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Labyrinth Japan Reveals Full 2015 Lineup

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Labyrinth Festival in Japan is heralded as one of the most anticipated events in Japan, if not the world. Taking place in the middle of September each year, Labyrinth eloquently fuses the breathtaking landscape of Neaba Greenland in Niigata with the cutting edge and futuristic sounds of the best that techno has to offer.

Labyrinth 2015 will see a heavy roster of both live acts and DJ sets, and is scheduled to run from Saturday September 19th until Monday the 21st. As a festival, Labyrinth prides itself on the serene atmosphere in the mountains and incredibly thought out bookings. It’s a special event for everyone involved, year after year – from the artists and organizers to the fans and world travelers.

Labyrinth DayOver the weekend, Labyrinth will feature live sets from the likes of Voices From The Lake, Atom & Tobias, Mathew Jonson (pictured above), Mike Parker, as well as a special presentation of The Colundi Sequence by Aleksi Perälä.

The DJ sets are equally impressive. Labyrinth is bringing in the usual suspects such as Peter Van Hoesen, Scuba, and Sebastian Mullaert (of Minilogue), and will also feature artists such as Patrick Russell, Nuel, John Elliott, SO, and Hiyoshi.

With amazing musical programming in the luscious setting of Niigata, Japan, it comes as no surprise that Labyrinth is considered one of the best festivals in the world. For more information, see the Labyrinth Official Website.

Labyrinth Festival: Official Website | Resident Advisor

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TIME, Manila Celebrates 4th Year Anniversary with House Legend

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TIME, as the name implies is a place that allows you to forget about the concept of time. It’s a place you dance for hours into the late night until the wee hours of the morning. The vibe and raw energy of the clubbers paired with the DJ’s, dubbed ‘Time Keepers’ at TIME, will keep you entertained till the last beat.

TIME usually ends around 8 AM but it’s not unusual for the club to stay open until 10 AM as the artists keep the vibe alive as long as possible. A plethora of amazing DJ’s have graced their decks these last couple years; Slam, Nick Warren, KiNK, Frank Mueller, Satoshi Fumi, Secret Cinema, and now Eddie Richards are all noteworthy artists. 

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Eddie Richards, aka Evil Eddie, has made a great impact in the house scene since his early days in the industry, and is even hailed as “Britain’s Godfather of House” due to his heavy involvement in the mid 80’s. He paved his way with his first successful appearances at Camden Palace in London, and continued on to become an international staple. Through his determination and hard work Eddie was able create his DJ agency ‘dy-na-mix’ and maintains a long standing residency at Wiggle, a series of underground parties in London.

TIME will host Eddie Richards to help celebrate their 4 year anniversary of house and techno on September 16th with other well known artists such Alineup, Emel Rowe, Martin Lugtu, & Parrotte acting as “Time Keepers” for the night.

For tickets and more information, see the TIME Manila page here.

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Ultra Japan to Host Resistance Stage

UltraJapanUltra Japan has announced their line-up for this years Resistance Stage. Earlier this year Ultra decided to widen their dance audience by bringing in the underground sound to their festival makeup. Ultra Miami brought in artists such as Tale of Us, Dixon, Joseph Capriarti, Guy Gerber, Jamie Jones, Maceo Plex, and Ultra is following a similar path for the Japanese edition. Ultra Japan will see the likes of Sasha and John Digweed, Nic Fanciulli, Harvard Bass, and Henry Saiz, among others. 

A handful of Japan’s finest and most respected DJ’s will also be making appearances on Ultra’s Resistance Stage. One of the most familiar names in the industry, Satoshi Tomiie, will hit the decks on the first day of the event along with Osamu M, a rising talent of Japan. Sugiurumn of Bass Works Recordings and DJ Sodeyama will play on the second day of the event and are sure to represent the country to the best of their musical abilities

Ultra Japan will take place On Sunday September 20th and Monday September 21st at Tokyo Odaiba Ultra Park. Stay up to date with Ultra by following the information below.

Ultra Japan: Official Website | Tickets 

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Japanese Sports Car to Feature Roland Synthesizer Sounds

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GLM Model ZZ car featuring Roland-powered driving sound system

Roland, one of the leading synthesizer manufacturers, will be taking their talents and technology to the Japanese automotive industry this Fall. The technology titan has recently announced that they will be co-developing a “neo-futuristic driving sound generation system” for GLM’s ZZ Roadster (seen above).

Utilizing Roland’s SuperNATURAL synthesizer technology, the ZZ Roadster will have the ability to generate futuristic sounds that can adapt to real-time driving situations such as: acceleration, deceleration, and even changes in the road conditions. Roland and GLM even take it a step further allowing the driver to select various sound types based on their preference.

The Roland press-release states that the technology “will give sports car enthusiasts the experience of driving a space ship on the road.” The sounds of the Millennium Falcon in the driver seat of a sports car? Yes please…

This is certainly newfound territory for Roland and car enthusiasts. It might also be the only time we wouldn’t mind driving without our own grooves going through the sound system…

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[Source: The Verge & Roland]

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Sensation Japan is Coming this October

Fifteen years ago at the turn of the century, the festival known as Sensation was introduced to the dance community. Here were are in 2015 and since then, Sensation has landed in over 30 countries, and stands atop as one of the leading events on the festival circuit. This October Sensation takes their vision to Tokyo, Japan for what is sure to be another extravagant and memorable festival production.

