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  • Ryuichi Samejima: The Japanese House Playlist

    Ryuichi Samejima takes a wide-angle view of the current Japanese house scene, showing the resolve of DJs and musicians throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By: The Glow

    August 4th 2021

    Interviews

  • tomodati: The Japanese Impact Playlist

    Progressive pop group tomodati’s Mutsuo Nakamura sets out some Japanese songs and artists that have influenced him most – and shaped the group’s diverse, experimental sound.

    By: The Glow

    July 14th 2021

    Interviews

  • Satomimagae: The Favourites Playlist

    From Harold Budd and Brian Eno through to Thelonious Monk, expansive folk artist Satomimagae charts some of the tracks that have influenced her artistic growth and recent fourth studio album, Hanazono.

    By: The Glow

    July 7th 2021

    Interviews

  • Daichi Hirose – The ‘Embarking’ Playlist

    Daichi Hirose delves into some of the most successful pop tunes of all time, detailing their impact on his musicianship, from iconic guitar play to certain instruments’ throwback appeal.

    By: The Glow

    June 30th 2021

    Interviews

  • Swimming Sheep: The Recommendations Playlist

    From South Korea to the UK, Swimming Sheep’s playlist covers the breadth of global pop – and includes an accompanying streaming playlist created by the artist himself.

    By: The Glow

    June 22nd 2021

    Interviews

  • On File: Shingo Nakamura

    Shingo Nakamura’s file looks back at the vital musical influences that shaped his current sound, from high school music lessons to the moment he fell in love with electronic music.

    By: The Glow

    June 15th 2021

    Interviews

  • Cwondo: The Japanese Favourites Playlist

    The No Buses frontman’s playlist focuses in on Japanese music, putting the spotlight on some classic tunes from Tricot, Mr Children and RIP SLYME.

    By: The Glow

    June 2nd 2021

    Interviews

  • Miho Hatori: The Short Story Playlist

    Miho Hatori lays out a short narrative playlist, expressing certain scenes and moods through her song choices.

    By: The Glow

    May 19th 2021

    Interviews

  • ASS MAGIC: The Seventies Playlist

    ASS MAGIC’s playlist offers a trip through their seminal Seventies (or close) tunes, illuminating the breadth of the duo’s sound and influences.

    By: The Glow

    May 5th 2021

    Interviews

  • dok-s project: The Uplifting BGM Playlist

    Grounded in the influence of Windham Hill Records’ Sampler compilations, dok-s project’s Syusaku Deguchi highlights his favourite pieces of background music.

    By: The Glow

    April 28th 2021

    Interviews

  • Tawings: the Tokyo band look back at their hyped 2019 debut – and hint towards the future

    Post-punk band Tawings reflect on the process and success of their self-titled debut, delving into what they’ve done since – and what they’re up to next.

    By: Takahiro Kanazawa

    April 21st 2021

    Interviews

  • On File: Pandagolff

    Tokyo duo Pandagolff delve into the lasting impacts of Hikaru Genji, Yura Yura Teikoku, Led Zeppelin and the Far East Network on their chaotic brand of post-punk.

    By: The Glow

    April 14th 2021

    Interviews

  • Twon Lake: The Film Music Playlist

    Ambient and new age marvel Twon Lake talks through some his favourite Japanese film soundtracks.

    By: The Glow

    April 7th 2021

    Interviews

  • Kukurihime no Mikoto: The Heaven Playlist

    Kukurihime no Mikoto’s playlist delves into the angelic, heavenly and divine, and, in the process, reveals the inspirations behind the duo’s worldbuilding pop.

    By: The Glow

    March 31st 2021

    Interviews

  • NTsKi: The Formative Playlist

    Hip-hop and art pop artist NTsKi selects tracks from her childhood that inspired her shapeshifting music and audacious visuals.

