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 ...

Tokimonsta serves up 'future beats' on her post-hip-hop menu

Oct 29, 2010

Tokimonsta serves up 'future beats' on her post-hip-hop menu

DJ and producer Jennifer Lee, better known as Tokimonsta, is in the business of “future beats.” Lee describes the beats with words like “soulful” and “experimental.” She draws on a wide-ranging musical palette to demolish the barriers of genre and create a sound that ...

Microbrew fest a treat for beer lovers

Oct 22, 2010

Microbrew fest a treat for beer lovers

With Oktoberfest now over, beer lovers are likely pining for more pints. Fortunately, this Halloween we are in for more treats than tricks. The Nippon Craft Beer Festival, organized by Japan Craft Beer Support (JCBS) and the Brewers’ Club, will feature a wide selection ...