GARLIC DISCO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ7jSGHUPTg Monsieur Goraguer - Sexy Dracula (Instrumental) From Monsieur Goraguer - Sexy Dracula Released on Disques Meyes, Japan Who is that mysterious Monsieur Goraguer ? Well, he is no other than legendary composer and arranger Alain Goraguer, who has been working with Jean Ferrat, Serge Gainsbourg, France Gall, and many other French singers, and who recorded one…Lire la suite GARLIC DISCO

SLOW DISCO IN JAPAN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMcGAWTYQGo&feature=youtu.be Masanori Sasaji - All Dreams Behind From Masanori Sasaji - Hot Taste Jam Released on Bourbon Records, Japan Once again, we speak about a member of legendary japanese band Mariah : Masanori Sasaji. All Dreams Behind is taken from one of his solo albums on Bourbon Records and it doesn't have the experimental vibe that Yasuaki Shimizu's…Lire la suite SLOW DISCO IN JAPAN

HEAVENLY MARACAS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftvhPJiVJFs&feature=youtu.be Yasuaki Shimizu - Tamare-Tamare From Yasuaki Shimizu - Subliminal Released on Invitation, 1987, Japan Yasuaki Shimizu is a legendary saxophonist from Japan. Playing on essential albums such as Mariah's Utakata No Hibi (yes, that recently reissued holy grail), he released 6 Jazz-Fusion albums before moving to Europe (Paris, London) and finally releasing Subliminal in 1987.…Lire la suite HEAVENLY MARACAS

BANG THE DRUM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siOnqNKaGWA Johnny Yoshinaga & Jogging Staff - African Juice From Johnny Yoshinaga & Jogging Staff ‎– Sky Juice Released on Continental, 1979, Japan African Juice is an Afro-disco track by great Japanese drummer Johnny Yoshinaga, taken from his instrumental album Sky Juice. The track construction is quite simple : a drumming pattern , some percussions…Lire la suite BANG THE DRUM

THE ALFA INVITATION MIX

Our friends at Moderneast recently asked us to do a mix. We decided to celebrate Japanese music, and picked some of our favorite records from Japan. Featuring classic albums, rarities as well as  work by today's generation of Japanese artists, we tried to make this selection as broad as possible. You can listen to it here : https://soundcloud.com/moderneast-magazine/moderneast-the-alfa-invitation

YOKOBUE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmkITXihmDw Michiko Akao - 般若波羅蜜多 (Prajna Paramita) Taken from Michiko Akao - Yokobue. Released on Toshiba Records, 1983, Japan. This song is taken from an amazing album on which Yokobue (traditional Japanese flute) player Michiko Akao blends traditional Japanese music with electronic elements in the most psychedelic way. The first track, Prajna Paramita, might be the craziest song - with…Lire la suite YOKOBUE