Hideaki Ishi ( 石 英明 ), better known by his stage name DJ Krush, is a record producer and DJ. He is known for his atmospheric instrumental production which incorporates sound elements from nature and extensive use of jazz and soul samples. Aside from being considered one of the pioneers of Japanese hip hop, Ishi has established himself as one of the most respected artists and producers in the hip hop industry, both in Japan and abroad. He is prefers to exercise an ideological distance from the genres he is usually grouped into, while maintaining a healthy appreciation for all music forms and styles. "Jaku" is his eighth solo album. It features guest appearances from American rappers Mr. Lif and Aesop Rock, both of whom were signed to the Definitive Jux label at that time.
2013 release, the sixth album and the instrumental neo-fusion supergroup Niacin featuring legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, Steve Vai, David Lee Roth), world-renowned drummer Dennis Chambers (Santana, Parliament/Funkadelic) and acclaimed keyboardist John Novello (Chick Corea, Ritchie Cole). Krush was recorded at Clear Lake Studios in North Hollywood (No Doubt, Black Veil Brides, Intronaut) with engineer Ara Sarkisian (Steel Panther) while being mixed and mastered by Dino Herrmann (Scorpions, Guns N' Roses, Meat Loaf).
Krush the Enemy is a strong debut for thrash metal behemoths Warbeast. Having inked a deal with Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Records label, they were also able to secure the legendary front man as producer for this release.