The Music Scene in Japan

Interviews with musicians, roundups of academic conferences, and descriptions of cool music clubs in Japan 

Hip-Hop 

Reggae/dancehall

Rock

Pop/singer-songwriters

Choruses 

Clubs

Conferences

Interview with Pete Rock, Kyoto, May 2008

Pete Rock DJ'd for over two hours at a jam-packed all-night concert at Lab Tribe in Kyoto. I caught up with him the following day at Jet Set, the leading indie record store in Kyoto and a must-visit place for any aspiring DJ. After signing some autographs, he dug through the crates there for