Wire08

Aug 22, 2008

Wire08

No large-scale dance event in the Kanto region has survived longer than Wire, Japanese legend Takkyu Ishino’s celebration of hard underground techno. Wire08, like all Wire events over the last 10 years, brings together the top DJs from the global techno scene and thousands ...

India's pioneering DJ Pearl goes global

Jul 18, 2008

India's pioneering DJ Pearl goes global

Since the worldwide dance-music explosion hit its peak in the late 1990s, the market for clubbing has been saturated. From Tokyo to New York to Ibiza, the “superclubs” are established, the fan base for the music is pretty much stagnant and everyone is looking ...

Simian Mobile Disco

Jun 6, 2008

Simian Mobile Disco

An 18-year-old with a passion for dance music these days was not much more than a toddler when Underworld released “Rez” and started to establish themselves as part of a new generation of dance acts that could hold their own on the festival circuit. ...

World-famous Yellow to close

Jun 6, 2008

World-famous Yellow to close

On the morning of June 22, Tokyo will lose a modern cultural asset when Club Yellow, also known as Space Lab Yellow, closes its doors for the final time before its premises are sold to land developers. Since 1991, this event space has hosted ...

May 23, 2008

Gan-Ban "Hooligans on E"

Gan-Ban started life as a record shop in Shibuya, expanded into event promotion and now will release its first compilation CD on May 28. “Hooligans on E” is perhaps not the most attractive name for a release, but no need to worry — the ...

DJ Tiësto to entrance ageHa

Apr 11, 2008

DJ Tiësto to entrance ageHa

For those still in the mood for dancing after the Nagisa Music Festival closes its gates Saturday in Odaiba, the massive nightclub ageHa in Shinkiba, Koto Ward, will sport the biggest ticket in Tokyo clubland just a short train ride away. In town for ...

Salmon Sound back at Shinjuku Wire

Feb 29, 2008

Salmon Sound back at Shinjuku Wire

There will be fishy goings on at Salmon Sound, which returns to club Wire in Shinjuku on March 1. The concept for the event is simple: a night of Norwegian music spun by Norwegian DJs. “Most events don’t play Norwegian music,” says event co-organizer ...

German Noize hits Japan

Feb 22, 2008

German Noize hits Japan

I f two sold-out shows at Makuhari Messe in Chiba featuring Daft Punk in December followed by a sellout live tour of Japan by Justice were not evidence enough that French electronica had risen to the ascendancy, Break on Through, a special event by ...