Delivering men from evil

Feb 16, 2007

Delivering men from evil

Two hours by train from Tokyo, history has twice blessed the small town of Nikko with good fortune. The first time, the powerful warrior leader Tokugawa Ieyasu declared his wish to be enshrined in Nikko, north of the nation’s new political capital that his ...

Rinocerose

Feb 9, 2007

Rinocerose

Rinocerose know how to entertain a crowd. Just ask Scottish songstress KT Tunstall, who performed in front of a less than impressive number of people on the main Green Stage at Fuji Rock last summer while the French dance duo entertained the throngs on ...

Two DJs, 15 years

Dec 15, 2006

Two DJs, 15 years

Any club celebrating its 15th anniversary is obviously doing something right, and the lineup this weekend (Dec. 15-16, 10 p.m.-late) at Space Lab Yellow provides plenty of clues as to how the Nishi-Azabu nightspot has managed to keep its dance floor full for so ...

Foreigners make leap from classroom to club

| Sep 26, 2006

Foreigners make leap from classroom to club

While it appears that only the most basic of artistic demands are placed upon the “gaijin tarento” that pop up periodically on Japanese TV screens, it would be a mistake to assume that Japan fetishizes foreigners in the entertainment business. Mike McKenna, Jake Kozel ...

Worldwide sounds

Sep 8, 2006

Worldwide sounds

In Britain, dance culture went into overdrive in the late 1980s, largely because of one thing: Ecstasy. As well as helping shy people dance, Ecstasy also meant that people could stay up for the entire weekend, partying at raves to acid house music. These ...

Metamorphose 2006

Aug 18, 2006

Metamorphose 2006

When & where: Metamorphose 2006 will be held Aug. 26-27 at the Japan Cycle Sports Center in Shizuoka Prefecture. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, music begins at 6 p.m. and goes on until 9 a.m. Sunday. Inside track: The electronica dance event ...

Jun 23, 2006

Motivation Tour 2006 Final

For those with a taste for an eclectic mix of pop, techno and house, June 25 at Liquid Room — the final date of DJ Towa Tei’s Motivation Tour — should hit the spot. Tei is promoting the April release of “Motivation 3,” the ...

John Digweed still Kool

Apr 28, 2006

John Digweed still Kool

Ko Kimura’s Kool party celebrates its 10th birthday at Club Yellow on April 28 with special guest DJ John Digweed. Kimura has been spinning house for over 20 years. The Kool parties, which regularly attract crowds of over 1,000, were started by Kimura and ...

Beat crusader

Mar 17, 2006

Beat crusader

With March 21 being a national holiday, the “United” party at Womb with guest DJ James Lavelle the night before is perfectly timed, giving most clubbers enough time to sleep off the post-party blues. British producer and record label mogul Lavelle will be DJing ...