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Dive into the surreal world of Flash Amazonas

by Editor | 7th March 2018

After Guillermo del Toro’s liquid love story The Shape Of Water (or ‘Grinding Nemo’ as some comedians on Twitter have termed it) won the Oscar for Best Picture, it seems the time is right for Flash Amazonas to swim into your heart. Described with tongues in cheeks as the “hottest band in the Japanese / […]

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Investigating Kudo Kamome’s ‘Trypophobia Experiments’

by Editor | 19th February 2018

Born in Kobe and based in Kyoto, Kudo Kamome has processed everything from experimental indie rock to 8-bit computer game soundtracks through her music. Her new Trypophobia Experiments EP, released last month on Tokyo imprint Twin Capital, sees her collaborating with other producers for the first time to create what is described as “a whimsical […]

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Japan

by Editor | 2nd June 2016

‘Big In Japan’ has been a long-running catchphrase for European artists who have wanted to find fame in the Pacific island, but the phrase isn’t completely tongue-in-cheek, as for a long time the country has been one of the largest music markets in the world. In 2014, IFPI ranked it second after the US, grossing […]

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Japan has always had a special connection with hip-hop and legends like Nujabes have paved the way and inspired a lot of artists today. The first three tracks on our Japan playlist are by TiMT, Madkosmos and Iwamizu, who capture this essence perfectly well. The tracks by Steffen ¥oshiki in collaboration with Pullahs and 3TOS show us that house is in good form too. In a similar way to South Korea, Japan has exported quite a few artists and seeing the quality and talent there is at an underground level, we are convinced we’ll be hearing a whole lot more.

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Six years after crossing paths on a remote Australian farm, the Italian Michele Catena and the Japanese Tatsuyuki Negano have decided to produce music together from distance under the moniker Ikokai. Their tracks, mainly electronic, funk and minimal techno, sound …

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Jazzy Sport

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Leaving their jobs and starting their own label and record shop, Jazzy Sport has grown to have its own gym, DJ collective and three different stores in Japan. We had a quick catch-up with founder Taro Kesen to receive some Tokyo tips and more. Could you tell us a bit more about Jazzy Sport: how …

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Dive into the surreal world of Flash Amazonas

by Editor | 7th March 2018

After Guillermo del Toro’s liquid love story The Shape Of Water (or ‘Grinding Nemo’ as some comedians on Twitter have termed it) won the Oscar for Best Picture, it seems the time is right for Flash Amazonas to swim into your heart. Described with tongues in cheeks as the “hottest band in the Japanese / […]

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Japan Targets Touts

by Editor | 31st August 2016

The image above is a poster which is running throughout Japan as part of a #ResaleNO, anti-ticket touting campaign, which has recently been launched by a Japanese music industry collective. As reported by CMU, large artists, major festivals, and general …

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