LA-based non-profit radio station, dublab, recently presented a livestream from MUSO Culture Festival in Japan, hosted in a virtual reproduction of the Daichuji Temple in Numazu City, Shizuoka.
Stellar performances from DJ KRUSH, Chee Shimizu, Yosi Horikawa, ermhoi and more took place last weekend (February 19 to 21) at the new digital venue, aptly named the Zen Temple after the original festival site, Daichuji Temple.
Using the 3D space capture technology, the art installations were created by Saki Souda and Natsumi Sato which allowed the users to be able to move around the digitalised temple.
Subtlety and tranquility are the overarching themes of sound at the Zen Temple — Krush delivers an exceptional exhibition of meticulous scratches and cuts that are perfectly balanced. Krush builds up an ambient naturescape into his stylistic trip hop and hip hop aesthetics. Your takeaway from the legend’s set is a true expression of wabi sabi, in audio format. The set is also a testament to his highly acclaimed album ‘Zen’, which racked up awards like the Best electronic Album at the 2002 AIFM Awards
Seven other Japanese artists curated by clubberia and dublab.jp including Kaoru Inoue, Chee Shimizu, Elli Arakawa, Masaaki Hara, DJ Emerald, Hi-Ray, Mortsafe also provided sets in the Zen Temple.
Watch the performance of DJ KRUSH from the festival below.