Groove Patrol

| Jan 21, 2011

Groove Patrol

Creator of the Audio Tokyo Electronic Music Festival and director of Eggworm, Groove Patrol (aka Nick Clarke), gives The Japan Times a peek into his record bag. Golden oldie: Slick — “Space Bass” (Fantasy). A sexy disco classic that gets better every time you ...

Dommune live-streams DJ sets to a growing fan base

Jan 7, 2011

Dommune live-streams DJ sets to a growing fan base

The crowd bristles with excitement as the first DJ of the night winds down his set. An air of anticipation sets in around the room. As the next DJ enters the booth with his CD booklet in hand, the throng begins to swarm the ...

Dec 17, 2010


When talking to bands from Kyoto, DJ Tomoh’s name often comes up. So The Japan Times tracked him down to see what’s in his record bag. Golden oldie: La Bionda — “I Wanna Be Your Lover” (Baby Records). A disco classic. The music video ...

Carl Craig

Dec 3, 2010

Carl Craig

In April 2000, Tokyo nightclub Womb opened its doors and became one of the cornerstones of Japan’s dance-music scene. This weekend, the club brings music fans the third installment of their Womb Adventure event, which adopts the theme of “expansion of reality.” Though the ...

Nov 26, 2010

Accordionist brings his Argentine roots to French musette

Sitting in the same room with Argentine accordionist Raul Barboza, you start to notice that even the way he speaks is musical. “It is a joy to be alive,” the 72-year-old says. “When I wake up in the morning I am always filled with ...

| Nov 19, 2010

Carlos Gibbs

DJ and producer Carlos Gibbs, creator of Skinnipants and the Redbox Project, opens up his record bag for The Japan Times. Golden oldie: Fluke — “Slid (Modwheel Remix)” (Circa Records). This tune was one of the tracks in that era of megaclubs in the ...

Nov 12, 2010

JILA to make debut in Osaka

This November, the Japan International League of Artists (JILA) will be raising the curtain for the first time in Osaka. JILA has been supporting Japan’s music community for 17 years and organized musical contests such as the Tokyo International Competition for Chamber Music. JILA ...

Nov 12, 2010

Cirque puts Xmas spin on show

With halloween now a thing of the past, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas, and Cirque du Soleil is way ahead of you. The famed Canadian circus troupe will be getting into the spirit of the season this month by wreathing the Cirque ...

Nov 5, 2010

DJ Kentaro spins the wheels of solid steel for Ninja Tune XX

“It’s astonishing to think that I was in elementary school when they started up as a label,” remarks DJ Kentaro, in the runup to this weekend’s Ninja Tune XX, an event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the famed Ninja Tune label. Two decades down ...