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Mark Jarnes
For Mark Jarnes's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music / IN THE RECORD
Jan 21, 2011
Groove Patrol
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.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jan 7, 2011
Dommune live-streams DJ sets to a growing fan base
The crowd bristles with excitement as the first DJ of the night winds down his set. An air of anticipation sets in around the room. As the next DJ enters the booth with his CD booklet in hand, the throng begins to swarm the tiny floor, no larger than your grandmother's basement. Four Tet is about to...
CULTURE / Music
Dec 17, 2010
Tomoh
When talking to bands from Kyoto, DJ Tomoh's name often comes up. So The Japan Times tracked him down to see what's in his record bag.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Dec 3, 2010
Carl Craig
In April 2000, Tokyo nightclub Womb opened its doors and became one of the cornerstones of Japan's dance-music scene. This weekend, the club brings music fans the third installment of their Womb Adventure event, which adopts the theme of "expansion of reality." Though the club is located in Tokyo's Shibuya...
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Nov 30, 2010
Tokyo: Who — if anyone — should be punished for the Senkaku collision video leak?
Olivia MokStudent, 21 (Chinese)I think no one should be punished because the navigator (who uploaded the video to YouTube) revealed the truth, and people have the right to know. I think what the government is doing by trying to hide the information is just another form of censorship.
CULTURE / Music
Nov 26, 2010
Accordionist brings his Argentine roots to French musette
Sitting in the same room with Argentine accordionist Raul Barboza, you start to notice that even the way he speaks is musical.
CULTURE / Music / IN THE RECORD
Nov 19, 2010
Carlos Gibbs
DJ and producer Carlos Gibbs, creator of Skinnipants and the Redbox Project, opens up his record bag for The Japan Times.
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Nov 12, 2010
JILA to make debut in Osaka
This November, the Japan International League of Artists (JILA) will be raising the curtain for the first time in Osaka.
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Nov 12, 2010
Cirque puts Xmas spin on show
With halloween now a thing of the past, it's time to start thinking about Christmas, and Cirque du Soleil is way ahead of you.
CULTURE / Music
Nov 5, 2010
DJ Kentaro spins the wheels of solid steel for Ninja Tune XX
"It's astonishing to think that I was in elementary school when they started up as a label," remarks DJ Kentaro, in the runup to this weekend's Ninja Tune XX, an event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the famed Ninja Tune label.
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Nov 5, 2010
Flute virtuoso brings Venezuela's musical traditions to Tokyo
Venezuelans won the honor of being the happiest people in the world according to the Guinness World Records in 2008. Perhaps it's the music.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Oct 29, 2010
Tokimonsta serves up 'future beats' on her post-hip-hop menu
DJ and producer Jennifer Lee, better known as Tokimonsta, is in the business of "future beats."
Japan Times
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Oct 22, 2010
Microbrew fest a treat for beer lovers
With Oktoberfest now over, beer lovers are likely pining for more pints. Fortunately, this Halloween we are in for more treats than tricks.
Japan Times
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Oct 1, 2010
Kurosawa's creative canvas
Little-known fact: Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa meticulously painted more than 2,000 storyboards in his lifetime. Masterpieces in their own right, a selection of around 150 will be displayed at an exhibition in Ebisu, accompanied by screenings of his movies "The Quiet Duel," "Rashomon," "Ran" and...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Sep 24, 2010
Donato Dozzy finds groove at Labyrinth
Italian DJ Donato Dozzy wowed disciples of dance music at The Labyrinth, a three-day dance-music festival, in Naeba, Niigata Prefecture, last weekend.
Japan Times
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Sep 17, 2010
Festival celebrates 20 years of documentaries
Once an independent film leaves cinemas, it can sometimes be difficult to track down at your local Tsutaya video store. Well, a film festival from Yamagata Prefecture is about to give indie fans a second shot at seeing some real gems.

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