The Brazilian-Paraguayan DJ, producer and agent talks about her efforts to unite Latin American scenes, as well as the challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic.In this section of his new book, Brar explores the hidden depths of the Babyfather's 2016 album, BBF Hosted By DJ Escrow. 1-13-15 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0041 Japan
With its futuristic skyscrapers, unrivaled food scene, and wild nightlife, Tokyo is a rush of pure adrenaline. Those small venues form part of a long-standing ecosystem in Japan's capital that also includes some of the world's best record shops, festivals and large clubs, all of which attract friendly, knowledgeable and open-minded music heads. One of the UK's essential DJs reflects on the state of dance music and his recent DJ Kicks mix. The hidden heart of South London's UK garage scene steps out. Events of the past few weeks have magnified that urgency. 2-23-4 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0001 Japan
With his debut EP, Morocco's Guedra Guedra funnels Bedouin themes through a vortex of jungle-inspired rhythms. Discwoman and Allergy Season's inspired charity compilation captures some of the most exciting sounds in electronic music right now. They also include a double 7-inch album on Sex Tags Amfibia and a 10-inch recorded with Osaruxo.Vatican Shadow and Becka Diamond will rep the New York label in four cities in February.There's also a new sister record shop called Bridge.Out now, the LP highlights the label's next generation, including ANNA, Matrixxman, YUADA and more.Burial, Scratcha DVA, Ikonika and more have contributed tracks, only available on a cartridge bundled with a limited edition remake of the gaming system.RAMZi, Veronica Vasicka, Mari Sakurai and more also join the Tokyo event beginning December 11th.The three-room party at Contact also includes Galcher Lustwerk, Wata Igarashi and Beta Librae.The 12-track CD is out on November 18th via 5 Gate Temple—after it's available at a few of the UK producer's upcoming shows in Japan and China first.
One man who's fallen foul of fueiho is Masaaki Ariizumi, who currently manages DJ Bar Bridge, a venue with a beautiful Rey Audio soundsystem and a tenth-floor view of the famous Shibuya crossing. This essential compilation highlights an overlooked label from the '90s. RA: Resident Advisor.
Namasenda leds her sugary, club-leaning pop sound to YEAR0001's RIFT One compilation. An outstanding debut of zoned-out house and electro. A venue exists for just about every niche of music—from house, disco and techno to jazz and classical. Tokyo might just be the best place in the world to listen to music. Fresh leftfield beats from the DC producer and 3024 affiliate.Fellow UR affiliate Ray 7 features on the self-titled 12-inch.Ikonika, KG, Kush Jones and more feature on the LP.The alleged assault occurred in December at his Miami Beach home.The two-track release label lines up with this month's Bandcamp no-fees day.Killer edits of Britney and Eve alongside cutting-edge club music—Ikonika at her best. To mark its 17th anniversary, we revisit an essential blueprint of grime. Shyboi finds the sweet spot between soca, dancehall and peak-time techno. Festae Omotesando Building B1F, 3-18-19 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0062 Japan Tokyo might just be the best place in the world to listen to music. Here are the albums, mixes and EPs we were feeling in July.The nightlife hiatus brought on by the pandemic is a valuable opportunity to reshuffle power structures that have negatively affected Black communities. Five DJs remember their first public performance. -- The training ground for many of Japan's internationally-known DJs, Maniac Love is a Tokyo clubbing institution, in every sense of the word.
Spacious, jazzy broken beat from the London producer. Carl Cox, Sally C, Bradley Zero and Dr. Rubinstein share their recommendations for killing time around the house.Yu Su, Hector Oaks, Honey Dijon and Nazira share their recommendations for killing time around the house. Dream-led invocations eviscerating the lines between past, present and future. A foreboding and occasionally beautiful LP of rich ambient and off-kilter techno.
Haunting atmospherics define Actress's remix of the New York avant-pop duo. Murlo's follow-up to his debut LP pulls on the same threads of technology, religion and modern life. RA: Resident Advisor. Ariizumi has been involved with Tokyo's nightlife for more than 30 years.
A split EP between two eclectic techno producers.
A venue exists for just about every niche of music—from house, disco and techno to jazz and classical. Paris-born, Tokyo-raised, Berlin-based French DJ, music producer, sound designer and world famous label owner. The electronic pop producer shares the story behind her new album.