DJ Krush (Hideaki Ishii) was born in 1962 in Tokyo, Japan. Gifted producer & DJ with a superb sense in mixing and composing his sound who's been greatly received in the international club scene. At an early age, Ishii dropped out of school, and joined a local gang, and a few years later, Yakuza. It was the movie "Wild Style" that got him into hip hop in the early 80's, and in 1987, he formed KRUSH POSSE which made numerous appearances in various media as the best hip hop act in Japan.
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Toshinori Kondo (b. 近藤等則, 15 Dec 1948, in Ehime Prefecture, Japan), is an avant-garde jazz / jazz fusion trumpeter. He has lived in Japan, New York City & Amsterdam. In college he was a member of Funky Beaters & by 1976, a member of an ensemble which gained some notice in his native Japan. His early influences were Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie & Miles Davis. That said, his style is quite distinct from theirs and influenced by his religious studies, among other things.
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