Perhaps one of the first international citizens of hip hop (disregarding, for a moment, Bam's always global-minded Zulu Nation), DJ Krush has been bringing the Japanese flavor to the culture's dinner table for almost 15 years, and is loved by mainstream and underground alike. He was first inspired to buy a mixer after seeing the seminal b-boy chronicle Wild Style, so you know his roots run thick. Damn near 10 albums deep, on the wheels of steel Krush is a rarity, mastering both the art of recording and of getting the dance floor as hyper as a heart attack. His early cook-ups of breakbeats and jazzy soundscapes have recently given way to a sleepier ambiance, but don't let the mellowness of age fool you—Krush will still do a Godzilla on your sonic sanity. With James Patrick. 18+.
Thu., Oct. 11, 10 p.m., 2007