- 5 years ago
Playing tracks by
Underworld, Royksopp, Circulation, MIDI Rain, Leftfield and more.
I was thinking about Tokyo & the 11 years I spent there (1997-2007) while I made this mix. I've been in love with electronic music since I discovered pioneers such as Kraftwerk & Brian Eno back in the 70s, but I've always listened to many other kinds of music as well. However, during my last 5 years in Japan while feeding my head with designer drugs & reading magazines such as Mixmag, Muzuk, & DJ, each issue of which came with free, often terrific CDs of music from artists I'd usually never heard of, I found myself getting deeper & deeper into the world of man-machine fidget/dance music because it seemed to be the only place in popular music where creativity was really flourishing, where sound was everything, & the public image of the musicmakers was often anonymous, non-existent. I'm still engaged in exploring this stuff, which I find almost entirely on the www, a major blessing because there's nothing else to listen to here in S. China except Chinese-language "drool music"