On October 10, 2015, Sensation will present Wicked Wonderland at the Makuhari Messe venue in Tokyo. Sensation Japan is open to everyone ages 20 and over, and has a run time from 9:00PM to 5:00AM. Sensation is yet to release a lineup for the Japanese edition, but that hasn’t stopped people from securing their ticket for the monumental festival soon to take place in Tokyo.

Stay up to date with Sensation Japan for more information as we draw closer to the event.

Sensation Japan: Official Website | Tickets 

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DJ Shu-ma: What You Feel [Bass Works]

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Sugiurumn has established a phenomenal outlet for releasing underground dance music through his label, Bass Works Recordings. Making it’s home in Japan, Bass Works Recordings has put out over 100 releases, and counting, while releasing an array of talented artists such as: Satoshi Otsuki, Hito, Satoshi Fumi, Ken Ishii, and many more.

The label has brought in DJ Shu-ma for the 105th release on Bass Works Recordings, and he delivers two slabs of optimal hypnotic and Balearic techno.

What You Feel is a two track EP that brings you in to full on terrace vibes. The original mix utilizes chopped up vocal samples and carries through with a deep FM sine wave groove, while playful drums and pads act as the foundation of the break. Lush chord stabs are soon to follow propelling this one right to the heart of clubbers on the dance floor.

The Ibiza mix of What You Feel is where DJ Shu-ma’s Balearic roots really shine through. The track remains relatively unchanged, but it’s with the inclusion of an underlying piano melody that gives it an airy atmosphere and one perfectly suited for early mornings on the White Isle.

What You Feel EP is currently out on all major music retail outlets. You can preview the tracks below, and make sure to stay up to date with DJ Shu-ma and Bass Works Recordings for more music.

Release Information

Release Date: July 15th, 2015
Available on: Beatport | Juno Download

DJ Shu-ma: Facebook | Soundcloud | Beatport
Bass Works Recordings: Facebook | Soundcloud | Beatport

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Insomniac Announces EDC Japan 2016

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Pasquale Rotella, founder of Insomniac Events, recently announced that he will be bringing EDC to Japan next year. EDC, short for Electric Daisy Carnival, which began as a modest festival in Los Angeles in the late 90’s, has been growing exponentially ever since, now boasting events all across the U.S. and in Mexico, Brazil, and the U.K. Little information has been announced; all we know is that the event will take place in July 2016.

Hopefully the lineup will be announced soon, but don’t let that stop you from making travel arrangements early (before flight and hotel prices go up). As one of the world’s premiere dance markets, Japan (and the rest of Asia in general) is an excellent place for EDC, and we can imagine that it will be one hell of a party. For more information, click here to visit the official site.

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Japan Amends No-Dancing Law

The notorious “no-dance” law known as Fueiho— officially recognized as the Entertainment Business Control Law, has finally been amended by the Japanese government.

Implementation of changes to the law were first proposed in 2013 by an organization called “Let’s Dance” as they submitted a petition that garnered over 150,000 signatures. While updates were approved by Japan’s cabinet in 2014, they were later dismissed in early January of this year. However, as of June 17th, Japan’s House of Councillors has officially made changes to the law that will now allow dance clubs to be open after midnight as long as certain standards are assured. (The law had formerly defined locales that permitted its customers to dance as “adult entertainment establishments,” which in turn required them to close at 12:00 AM). Read more

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Yingyang Music Festival to be Held at Great Wall of China

Yingyang Wall CrowdFollowing a ground breaking start in 2014, Yingyang Music Festival is back at the Great Wall of China for their second installment. The three day festival will take place at the Great Wall of China in the Tianjin region this weekend from June 20-22, and is undoubtedly one of the most obscure and beautiful places to have an event for underground electronic music.

Yingyang Music festival is organized by The Mansion Cultural Centre Shanghai, a pioneering group in China with a dedicated vision of advancing electronic music in China. Yingyang Music Festival has stated on their official website that they have “received unprecedented permission from local authorities” to host the event, and will be allowed to keep the music going from noon on Sunday to 3:00 PM Monday afternoon, a 27 hour marathon to end the festival. (The music on day 1 will be ending at 3:00 AM according to festival organizers). Additionally, tickets have been limited to 2,000 attendees in order to ensure the protection of the historic Chinese landmark.

With over 50 artists from the local Chinese scene as well as international headliners, Yingyang Festival is a global attraction with the possibility of making a major positive impact on the electronic scene in China. For more information, make sure to stay up to date with Yingyang Music Festival and The Mansion Cultural Centre of Shanghai.

Yingyang Music Festival: Official Website | Facebook

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Circoloco Goes to Japan

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On May 30th the iconic clubbing brand, Circoloco, will be taking their vision to the Makuhari Seaside Park in Chiba, Japan. Famous for their parties at DC-10 and an expansive roster of A-list underground artists, Circoloco isn’t just a brand it’s a lifestyle.

The Japanese edition of Circoloco will feature the usual suspects such as: Matthias Tanzmann, Cassy, Tania Vulcano, Peter Dundov, D’Julz, Clive Henry, Martin Buttrich, with a special appearance from Japan’s Satoshi Otsuki. The festivities will begin at 11:00 am and will be followed by a special after party that night at Womb, Tokyo. The after party lineup is yet to be announced, but picking a few artists off the Circoloco day lineup might provide a solid starting point.

Circoloco is always at the forefront of creating special events, and the Japanese edition of Circoloco will be no exception. Expect nothing but the best for both the day and night programming.

Circoloco Japan: Day Event | Official After Party at Womb

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Circoloco at DC-10, Ibiza

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Makuhari Seaside Park in Chiba, Japan