Archive for May, 2010

MTV Music Video Awards After Party

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Thankyou Dunhill for the fabulous MTV Music Video Awards after party at 2 Rooms, Aoyama, Tokyo on Saturday 2010.5.29.

With the lovely Elizabeth Hildebrand at the MTV Music Video Awards after party supported by Dunhill.

Another Fun Day At The Tokyo Races

Monday, May 24th, 2010

A couple of weeks ago I had such a great day out at Tokyo Race Course enjoying some spectacular horse racing that I decided to go back for more on Sunday 2010.5.23 for the Japanese Oaks, one of Japan’s most prestigious horse races. The weather was wet but I discovered rain doesn’t matter at this amazing course & stadium. It’s a quick (20 minute) express train ride to Fuchu Keiba Seimon Mae from Shinjuku Station on the Keio Line & a 1 minute undercover walk into the stadium.
If you’d like to experience the races too get more information at the Japan Racing Association website

At the Tokyo Race Course entrance with the gold horse statue.

Tokyo Race Course entrance & todays race is The Oaks.

I’m greeted by happy gals at the ticket gate!!

The parade ring surrounded by massive lush trees – feels like a day in the countryside!!

The parade ring is also viewable from the stadium, undercover from the rain.

Getting up close with the horses & jockeys before the race & todays form on the big screen at the parade ring.

The stables are also viewable from inside the stadium.

Time for lunch in one of the many restaurants inside the stadium.

Coffee & cakes also on the menu.

The massive, overwhelming Tokyo Race Course stadium – I almost expected a Star Wars space ship to fly in & dock on one of the platforms!!

And now I decide to go underground, through the tunnel, under the turf & inside the race track..

On the other side, inside the race track – gardens behind the big screen & the view across the track to the stadium.

The rose arch in the gardens.

The kids playground.

The big screen for the big kids.

The stadium from across the tracks.

And here come the horses for the race.

Reporting live on Inter FM.

The winner(s!!) on the big screen – #17 Apapane & #18 Saint Emilion. It was literally a neck & neck race, a photo finish & a 10 minute wait as the officials made their decision – a tie, the first time in Japan Racing Association Grade One race history!!

And a little piece of my history – me learning to ride in Singapore 1968, with a Singapore Polo Club horse handler & my Dad.

It’s in the blood. I’m a disc jockey but my grandfather Richard Perryman was a real jockey!! You can see more about him at the England National Horseracing Museum website
Click here to listen to the 2 reports I did live from Tokyo Race Course on Inter FM..

True Religion Jeans Store Launch

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

In the fashion hub of Tokyo’s Harajuku I met some fun people & had a lot of laughs with the super friendly staff at the launch of the True Religion jeans store on Friday 2010.5.21.
Check their website for more

With True Religion Japan Manager Kent Suzuki.

And about to try on a pair of rather fab True Religion jeans (thank god they’ve got black!!).

It Began In Africa – Warm Music Mix

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Inspired by DJ Boddhi Satva & his deep African beats in Tokyo May 2010 & the World Cup in South Africa June-July 2010 I dug into my vault of favourite African music & memories.
Click on the play button below for a mix that began in Africa..
And there are some more pics from my travels in Africa on the Look page..

A spectacular moment as I take a helicopter ride over Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 1999.

Flying over Victoria Falls.

Early Drumming by Emmanuel Mukwiro – a piece I discovered at an arts studio in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe 1999.

It Began In Africa – archive mix track listing:

1. Stewart Copeland – Koteja.
2. Farafina – Faso Denou.
3. Moy Kante – Kissibala.
4. Stewart Copeland – Kemba.
5. Stewart Copeland – Liberte.
6. Tshepsio – Volkstad.
7. Stewart Copeland – African Dream.
8. Stewart Copeland – Samburu Sunset.
9. Neba Solo – Noumou Foly.
10. Bayete – Ten Times Love.
11. Inkunzi Emdaka – Ngeke Kulunge.
12. Tama With Assitan Mama – Sima.
13. Chimora – Romano.
14. Dr Victor – Shambala.
15. Mzwakhe Mbuli – It’s Sad In This World.

Click here for a selection of some of my favourite African music..

Boddhi Satva – Saturday 2010.5.15

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

On Saturday 2010.5.15 deep house music lovers in Tokyo are in for a treat – Boddhi Satva, signed to Little Louie Vega & Osunlade’s label, brings his deep African sound to Amate Raxi for 1 night only.
Guy Perryman Black Card Members can enter this amazing event for the discount door price ¥2,500.
Click on the play button below & listen to a Boddhi Satva remix..
Event info at

Click here & listen to Wilile – Mangala Camara – Boddhi Satva Ancestral Soul Remix..

Saiko Vol. 6 Rock Chic Returns!!

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Dan Grunebaum the music editor of Tokyo’s Metropolis Magazine is bringing us the latest edition of his regular live events – Saiko Vol. 6 Rock Chic Returns on Sunday 2010.5.16 at Club Marz, Shinjuku. The line up features some cool, cutting edge artists from Tokyo including Tim And Puma Mimi & Lazygunsbrisky who have a quick chat with Dan & I – click on the play button below for the Saiko kids..
Event info at

Lazygunsbrisky, Dan & Tim And Puma Mimi.
Click here for the Saiko kids..

Mini Ginza Event Space Launch

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Iconic British car Mini launched an event space in Ginza, Tokyo on Wednesday 2010.5.12. I was there with a cast of glamorous people in the glamorous surrounds of Ginza. Guy Perryman Black Card Members will soon be invited to a special event at the space..

With a rather fabulous xylophone player at the Mini Ginza event space launch.

A Day At The Tokyo Races!!

Monday, May 10th, 2010

My grandfather Dick Perryman was a jockey & I sort of followed in his footsteps by becoming a (disc) jockey.. & on Sunday 2010.5.9 I combined the two with a live radio report from Tokyo Race Course broadcast on 76.1 Inter FM weekly program JRA Sound of Thoroughbred with DJ K.C. It was a great fun day out – good food at one of the the racecourse’s many restaurants, a couple of cold beers, perfect sunshine, spectacular racing & of course these fine animals.
For more info about horse racing in Japan in English click here on the Japan Racing Association website
Click on the play button below for the tip live from the race course..

Arriving at Tokyo Race Course, Fuchu. A 20 minute express train ride on the Keio line from Shinjuku.

Tokyo Race Course entrance with the parade ring.

Overlooking the parade ring.

Getting up close with horses & jockeys at the parade ring. This is where the horses are literally paraded about 30 minutes before the race & where you get to see the jockeys mount just before they head to the race track starting gate. It’s a great moment to really sense the incredible devotion to the horses & the tension before the race.

Should I bet on horse number 4 or 5? My grandmother always went for the grey.. should I?

OK I’ve decided on number 5 – Sound Barrier – being a Supersonic DJ I had to go with this name!!

Bets are on!!

The winning ticket?

The spectacular Tokyo Race Course stadium. Not bad for just ¥200 entry fee. The top tiers have executive style reserved seating from ¥3,000 for the day & the Okura Hotel restaurant with champagne service.

Live radio report.

C’mon Sound Barrier!!

The winner. Horse number 13 – Danon Chantilly ridden by veteran jockey Katsumi Ando takes the NHK Mile Cup 2010.

And my jockey grandfather Dick Perryman c. 1929 Newmarket, England. See more about him at the National Horseracing Museum website

Click here for the live report from Tokyo Race Course..