Rising From the Tokyo Projects

Posted by Jonas on February 18th, 2015. Filters:

Really cool documentary about Japanese rap music, by VICE! Click to watch In Japan, rap music continues to grow as new rappers and producers emerge almost every day. Japan has emulated this American subculture like a science – from fashion to slang, to the grills, blunts and hoes we see today. Representing one’s turf, or […]

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Port Entropy by Shugo Tokumaru

Posted by Jonas on February 2nd, 2015. Filters:

Some very happy music by Shugo Tokumaru for ya. Port Entropy by Shugo Tokumaru

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Haruka Nakamura – Ongaku no Aru Fuukei

Posted by Jonas on December 26th, 2014. Filters:

Yesterday, on the 24th of December 2014, Haruka Nakamura released his new, long-awaited album 音楽おんがくのある風景ふうけい (Ongaku no Aru Fuukei). I’ve been waiting for this since its first mention, so I’m so excited to finally be able to get my copy! If you’re not familiar with Haruka Nakamura I recommend you to check out Twilight and Grace, two […]

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Mabanua – Done Already

Posted by Jonas on April 1st, 2013. Filters:

Mabanua is a beat maker from Tokyo who’s been an artist pretty much all of his life. His music is soulful and jazzy, and sometimes quite trippy. He is perhaps more well-known for being a band member of a jazzy hip-hop band called Ovall, together with Shingo Suzuki and Shingo Sekiguchi. Done Already is Mabanua’s first […]

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Sinitus Tempo – Haru

Posted by Jonas on March 29th, 2013. Filters:

The latest addition to Sinitus Tempo’s discography is a new album called Haru (spring in Japanese). Like much of his other creations, Haru features a great selection of jazzy hip-hop beats, just the way I like it. Sinitus Tempo is totally owning my top artists charts on Last.fm now (last 12 months)! My favorite tracks […]

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Onra – Chinoiseries

Posted by Jonas on March 29th, 2013. Filters:

It’s the beginning of the easter holidays and I’m continuing on my adventure of asian styled beats. This time we’re looking at Onra’s Chinoiseries, something that has been played countless of times after work and whenever I’ve had a couple of good Indian Pale Ales (hipster style!). Onra is an amazing beatmaker. I guess I […]

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Samon Kawamura – Thaima Spur Of The Moment #1

Posted by Jonas on March 29th, 2013. Filters:

Recently I’m hooked to Asian sounding hip-hop beats, particularly beats by Onra and Samon Kawamura. Thaima – Spur Of The Moment #1 is just one of the albums I’m really crazy about. I like the whole album, but my favorites are Natty Fu Shake, Grandma’s Story, Peoples Song and Willow Weep. If you have listened […]

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SONUBA – EFFORTS EP

Posted by Jonas on March 27th, 2013. Filters:

After 8 years in the making, my friend Ragnar a.k.a. SONUBA (also known as Ragnar, the author who created Otakuphone) has finally finished his first EP. The EP is called EFFORTS and with it comes 7 jazzy and mellow hip-hop tracks, mostly instrumental, but the song It’s like that features Nieve, a rapper based in […]

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Maeda Atsuko Withdraws from AKB48’s 4th Senbatsu General Election

Posted by Dean on April 4th, 2012. Filters:

On April 4th, 2012, AKB48 uploaded a statement video to their official YouTube Channel from Maeda Atsuko herself. Acchan’s graduation date is still unannounced but she has confirmed her withdrawal from AKB48’s 4th Senbatsu General Election for AKB48’s 27th single which will take place on June 6th at Nippion Budokan. Who will come 1st this year? My bets are on Oshima Yuko, although […]

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Sinitus Tempo — Journey

Posted by Jonas on March 31st, 2012. Filters:

Evening friends, family and new ones. Today I’d like to introduce you to the jazzy hip hop beat producer Sinitus Tempo, with his new album Journey. Journey is a 15-track album with mostly instrumental beats, but some songs that feature vocalists such as Substantial and Kitty Wong. If you don’t know Sinitus Tempo, his real […]

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