Where To Find Japanese Club Music and Event Information
I have this one place that I go to for Japanese club music, be it House, Hip Hop, Dub Step or whatever, this site has got it all. The site I’m talking about is iFLYER.tv. iFLYER is the number one source for live music and event information in Japan.
What makes iFLYER so great is that the content isn’t just managed by some random writer. They have a system that allows the artist, venue owners and promoters to maintain their event information and profiles, add galleries and upload music. This means that the information you get is 100% accurate and that it’s usually the place that is first out with news.
With around 300,000 unique visitors a month, over 3,500 official artist profiles and up to 1,700 upcoming events at any time iFLYER is Japan’s biggest event network.
Right on the front page, you can scroll down to “Latest Tracks” and start listening to live recordings and other tracks right away, which is what I usually do. They have a really good selection of genres, pretty much everything really, so it shouldn’t be hard to find something you like. And if you take a look at the very top of the page, you’ll see a link that says “ON AIR”, this is a really cool feature that lets you watch and listen to DJs playing live in Japan, using Ustream. In fact, at the time I’m writing this I’m listening to DJ TEPPEI‘s funky disco live stream from SOUL SONIC BOOGIE in Minato-ku, Tokyo.
It doesn’t matter where in Japan you are, just go to LOCAL in the top navigation and you can find events in all of Japan. As the site is available both in English and Japanese, it’s great for people who are going to Japan on vacation and want to find some good venues and events. So be sure to bookmark iFLYER before you go.
If you know of any other similar sites that you think I should take a look at, please let me know!