Tim Deluxe makes 'Radicle' move to get healthy

Mar 4, 2014

Tim Deluxe makes 'Radicle' move to get healthy

by Mike Sunda

We’ve all been there before. Sometimes it’s a New Year’s resolution, sometimes it’s the realization that you’re out of breath just running up the stairs to catch your last train — but at one point or another, we’ve all decided to try and get ...

Tokyo prepares to get schooled in the art of beats

Dec 31, 2013

Tokyo prepares to get schooled in the art of beats

by Mike Sunda

Although the major spectacle looming on Tokyo’s horizon is undoubtedly the 2020 Olympics, there is one event this year that will be eagerly anticipated by anyone who spends longer on their gym playlist than their workout: The Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) is set ...

Volunteers flock to Oshima to help

Nov 1, 2013

Volunteers flock to Oshima to help

Izu-Oshima Island, heavily damaged last month by landslides triggered by Typhoon Wipha, has been drawing many volunteers. Kosaku Mukai, 46, from Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture, who hosts a disaster relief radio show in Chiba that supports victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake, is one ...

Back to school for two Tokyo DJs

May 2, 2013

Back to school for two Tokyo DJs

by Mike Sunda

Whether it’s an annual soapbox derby or sending a man to the edge of space just because they can, energy-drink manufacturers Red Bull have never been afraid to throw their cash at projects that range from the sublime to the ridiculous. Red Bull Music ...

Buddhist bash offers up some spiritual relief

Apr 19, 2013

Buddhist bash offers up some spiritual relief

by Tomoko Otake

Most Japanese people come in contact with Buddhist priests on formal occasions, such as when a family member passes away. But a cross-denominational group of young Buddhist monks is trying to change that — by putting together a unique cultural event involving three Buddhist ...

Colo brings tribes together in Osaka

Feb 14, 2013

Colo brings tribes together in Osaka

by Erik Luebs

It’s December and small flocks of young, creative-looking types are making their way to a shipyard in Osaka’s Namura district. Tucked among an expanse of otherwise drab warehouses there is Creative Center Osaka, and tonight is “Hot Docks 2,” an art and music spectacle. ...

Eadonmm

| Jan 23, 2013

Eadonmm

by Erik Luebs

Known to most as Eadonmm, Shinya Wada is a Kansai-based producer and DJ. In addition to organizing an event called Idle Moments in Kyoto, he is now busy finishing a new album, “Aqonis,” due out this spring on Osaka label Day Tripper Records. Here’s ...