David Morales has been released by Japanese authorities without charge following his arrest this month on suspicion of drug possession.
In early October, the US DJ was arrested while travelling in Japan after authorities reportedly found 0.3grams of MDMA in Morales’ hold luggage.
Tominori Hosoya will release his first full-length album on his own TH Pressing label this month.
Since launching TH Pressing in 2014 Hosoya has used the label as an avenue through which to champion fellow Japanese artists as well as his own productions. ‘Halfway’ marks the label’s fifth release.
Much-loved techno festival The Labyrinth has taken secrecy to the next level and opted not to reveal its line-up before the festival’s 2018 edition.
With nothing but a few cryptic remarks about unnamed artists making either debuts or returns, the Japanese festival looks to be celebrating its tenth anniversary at Naeba -- the lush Niigata mountainscape it calls home -- in style this year, only revealing the line-up to festival goers when they arrive at the venue.
Gorillaz will debut their new album, 'The Now Now', live from Tokyo during a Boiler Room stream this weekend.
The announcement came on Twitter yesterday, with the performance set to be aired on Sunday 24th June, and the news follows several singles that have been unveiled in the run up to the long-player being ready— most recently 'Fire Flies', which closely followed 'Sorcererz'.
Electric Daisy Carnival has lined up Alison Wonderland, Martin Garrix, Diplo, Above & Beyond, deadmau5 and many more for its 2018 event, set to take place on 12th and 13th May at Zozo Marine Stadium & Makuhari Beach Park in Chiba, Japan.
Other acts confirmed for the two-day festival include Alan Walker, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Flosstradamus and Vini Vici, plus underground sounds from Camelphat, Paul Woolford, Tensnake, Solardo and more.
Given Japan is miles ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to future gubbins, it’s slightly surprising that off-kilter techno producers like 99LETTERS aren’t 10 a penny out there. Even if they were though, we know the Osaka-based artist (real name: Taka) would still stand out from the crowd.
Tokyo Dance Music Event (TDME) is the first dance music conference of its kind in Japan, and is set to welcome journalists, producers and tastemakers from around the globe from 1st to 3rd December 2016.
The event's second wave of speakers has just been announced this week and includes Chew TV's Ben Bowler, The Volume Group's Ed Jenkins and DJ Mag's own digital editor, Charlotte Lucy Cijffers. They join other UK-based influencers taking a trip to Tokyo in December, with Listen Up's Lucy Allen and Mark Lawrence of the AFEM also on the conference bill.
We are delighted to announce that DJ Mag Japan is the latest member of the international family.
DJ Mag Japan, which is live now at djmag.jp, has launched at a key moment for the nation's nightlife scene. For the last sixty years, club promoters have had to work out around outdated and surprising rules that prohibited dancing at night. The legislation, which stretches back to World War 2, was largely unenforced, however its abolition has galvanized the Japanese club scene.
A new nano-scale chemical coating for vinyl from a Japanese company called Ulvac may put an end to scratched records.
Last week the company unveiled samples of vinyl coated in a chemical called molybdenum at the Hi-End Audio Show in Taiwan.
Ulvac claims the nano-coating protects records from scratches, mold and static charges caused by handling. Molybdenum also has the potential to aid the poor heat conductivity of vinyl, which may mean the end of warping too.
Butterz bosses Elijah and Skilliam have just come back from spending a month in Japan with some select MCs, producers and DJs, where they recorded a mammoth live mix to showcase the vibe.
Elijah says: ‘Visiting [Japan] for the first time in 2014 and playing a couple of clubs showed me there are people far and wide passionate about this music and, most importantly, want to contribute to it.’
DJ Mag spoke to Elijah in the latest issue of the magazine, out on the shelves now, which details some of their previous links with the country.