“With Crepeman, his goal is to bring his love for hip-hop (Public Enemy is one of his all-time favorites) and the origins of street fashion culture into one Crepeman design,” Mykal says.
In fact, Crepeman has garnered such appeal that American-based fashion web magazine Hypebeast recently did an 8-minute video special on DJ Daruma, chronicling his progression from hip-hop to house starting at the age of 15 — all while sporting a Mohawk — and why he needed fashion to keep him interested in it all. It can be seen on the magazine’s Web site or on YouTube.
■ DJ Daruma plays tonight at Pipe from 11pm to 4am at Pipe, 1 Siyuan St, Taipei City (台北市思源街1號). Admission is NT$400 at the door (includes a drink).