Dj Krush - Kakusei
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Release Date: Sony 09-09-1998, Columbia 21-09-1999

Featuring: A.S.A., Dj Sak, Dj Kensei, Dj Hide, Dj Yas, Jun Sawada, Shawn J. Period, KK, Hideo, Ken "Duro" Ifill, Rhythm Troops, Mista Sinista, Dj Hazu, Esthero

Recorded: Studio Shangri-la, Tokyo, Japan & Hal Studio, Kawasaki, Japan

 

 

Kakusei (CD) Columbia Records (COL 492893 2)

  1. Intro
  2. Escapee Feat. A.S.A.
  3. Parallel Distortion Feat. Dj Sak
  4. Inorganizm Feat. Dj Kensei & Dj Hide for Kemuri Productions
  5. Deltaforest Feat. Jun Sawada
  6. Crimson
  7. The Dawn Feat. Shawn J. Period for Fruition Music
  8. Interlude
  9. 85 Loop
  10. Rust Feat. KK of The Lo-Vibes Crew
  11. 1200 Feat. Hideo
  12. Krushed Wall Feat. Rhythm Troops
  13. The Kinetics Feat. Mista Sinista of The X-Ecutioners
  14. Final Home
  15. No More Feat. Dj Yas & Dj Hazu for Kemuri Productions
  16. Outro
  17. Final Home (Vocal Version) Feat. Esthero

 

Kakusei (CD) Sony Music Entertainment (AICT 25)

  1. Intro
  2. Escapee Feat. A.S.A.
  3. Parallel Distortion Feat. Dj Sak
  4. Inorganizm Feat. Dj Kensei & Dj Hide for Kemuri Productions
  5. Deltaforest Feat. Jun Sawada
  6. Crimson
  7. The Dawn Feat. Shawn J. Period for Fruition Music
  8. Interlude
  9. 85 Loop
  10. Rust Feat. KK of The Lo-Vibes Crew
  11. 1200 Feat. Hideo
  12. Krushed Wall Feat. Rhythm Troops
  13. The Kinetics Feat. Mista Sinista of The X-Ecutioners
  14. Final Home
  15. No More Feat. Dj Yas & Dj Hazu for Kemuri Productions
  16. Outro

The same sony records release, only with different cd:

 

Kakusei (CD) Red Ink (WK 45854) 

  1. Intro
  2. Escapee Feat. A.S.A.
  3. Parallel Distortion Feat. Dj Sak
  4. Inorganizm Feat. Dj Kensei & Dj Hide for Kemuri Productions
  5. Deltaforest Feat. Jun Sawada
  6. Crimson
  7. The Dawn Feat. Shawn J. Period for Fruition Music
  8. Interlude
  9. 85 Loop
  10. Rust Feat. KK of The Lo-Vibes Crew
  11. 1200 Feat. Hideo
  12. Krushed Wall Feat. Rhythm Troops
  13. The Kinetics Feat. Mista Sinista of The X-Ecutioners
  14. Final Home
  15. No More Feat. Dj Yas & Dj Hazu for Kemuri Productions
  16. Outro
  17. Final Home (Vocal Version) Feat. Esthero

 

Kakusei (2x12") Columbia Records (COL 492893 1)

   A1.  Intro
   A2.  Escapee Feat. A.S.A.
   A3. 
Parallel Distortion Feat. Dj Sak
   A4. 
Inorganizm Feat. Dj Kensei & Dj Hide for Kemuri Productions
   B1.  Delta Forest Feat. Jun Sawada
   B2.  Crimson
   B3. 
The Dawn Feat. Shawn J. Period for Fruition Music
   B4.  Interlude
   C1.  85 Loop
   C2.  Rust Feat.
KK of The Lo-Vibes Crew
   C3.  1200 Feat. Hideo
   C4.  Krushed Wall Feat. Rhythm Troops
   D1. 
The Kinetics Feat. Mista Sinista of The X-Ecutioners
   D2.  Final Home
   D3. 
No More Feat. Dj Yas & Dj Hazu for Kemuri Productions
   D4.  Outro
   D5.  Final Home (Vocal Version) Feat. Esthero

 

Kakusei (2x12") Promo 

 

Reviews:

On Kakusei, turntable master Dj Krush strikes a wonderful balance between a layered, sonically dense aesthetic and subtle, minimal shading. The combination makes for superb listening, and the wealth of guest artists on board for this outing contribute to the fun. Though the vibe is generally best suited to head-nodding chill-out sessions, there is plenty of challenging detail to keep listeners engaged.

The dark, sinuous groove of "Escapee," for example, which features DJ A.S.A., provides just the right amount of syncopated propulsion to frame Krush's mellow scratching. The Rhythm Troops create a cut-and-paste m?lange over the vinyl crackle of "Krushed Wall," while "1200" loops strains of jazzy saxophone through swirling harp and a steady drum track. There are no guest MCs here, so there is nothing to distract from the atmospheric, instrumental wash of the record, which upholds Krush's claim as one of the more graceful and enthralling DJs around.

Alternative Press (11/99): - 5 out of 5 - "...pays mesmerizing attention to detail, achieving greater complexity and deeper textures while furthering the fluid, minimalist groove that's culminated over the last 5 years of his career....Kakusei is his best work to date..."

CMJ (10/18/99): "...the DJ's most minimal, abstract work, but it's also one of his most intriguing. Less indeed, becomes more...".