By Quibian Salazar-Moreno

     He’s worked with everyone from Black Thought, Guru, and C.L. Smooth to Mos Def, El-P and Aesop Rock, and now DJ Krush is telling his life story in a new 3-DVD documentary called “History of DJ Krush.” In Krush’s early life he was part of the Japanese mob, The Yakuza, but cut ties with the criminal underworld after seeing his friend get his finger cut off.

      He turned his attention and passion to hip-hop after watching “Wildstyle”. He’s a pioneering DJ in Japan and started his solo career in 1992. During his career he’s released 10 albums and collaborated on many other projects. The documentary follows his career from recording his breakthrough album, “Meiso,” in 1995 to his 2006 world tour which includes a DJ set performed on a specially-constructed stage on the rooftop of a building in Tokyo. The 3-DVD set includes two documentaries and a collection of all of his videos. The DVD set will hit stores on September 18 and will head out on a nationwide U.S. tour to promote it. Here is the current itinerary:

 

Thu Oct 4         New York                    Highline Ballroom

Fri Oct 5           Montreal                       Le National

Sat Oct 6          Washington, DC            9:30 Club

Mon Oct 8        Toronto                         Mod Club

Tue Oct 9         Cleveland Heights         the Grog Shop

Thu Oct 11       Minneapolis                   Foundation

Fri Oct 12         Chicago                        Smart Bar

Sat Oct 13        Atlanta                         The Loft

Tue Oct 16       Orlando                        The Social

Wed Oct 17      St. Petersburg               The Bishop

Fri Oct 19         Dallas                           Minc Lounge

Sat Oct 20        Denver                         Bluebird Theatre

Mon Oct 22      Portland                        Holocene

Wed Oct 24      Vancouver                    Commodore Ballroom

Thu Oct 25       Seattle                          Neumos

Fri Oct 26         San Francisco               Mighty

Sun Oct 28        Pomona                        Glass House

Tue Oct 30       San Diego                     House of Blues

Wed Oct 31      Hollywood                    Knitting Factory