Kazu Kimura, Lancelot, Jeff Drake, J-Trick, A-Tonez, Smokin Joe Mekhael, Cheap Lettus, Tigerlily, Whitecat
Murray Lake, King Lee
Saturday August 18th Chinese Laundry welcomes back one of our favourite djs Kazu Kimura one of the the most popular techno DJ’s in the scene.
Renknowned for his 3 deck wizardry and for his extensive use of new technology you are always guaranteed to face the unknown from one his sets
Alongside Kazu , we have assembled a huge all star local line up with artists such as Lancelot , Jeff Drake and J-Trick which will guarantee this will be one of the most fun nights out this year !
Kazu started his DJ career back in 1987 playing at clubs in Tokyo and Nagano, Japan. His passion for the music convinced him to become a professional DJ at the early age of 19. No easy task at this time in Japanese society.
Teaming up with DJ Baby Tokyo at the early age of 20 they went on to launch some of the earliest dance parties in Tokyo setting up Voice Production in ‘89. The concept was a multimedia mix control (DJ event/visuals/fashion) company and it was a big movement for the Club culture of Tokyo at the time.
Kazu first toured the USA back in 1990 playing club Medusa in Chicago and the legendary Trax in Washington DC. After he returned from the States he started production of his own where he was featured on early Japanese Dj compilations such as Tokyo Explosion Vol 1 and 2 with Crown Records Japan. He Moved to Australia in 94' and he was received with open arms wowing local crowds and was immediately enlisted for shows across the country - from Perth to Sydney, Hobart to Melbourne, where he was widely acclaimed as one of the most popular techno DJ’s known to be a true pioneer for Techno Music in Australia.
All this while, Kazu was travelling between Australia and Japan where he would play at the famous super club "Liquid Room" Tokyo. One of Holland's best underground Techno / House Labels " Touch " approached him to release his own material and has to date released 'Sound Media' 4 Tracks EP through Touche's sub label Jam 95'.
Mushroom Distribution services in Australia enlisted him to mix the first in what went on to become a popular series compilation series titled DJ Excursions.
Over the past 6 years Kazu has played in Germany, Holland, Czech Republic, Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, and Spain. He has also played across the USA, and Japan of course, Singapore and Hong Kong.
To express himself more freely Kimura has once again returned to the studio already releasing for the Chris Liebing (CL-Recordings,Frankfurt) imprint and 2 releases for Ben Sims (Theory UK), Mutual Solid Cuts(Barcelona), Shin Nishimura (Plus Tokyo), collaboration with Italian Davide Squillace (Sketch Records, Italy), his music has been played by various worlds techno djs since the Mid 90’s. He has done some remix work for his friends labels like (Blackcodes Experience, Madrid) Japanese Remixes, DP-6/City Lights(Elephanthaus, Chicago). Kazu owns original and unique mixing style, use Multi decks mixing to create original sounds and dynamic grooves in 90’s and early 2000, he has moved to digital mixing style since 2008, he thinks a new movements and the new way of the Dj/Live performance, he understand that there is endless possibilities in digital mixing style