    By: The Glow

    March 24th 2021

    Interviews

  • On File: tofubeats

    From hip hop and idol pop to economic theory – tofubeats’ On File takes a swift look through some of the niche details of Yusuke Kawai’s background, interests and favourites.

    By: The Glow

    March 17th 2021

    Interviews

  • uami: The Obsessions Playlist

    uami’s playlist for the Glow collects a few of her current obsessions, spanning art pop and experimental electronica to ‘80s anime soundtracks

    By: The Glow

    March 3rd 2021

    Interviews

  • tofubeats: The Origins Playlist

    tofubeats’ Yusuke Kawai curates a playlist of some of the tracks that inspired him to make music. Ranging from hip hop to techno, J-pop to Shibuya-kei, his choices typify the beatmaker’s broad and influential style.

    By: The Glow

    February 8th 2021

    Interviews

  • Roth Bart Baron: The Influences Playlist

    From classic film scores to ‘80s post-punk, Roth Bart Baron’s Masaya Mifune takes the Glow through a playlist of some of his greatest influences.

    By: The Glow

    January 27th 2021

    Interviews

  • Satoko Shibata: The Slow-In Playlist

    Folk and indie star Satoko Shibata explains some of the key tracks that have influenced her music so far, as well as some of the inspirations behind her 2020 EP release Slow-In.

    By: The Glow

    January 20th 2021

    Interviews

  • On File: Stereogirl

    Channelling decades of different styles of British and American rock, Stereogirl are one of Tokyo’s loudest rising bands. Stereogirl guitarist Chamicot gives a swift lowdown of some of the music that made her.

    By: The Glow

    January 13th 2021

    Interviews

  • Shinichiro Yokota: The Early Eighties Playlist

    From city pop classics to trendsetting techno-kayo, house icon Shinichiro Yokota selects some essential Japanese tracks from the early Eighties that inspired his sound and style.

    By: The Glow

    January 1st 2021

    Interviews

  • Moment Joon: The Making Of Playlist

    Moment Joon’s playlist reflects upon his fears, inspirations, resilience and vulnerability – a series of stories and analyses from one of the most essential voices in contemporary Japanese hip hop.

    By: The Glow

    December 23rd 2020

    Interviews

  • On File: For Tracy Hyde

    Riding the success of 2019’s New Young City, internationally-acclaimed shoegaze and dream pop revivalists For Tracy Hyde talk the Glow through some honest opinions, unmissable tunes and formative musical experiences.

    By: The Glow

    December 8th 2020

    Interviews

  • Hakushi Hasegawa: The 2020 Playlist

    After building upon the recognition of Air Ni Ni with the cover album Bones of Dreams Attacked, the composer and multi-instrumentalist curates a playlist that summarises his 2020 listening.

    By: The Glow

    November 28th 2020

    Interviews

  • CRYSTAL: The Video Playlist

    From the raunch of Italo-disco and various forms of smoke effects to the ‘perfect video’, CRYSTAL’s playlist reveals their favourite visual scenes, shots, effects and tricks. 

    By: The Glow

    September 8th 2021

    Interviews

  • Haco: The Remix Playlist

    Haco’s selections champion and celebrate her collaborators, choosing works from those that have remixed her solo material.

    By: The Glow

    September 1st 2021

    Interviews

  • On File: JYOCHO

    JYOCHO probes the kaleidoscopic array of stories, influences and interests that have combined to make the band icons of modern math rock.

    By: The Glow

    August 25th 2021

    Interviews

  • Daisansei: The Indie Basics Playlist

    Daisansei’s playlist charts the group’s musical growth, from ‘00s indie beginnings to expanding their sound with the influence of ambient music, dense production and classic guitar rock.

    By: The Glow

    August 10th 2021

    Interviews

  • Ryuichi Samejima: The Japanese House Playlist

    Ryuichi Samejima takes a wide-angle view of the current Japanese house scene, showing the resolve of DJs and musicians throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By: The Glow

    August 4th 2021

    Interviews

  • tomodati: The Japanese Impact Playlist

    Progressive pop group tomodati’s Mutsuo Nakamura sets out some Japanese songs and artists that have influenced him most – and shaped the group’s diverse, experimental sound.

