A synthesizer designer and tech visionary of the highest order reveals his history and working methods.
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Check out some of Japan’s most exciting talents in house, techno, and beyond.
Mike Sunda profiles one of the country’s most talented – and busiest – jocks.
The tables are turned, as the techno pioneer asks the questions to Japan’s long-serving electronic music editor.
Epic tunes from the early days of Japanese techno.
An in-depth interview with a Japanese techno legend.
The first in our series of online comics features the Madvillain himself.
How the German avant-garde composer was transformed by his first visit to Japan.
The story of Japan’s enduring influence on the pop singer turned avant troubadour.
A profile of Tokyo’s longest-running bass-oriented night and its tireless founder.
One of Japan’s most challenging and vital artists, in 15 records.
A bass-heavy partnership between Japan, Berlin, and Detroit.
The untold story of the most influential dub band in Japan’s history.
David Katz remembers the famed Jamaican percussionist.
Merzbow, Masonna, and Masaya: Masato Matsumura explains the many artists (and philosophies) behind the polarizing genre and its beginnings.
The Japanoise expert talks about the evolution of the genre over the years, as well as Otomo Yoshihide’s important work in Fukushima.
The noise musician on his music gear (or lack thereof), writing novels, and experiencing the emptiness and absurdity of life.
An extended sit-down with the Japanese hip hop pioneer.
Danny Masao Winston charts some of the most influential moments in Japanese hip hop history.
Hiroshi Egaitsu explains how Japanese hip hop developed a unique style of its own.