This just in, you've been warned: This is going to be the absolute best.
See you in Shady Pines aka Stop Drop & Roll on September 23rd!!
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|DJ Mistychu at Shinjuku Loft|
There are not enough words, instagram posts or hashtags in the world to describe how incredible this trip has been. I was able to take a month off of my full time job to visit Asia starting with Hong Kong, Macau and then (the ultimate!) Japan. My friend Cece and I spent time in Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima and Kyoto and I was honoured to have the opportunities to DJ in Tokyo (Halloween Ball 2016 at Shinjuku Loft) and Osaka (at The Buggy).
Tokyo's legendary Back From the Grave Halloween Ball hosts the best record collectors and DJ's in Japan and beyond as well as some of the best bands over two nights. I also got to meet and make some great friends!
|Cecilia, Yoshiko from The 22.214.171.124's & DJ Misty|
|Yoshiko from The 126.96.36.199's with Cece & DJ Misty|
We also wasted no time checking out lots of other rad night haunts like Club Heavy Sick, Poor Cow (owned by Fifi from the band Teengenerate!), Bamboo House, bars in Golden Gai, JBS and so many more. We ended our trip with one final outing to Studio Himawari where we did karaoke to a backing track as well as to live electric guitar and sax thanks to the husband and wife bar owner duo.
|Club Heavy Sick with Cece and Mr. De|
|Fifi & DJ Misty at Poor Cow in Shimokitazawa|
|Night Beat Records w/ "staff" Phil Spector|
Before heading back to Tokyo (and ultimately home), we went to Hiroshima and Kyoto which was both bustling AND peaceful but entirely magic. Getting to see a real Maiko perform traditional dance, drinking Japanese craft beer at bar F.S.N. (with the nicest owner imaginable) and visiting the thousands of red gates on the mountain at the Fushimi Inari shrine made for some of the most memorable days on the trip.
|Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island|
|DJ Misty at Chess Records in Chicago!|