Feature Artists


Experimental soul is how WONK describes their music.  It is a blend of hip-hop, soul, beats, blips and mysterious sounds.  It really is different, unique and somewhat indescribable. Experimental soul doesn’t come close to telling anyone who has never heard of WONK what to expect.  On their website they try to describe their own sound … Continue reading »WONK

The Bohemians

The Bohemians bring a wonderful charm to the world of guitar pop.  Their compositions are complex and full of textures.  Close your eyes and listen to the music.  You can hear the originality and playfulness of the band as they shift between soundscapes made of beautiful chords and eccentric accents. The androgynous look of the … Continue reading »The Bohemians

Young Juvenile Youth

Young Juvenile Youth sings us a sweet electro melody full of wispy dreams and futuristic imaginings.  The duo is made up of song writer, vocalist, and lyricist Yuki Matsuda and composer, engineer, and programmer JEMAPUR.  Together they construct synth soundscapes that blend soft pop sounds with Yuki quietly sweet voice.  Perhaps the closest comparison we … Continue reading »Young Juvenile Youth


Japan has always been a haven for electronic music creators. Deep within the underground new sounds are constantly being innovated as artist push imagination to the limits. For the most part, like many things in Japan, the electronic music scene is male-dominated. That’s why it is refreshing to see this magnificent woman rise up. Kyoka’s … Continue reading »Kyoka

Hanato Chiruran

Japanese culture is quite prominent in this band. The lead singer, Yumiho, always wears a kimono in sleek Japanese traditional style. The wild cries of her vocals blend with almost samurai like band members. Kokeshi on guitar and Karuta on bass look almost anachronistic with their top knotted long hair and slender physiques. And then … Continue reading »Hanato Chiruran

Noiseconrete x 3chi5

So here we are, exploring territory the Japanese underground is most globally known for, sounds from way out in left field. It’s no surprise that Japan is full of strange and wonderfully bizarre music. Life in the big cities can be stressful and regimented. Many people live under the old adage that the nail that … Continue reading »Noiseconrete x 3chi5

Nao Yoshioka

This formidable vocalist is signed to Tokyo based label, Sweet Soul Records.  Without exaggeration I can say that she is one of the greatest singers in Japan today.  Just like the record label says the music that she creates is beautiful sweet soul.  As with any other scene in the world, the Japanese underground music … Continue reading »Nao Yoshioka