    By: The Glow

    July 14th 2021

    Interviews

  • Satomimagae: The Favourites Playlist

    From Harold Budd and Brian Eno through to Thelonious Monk, expansive folk artist Satomimagae charts some of the tracks that have influenced her artistic growth and recent fourth studio album, Hanazono.

    By: The Glow

    July 7th 2021

    Interviews

  • Daichi Hirose – The ‘Embarking’ Playlist

    Daichi Hirose delves into some of the most successful pop tunes of all time, detailing their impact on his musicianship, from iconic guitar play to certain instruments’ throwback appeal.

    By: The Glow

    June 30th 2021

    Interviews

  • Swimming Sheep: The Recommendations Playlist

    From South Korea to the UK, Swimming Sheep’s playlist covers the breadth of global pop – and includes an accompanying streaming playlist created by the artist himself.

    By: The Glow

    June 22nd 2021

    Interviews

  • On File: Shingo Nakamura

    Shingo Nakamura’s file looks back at the vital musical influences that shaped his current sound, from high school music lessons to the moment he fell in love with electronic music.

    By: The Glow

    June 15th 2021

    Interviews

  • Cwondo: The Japanese Favourites Playlist

    The No Buses frontman’s playlist focuses in on Japanese music, putting the spotlight on some classic tunes from Tricot, Mr Children and RIP SLYME.

    By: The Glow

    June 2nd 2021

    Interviews

  • Miho Hatori: The Short Story Playlist

    Miho Hatori lays out a short narrative playlist, expressing certain scenes and moods through her song choices.

    By: The Glow

    May 19th 2021

    Interviews

  • ASS MAGIC: The Seventies Playlist

    ASS MAGIC’s playlist offers a trip through their seminal Seventies (or close) tunes, illuminating the breadth of the duo’s sound and influences.

    By: The Glow

    May 5th 2021

    Interviews

  • dok-s project: The Uplifting BGM Playlist

    Grounded in the influence of Windham Hill Records’ Sampler compilations, dok-s project’s Syusaku Deguchi highlights his favourite pieces of background music.

    By: The Glow

    April 28th 2021

    Interviews

  • Tawings: the Tokyo band look back at their hyped 2019 debut – and hint towards the future

    Post-punk band Tawings reflect on the process and success of their self-titled debut, delving into what they’ve done since – and what they’re up to next.

    By: Takahiro Kanazawa

    April 21st 2021

    Interviews

  • On File: Pandagolff

    Tokyo duo Pandagolff delve into the lasting impacts of Hikaru Genji, Yura Yura Teikoku, Led Zeppelin and the Far East Network on their chaotic brand of post-punk.

    By: The Glow

    April 14th 2021

    Interviews

  • Twon Lake: The Film Music Playlist

    Ambient and new age marvel Twon Lake talks through some his favourite Japanese film soundtracks.

    By: The Glow

    April 7th 2021

    Interviews

  • Kukurihime no Mikoto: The Heaven Playlist

    Kukurihime no Mikoto’s playlist delves into the angelic, heavenly and divine, and, in the process, reveals the inspirations behind the duo’s worldbuilding pop.

    By: The Glow

    March 31st 2021

    Interviews

  • NTsKi: The Formative Playlist

    Hip-hop and art pop artist NTsKi selects tracks from her childhood that inspired her shapeshifting music and audacious visuals.

    By: The Glow

    March 24th 2021

    Interviews

  • On File: tofubeats

    From hip hop and idol pop to economic theory – tofubeats’ On File takes a swift look through some of the niche details of Yusuke Kawai’s background, interests and favourites.

