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Rare Janet Jackson Japanese Commercial

Oh the good old days when home audio video was the hot ticket for a successful artist to promote. Here’s a rare Japanese commercial starring Janet Jackson promoting the brand, National and their HiFi VCR in 1985. We wonder how … Continue reading

Osaka Monaurail “Riptide” LP

There are very few if any bands that capture the essence and funk left behind by James Brown and The J.B.’s, but Japan’s Osaka Monaurail exudes that same energy that made Soul Brother #1 e 8th Wonder of the world. … Continue reading

Sound Is Everything

We love Japan and everything about the country, we love the opportunity to travel there every year to visit our friends and enjoy the food, the people, all of the cool Kaiju, collectibles, records and other exclusives the country has … Continue reading

The Professional Golgo 13

Just a little over 3 years ago, we did a series of parties called “Tokyo Soul” which we spun our usual fare of 45 crate gems but combined them with rare and not so rare classic Japanese anime visuals, Yakuza … Continue reading

Skeme Richards in Japan’s Groove Magazine

Skeme Richards seems to still be getting plenty of love from his Japan tour that happened last December. During that time, he sat down with Japan’s #1 DJ magazine to talk about his history, vinyl, Hot Peas & Butta and … Continue reading

Skeme Richards aka Magma Taishi Returns

On a recent trip to Japan for the Magma Taishi Returns Tour to celebrate the Hot Peas & Butta 3 year Anniversary, Skeme Richards sat down with DJ Hiroking for a short interview.  Topics of discussion ranged from the brands … Continue reading

The Mystery Kindaichi Band

For 2014 I decided to come in strong and do a review of one of my favorite records out of Japan. What we have here is a record by a group called “The Mystery Kindaichi Band”. I believe the album … Continue reading

Wah Wah meets SEARCHING

One of my favorite parties in the world to not only DJ but often times just be a spectator and party person in the crowd is Wah Wah meets SEARCHING. Talking about going deep, well these guys go deeper with … Continue reading

Hit The Spot! Recap

I spent the last 3 weeks in Japan enjoying the sights, people and culture of the country and of course rocking parties. One of my favorites is the Hit The Spot! All Nighter thrown by heavy Funk 45 slinger Taizo … Continue reading

Skeme Richards at Hit The Spot!

Skeme Richards makes a return visit to Hit The Spot! in Kobe Japan this Saturday for another Special All Nighter of Funk & Soul 45’s alongside resident DJ’s Taizo and Isao with special performance from The Fabulous Vibrations.