Fri, Sep 02, 2005 - Page 15 News List

The Vinyl Word

By Roy Done  /  CONTRIBUTING REPORTER

Last week was jump started by the arrival of rap superstar NORE at MoS, but no encores were called for.

The performance kicked off around 1am and continued for nearly two hours, but unlike other US rap acts that have recently graced Taiwan, revellers were looking for the set to end earlier rather than later.

More of the same was the theme of the show, with tunes played over and over again.

The usual MoS pyrotechnics heralded the arrival of NORE, but his set wasn't nearly as explosive as the introduction.

Overall NORE and his team turned in a lacklustre performance, with lyrics spat at the audience rather than artfully conveyed.

But if NORE's set failed to entertain at least punters could drool over the accompanying dancers.

NORE's choice of tracks ranged from his famous Nothin' single to Capone-N-Noreaga's tune, Y'all Don't Wanna.

Then NORE played a Neptunes-produced track that will appear on his new album, but it was too laid back and turned the crowd from hyped to shite.

Pulling the show back from the brink NORE got off the stage and performed with the crowd, which revved things up a bit.

Tonight at MoS, back by popular demand, turbo-charged Crystal Method will be dropping in for a night to remember.

The duo's last adrenaline fuelled performance was the talk of town. Expect a big crowd and a long queue for this gig.

Crystal Method was formed in 1993 by Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland, and quickly infiltrated the LA rave scene.

Their debut single Keep Hope Alive was a massive success, and paved the way for the spinmeisters' future domination of the dance world.

The release of the albums Vegas and Tweekend further cemented the duo's place in the annuls of DJing.

Typhoons have come and gone, and one of the casualties was the Aquaboogie 3 party in Taichung which was rescheduled to this Saturday.

Swank DJ's, booze, girls in bikinis and a beach, what more could you want? However, you better get it while you can as this could be one of the last beach parties of the summer.

At Eden tomorrow night DJ Saucey, having returned from a sojourn in China and Canada gets stuck back into the Taipei swing of things with Deep Inside at Eden.

Joining him to rock the party will be Declan and D'Jones.

Tomorrow at MoS Paris Glamour and DJ Shortkut will put in a guest appearance.

DJ Shortkut is a member of the famous Beatjunkies and is the winner of numerous accolades such as the 1994 and 1998 West Coast DMC Champion, and the 1996 Zulu Nation International Champion.

Luxy tomorrow has a lot going on. First off it will host the Taiwan DMC Championships during the afternoon with FREE entry, while in the evening Xiao Hei and DJ Paul Energy will spin.

Finally The Source will tomorrow bring you Defiled Beats, with break beats, tech house, and jungle. Tickets will set you men back NT$500, and females NT$350, however, the entrance fee entitles you to drink all you can.

DJ's in the DMC championship finals:

DJ Potato DJ Kan

DJ Benny DJ Afro

DJ E-Turn DJ Kid

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