5 TIMES DMC CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER, DJ HI-C “Open the Door” EP Release Party
We’re very excited to bring you a very special event with DJ HI-C departing from his hiphop roots and taking a foray into Techno and Tech House! Since train-spotting HI-C on the dancefloor of Japan’s premier techno Festival, The Labyrinth, we’ve been wanting to bring him to Hakuba for something a little different. Big ups to new collaborator, Hige （くしかつ）for following through on our invitation and getting the ball rolling!
Here to support the release of his new “Open the Door” EP on Totem Traxx, HI-C is bound to pull a few surprises out of the bag. There are few people on the planet even half as competent on the decks as HI-C… this is gonna be MAD!
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DJ HI-C (Totem Trax/ ex Kireek)
BAHSTID (Butter Bar Hakuba )
open 21:00 door 1500
DJ HI-C – OPEN THE DOOR EP
1.Tech Traxx (Original Mix) DJ HI-C
2.Open The Door (Original Mix) DJ HI-C
3.Holly (Original Mix) DJ HI-C
Catalog #: TTDG81
Release Date: 2020-3-27（Beatport 2020-2-28）
Artworks & Photograph // Norio Nakamura (nakanomura design)
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HI-C is Japanese DJ, Turntablist,Music producer, and DJ teacher.
6×World champion (dmc2007〜2011.vestax2005) 2016 Outlook Soundclash champion
Not long after taking up DJing, Hi-C had his first success in 2002; he won the Teen’s DJ Championship. In 2003 he became the Japanese Vestax Extravaganza Champion and in 2004 he placed 3rd at the world final. Later that year, he joined up with DJ Yasa and together they became Kireek. 2005 saw more success as he again took the Japanese Vestax title and went on to become the Vestax World Champion while being the first Asian person to do so.
Kireek continued to gain traction on the scene and in 2007 they were invited to perform at the Fuji Rock Festival. In the same year, they entered the DMC World DJ Championship for the first time in the Team category and were the winners – on their first attempt. Kireek continued to return to London to defend their title and did so successfully in 2008, 2009 and 2010 leading them to become 4-time champions and a dominating force on the turntabling scene. The biggest success came as they defended their title one last time in 2011. By unanimous decision of the judges, they became World Champions for a fifth time and also setting a new record of the most successive titles in the competition. No other competitor has achieved the feat of winning a title five times in a row.
The unique style of their sound had garnered a lot of attention and so they were invited to perform at the Nike Destroyer Jacket event in London, the launch of the Toyota IQ in Moscow and they also toured China.
Kireek released one album called ‘One in Two’, a DVD called ‘Kireek TV’ and a record called ‘Kireek Breaks’. They have also worked with a range of other well-known recording artists in Japan such as Hifana, SHINGO☆西成 and many others, providing
songwriting and remixing services.
In 2018, DJ Hi-C was invited by Pioneer to visit The Louvre in Abu Dhabi as a
member of the Turntable Symphonic Orchestra.
2018 also saw the dissolution of Kireek as both DJ Hi-C and DJ Yasa wanted to
pursue their own musical interests and directions.
Currently, DJ Hi-C produces his own songs and provides songwriting services for
TV and Internet advertising campaigns. As a DJ he continues to perform professionally and his preferred styles are Techno and Tech House. His versatility means that he is without limits though. His scratching ability combined with a deep mastery of DJing techniques leads to an infectious style that makes the dance floor full of happy, smiley, dancing people.
The journey to discover new energy in wonders of the world of sounds which reaches beyond the borders of all living things will never end.
DJ HI-Cはその活動を開始後、2002年Teen’s Dj Championshipsで優勝を掴み取るのを皮切りに
翌2003年にはVestax Extravaganzaで日本Championとなり、さらに翌年行われたWorld Fainal では3位に入
2005年Vestax Extravaganzaにて二度目のJapanタイトルを獲得すると、その勢いで臨んだWorld Fainalで
はアジア人初の Vestax World championに輝く。
2007年、日本が誇るビッグレイヴ FUJI ROCK FESTIVALにKIREEKで出演。同年ロンドンで開催さ れ
たDMC World DJ Championshipのチーム部門で初出場にもかかわらず並み居る強豪国を抑え世界 チャ
る。KIREEKとしてアルバム1枚[One in Two]、DVD1枚[KIREEK TV]、レコード1枚[KIREEK BREAKS] をリ
2018年アラブ首長国連邦,ルーブル美術館アブダビにて開催されたTurntable Symphonic Orchestraの 一員
10月4日にはCD HATAとのHIGH FIELDを国内屈指のテクノレーベルTOTEM TRAXXからリリース、続
く年末に同レーベルから自身初となるSolo EP「OPEN THE DOOR EP」の発売が決定した。