All posts tagged: Japan

The fin. ‘Shedding’ Video

Japanese band The fin. will finally release their debut LP ‘There’ on June 8th. Using spacey and experimental strands of indie, electronica and pop to create atmospheric soundscapes, their latest single ‘Shedding’ highlights their lavish blends. They have also shared the official video to the tune. Directed by Kosai Sekine, the stylish visuals feature a beautiful and fashionable woman strolling through a low-lit establishment with flickering television sets showing her in real time. The video is definitely eye-catching in a fashion film kind of way. Have a look.

Stream Tricot’s Rocking ‘Melon Soda’

Post-punk/alt band Tricot have been rocking steady for seven years now. Hailing from Kyoto, the trio released their debut album ‘T H E’ back in 2013, followed by their sophomore effort ‘A N D’ in 2015. Now signed to Big Scary Monsters Records, Tricot will drop their third album titled ‘3’ on May 19th. To warm everyone up for the forthcoming release, the lovely ladies have shared their new single ‘Melon Soda’. A catchy taste of melodic punk and garage rock, Tricot continue to sing in their native Japanese, adding their own imprint and style to the sound. Check it out.

Hotei ft. Iggy Pop ‘Walking Through The Night’ Video

Japan’s Hotei teams up with rock and roll giant Iggy Pop for the track ‘Walking Through The Night’, which is taken from the LP ‘Strangers’. Unveiling the video for the track, clips of a guy strolling the streets of Tokyo seeming to be fighting a temptation of sorts are interwoven between scenes of sword-swinging master and posters of Iggy Pop plastered throughout city walls.

Thom Yorke Stars in the Shepherd UNDERCOVER ‘Season #1’ Lookbook

Singer and musician Thom Yorke is enlisted for the ‘Season #1’ lookbook by Japanese brand UNDERCOVER’s the Shepherd collection. Shot in Tokyo, company founder Jun Takahashi and designer Hiroshi Fujiwara are also featured in a few images. The collection includes cleanly designed overcoats, minimal sweaters with an embroidered logo, bomber jackets, striped collared shirts and more. Concentrating on minimally designed yet functional attire, the Shepherd is a little more conservative than UNDERCOVER’s Read more […]

John Lawrence Sullivan A/W 16-17 Collection

The spirit of punk is still alive in 2016. Japanese brand John Lawrence Sullivan draw inspiration from various styles of the punk movement with their autumn/winter 2016-2017 men and women’s collection. Pieces include loose fit overcoats, leather biker jackets, oversize trousers and earth tone suits for men. For the women’s collection, ladies are treated to cropped nylon bomber jackets, fur coats, pleated skirts and one-arm tops. The images are shot by Kenta Sawada, with styling handled by Keiko Read more […]

nonnative Autumn/Winter 15 ‘Urban Village Retreat’ Video

Inspired by the rural and urban landscape of their native Tokyo, Japanese fashion company nonnative unveil their new Autumn/Winter 2015 Urban Village Retreat collection in this stylistically shot campaign video. Showcasing the functionality of the clothing amidst the scenic backdrop, the film is directed by Kouichi Toya, with the featured music courtesy of Hotel New Tokyo. urban villedge retreat_nonnative 2015-2016 aw collection from MAGICALTOURCHANNEL on Vimeo. Read more […]

VALLIS by Factotum F/W 15 Lookbook

Japanese fashion company Facotum shares pieces from their new Fall/Winter 15 collection of their VALLIS imprint. Earth tones are the staple as a selection of roll neck sweaters, loose blazers, cropped trousers and fedoras add a level of sophistication, whilst stone shade hoodies provide a youthful spirit to the more relaxed division of the brand. http://factotum.jp/ Read more […]

Download the Eggo Remix of Shinichi Osawa’s “Breaking Through The Night”

Japanese producer Shinichi Osawa recently released his latest single “Breaking Through The Night” on Kitsuné. Of course the single pack features a host of remixes including this chilled, atmospheric, and not to mention refreshing electronic version by Lyon-based producer Eggo. We should also mention that the remix is available as a free download which you can get below. Read more […]

Stream Shinichi Osawa’s Kitsuné Mixtape

After releasing his new EP “Breaking Through the Night” earlier this month via Paris-based company Kitsuné, Japanese producer Shinichi Osawa has now delivered a vibrant new mixtape for the label. From acid house to electro to more bass fueled cuts, you can find tracks in the selection by Dimitri from Paris, Beataucue, as well as Osawa himself. Go ahead and pump this mix full volume! Read more […]

Stream Shinichi Osawa “Breaking Through The Night”

Tokyo producer Shinichi Osawa exploded onto the music scene in the early nineties with the band Mondo Grosso before continuing as a solo artist under the same name. Over the years Osawa has released a fusion of acid jazz, trip-hop, house, electro and more including the albums “Closer”, “MG4” and “SO2”. Shinichi Osawa returns with a new single “Breaking Through The Night” for the Parisian label Kitsuné Maison. The electro pop bit is taken from Osawa’s forthcoming “Breaking Through The Night” Read more […]