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