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HAIOKA

by Editor | 13th February 2017

With one foot firmly in his nation’s rich cultural history, Japanese artist HAIOKA possesses a strong reverence for his roots. Yet with the other foot striding boldly towards the future, that reverence has found a unique expression in his art. Combining traditional instruments with technological tweaking, HAOIKA has managed to take a snapshot of Japan […]

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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 trade bodies are collaborating to stamp out the practice. As of Music Producers Japan president […]

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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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From Madkosmos to starRo, Japan remains an exciting hub of production talent.

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With one foot firmly in his nation’s rich cultural history, Japanese artist HAIOKA possesses a strong reverence for his roots. Yet with the other foot striding boldly towards the future, that reverence has found a unique expression in his art. …

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Seimei Kawai

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Producer and record label manager Seimei gives us the low down on Tokyo. Tell us a little about yourself… I’m Seimei, from Tokyo and currently living in San Francisco, CA. I have my collective and record label called TREKKIE TRAX. Also I DJ and sometimes produce. I’ve toured the West Coast area of the USA and some Asian countries already, …

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Steffen¥oshiki

by Editor | 26th August 2016

¥oshiki’s composition summarises the tense, night-time insomnia exhibited in the title. A collection of clipped samples crescendo against what starts out as a glittering, dream-like ambience.

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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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