Day 11 : 3:28 a.m. Tokyo Time and extra hype in Roppongi’s Club Ibex
Straight from a website planning meeting to an 8 hour studio session for the #ILMPJapanTour2012 Special Edition mixtape and then from a ‘Sayonara’ dinner to the club, even with 36 hours of working straight on no sleep DJ Kutt Throat was STILL hype at 3:38 a.m. to keep up with the energetic Japanese crowds used to partying from 12-7am, even on a Monday.
One shock that DJs and artists from the US visiting Japan always experience is how late the parties stay open, especially in Tokyo. Doors typically open at 11pm, people begin trailing in by 1230 and by 2am the party is in full swing, often with party goers refusing to leave until 6 or 7 in the morning. After hours spots have been known to close as late as 5pM the next day.
For Kutt, after 5 shows in 4 different cities, he was prepared to close out the tour with a bang. Playing a special Roscoe Dash set with exclusives from the J.U.I.C.E. EP released in late December in America the crowd in the popular Roppongi club began shouting the lyrics to ‘Awesome’ so loud they drownd out the sound system. Mixing in songs from independents including the catchy ‘Diamonds in the Sky’ joint by @DirtDolla the Monday night Tokyo crowd threw up their A’s enthusiastically as they faced the DJ booth with cell phones up to take photos of the Plug DJ.
The ‘I Love My Plug Japan Tour Vol 1’ Special Edition 2012 mixtape with exclusives from Young Jeezy as well as music from Japanese artists Micho and Reaper will be available for free download on livemixtapes.com from Tuesday, January 17th Japan time.