Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Reflect: NY to Japan

Hey guys! Sorry for the delay on the blog. It's been a while since I posted an entry but I'm glad that I can post to you guys now! If you didn't know, I went on my first tour and it was something else to say the least. It started off from a "Kick off" show at San Francisco's Skratchpad, the 2011 DMC USA Finals in New York, and then to Japan for the Positive Omen Tour. Ever since I've been back, I've been busy with life so now I can share my experience with you all!

2011 DMC USA Finals

Congrats to DJ Vajra who took 1st place at this years DMC USA Finals! He had a really good set just as a DJ! Sometimes simple is better than technical and he utilized his skills and today's technology perfectly that night. The highlight of the night was being back stage with the other judges and Christie Z saying, "This is DJ Cheese!" I totally was like, "What the...your DJ Cheese!" Truly a blessing to meet him, be a judge, and to showcase at the highest level for the most decorated DJ Battle running in the world. 

Positive Omen Japan Tour 2011 Part 1

Positive Omen Japan Tour Part 2

After New York, I took a flight all the way to Japan for a tour I did with DJs Quest, DnZ, and Alf. I haven't been on the road like this so I really didn't know what to expect. Japan is another world, another mindset, another sense of being. The whole time I was there, I was just in awe and it felt surreal. The tour itself consisted of five different cities within a weeks span. We went from Shibuya-Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Okinawa, back up to Roppongi-Tokyo, and finally ended in Shibuya-Tokyo. I'll say there was a lot of traveling (taxi, train, bullet train, plane), carrying a lot of luggage and merchandise, and of course hella DJing!

Me in Roppongi

Big shout out to all that helped make this tour possible for me! Christie-Z, Tyron Daniels, Positive Omen, Skratchpad, 4onefunk, and anyone else I may have forgotten!