    By: The Glow

    March 17th 2021

    Interviews

  • uami: The Obsessions Playlist

    uami’s playlist for the Glow collects a few of her current obsessions, spanning art pop and experimental electronica to ‘80s anime soundtracks

    By: The Glow

    March 3rd 2021

    Interviews

  • tofubeats: The Origins Playlist

    tofubeats’ Yusuke Kawai curates a playlist of some of the tracks that inspired him to make music. Ranging from hip hop to techno, J-pop to Shibuya-kei, his choices typify the beatmaker’s broad and influential style.

    By: The Glow

    February 8th 2021

    Interviews

  • Roth Bart Baron: The Influences Playlist

    From classic film scores to ‘80s post-punk, Roth Bart Baron’s Masaya Mifune takes the Glow through a playlist of some of his greatest influences.

    By: The Glow

    January 27th 2021

    Interviews

  • Satoko Shibata: The Slow-In Playlist

    Folk and indie star Satoko Shibata explains some of the key tracks that have influenced her music so far, as well as some of the inspirations behind her 2020 EP release Slow-In.

    By: The Glow

    January 20th 2021

    Interviews

  • On File: Stereogirl

    Channelling decades of different styles of British and American rock, Stereogirl are one of Tokyo’s loudest rising bands. Stereogirl guitarist Chamicot gives a swift lowdown of some of the music that made her.

    By: The Glow

    January 13th 2021

    Interviews

  • Shinichiro Yokota: The Early Eighties Playlist

    From city pop classics to trendsetting techno-kayo, house icon Shinichiro Yokota selects some essential Japanese tracks from the early Eighties that inspired his sound and style.

    By: The Glow

    January 1st 2021

    Interviews

  • Moment Joon: The Making Of Playlist

    Moment Joon’s playlist reflects upon his fears, inspirations, resilience and vulnerability – a series of stories and analyses from one of the most essential voices in contemporary Japanese hip hop.

    By: The Glow

    December 23rd 2020

    Interviews

  • On File: For Tracy Hyde

    Riding the success of 2019’s New Young City, internationally-acclaimed shoegaze and dream pop revivalists For Tracy Hyde talk the Glow through some honest opinions, unmissable tunes and formative musical experiences.

    By: The Glow

    December 8th 2020

    Interviews

  • Hakushi Hasegawa: The 2020 Playlist

    After building upon the recognition of Air Ni Ni with the cover album Bones of Dreams Attacked, the composer and multi-instrumentalist curates a playlist that summarises his 2020 listening.

    By: The Glow

    November 28th 2020

    Interviews

Kumi Takahara: The Loops Playlist

By: The Glow

September 15th 2021

Interviews

CRYSTAL: The Video Playlist

By: The Glow

September 8th 2021

Interviews

Haco: The Remix Playlist

By: The Glow

September 1st 2021

Interviews

On File: JYOCHO

By: The Glow

August 25th 2021

Interviews

Daisansei: The Indie Basics Playlist

By: The Glow

August 10th 2021

Interviews

On File: Shingo Nakamura

By: The Glow

June 15th 2021

Interviews

On File: Pandagolff

By: The Glow

April 14th 2021

Interviews

Twon Lake: The Film Music Playlist

By: The Glow

April 7th 2021

Interviews

NTsKi: The Formative Playlist

By: The Glow

March 24th 2021

Interviews

On File: tofubeats

By: The Glow

March 17th 2021

Interviews

uami: The Obsessions Playlist

By: The Glow

March 3rd 2021

Interviews

tofubeats: The Origins Playlist

By: The Glow

February 8th 2021

Interviews

Satoko Shibata: The Slow-In Playlist

By: The Glow

January 20th 2021

Interviews

On File: Stereogirl

By: The Glow

January 13th 2021

Interviews

Moment Joon: The Making Of Playlist

By: The Glow

December 23rd 2020

Interviews

On File: For Tracy Hyde

By: The Glow

December 8th 2020

Interviews

Hakushi Hasegawa: The 2020 Playlist

By: The Glow

November 28th 2020

Interviews