Audio Playback Mix #6 — KZA

KZA Legendary Japanese (and worldwide) record digger & dealer, one half of DJ and production duo FORCE OF NATURE, as well as solo music producer.

1990 Starts DJing
1995 Produces, raps and releases Yotsukaido Nature's 1st EP
1998 Releases Yotsukaido Nature’s 1st album titled "V.I.C. Tomorrow”
1999 Forms Force Of Nature with DJ Kent
2000 Starts party called "Coming Out” with DJ Kent
2002 Releases "The Forces Of Nature” 1st album for Force Of Nature
2002 Remixes DJ Shadow's - "Right Thing”
2004 Contributes music to "Samurai Champloo" Soundtrack
2004 Releases second album "Force Of Nature II"
2006 Releases third album ”III"
2009 Releases first album "Dig & Edit”
2010 Starts re-editing label "Let's Get Lost"
2011 Starts party called "Force Field" with DJ Kent
2014 Releases second solo album "Dig & Edit 2”
2020 Starts party called "Locomotive” in Enoshima Oppa-La
2021 Setting up to release his third solo project this year.

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Where would you say you grew up?
I was born and raised in Chiba until the age of 18. Then I lived in Tokyo over 20years.

In what city were your most memorable times?
Tokyo, Shibuya. I spent most of the time there in my 20s, I used to work at record store in Shibuya and also spend lot of time to dig around there.

Where are you currently based and what do you like about living there?
Now I’m living in Kanagawa. Very easy to access to Tokyo but very chill here, like there’s lot of nature, no crowd.

What’s your favorite city to work in (dj)?
LA

What are your “must haves” when you travel for work?
Snacks lol I bring a lot when I travel.

What’s currently on your rider request?
Pioneer CDJx2, Technics turntablex2, Pioneer mixer.

Do you dance when you go to a party and aren’t DJing?
I do.

Beatles or Rolling Stones?
I would say Rolling Stones. I have no record of Beatles, Rolling Stones, I have some.

Paradise Garage or The Loft?
Music Box.

What’s your most memorable club/disco moment?
In 2016, "Sunset Campout” in California, I can say this was my best party moment.

What's your favorite party phrase?
Flexin'

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