Last month, the return of Ultra Japan to Tokyo provoked the usual eye-rolls with its parade of EDM superstars gallivanting onstage to obviously pre-recorded sets. But trust Takahide Higuchi — the Nagoya-based producer better known as Shokuhin Matsuri aka Foodman — to see the funny side.

“It’s a bit punk, isn’t it?” he says, chuckling at what the current crop of dance music acts can get away with. “They’re not doing anything — they just play something off a USB device and the crowd goes wild. I’m not sure, but it’s probably the same with someone like Aphex Twin. He seems like the kind of person who’d do that.”

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