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Phoenix and the Flower Girl

by Editor | 14th July 2017

Phoenix and the Flower Girl consist of Phoenix Troy as vocalist and The Flower Girl as artistic director. This globe-spanning duo mix audio and visual art to create songs influenced by their personal encounters between Japan and the UK. In Phoenix and the Flower Girl’s videos you can see the special connection between those two […]

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Seiho

by Editor | 15th May 2017

Seiho Hayakawa is a DJ/producer on his very own Day Tripper Records label. He’s proven his hair-thrashing, show-rocking abilities by walking through the crowd at gigs, chatting with locals and posing for selfies. It’s fair to say he’s a charismatic performing artist. Since 2012, Seiho has proven his ability by climbing the ladder of Japan’s […]

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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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Playlist

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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Phoenix and the Flower Girl consist of Phoenix Troy as vocalist and The Flower Girl as artistic director. This globe-spanning duo mix audio and visual art to create songs influenced by their personal encounters between Japan and the UK. In …

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dos・ing

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Ignore the name – dos・ing (dreaming of sleeping) are a collective you won’t want to sleep on. Formed in Tokyo with the simple aim of introducing local underground talent to the international community, dos・ing is home to a diverse range of sounds, from the slick electronics of co-founder Steffen¥oshiki to the soundclash carnage of Brazilian-Japanese …

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Seiho

by Editor | 15th May 2017

Seiho Hayakawa is a DJ/producer on his very own Day Tripper Records label. He’s proven his hair-thrashing, show-rocking abilities by walking through the crowd at gigs, chatting with locals and posing for selfies. It’s fair to say he’s a charismatic performing artist. Since 2012, Seiho has proven his ability by climbing the ladder of Japan’s […]

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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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