INTERVIEW WITH SLEEPY EYE
the most famous DJ-group in Hiro@shima, organize a party called "SUMMER
of LOVE" on Augast 6th every year.
Regrettably, I couldn't go to
the party this year because I was on vacation in the U.S. So, I
asked many of my friends to take pictures
there, and eventually received many exellent photographs from the
Here are some of the photos, and an interview with three of
the Sleepy Eye members,Hide, Susumo, and Daiji(Naoki is now living
in Tokyo)and also their coming party plans.
I recommend to everyone of those people who need to soak themselves
in "Phat Sounds" to xo to their party!
Q: When did
you start@Sleepy Eye Productions?
Hide: It was a toasty day...?!
Daiji: The first time we played together
was at a live house called "Metropolice Holl near Hiroshima
St., in 1997 or 1998.
Susumo: We naturally fell into playing together
in 1997 or 1998.
Q: How did you meet each other?
H: We met with a smile, out oneday.
D: Susumo and I are friends from
high school. We're just "Dachi"(meaning
friend). We were also kickin' it with Naoki (He's also
a member of Sleepy Eye and now in Tokyo). I met Hide after I came
in 1996. He's also my "Dachi"!
S: Naoki and I
used to play in a Hard-Core rock band together. I also
used to skateboard, and that's when I met Daiji.
The first time
Hide was at a cafe in London, when I was chillin' there.
After I came back to Japan, we all met up together again.
Could you tell us about some parties that you recommend?
D: Summer of Love (Hanover park). Bass Instinct (Hiroshima).
University of DUB (London ck)
S: A barbeque party we
used to have at Daiji's old house. (It was funky!). University of
PHAT!). Nido Jiro's
at Ujina, on march 30th 2003. (Excellent!!). Bass
Instinct. it has a pre-party and after party, so you can dance
sound is always "Buri-Buri" (meaning phat),
and soooo cool!! (Location varies within Hiroshima).
And Summer of Love! No doubt!!
Q: How about music?
What do you recommend?
D: STIR IT UP/Bob Marley
S: All of Pillinja's tracks, because their
basssound is "Buri-Buri".
Pitch Dem Up/Clip, because it's kind of mysterious.
Open Up/DIGITAL & NJC,
because it's so sexy.
Q: What's your favorite
food, flower, and place?
H: Gingko nuts, all yellow flowers, rocky
D: Sushi and Okonomiyaki, (no answer for flower),Senda
park and the beach!
S: Prawns, because they
make "Buri-Buri" sounds When I bite
them. I don't know the name of the flower,
but it's a small flower and makes "Buri-Buri" sounds when
I shake it. Place.... London!!! Because I can hear "Buri-Buri" sounds
all around the city!! ("Buri-Buri" is a Japanese expression
which describes the sound of vibration.)
Q: So, what kind of girls
do you like?
D: I like a girl who's easy going.
S: Girls who shake their ass to
the tune with "Buri-Buri" bass
Q: What's one thing you'd
like right now?
H: Stomach muscles!
D: Our basement.
S: A hard-core female rapper!
Q: If you won 100,000,000yen in
a lottery, what would you
D: I would go on trips, trips
and more trips.
S: I think
I'd pay the 200,000yen for Daiji's
I'd also pay
his bills at Kaiko's!
H: If you wear that
expression on your
face, your face
will stay like
I had a chance
to see Zoe just
out.She was on
Japan and enjoying
with Sleepy Eye
me a message
for this article.
hI arrived in
it was so defferent,
fields and mountains
and a strange
of some kind
I met Sleepy
Eye. Then we
saved my life!
has 4people- Hide, Susumo, Daiji, Naoki.
They hold many parties as DJs, and also perforom live shows.
Zoe, a female flute player from London joined them in 2001, and they've
had many live shows together for one year in Japan. They also had live
shows in London while they were traveling there. After they came back
they've been fascinating the audience in thier parties. They organize
a party called Bass Instinct in November. You can get the information
at@Kaiko's or Warez in Nakaku, Hiroshima.