Music

Cutting-edge J-indies label turns 10

British expat Ian Martin began “stalking” Japanese rock bands a decade ago, and soon founded Call And Response Records with a mission to bring undiscovered music from the archipelago to a wider audience. Martin talks music with Metropolis. How did you first come across Japanese rock? Just from growing up in Britain in the ’90s with Shonen...

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Something to Declare

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Dominating punk idol plays Japan for the first time

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Flutes + electronics = Nathalie and Allison’s excellent music adventure

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Peace, love… and Miley Cyrus

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Hip-hop hits the jazz blender

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Riding that funk tailwind all the way to Japan

Jun 13, 2014 | No Comments | 820 views
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The first wave of the Japanese-Gypsy diaspora

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The beaming tenor from Tenerife

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Dylan Baldi’s Cleveland rockers front Hostess Weekender

May 15, 2014 | No Comments | 784 views
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Bassist of Daft Punk fame releases first solo album

Apr 25, 2014 | No Comments | 1,093 views
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US indie warhorse on musical economy and playing Japan

Apr 25, 2014 | No Comments | 879 views
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