35-47 Bethnal Green Road
London E1 6LA
DJ KENTARO returns on the 27th June 2014 with his untouchable blend of hip-hop, breaks and drum & bass at Rich Mix with support from UK DMC champ Jon 1st + Solid steels’ 2 x mixer of the year, DJ IRK! It’s about to go down…
DJ Kentaro is a mad dexterous surgeon, who slices and dices beats into a breathtaking concoction in his Sendai laboratory and at events all over the world. Where some turntablists are content to fill their routines with the same ol’ thang, Kentaro uses his awesome technique to move beyond the crab scratch and has catapulted drum ‘n’ bass and dance music into a realm that nobody else has yet to explore.
Known the world over as both a turntablist and as a sound creator, Japan’s DJ Kentaro first entered the consciousness of the global music community by scoring a landslide victory at the world’s biggest DJ battle, the DMC 2002, to become the first ever Asian Champion of the World. Since then he has performed shows across the globe, played Fuji Rock and other large scale festivals outside his home country and continued to tour HARD. ‘My Favorite Songs’ – Kentaro’s first ever mix CD – stands as a testament to his pioneering vision of melding the mentality of a battler with the street smarts and savvy of the hip-hop elite.
Kentaro’s last Soundcrash show went OFF! Dropping everything from reggae to rock, the Ninja Tune legend seamlessly toyed with track after track, cutting vocals, double-dropping and then juggling rolling D’n’B tracks to play them at half the tempo and consequently reworking the composition and re-imagining the genres.
DJ Kentaro, number one DJ in the world, and it’s just the beginning…
JON 1ST (2013 UK DMC Champion )
DJ IRK (Solid Steel 2x Mix Of The Year)