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Sony Music to Resume Pressing Records After Nearly 30-Year Hiatus

Operations are expected to pick back up by March 2018.
Krystal Rodriguez
6.30.17
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This 82-Year-Old Grandma DJ's Story Is Stranger Than Fiction

While your grandparents are heading to bed, Sumiko is picking out her outfit for the night.
Alisa Yamasaki
5.11.17
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Ease Your Morning Commute with Hank Youngman's "Shinkansen"

The Adelaide artist, who is one-half of Warren Raww, prepares his debut ‘Wabi-Sabi’ EP under the new alias.
Krystal Rodriguez
5.4.17
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Ryuichi Sakamoto Survived Cancer and an Earthquake to Make His Most Personal Album to Date

An exclusive interview with the veteran Japanese composer about his latest album 'async.'
Corinne Przybyslawski
4.28.17
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Stream Japanese Electronic Pioneer Ryuichi Sakamoto's First Album in Eight Years

Hear 'The Revenant' composer's full-length LP 'async' before it comes out April 28 on Milan Records.
Corinne Przybyslawski
4.24.17
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At 82 Years Old, Japan's DJ Sumirock Makes Dumplings by Day and Drops Techno by Night

Age ain't nothing but a number for Sumirock, who dreams of DJing in New York.
Krystal Rodriguez
4.13.17
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Anamanaguchi Share a Bubbly Collaboration with Virtual Star Hatsune Miku

The song, which comes off their forthcoming 'Miku S/S17' EP, won't leave your head anytime soon.
Rachel Kraus
3.24.17
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Japan's Tricked-Out DIY Disco Trucks Put 'Transformers' to Shame

The massive bedazzled rigs have appeared in music videos by Skrillex, Rich Chigga, Mando Diao, and more.
Corinne Przybyslawski
2.28.17
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Stream Gold Panda's New Album, 'Good Luck And Do Your Best'

'Good Luck and Do Your Best' was inspired by Japanese cab driver's valediction.
Michael Scott Barron
5.27.16
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Lawrence's New Album Tries to Bottle the Energy of a Public Park in Japan

Hear the track "Marble Star" from 'Yoyogi Park.'
Joshua Glazer
4.21.16
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A Brief History of Robots Making Music, From Ancient Egypt to Modern Day Berlin

We made an infographic to show what windup monkeys and Daft Punk have in common.
Gigen Mammoser
4.15.16
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Soichi Terada Reveals the Fake Asian Stereotypes Driving His Japanese House Sound

“I’ve always liked the misunderstood image of the Orient. It actually makes me really happy.”
Alisa Yamasaki
3.14.16