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DJ Broken Haze is making big strides with his latest release, “Broken Haze vs. B. Bravo,” as well as monthly podcasts cohosted by DJ XLII. The Japan Times takes a look inside his record bag.

Golden Oldie: Beastie Boys — “Pass The Mic” (Capitol Records). Dope beats with an old-school flow. A true classic, we Japanese love the Beasties.

New Classic: Rustie — “Hyperthrust” (Warp Records). This was the best tune from Warp in 2010. Hip-hop-laced beats and some heavenly lazer-synth arp makes you feel like you’re in a video-game world.

Floor-Filler: Virus Syndicate — “Your Life (Funkystepz Remix)” [Safe & Sound]. This is a huge remix by Funkystepz, one of the “funky” scene’s best producers.

Must-Listen: The Glitch Mob — “We Can Make the World Stop” (Glass Air Records). One of the best digital-music groups — maybe I should say bands — out there. Their synth-laden glitch style always kills the crowd!

Broken Haze and XLII’s monthly podcasts are at raids.jp/?cat=70. Also, check out his tunes at www.brokenhaze.net and www.soundcloud.com/brokenhaze.

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