Oyster Playlist: Kenji Takimi's Top 5 Party Songs
See the Japanese DJ play at Adult Disco in Sydney and at the Bamboo Musik party in Melbourne!
Japanese DJ Kenji Takimi is in Australia! He's a big deal on his home turf and in the alterantive Japanese music scene, which his label Crue-L Records has been at the forefront of since it was established in the early 90s. As well as this, he has become known for his studio projects like Crue-L Grand Orchestra, along with his remixes for artists such as Cut Copy (who we featured in #98) and Sebastien Tellier (who we featured in #94).
The good guys at local record label Future Classic (who we recently interviewed) have set him up with an exciting gig at their Adult Disco dance party! Kenji also has the honour of being the first international headliner to play an Adult Disco party in the event's new venue — none other than our favourite local watering hole Goodgod Small Club. He is also playing in Melbourne at the Bamboo Muski party tomorrow night! We asked the respected dance-floor maestro to pick his ultimate party tracks (along with some awesome commentary). Take it away Kenji...
1. 'Being Boring' — Pet Shop Boys
This is my favouite video by Bruce Weber.
2. This is Acid House 1988:
3. 'L'Enfant au Royaume des Mouches' — Jean-Claude Vannier
I like the work of this composer/arranger.
4. 'Baby' — Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
I played a 12 inch of this song recently around the end of a party. Good cover.