August 14, 2012
Magic Release Party
Modern techno peppered with classic disco
Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on August 2012
Top DJ Kawasaki began to notice that some of his favorite North American legends would drop disco classics into their Tokyo sets of hard-hitting house and techno. Intrigued, he began to dig into the history of disco and unearth its influence on contemporary dance music. The result is Magic: A Collection of Black Dance Music Classics mixed by DJ Kawasaki. Intended as a primer for today’s party kids, the album runs from Sister Sledge to Chaka Khan. Kawasaki unleashes the album at Shibuya’s The Room this weekend.
The Room, Aug 18. (listings).