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Shy FX - Soon Come (feat. Liam Bailey) - reggae tune

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After heading down the dnb highway for two decades, original nuttah Shy FX pulls a u-turn with vocalist Liam Bailey for an altogether less hectic ride back in the direction of Trenchtown and a convincing bid for ‘feelgood hit of the summer, 2013.’ The reggae thing runs in the family apparently – grandad is former soundsystem king Count Shelly. I did have a very brief junglist minute back in the mid-nineties and Shy FX has the singular honour of being the man behind the first dnb twelve inch I bought (Rare Tear anyone?) but I’m much preferring the retro reggae vibe of Soon Come. Almost as much as David Rodigan on the radio rip below in fact, though I didn’t come at the end of it. Soon Come is the first release off forthcoming album Cornerstone. Player and vid below… (Out 29 July on Digital Soundboy)

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DJ SAZA - LE VRAI HIP HOP 3 (french + us rap)

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Old school hip hop US + FRENCH mix, with remixes of ODB, IV My People, RZA, Dee Nasty, ATCQ,Fugees, Bauza, KRS 1, Royksopp, Sean Paul. Mixes by DJ SAZA (JUMP JUMP TOKYO) in the early 2000.

Le réseau social nippon Line débarque en France

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Line n'est pas une vague, c'est une déferlante. Le service de messagerie instantanée et de réseau social lancé au Japon en juillet 2011 a déjà conquis l'Archipel. Il équipe 45 millions de smartphones, la quasi-totalité de ces appareils dans ce pays.

Il a aussi gagné une part significative de plusieurs marchés d'Asie et d'Amérique latine. Et le voilà parti à la conquête de la France et de l'Europe : 40 % des propriétaires espagnols de smartphones l'ont téléchargé. Et un événement devait avoir lieu à Paris, lundi 23 septembre, pour en faire la promotion.

UNE VÉRITABLE PLATE-FORME SUR SMARTPHONE

L'Hexagone cédera-t-il aux charmes de la petite bulle verte, le logo du service ? Lors de sa mise au point, les éditeurs ont mis l'accent sur la rapidité et une apparence qui se veut séduisante, l'écran des smartphones étant visible par les autres. A la différence de Twitter et de Facebook, seuls les contacts ont accès aux contenus mis en ligne.

P…

MADEMOISELLE YULIA ‘HARAJUKU WANDER’

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No.1 HARAJUKU COOL!マドモアゼル・ユリア(MADEMOISELLE YULIA)待望のセカンドアルバム「WHATEVER HARAJUKU」を、9月18日にリリース!

DJにシンガー、アクセサリー・ブランド”GIZA”のデザイナーとマルチに活躍する彼女だが、これまでDJ MIXアルバム3枚、オリジナル・アルバム1枚と、本作「WHATEVER HARAJUKU」は、2011年の「MADEMOWORLD」以来約2年ぶりの2枚目のオリジナル・アルバムとなる。

バンド活動を経てDJ活動をスタートし、自らパーティー主催、そして2008年にはでビュー・ミックス・アルバムNEON SPREAD」をリリース。以来、エレクトロを主軸としながらもテクノ、ヒップホップ等様々な音楽を取り入れたオリジナルでマルチレイヤーな世界観を表現し、一躍音楽界、ファッション界でアイコンとなり、国内外でもその活動の幅を広げている今最も注目のアーティスト。

また、シンガーとしてもTERIYAKI BOYZ®やTOWA TEI、WILL IAM、UFFIE、PLASTICSの楽曲やライブ等にフィーチャリングアーティストとして参加するなど活動の幅を広げている。更には、自身のアクセサリーブランド“GIZA”においてアクセサリーやアパレルデザインを手掛けるほか、多くのモード系ファッション誌でモデルを務めるなど、多方面で活躍している。

Tokyo’s MADEMOISELLE YULIA has released a short MV preview of her upcoming track ‘HARAJUKU WANDER’. Filmed around Harajuku the clip embraces the character of Japan’s street fashion mecca like never before. Tokyo Dandy was there to capture behind the scenes photos of the action which included cameos by Kiko Mizuhara, Sk8thing and staff of Harajuku’s iconic stores DOG, Faline, SPIR…

20/09/13 : MADEMOISELLE YULIA @Le Baron - WHEREEVER HARAJUKU Tour - Report

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Sunday 20 september 2013 :
KTZ POP-UP SHOP After Party × KTZ GIZA Release Party × WHEREEVER HARAJUKU Tour

Live Performance:
MADEMOISELLE YULIA
Guest Music Selectors:
MADEMOISELLE YULIA
and more..

Japanese beatmasters love MASCHINE

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Learn how Maschine elevates the game of five Japanese beatmasters in this exclusive video. Beat warrior DJ Baku, performance duo Hifana, Fukuoka's talented Olive Oil, the international touring Kaito, and five-time DMC world champion Kireek all use Maschine to elevate their productions.

SHIBUYA in the early morning

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SHIBUYA, Tokyo in the early morning, featuring b.boys who just finished a Hip Hop event at THE GAME, and staff and customers of Relove Bar.

Jamie Reid Solo Exhibit in Japan. Featuring Artworks of the Sex Pistols @Shibuya Parco 2013

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Parco Gallery X, a new space within Shibuya Parco to introduce an artist in Japan or overseas every month, will open on Sept 14. As the opening exhibit, a solo exhibit by Jamie Reid will be held.

Jamie Reid was born in England in 1947. When attending art school, he met Malcolm McLaren and landed the job of creating artworks for the Sex Pistols. “God Save the Queen,” featuring Queen Elizabeth II with her lips covered with a safety pin taken by photographer Sir Cecil Beaton as well as “Never Mind the Bollocks,” “Pretty Vacant” and “Holidays in the Sun” released in the 70s raised his reputation. His artworks are referred to as a symbol of the punk rock era. Reid has influenced many designers who work in various genres such as graphics and fashion. Kashiwa Sato is said to be one of the creators who are influenced by the artist.

At the exhibit, drawings and artworks relating to the Sex Pistols, installations and treasured visuals will go on display. Parco limited items, silkscreens …

サマーチャンピオン 浅野ゆう子 アイドル水着 / 80s JPOP

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曲にあわせてたくさんの画像をはめ込んでみました(動画20カット、フォト220枚)­。 手直した画像もあります。再アップ前にYasu Miyake さんから「0:09の画像は宮崎萬純さんだと思いますが・・・」というコメントをいた­だいたのですが、音ずれ箇所だけ手直して再アップしています。

Wicked J POP (Japanese Pop) from the eighties, by Yūko Asano (浅野 ゆう子) who was a Japanese actress and singer. She won the award for best actress at the 19th Japan Academy Prize for Kura.

DOCUMENTAIRE JAPAN FROM INSIDE - LE JAPON A DOUBLE TOUR - 2000

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Full Version of THE ONLY INDEPENDENT FILM EVER SHOT INSIDE A JAPANESE PRISON. Each prison's system is the implacable reflection of the society that produces it. France, country that wrote the human right's principles, is deploring its prisons. But how a « successful » prison would look like? What type of society would it be the symptom? Today jail seems to be the most, if not the only, morally acceptable social punishment for the developed countries. And it is maybe in Japan that we might find the most elaborate and « successful » carceral system. Very harsh in it application, and almost never investigated by foreign observers, how does it justify it self to the Japanese citizen, and to the rest of the world? How could other culture and societies accept it? The Fuchu prison is detaining around 500 foreign inmates. How do they cope to the extremely strict rules of the prison? Two French citizens, one still inside jail, the other already released, are telling their exper…