Having travelled to so many different corners of the globe over the course of my career so far, I was absolutely delighted to be able to announce my first ever tour of Japan in late Jan, scheduled for Mar 16-21st. Taking in 3 different cities, I began the tour in Fukuoka; where the crowd were incredible. I’d already been shown around the city during the day, taking in local sights and trying the most incredible food. We visited the restaurant where they filmed the fight scene from Kill Bill, I had the most amazing Ramen I’d ever tasted & tried traditional Japanese whiskey. Coming from living in the desert for nearly 3 years, it was so refreshing to see such a wealth of culture, that no Westerner had come over and tried to change. I was fascinated by everything I saw.
Second city, was Tokyo. Just as I had expected, it was a metropolis. The club was like a scaled down version of a Vegas venue; tables, a multi-level dance floor and a sound system unrivalled even by some of the clubs back in Sin City. This was already set to be one of my favourite trips DJing around the world. We set off the next morning to our final destination, Nagoya, on the bullet train; which since I was a child I had always wanted to ride on. Upon arriving, my host and now good friend Fuwa took me to an authentic Samurai (I’ll call it Ninja) castle. I was in awe the entire time, taking photos left, right and centre like the true tourist I was. Moving on; we closed out the trip with a farewell meal and then on to what became my favourite show of the entire tour. The most reactive crowd, the most organic feeling club environment, it was the perfect way to tie up my time in Japan.
Don’t worry, I’m already organising my return. Arigato!