Satoshi Otsuki

| Jun 16, 2011

Satoshi Otsuki

by Mark Jarnes

Tokyo-based DJ Satoshi Otsuki has been making waves in Japan’s house and techno scene. He spun at the recent Big Beach Festival, and has played the main floor of almost every big club in the country. The Japan Times takes a look in his ...

Eccy

| May 19, 2011

Eccy

by Mike Sunda

Coming off the release of his “Flavor of Vice” EP on Slye Records last month, Eccy gives The Japan Times a peek into his record bag. Golden Oldie: Nirvana — “Lithium” (Geffen). I really do love this song, and the lyrics are great. Although ...

Altz

| Apr 15, 2011

Altz

by Mark Jarnes

A leading name on the local music indie circuit — having played Spring Love, SonarSound and Nagisa Music Festival in Tokyo earlier this month — DJ, producer and label owner Altz opens up his record bag. Golden oldie: The Roosterz — “All Alone” (Nippon ...

Iori Asano

| Apr 1, 2011

Iori Asano

by Mark Jarnes

Fresh off his release on Peter Van Hoesen’s Time To Express label, Okinawa-based DJ and producer Iori Asano is riding high. The Japan Times sneaks a peek into his record bag. Golden Oldie: Manuel Gottsching — “E2-E4″ (Spalax Music). This release is the reason ...

Groove Patrol

| Jan 21, 2011

Groove Patrol

by Mark Jarnes

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 ...

| Nov 19, 2010

Carlos Gibbs

by Mark Jarnes

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 ...

Billion Dollar Boys Club

| Oct 15, 2010

Billion Dollar Boys Club

by Richard Smart

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 ...