Tag Archive: Tokyo

Playlist: Dan Digs Country & Eastern – Country Music from the Land of the Rising Sun

  Three chords and the truth from Tokyo and beyond.         Listen to this selection of the best modern country and alt-folk songs from Japan.       Dan Digs… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: 幾何学模様 (Kikagaku Moyo) – “Mushi No Uta” (Sub Pop Records)

  まったり…       I’ve never felt so chilled.      “Mushi No Uta,” (“A Bug’s Song,” if you will), the latest from Tokyo psychedelic rock band Kikagaku Moyo (“Geometric Patterns” in… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Yagi – “Timelessness” (Jakarta Records & BRRWD aka Ta-ku & Repeat Pattern)

  Saitama, Japan producer Toru Yaginuma, bettter known as Yagi, is a central fixture in Tokyo’s beat scene.     It was in Tokyo that he first met Ta-ku and Repeat Pattern, who… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: WONK – “1914” (Live at Red Bull Studios Tokyo) (Video)

  My new favorite musical export from Tokyo is the experimental soul outfit WONK!       Shades of Hiatus Kaiyote, Fat Freddy’s, and BBNG abound; in short, all of my favorite things.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Aristophanes – “左右為難” (Left and Right)

  So I’m reading this very excellent article in the Fader about Grimes, and at the end of the piece there’s a scene in which she Skypes with Aristophanes, a Taiwanese hip-hop MC.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bass Sekolah – “Lighthouse” (Boogie Mann Remix) (Free Download) (DanDigs.com Exclusive Premiere)

  Deep in the Malaysian jungle, producer Cee and multi instrumentalist-crooner Darren Ashley make organic, vine-riped, and above all, soulful electronic music as Bass Sekolah, which translates as Bass School.       And… Continue reading

Red Bull Music Academy Documentary – What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music (Official Trailer)

So inspired to create by watching this. I can’t think of an entity that aligns more with my musical taste than the Red Bull Music Academy. The RBMA is an invitation-only series of music… Continue reading

Fitz Ambro$e & Ohbliv – “FAIFF” (Official Video) & “CANI” (Free Download)

Fitz Ambro$e originates from Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada and currently lives in Tokyo. Here he teams up with Richmond, Virginia’s Ohbliv to produce Zen Vapors: a 14-track musical collage of beats,… Continue reading

Bennetrhodes – “Share in Love”

Nod your head to Japanese jazzist Kan Sano‘s latest beat project: Bennetrhodes.   Listen to more of Kan Sano’s music (including a free download of his “Everybody Loves the Sunshine” cover) here.  … Continue reading

The xx – “Angels” (Four Tet Remix)

Romy, Oliver, and Jamie aka the xx and Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet are all masters of intricacy, mood, and restraint. Hear Four Tet’s dark ‘n’ stormy remix of the band’s single “Angels,”… Continue reading

Duff aka Da Flow – ‘Ruin’ (Japanese Grime Music Video)

With a beat and flow that sounds much more Bow than Tokyo, Japanese grime is well and truly gaining some great sinister stringed, heavily bassed-out, walloping beat momentum right now from artists like… Continue reading