The Get Up @ Yokohama

Our very own DJ Cza recently joined legendary Japanese street wear brand, Lafayette. To celebrate his joining, DJ Cza and Joe Flizzow recently flew to Japan for a gig. DJ Cza gives us all the details below!

Text + Images: DJ Cza

A Japanese street wear brand Lafayette (www.lafayettecrew.com) has recently added me to the team. The brand has sponsors New York legends such as DJ Souljah, Pete Rock, DJ Clark Kent and now they are looking into Asia, with yours truly and also Joe Flizzow as my MC.

They invited us down to Yokohama last week to where the brand originates, spun at a club called The Bridge, 300 – 400 max capacity, a very underground/basement type of vibe, crowd loved the set. The whole trip was a great experience and a big success, I must say it is a privilege to be able to rock the crowd with good quality Hip Hop music, a mecca for all hip hopers, one must go and experience.

Other than the show we pretty much went sight seeing, visit the Lafayette shop for 2011 spring summer photo shoot and did the tourist thing. The food was awesome, the level of quality was well maintained at every spot we went.

We visited the towers to see a bird’s eye view of Yokohama, checked out Minato mirai (eye of Yokohama) and shot a video for Joe’s upcoming new single, ‘Go Hard’, at various locations around town, from the alleys to the monuments. That evening we managed to catch Yokohama’s living legend Kayzabro and DJ Mr Jack at their jewelry store (www.avalanche-jp.com) to lock New World Order 2, The Mixtape. Look out for these up and coming collaborations.

After that, it was off to Tokyo for a couple days, did a little shopping, checked out more clubs, partied with hiphop pioneers Zeebra and Dabo before heading back to KL. Looking forward to our next trip and a big s/o to the Lafayette fam!

Keep up with the Get Up’s DJ Cza at his website, facebook or myspace. For more info on Lafayette, head to their site.