KZA

FORCE OF NATURE: DJ KENT & KZA – JAPAN

Interview with KZA and DJ KENT By Dax DJ (Year 2002)

DJ KENT

1. First tell us about Tokyo, SHIBUYA, Japan Club Nights Culture and your Best Japan record store!

I think that all record stores and clubs are gathering in Tokyo, especially in Shibuya area. It’s like caos. I’m so sad cause my favorite record stores and clubs were closed. Recently, I’m into build up sound system by myself and DJing at wear house party. My favorite record store is cisco.

2. Why Force of Nature? Who inspire you in this innovative music project?

I used to participate the hiphop group named “YOTUKAIDO NATURE”. And also, I respect the “Nature”….I think the “Nature” has a huge power in this world.

3. In FORCE OF NATURE cd there’s five little photo-images… Very interesting… tell us!

You can see the cross in the cover. That is picture of a japanese traditional food “TAKOYAKI”. I mean “DOGG TOWN(the brand of skateboarding company) TAKOYAKI”

4. What do you think about the bad-hard-house music in this moment?

Well, I don’t know.

5. Describe your DJ style …

Anything….

6. Talk about Japan technology, your Technics experience and your prefer mixer … and vinyl or CD?

I’m trusted Technics 100%. I can’t use any equipments without Technics. And my favorite mixer is UREI 1620.

7. Plans, coming party …

I have a plan to DJing in the outdoors party in this spring.

8. When do you think to come in Europe: Italy, London, Paris?

If somebody need us, We’ll go there anytime!!!

9. Your best DJ is …

JAM MASTER JAY, HARVEY, RON HARDY.

10. Do you like Italian food? Hope to meet soon, why not, in Venice! 🙂

Absolutely!!! I love Italian food!!! I wanna get and eat authentic pizza!!!

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KZA

1. First tell us about Tokyo, SHIBUYA, Japan Club Nights Culture and your Best Japan record store!

There many clubs over here. Hiphop is a huge movement and you can find b-boys and b-girls easily. And also, there are many record stores….tower records to retail stores, like technique and cisco….cisco is one of my favorite store cause, I used to work at there.

2. Why Force of Nature? Who inspire you in this innovative music project?

I used to MC and producer of hiphop group named “YOTSUKAIDO NATURE”. But when we produced instrumental break beats song which was titled “urban combatt 2001”, we named our project FON. And I was a big fan of Naughty by Nature when I was a young.

3. In FORCE OF NATURE cd there’s five little photo-images… Very interesting… tell us!

I imaged the album cover of “SKULL SNAPS”, my favorite things and the places I wanted to go….it’s like weed or the entrance doors of “Disco Fever”….

4. What do you think about the bad-hard-house music in this moment?

I don’t know and I Don’t go that kind of party….I don’t have any friends who loves bad-hard-house music.

5. Describe your DJ style …

Old school style…Recently, I’m a new and old electro style.

6. Talk about Japan technology, your Technics experience and your prefer mixer … and vinyl or CD?

I’m looking for a new mixer.

7. Plans, coming party …

There many parties in March that I have to do….I’m going to DJ at a record store anniversary party and DJing at graffiti party which is my friend organized. He is a sketeboarder.

8. When do you think to come in Europe: Italy, London, Paris?

I wanna go to Italy, Amsterdam, Germany and England.

9. Your best DJ is …

AFRIKA BAMBAATAA, TIMMY REGISFORD, GRAND MASTER FLASH, RON HARDY, etc…
10. Do you like Italian food? Hope to meet soon, why not, in Venice! 🙂
I love Italian food, Italian girl&Italo Disco.

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Sound & Vision – MAGGIO 2009