DROID BLOG TAG - Japan

June 27, 2013

D-Node 205: Q’Hey | Torque Japan

A mainstay of the Japanese techno scene, Q'Hey's been a DJ since 1989. He's the primary organizer behind the fabled Reboot techno series at Maniac Love and the founder of Moon Age Recordings. In 2011 he founded BPM Japan (Be Positive Music) to benefit victims of the earthquake/tsunami. He's recently provided a remix on Jeff Mills' album "Where Light Ends" (featured in this mix), and this month he's released his new album "Core" on Japanese label Torque. The album mixes futuristic sounds a...

April 11, 2013

D-Node 195: Masa Ueda | Torque Japan

Masa Ueda got started DJing and producing in the late '90s, then lived in the U.S. Pacific Northwest where he performed in the 3-man DJ/live act Energon Cube and released a record through his own Protoculture Recordings. Ueda returned to Osaka and has recently started up Torque, to help inject new life into the Japanese club scene through music releases and label show cases. For D-Node he's shared a wired mix that fits 39 tracks into an hour, including some uptempo jackers and a recent Torqu...

March 13, 2013

D-Node 191: Shin Nishimura | Plus

Shin Nishimura is among the Japanese music scene's long time players. Since 2004 he has owned and operated the label Plus Records which has released music from homegrown talents (Q'hey, Takaaki Itoh) as well as their established Global counterparts (Technasia, John Tejada, Hardcell). We had the pleasure of meeting with Shin during our last tour in Tokyo / Osaka and invited him to contribute to the D-Node series. As with many other mixes, we enjoy sharing techno's influence on other parts of...

February 13, 2013

Raíz | Japanese Tour Feb 2013

Raíz has been invited to play in the land of the rising sun courtesy of Japan-based label Torque. The tour will consist of two stops. One in Tokyo at Club Air and another in Osaka at Club Joule. Gary Beck and Detroit Grand Pubahs will also perform. Check below for details. CLICK HERE FOR EVENT INFO ON TORQUE AT AIR TOKYO CLICK HERE FOR EVENT INFO ON TORQUE 005 AT JOULE OSAKA Selected Media: