Irassyaimase Hakuba. My first Gig in japan was certainly not the norm, playing in front of a few hundred snow addicts @ the Rythum opening party. As you can see this wasn't a club, pub or bar, Rythum is the largest snow sports rental and retail outlet in the Hakuba Valley,
Playing so early in the evening (5-8) and in a shop, I certainly had to mix things up a move away from my comfort zone of House music. Throwing down some Funk, Soul, Rare Groove, Jazz, Blues, Old Skool Hip Hop and Nu Jazz.. I certainly had loads of fun and as you can see i still got the crowd moving and jiving, Stache Style!
The Japanese are a friendly bunch! HI Fives, "Konnichwa" and some hard core bowing was on the cards all evening, a very weird mix of fun and respect on show.
Some prospective bar and clubs owners were out and i defiantly caught their attention, bring on some more gigs.