Billion Dollar Boys Club

| Oct 15, 2010

Billion Dollar Boys Club

Billion Dollar Boys Club is the creator of 4 The Love, a Tokyo party featuring everything from house to R&B to hip-hop. The Japan Times asked him about his favorite songs. Recent classic: Culoe De Song — “The Bright Forest” (Innervisions) This song treads ...

Underworld

Oct 1, 2010

Underworld

There was a point a few years ago when many of the biggest live dance-music acts of the 1990s took the same path that many rock bands go down: They started to sell tickets to their once-seminal concerts because of music from their past ...

Terry Francis

Sep 10, 2010

Terry Francis

Budding DJs always harbor dreams of performing to packed stadiums or at major venues on the Spanish island of Ibiza, but maintaining a residency for 11 years and playing in front of up to 1,800 people each week is not too shabby either. Terry ...

What were your Fuji Rock Festival favorites this year?

| Aug 3, 2010

What were your Fuji Rock Festival favorites this year?

SATURDAY:Lloyd MarsdenMusician, 27(Australian)Broken Bells were incredible. They had an awesome vibe and the sound was mixed perfectly. I don’t think I’ve been to a better festival. SATURDAY:Kaoru ItayagoshiGraphic designer, 29(Japanese)!!! were the best thing yesterday. I saw them for the first time in 2004 ...

How can you beat that summer heat?

| Jul 27, 2010

How can you beat that summer heat?

Brian GillilandTeacher, 27(American)It’s all about the G-string. When you feel like your bottom is naked, that makes you feel cool. Sayuri ShiratoriOffice worker, 31(Japanese)When you sleep, use tatami mats rather than a futon and you will get a good night’s sleep. On a futon, ...

Audio Tokyo

Jul 16, 2010

Audio Tokyo

The foreign-run Eggworm has pulled off a real coup in Tokyo by organizing the first all-day/all-night dance-music festival in the capital. In a city notorious for its closed entertainment companies, Audio Tokyo will hopefully be the first of many independent events that allow the ...

Whatever happened to the Charisma Men?

| Jul 13, 2010

Whatever happened to the Charisma Men?

Tim StroudRecruiter, 29 (British)They still exist and can be found in ¥300 bars across the city and reading the Metropolis singles ads every Friday. Also, look out for predatory teachers in eikaiwa classrooms. I sit next to one at work, too. Corrine BanksTeacher, 25 ...

MOGWAI: Metamorphose

| Jul 2, 2010

MOGWAI: Metamorphose

If you had told Glaswegian band Mogwai when they formed in the mid-1990s that they would end up headlining a dance music festival, they would have laughed in your face. But over the years Metamorphose has evolved from a festival representing electronic music that ...