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1945 a.k.a KURANAKA
Fuji Rock Festival、日本のレイブカルチャーの先駆け Rainbow 2000をはじめ、朝霧Jam、Metamorphose、Outlook Festival Japan、Earth Dance、渚音楽祭、Saturn、Bass Campといった屋内外のビッグフェスティバルにヘッドライナーとして出演。レジテンツとしては今年で19年を迎える Zettai-Mu(大阪Bay Side Jenny、梅田Noon、難波Rockets、新宿/恵比寿Liquidroom、代官山Unit、Yellow、Eleven、代官山AIR、渋谷Asia他)をはじめ、Tight、Drum&Bass Sessions 等の屋内外パーティーから、学園祭、美術館等のアートフォーラム、山間や海辺、ビルの隙間やデスクのトップ、耳元でもその音は共鳴し続けている。年間 100 本近いギグを行い、これまでに40回以上のツアー行脚をし続けている。クリエイターとしての初期の作品は、ドイツの名門 『MILLE PLATEAUX (ミルプラトー)』よりABSTRACT HIPHOPの先駆け『ELECTLIC LADY LAND』にDJ SPOOKYやDJ VADIM、BUG等と並びクレジットされている。また、コンピレーション『響現』や CISCO Recordsより ディジュリドゥ奏者 GOMAやDRY&HEAVYのベーシスト秋本"HEAVY"武士をフィーチャリングした楽曲をリリース。ロンドン ICAなどでのコンテンポラリーアートショウやBurning Manでのプロジェクトに楽曲を提供するなど多岐にわたる。また、TIGHT のMIX CDを1945名義で煙突レコーディングスよりリリース。REMIXERとしても Audio ActiveのRemixをOn-u soundよりリリース。REBEL FAMILIA、ORIGINAL LOVE等の作品を解体~再構築しドープな世界を届けている。
その強力なビートに乗るメッセージは、そのしっかり踏みしめた 両足にのみ伝わる。繊細だが力強く感じ取れる「今まで」「今」そして「これから」へ、

Born in Kyoto, Japan. Kuranaka is a wild Japanese, an endangered species. He is a descendant of the temples of the Kuya Shonin, the initiator of the Buddhist incantation chanting, drumbeating, and dancing (origin of the Bon festival dance).
He makes full use of his 11 faces and 1000 arms to continue to be the beacon of peace and revolution, from his underground performances in Japan. His riddim to be combined with his open minded instruments that build-up upon, the Super heavyweight bass that goes back and forth with the whole body, with dub effects that of a beast, letting the floor dance madly with joy.
He's the head of Zettai-Mu and the Zettai-Mu label. He is a Dub/Jungle/Abstract and Dance music pioneer who has been the undisputed leader in the genres for the past 20 years. He has performed at over 1800 gigs, and has organized more than 500 events until now.
Zettai-Mu began in 1995, in Japan (Bay Side Jenny, Noon, Liquidroom, Unit, Yellow, Eleven, AIR, Rockets and more) .
Kuranaka (a.k.a 1945) also has been hugely successful with festival appearances throughout Japan, such as the Fujirock festival, Rainbow 2000, Asagiri jam, Metamorphose, Earth Dance, Nagisa music festival, Saturn, Outlook festival, and the Spring up festival among many more. He also creates and plays music with Kazufumi Kodama(trumpet), Goma(didgeridoo), Dry&heavy, Shing02, Boss the mc(Tha Blue Herb), coba(accordion) , Koyxen, E-da(ex.Boredoms), Dj krush and, Iccihie(ex.Determinations) etc. Kuranaka has also toured Japan with Aba shanti-i, Jah shaka, Lee perry, Mad professor, The Orb, Cold cut, Reprazent, Smith&Mighty, Dj zinc, Shy fx, Tha blue herb, Audio active, Dry&heavy, Oki dub ainu band, Goth-trad and many more.
The message carried out from his strong beat, reaches those of whom both legs are grounded to our earth, is delicate, yet, powerful.. the 21st century taiko drummer, waves his flag to peace and love for a harmonic future. Somewhere, now.