Volta solo projects to Indie Dubstep of 6BLOCC to Japanese Pop & Punk to hardcore Kingston Reggae to Mad Capsule Markets solo collabo’s and the hyper-cool Tokyo electro-rockers Boom Boom Satellites. We are introducing the ‘Mixture’ sound to America from Japan and back with music and feature film anime collaborations,” explains N2O Records label creator Nate “N8LOC” Shimizu, now at 130 records released in their mobile- suit mission to “break the genre binding” barriers. “We’ve been doing it for a decade, but now we can do it on a multi-lingual global Death-Note viral scale with ill- mech-warrior Japanese artists like DJ Baku and Uzumaki, mixed in with the Famima-fresh-factor big steps beyond mash-up,” says N8LOC.
Baku’s 10 year crossover appeal has allowed him to perform sets with Q-bert, Killa Kel, Goth-Trad, Kentaro, Goldie, Krush, D-Styles, and Kid Koala as well as collaborate with innovative dubstep and punk bands. His major performance was at the famous Fuji Rock festival 2006 with bands Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mars Volta, and Beastie Boys. And now American import mixture label N2O Records introduces Baku to the U.S. with his critically acclaimed album “Spinheddz” release date 5/29/08 and DVD “Kaikoo.”
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