DJ Krush

DJ Krush

Real Name:
石井英明 (Hideaki Ishii)
Japanese alternative hip hop producer, DJ, and remixer born July 29, 1962 in Tokyo, Japan.

Genres: Hip Hop, Abstract Hip Hop, Trip-Hop
General Manager: Es.U.Es Corporation
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DJ Krush Discography


MWLP025 DJ Krush Strictly Turntablized (Album) Mo Wax MWLP025 UK 1994 Sell This Version
524 017-2 Ronny Jordan Meets D.J. Krush* Ronny Jordan Meets D.J. Krush* - Bad Brothers (MiniAlbum) Island Records 524 017-2 Australasia 1994 Sell This Version
COJA-9156 DJ Krush Krush (Album) Triad, Chance Records (11) COJA-9156 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
SRCS 7752 DJ Krush Meiso -迷走- (Album) Sony Records SRCS 7752 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
SRCS 8093, SRCS8093 Toshinori Kondo X DJ Krush Toshinori Kondo X DJ Krush - 記憶 Ki-Oku (Album) Sony Records SRCS 8093, SRCS8093 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
SYUM 019 DJ Krush MiLight -未来- (Album) Sony Records, Sony Records SYUM 019 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
none DJ Krush 覚醒 -Kakusei- (Album) Sony Records none Japan 1998 Sell This Version
W55707 Dj Krush 漸 -Zen- (Album) SMEJ W55707 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
SRCL 5403 DJ Krush 深層 "The Message At The Depth" (Album) SMEJ SRCL 5403 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
WK78102-ADV DJ Krush 寂 -Jaku- (Album) Columbia, Columbia WK78102-ADV US 2004 Sell This Version
none DJ Krush Butterfly Effect (Album) Es.U.Es Corporation none Germany 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TD-3103 DJ Krush Krush(12", Promo) Chance Records (11) TD-3103 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
MW 024 DJ Shadow / DJ Krush DJ Shadow / DJ Krush - Lost And Found (S.F.L.) / Kemuri (Single, Maxi) Mo Wax MW 024 UK 1994 Sell This Version
MW 033 P DJ Krush Dig This Vibe (DJ Krust + Roni Size Mixes) Mo Wax MW 033 P UK 1995 Sell This Version
MW039LPDJ DJ Krush Meiso (LP Sampler) Mo Wax MW039LPDJ UK 1995 Sell This Version
SDW-12003, SDW-12003-1 DJ Krush Big City Lover Remix (Single) Triad SDW-12003, SDW-12003-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
MW 033 R DJ Krush Yeah / Dig This Vibe Mo Wax MW 033 R UK 1995 Sell This Version
SDW-12001 DJ Krush The DJ Krush EP (EP) Shadow Records SDW-12001 US 1995 Sell This Version
MW 033 DJ Krush / DJ Shadow DJ Krush / DJ Shadow - A Whim / 89.9 Megamix + Bonus Beats (Maxi) Mo Wax, Mo Wax MW 033 UK 1995 Sell This Version
MW060DJ DJ Krush Only The Strong Survive (Single) Mo Wax MW060DJ UK 1996 Sell This Version
0088052MRO DJ Krush Meiso (Single, Maxi) Mo Wax 0088052MRO Germany 1996 Sell This Version
none DJ Krush 迷走 Another Maze (Maxi, Single) Sony Records none Japan 1996 Sell This Version
none Dillinja / DJ Krush Dillinja / DJ Krush - Acid Killa / Only The Strong Survive (Two Parts Mix)(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1996 Sell This Version
MW 052 Zimbabwe Legit / DJ Krush Zimbabwe Legit / DJ Krush - Headz 2 Sampler(12", Smplr, Ltd, 1/3) Mo Wax MW 052 UK 1996 Sell This Version
XDJS 93209 DJ Krush MiLiGHT Mo Wax XDJS 93209 Japan 1997 Sell This Version

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September 20, 2012
There is only one word needed to describe DJ Krush: LEGEND.

You will find no better, no more talented, no more diverse and eclectic producer of hip-hop, downtempo, trip-hop, instrumental hip-hop, broken beat, nu-jazz, whatever-the-hell you want to call it. Krush must be mentioned in the same breath as DJ Premier, Pete Rock, DJ Shadow (pre-Outsider), DJ Cam, and Nujabes - there guys are legends, and if you dig one of them, you're pretty likely to dig them all.

Essential Tracks:
Song 1; Fu-Yu; Only The Strong Survive; On The Dub-ble; Yushin - Brave Heart; Mu-Getsu; Day's End; Sun Is Shining; Transition; Song 2; Pretense; Paradise Bird Theory; Most Wanted Man; Le Temps; Kemuri; The Kinetics; Holonic - "The Self Megamix"; Final Home (original, sans vocal); Dig This Vibe; The Blackhole; Crimson; Beyond Raging Waves; Aoi Ame - Green Rain; 3rd Eye; and many, many more.


January 16, 2010
I totally agree with totr0X: DJ Krush is a pioneer and a genius. There's only one thing that's better than listening to Krushes records: Enjoying his live-performance! I already loved his music but after seeing him live in Hamburg last year I bow reverentially to this masterful musician. Thank You, Hideaki Ishii.


February 10, 2008
I find it hard to write anything about DJ Krush because i can't come up with good enough words to praise him. This man and his music of without a rival. A genious of our time, but sadly so unheard.

DJ Krush is a pioneer of the term we have learned to know as Hip-Hop. He has marked his plase among the greatest ever lived. From the moment i first heard his deput album "Krush" i knew that this is it, this is the music i want to hear. That was long ago and to this day i still listen to his beats, every single day.


April 9, 2002
Krushes most important record is "Strictly Turntablized" launched in 1994 on MoWax …
In the early dayz of instrumental hiphop he refuses boring theory and concept shit and does not try to win the attention of "real" classic jazz musicians (asnow on the whacky Kakusei or Zen 12"´s ). After the first track it already becomes clear that everyone wishes to stay in the crates digged by the beatz forever and a day. Just a pianoloop, the minimal drum-track and a few scratches, it don´t takes more to be happy…
Even more minimal is "Fucked-Up Pendulum": mindbending slow industrial beeps + clonks, crazy static noises and randomly echoed hihats are grooving around the corner. The torture chamber opens when "Silent Ungah (too much pain)" appears... "IllTripHop" *smile*
Sometimes this record seems to me like a Breaks and Scratches dj-tool, because of some trax are only consisting of a loop and even called "The Loop"..... but I think also non-dj´s are able to have fun with the instrumentals and dance to this record (as long as you are a cloned giant pie) *g*

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