Sunday 31 January 2010

Fashion Crisis (February 2010)

Fans of fluffy-haired Englishmen can rest easy knowing that in tomorrow's Fashion Crisis regular DJ James Hadfield returns from his Kansai-bothering taiko trip with presumably more of his exciting world sounds. As usual he will be faithfully supported by all the usual suspects. Guest live is electronic pop person yu-tamitsu and DJ Ryan Erik Williams.

Date: February 1sth 2010
Time: 7:30 P.M.
Place: Koenji Bar One
Cost: FREE
Live: Candles / yu-tamitsu
DJs: Ryan Erik Williams / James Hadfield / Ian Martin

Thursday 28 January 2010

Motocompo + Switched On! Double Feature

Switched On! is busy this past month or so, with yet another party in yet another part of Tokyo. This time there's a funny sort of double-feature event at Shibuya Home, starting with a one-man live from event founders Motocompo, and continuing with an all-night DJ party at the same venue, featuring all the usual team, plus guest DJ, the impossibly arty/designy Yuri Suzuki.

: 1/29 (Fri) Shibuya Home

--PART 1--
Back to the Border: Motocompo One-man Live
Open: 8:00PM
Ticket: 2500yen + drink (adv) / 3000yen + drink (door)
LIVE: MOTOCOMPO / Candles (Opening Act)
DJs: Mince (The Frap Frap Fraps) / Ian Martin (Call And Response Records)

--PART 2--
Switched On!: Motocompo After-Party
Open: 11:00PM
Ticket: 1000yen + 2 drinks (2000yen total)
DJs: Yuri Suzuki / Kovacs (Petit Mit) / Katsumi Suzuki / Tonegawa (Wicky Records) / Mince (The Frap Frap Fraps) / Ian Martin (Call And Response Records)

Sunday 17 January 2010

Switched On! Side B (January 17th)

After all the amazing fun of last night's Bar One event, there's more. Switched On! has one of its occasional "Side B" events, this time at Shimo-Kitazawa Three, featuring a more rock and electro orientated sound than the usual new wave and technopop experience.

1/17 (Sun) Shimo-Kitazawa Three
5:30 P.M. - 11:30 P.M.
2000yen adv. / 2500yen door

Ian Martin (Call And Response Records)
Mince (The Frap Frap Fraps)


Yamaco (ex. Her)
The Bitchs
Creepy Pop
Diskow &
N'toko (from Slovenia)
Dr. Usui

Friday 15 January 2010

Fashion Crisis (January 2010 - New Year Party!)

An extra special Fashion Crisis new year party tomorrow (Saturday 16th) with an expanded lineup, some super guests and some old friends. Hot on the heels of his ace DJ set at December's event, Slovenian electro/hip hop sensation N'toko will play a live set. Guest DJs abound with sets by DJ Petit of electro disco group Frap Frap Fraps, Nakayama Takashi, formerly of Skyfisher and currently playing with his group LABSiCK Man-Machine ReMiX, and a debut DJ performance by Kim from prog/jazz/hip hop duo Uhnellys. Regular DJ James Hadfield is off in terrorising Kansai people with his taiko group, but DJ Ian Martin and house band Candles will be there as usual, along with frequent guest live act Back in Tokyo.

Date: January 16th 2010
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Place: Koenji Bar One
Cost: FREE
Live: Candles / N'toko / Back in Tokyo
DJs: Nakayama Takashi (LABSiCK Man-Machine ReMiX, ex. Skyfisher) / DJ Petit (Frap Frap Fraps) / Kim (Uhnellys) Ian Martin (Call And Response)