David Katz profiles one of Japan’s biggest Jamaican music fans.
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David Keenan explores one of the great, unsung labels of the short-lived Christian psychedelia movement.
Yuko Asanuma explains why this unassuming club became Japan’s most influential venue, as well as a beloved home-away-from-home for countless international DJs.
Michaelangelo Matos provides a rough guide to the genius of the house pioneer in ten mixes.
Vivian Host explores a Japanese subculture taking adorable to the dark side.
Inside the definitive solo album of one of R&B’s biggest hitmakers.
Throughout the ’70s, MFSB defined the Philadelphia disco sound. In the late ’70s, however, key members of the group defected to New York and created another set of legendary tunes for Salsoul. Nate Patrin explains why.
A selection of top tunes from the vast discography of the Michael Jackson collaborator.
Ashley Zlatopolsky reunites the Motor City group to talk about their brief moment in the spotlight.
Danny Masao Winston profiles some of the finest bespoke manufacturers of high-end audio equipment in Japan.
Tetsuro Yokegawa takes a look back at the Japanese legend’s essential late ’70s and early ’80s albums.
Grayson Haver Currin renews the quest to find out more about Japan’s mysterious psych rock group.
Jacob Arnold details how one of Chicago’s most celebrated DJs found his sound.
Nate Patrin explores the career – and enduring influence – of the Masked Marauder.
A new generation of rappers are emerging from Chicago. Max Bell profiles the up-and-coming talents that are contributing to the Windy City’s hip hop renaissance.
The unbelievable story of a disco kingpin responsible for breaking hits by Gino Soccio, A Number of Names, and Rod Stewart.
Outerspace bass dweller and RBMA New York 2013 grad Distal walks us through the atmosphere of some of his favorite tracks from his new album.
The Running Back boss selects some of his favorite Tony Humphries’ mixes.
From Mojo to Lisa Lisa: Ashley Zlatopolsky recounts the rich history of dance music radio in the Motor City.
The Detroit artist walks us through some of his most famous creations for UR, Planet E, and more.