Tim Sweeney Japan Tour
Great news for June as Tim Sweeney, one of our favourite DJs in the whole world is touring Japan next month.
For those who don’t know, Tim Sweeney has run and hosted Beats In Space on New York’s WNYU 89.1 FM every Tuesday night from 10:30pm to 1:00am since the autumn of 1999. This led to building a relationship with fellow New Yorkan production house & record label, the DFA. As well as DJing at countless DFA nights over the years, Sweeney has produced mixes for the label, including the DFA Compilation #2, the DFA Mix CD for UK’s Muzik Magazine (which really broke the DFA internationally) and plenty of other promotional DFA CDs for magazines and fashion houses the world over.
In the eleven years of the show, Tim has had a breathtakingly impressive list of guests slots from big international names like: Carl Craig, Juan Atkins, Four Tet, DJ Harvey, Optimo, Metro Area, Lindstrom + Prins Thomas, Diplo, SMD, Plaid, DJ Food, the complete collection of DFA affiliated artists (including LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Juan Maclean, Shit Robot, Still Going, Holy Ghost et al.) and representing Japan, Altz, Force Of Nature, Tan Ikeda… along with many many many more names from all over the planet.
Although the show and Tim Sweeney’s foundation lies mainly in all flavours of disco and house, Sweeney has such an awe inspiring knowledge of music that for example, one week he’ll play a fantastically fine mix of detroit techno, the following week a real trainspotter selection of obscure German kraut-rock, the week after that cult 80s post-punk with some acid dropped in, and then 90s smoky trip hop and early Warp Records releases blended with slow-mo cosmic grooves… His uber-kuwashiiness got him a music consultant job sorting out the soundtracks for games like GTA: San Andreas, GTA: Liberty City Stories and more. Most importantly this god-like knowledge means he basically plays the all the best music ever released, and so dexterously pleases otakus, part-time music lovers and party crowds at the same time, with a totally unpretentious, friendly and humble panache.
In Osaka he plays at the cosy Bar Cauliflower, sandwiched between Amemura and the Doutonbori river with the other dates in Sapporo and Fukuoka. If we had the time and money, we’d travel around the country to be at all the shows of his tour. However, as it stands we guess we’ll just see some of you down at the Tokyo date, where he headlines the DFA night at Eleven with Hercules And Love Affair’s Kim Ann Foxmans and Force Of Nature’s KZA.
The dates are:
Friday June 4th @ Bar Cauliflower, Osaka
Wednesday June 9th @ Keith Flack, Fukuoka
Friday June 11th (DFA NIGHT) @ Eleven, Tokyo
Saturday June 12th @ Precious Hall, Sapporo
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