AmPm masters the Spotify game

Music Feb 14, 2018

AmPm masters the Spotify game

by Patrick St. Michel

The central pair behind electronic project AmPm didn't have high expectations when they flew to Jakarta last August for Spotify On Stage, a live event organized by the market-leading music streaming service. "We were the first act up, and I think most of the audience ...

Tim Deluxe makes 'Radicle' move to get healthy

Music 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

Music 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

National 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 of ...

Back to school for two Tokyo DJs

Music 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 ...