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ABOUT”ART OF OPERATION”

ABOUT AOO

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There is a presence that creates a vortex of passion and energy on dance floors throughout the world - that presence is the DJ. DJs control the dance floor. They bring people to their feet throughout the world with their song selections and mixing skills. Even their hand movements and body motion, or “operations”, are themselves art, and part of the power of their presence. "ART OF OPERATION" is a completely new form of live DJ streaming where Ken Ishii, who has kept people dancing the world over, serves as your Operator and Navigator to thoroughly break down the Operation of a DJ.
This program began with regular broadcasts starting from Saturday, May 22, 2021.

In Session 03, Hiroshi Watanabe joins us as our guest. He’ll be delivering “Art of Operation/Session 03: Exclusive DJ Sets by Ken Ishii and Hiroshi Watanabe.”

Streaming Overview

Streaming Schedule:

Friday, October 8, 2021, starting at 21:00 (about 90 minutes)


Tickets Available:

Saturday, August 21, 2021,10:00. to Monday, October 3, 2021, 18:00


Ticket price:

2,500yen(+tax)


Streaming provider:

MUSIC/SLASH


Ticket seller:

Eplus


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OPERATOR

KEN ISHII

KEN ISHII

Ken Ishii's wide range of activities include working as an artist, DJ, producer, and remixer. He made his debut in '93 with the Belgian label R&S, and earned the No. 1 spot in British music magazine NME's techno chart. The video for his single Extra (directed by Koji Morimoto, who was also animation director of the movie AKIRA) from the album Jelly Tones won the British MTV Dance Video of the Year award in '96. He went on to create the international theme for the Nagano Olympics, which aired in over 70 countries around the world in '98. He featured on the front cover of US weekly news magazine Newsweek in 2000, and received the Best Techno DJ award at the DJ Awards held on the Spanish island of Ibiza in '04, becoming one of the world's greatest DJs in both name and reality. In '05, he directed the music for the Japan Pavilion Seto hosted by the Japanese government at Expo 2005 Aichi Japan. He performed at the release of the Nintendo Switch in '17, an event that was streamed worldwide, bringing his DJ performance to millions of viewers around the globe. In the same year he also appeared at Tomorrowland, one of the world's largest festivals, held in Belgium. At the end of 2019, he released Möbius Strip, his first album for 13 years. During this period, he also created the official, global theme song for PAC-MAN's 40th anniversary. The music videos for both the lead track on his new album, Bells of New Life, and the PAC-MAN 40th anniversary theme, JOIN THE PAC, were produced by Yuichi Kodama, a video director who worked on the video of the Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony—both created a stir thanks to their excellence and appeal.

He has also released music in 2021, and is proactivelytaking on the challenges of multiple projects, as wellas performing at events. http://www.umaa.net/KI/

ART OF OPERATION | SESSION 01 : VINYL ONLY - OLD SCHOOL TECHNO SET - EXCERPTS

Session 02 GUEST

Q'HEY

Q'HEY [REBOOT]

Q’hey is the organizer of REBOOT, Tokyo’s longest-running techno party. As the only resident DJ at the Metamorphose outdoor festival and the mass beach party “Maniac Beach,” Q’hey is a leader of Japan’s techno scene and has continually been at the cutting edge of this music genre. Following the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, Q’hey set up BPM Japan, a charity project. He also appeared at Fuji Rock Festival in 2012. “CORE,” the album he released in 2013 under the Japanese label Torque, reached the top 5 in the Beatport techno charts. Q’hey also appears as a radio personality on Radio REBOOT, a program broadcast by the internet radio station “block.FM.” http://djqhey.com

ART OF OPERATION | SESSION 02 : BACK 2 BACK SET BY KEN ISHII AND Q'HEY - EXCERPTS

Session 03 GUEST

Q'HEY

HIROSHI WATANABE aka KAITO (Transmat / Kompakt)

Our guest artist has released four original albums as Kaito on Germany’s biggest electronic music label Kompakt, as well as two more albums featuring beatless versions of the same music; their subtle and exquisite melodies have won enthusiastic reviews from music fans of all kinds. He has also created two albums as Hiroshi Watanabe on the Greek label Klik Records. In 2016, he released Multiverse on Transmat, a Detroit label that has spearheaded some major developments in the history of techno music. This album was brought out during a period when releases from Transmat were strictly limited, consisting exclusively of those numbers which fulfilled the highest standards of artistry as judged by founder Derrick May. Multiverse is an album which throbs with sounds that conjure up visions of the glittering galaxies that span the universe. Hiroshi Watanabe is a truly exceptional musician who is venturing into new areas where no other Japanese artists have gone. https://clubberia.com/ja/artists/2204-Hiroshi-Watanabe-aka-Kaito/

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SESSION 03 EXCLUSIVE DJ SETS BY KEN ISHII AND HIROSHI WATANABE

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SESSION 02 BACK 2 BACK SET BY KEN ISHII AND Q'HEY

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Streaming Schedule
Friday, August 13, 2021, starting at 21:00
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VINYL ONLY - OLD SCHOOL TECHNO SET Session 01

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Streaming Schedule
Friday,June 25,2021, starting at 21:00
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Session 01

VINYL ONLY - OLD SCHOOL TECHNO SET

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