LA lifestyle gives starRo a new take on making music

Apr 1, 2014

LA lifestyle gives starRo a new take on making music

by Mike Sunda

Video-chatting with Los Angeles resident Shinya Mizoguchi toward the tail end of a particularly testing Tokyo winter, it’s hard not to feel a twinge of jealousy. I deliberately avoid defaulting to my typically British weather-related opening gambit of small talk, but it’s not long ...

Hiroto Kudo 'Omoid'

Mar 18, 2014

Hiroto Kudo "Omoid"

by Russell Thomas

The musical subgenre glitch reflects our modern relationship to digital sounds, something Hiroto Kudo has picked up on for his new EP, “Omoid.” Glitch is often associated with early video-game music, implying a paradoxical nostalgia for a bygone age — the embryonic beginnings of ...

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 ...

Eadonmm's beats prove black is back

Feb 4, 2014

Eadonmm's beats prove black is back

by Mike Sunda

“Black is the new black” always seems like a safe motto when it comes to picking clothes, but in an electronic-music world that is constantly churning out micro-genre ephemera, some would argue that black has gone out of fashion. Witch house might have been ...

Jan 21, 2014

Ventla, i-fls and the road out of the Web

by Patrick ST. Michel

Tokyo bedroom producer Ventla has one goal and one goal only. “Ventla is in the process of releasing 100 digital albums for free over the coming years,” he declares on his website. So far, the relatively anonymous music maker has achieved a quarter of ...

Sonar festival sounds out Japanese hopefuls

Apr 4, 2013

Sonar festival sounds out Japanese hopefuls

by James Hadfield

For two decades, it’s entertained, educated and — on more than a few occasions — polarized electronic music fans. As Barcelona’s Sonar festival enters its 20th year, it’s still as contrary as when it first started: an event with equal space in its heart ...