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In search of Japan's essential summer festivals

Jun 23, 2016

In search of Japan's essential summer festivals

With July just around the corner, Japan is gearing up for another sultry summer. Since the sizzling-hot days only last until early September, people make the most of the season by getting outside — that includes going to film festivals, art and fashion events ...

Can Netflix's 'Hibana' spark a revolution in Japanese TV?

Jun 9, 2016

Can Netflix's 'Hibana' spark a revolution in Japanese TV?

With the recent announcements made by both Netflix Japan and Amazon Japan that they will be putting out original locally made content, the country seems to be moving further into the age of internet-based TV. And it appears that the team at Netflix could ...

Rainbow Disco Club may be the dance music scene's pot of gold

Apr 17, 2016

Rainbow Disco Club may be the dance music scene's pot of gold

With new venues such as Contact and Sankeys opening their doors in Tokyo this spring, there is hope for a resurgence in the underground electronic music circuit in 2016. But with a glut of EDM mega-bashes, the festival scene for mature dance music fans ...

Purity Ring's secret? Start your morning right

| Aug 2, 2012

Purity Ring's secret? Start your morning right

How does Fuji Rock compare with other festivals around the world? Megan James (vocals): It’s huge! Everything’s really tight and relaxed. Corin Roddick (instrumentals): It’s so streamlined. Like they have people taking care of everything. As soon as we stopped playing like 25 people ...

Mono wants you to give your parents a hug

| Aug 2, 2012

Mono wants you to give your parents a hug

Great gig! Yasunori Takada (drums): We feel great. We’re thankful to everyone who put the show together and to the people that came to watch us. And of course, the orchestra. What made you decide to add the orchestra to your recordings and performances? ...

James Blake says nothing beats mum's advice

| Aug 2, 2012

James Blake says nothing beats mum's advice

Two gigs in one day, you must be busy balancing your schedule right now. No, not really. I’m here and c’est la vie. I’m so bodily topsy-turvy that I don’t even know what time it is. I’m just happy to be here. But I’m ...

Hiroshi Watanabe

| Jul 19, 2012

Hiroshi Watanabe

Tokyo-based DJ and producer Hiroshi Watanabe, who has also worked under the monikers Quadra, Tread and more recently Kaito, recently released the mix compilation “Contact To The Spirits 2.” Watanabe is now on the final leg of a tour to promote it and stopped ...