2014-03-26

Music Review: "KING of HOUSE" DJ SUGIURUMN



I introduce most pleased house DJ. His real name is Eiji Sugiura. DJ name is SUGIURUMN. He is HOUSE DJ and electromusic creator representing Japan of HOUSE.His own musical piece which he produced maintains balance very much. If it is called house music, in Japan, the vocal of a love song is put on a track and there is much music of the beautiful melody by a synthesizer. Many such light tracks are also seen in the remix of the famous artist by SUGIURUMN. his own track is however, like this DJMIX -- there is much music which is not heavy lightly. It is not so hard, not so soft. It is not so smooth, not so quick. Not so lover, not so dark. Please fill his mix to your environment and space, and hear it for your concentration. Probably, this mix so mutch pupil open tablet pill and Spliff.

SUGIURUMN Profile from Sound Cloud
Japanese DJ / producer who always links to the latest House music scene in the world. He went to Ibiza for the first time in 2000 and came back to Japan inspired. His album "Our History is made in the night(2004)" received fairly-broad attention in the Japanese Dance Music scene, and the song "Star Baby" from the album was a big hit. The remix version from Axwell was widely played among the top DJs in the world. This song was licensed by Ministry Of Sound, which built a great reputation not only in Tokyo but also around the globe.His powerful and passionate DJ style rocked the weekends of Japan, being always connected to the latest movement. It didn't take much time for his name to become world recognized. In 2006 he was chosen to make a Mix CD for Pacha Ibiza known as one of the best Night clubs in the world, and then he rocked 4000 enthusiastic music fans at the actual venue, which gave him high esteem in Pacha; He made Mix CDs for 3 years in a row. He changed his agency to AVEX Japan in 2007 and released an original album "What time is summer of love?". The song "Traveling" from the album had a number of requests for licensing all over the world; It ended up to be released from Pacha Recording in 2008. Also a title track from the album "What Time Is Summer Of Love?" had a chance to be remixed by Richard Gray and was chosen as the first track for a "Pacha compilation". The song became major hit for Pacha Ibiza. In July 2008, he tried a 24 hours set without resting and succeeded with great applause. In 2009, the 10th anniversary year, he released a remake-album "Midi In Midi Out" and a best of album "Do You Remember That Night?" as a culmination of his work. In 2011 He became a Japanese resident DJ for Ha├žienda, a traditional night club in Manchester, and the next year he was chosen as a resident DJ for a collaboration party organized by "PRIIVILEGE", one of the biggest night club in Ibiza, and "ageHa", the largest night club in Japan, which shows he plays the role as a strong bridge between Japan and the world. In April 2013 he founded BASS WORKS RECORDINGS where he could develop new and serious dance music for the world. And He will be releasing the original album "May The House Be With You" from Warner Music Japan on July 24th 2013 as his newest release in 6 years. He is an innovator of modern dance music.

2014-03-05

Flyer Design: Rock'n'Roll and Jump Blues Record Hop with Live Show!!

I designed this flier 14 years ago. It was the 6th anniversary party held with the restaurant & bar "King Kong" located in the shopping center in Kurosaki, Yahata-nishi-ku, Kitakyushu-City, Fukuoka. My friend was managing the restaurant & bar. I was taking charge of the advertising matter as a designer of his store under exclusive contract. I made many parties and calendars which he sponsors. My friend also owner of "King Kong" loves Rock'n'Roll and Jump Blues. I came out and came back to the trip where it wanders about Asia, 14 years ago. Calcutta in India bore a close resemblance to Britain of the 1950s. People's life, an attitude, and the vigor have just experienced the United States of the 1950s. It seemed that time travel was carried out just like a movie "Back to the future." And I imagined "Enchantment Under the Sea Dance" of the movie "Back to the Future", and this flyer designed it. Record hop and a live show are roaring business, and business had not declined yet in the local side after the collapse of the 'bubble' economy. In the floor, the young man danced Strohl (revue dance performed in a line of a female subject), Bop, Twist, and the jive which symbolize the 1950s, and got drunk wholly with the free drink.


2014-03-03

Topic: The Japanese Traditional Matchbox "White Peach" is Nostalgic!

This is not my design work but I introduce this "White Peach" matchbox of Japanese traditional graphic design. Because I like this old school make fire and nostalgic, typical and traditional Japanese graphic design since about 100 years ago. It was before first world war, changed MEIJI period from EDO pireod in Japan. Meiji Era is a time of the Industrial Revolution of Japan. Till then, the feudal rule system of the Edo period collapsed by resistance. Then place name Tokyo changed from Edo. The Edo Shogunate was not able to oppose the influence from a foreign country because of the national isolation consciousness. The old persons of the old idea who tied the topknot underwent changed of power to the young man, they got to know the foreign country.

This white peach trade mark design are most popular in Japanese matchbox fan club. It looks like a Allman Brothers Band graphics. I remember images the southern rock music and American country blues music. The matchbox was good foreign country export work for Japanese before 100 years ago. This white peach designed and produced by Benzo "King of Japanese Matches" Takigawa on his company Daido Matches. Many patterns of a peach are designed by Japan of 100 years ago, have a tradition of southern barbarian presentation in China, and were briskly exported to China from Japan.