All aboard: the art of sampling Japan's railways

Music May 28, 2019

All aboard: the art of sampling Japan's railways

by Russell Thomas

In the rest of the world, trainspotting is something of a niche hobby, but in Japan it is much more mainstream. Combine a natural predilection for hobbies with a massive proliferation of railways and you naturally get train enthusiasts. It's easy to see why. Japan ...

Pigeondust seeks out the story in a sample

Music Apr 3, 2015

Pigeondust seeks out the story in a sample

by Danny Masao Winston

When Chiba-based hip-hop producer Yuta Yamaoka, better known as Pigeondust, isn't busy flipping through crates of dusty vinyl at used record shops, he's at home dissecting and connecting bits and pieces of sounds, lifted from those records. "I could make music from scratch if I ...