||[Apr. 18th, 2003|08:09 pm]
The Veritable TechNinja
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Okay, it's about time I did something. If I were to pitch a Sibuya-Kei night, what club would work the best for it? If you didn't know, Shibuya-Kei is, literally, Shibuya style, kind of J-Pop-ish without the fanboy factor. It's sort of self-referential comedy turned on culture, irony and kitsch play a big part. The music is similar, it's best described as "futuristic elevator music-cum dance/jazz". Bands like Pizzicato Five, Fantastic Plastic Machine, and Arling & Cameron make largely electronic tunes, based on Jazz, heavy on beats, and with a light, satirical, silly flair.
I'd probably integrate a lot of similar music genres in to the mix, like Big Beat, New Latin Jazz, and Etherbliss. It'd work well with martinis and retro ambiance, but equally well in an otherwise lame top40 club. Hell, gay bars would work pretty well, too. What would be really, really cool would be a DVD-based video system. I have a decent amount of videos on hand, and a virtually unlimited supply in reach. Despite having a lot of big beats, it might not work out in a club that's laid out primarily for dancing. It would immediately gain popularity with anyone fond of Japanese culture or video games, but I think Jazz fans, the cigar/martini crowd, and people who just don't don't feel like being all hardcore about their scene anymore would get the idea and like it. I'd do one night a week, maybe less, and I'd do it for free (at first). I can do my own media design, but I'd need a distribution and PR conduit. With how disgustingly popular anime is these days, it could be a really popular night if it was done right. So, folks, any ideas?