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  • Shinichi Osawa: The Big World Playlist

    From classic funk to riotous noise rock, Osawa talks through some of the key sounds and styles behind latest the Mondo Grosso album, ‘BIG WORLD’.

    By: The Glow

    April 6th 2022

    Interviews

  • Lullatone: The Nagoya Playlist

    Lullatone’s curated playlist pedestals some of the duo’s favourite musicians based in Nagoya.

    By: The Glow

    March 30th 2022

    Interviews

  • Yank!: The Stupa Playlist

    Yank!’s playlist reveals a few key sonic influences behind the band’s luscious, sophisticated sound.

    By: The Glow

    March 23rd 2022

    Interviews

  • Okinawa Electric Girl Saya: The Dream and Reality Playlist

    Saya’s playlist poetically sifts through songs that tease the boundaries between dreams and reality.

    By: The Glow

    March 9th 2022

    Interviews

  • Koji Nakamura: The Unheard Playlist

    The ex-Supercar frontman’s playlist details his thoughts on some musical styles, genres and movements throughout his lifetime.

    By: The Glow

    February 23rd 2022

    Interviews

  • zezeco: The Modern Rhythmic Variations Playlist

    zezeco’s playlist twists between the fiddly and intricate, pedestalling modern songs that experiment with rhythmic variations.

    By: The Glow

    February 16th 2022

    Interviews

  • MALIYA: The Musical Style Playlist

    In laying out her musical foundations, MALIYA’s playlist offers a trip through the legends of neo-soul, R&B and more.

    By: The Glow

    February 9th 2022

    Interviews

  • Iu Takahashi: The Beautiful and Sad Playlist

    Sound artist Iu Takahashi pedestals some of the tracks that best capture certain moods, both high and low, from film soundtracks to chart-topping pop

    By: The Glow

    February 2nd 2022

    Interviews

  • Niko Niko Tan Tan: The Influences Playlist

    From indie royalty to riotous no wave, NNTT’s Ochan and Anabebe sketch out a few vital songs that helped shape their musical outlook.

    By: The Glow

    January 26th 2022

    Interviews

  • Tamaki Roy: The Memories Playlist

    Tamaki Roy’s playlist documents his journey from Sendai to Tokyo, from a music (and eventually hip-hop) obsessed student to a pioneering rapper.

    By: The Glow

    January 19th 2022

    Interviews

  • On File: DJ Notoya

    Dive into some of the musical influences and other interests of city pop compiler, curator and expert DJ Notoya.

    By: The Glow

    January 12th 2022

    Interviews

  • JJJ: The Best Hip Hop of 2021 Playlist

    The hip-hop mainstay’s playlist revels in American rap, both in the genre’s classic sounds and its more recent pioneers and trendsetters.

    By: The Glow

    January 5th 2022

    Interviews

  • imdkm: The ‘Hanasu renshū’ Playlist

    From kaleidoscopic indietronica to anthemic hyperpop, imdkm explains some of the key sounds woven throughout his idea-crammed new record Hanasu renshū.

    By: The Glow

    December 15th 2021

    Interviews

  • Midori Hirano: The Japanese Essentials Playlist

    From Audio Safari to Rei Harakami, experimental musician Midori Hirano takes us through music from Japan that she has personally connected to and been influenced by.

    By: The Glow

    December 8th 2021

    Interviews

  • Helsinki Lambda Club: The Fundamentals Playlist

    Laying down the foundations for the band’s famously diverse sound, Helsinki Lambda Club pick out some of the finest tunes from their formative influences. 

    By: The Glow

    December 2nd 2021

    Interviews

  • Taiko Super Kicks: The Dogs and Other Influences Playlist

    Dogs are an important influence and theme in the music of Taiko Super Kicks. Here are some of the band’s favourite canine-themed (and non-canine-themed) tunes.

    By: The Glow

    November 24th 2021

    Interviews

  • Barbican Estate: The Influences Playlist

    Before the release of the group’s debut album next month, Barbican Estate’s Kazuki Toneri details a few of the band’s most important and essential influences.

    By: The Glow

    November 17th 2021

    Interviews

  • Usagi Sleep: The Synthpop Playlist

    Celebrating all things synthesiser, Usagi Sleep puts together a playlist of her favourite synthpop tunes – from Passion Pit to Maika Loubté.

    By: The Glow

    November 10th 2021

    Interviews

  • Dansa med dig: The Playlist

    Dansa med dig’s playlist delves into the songs that are most fundamental to them as a band, from the track that inspired them to make music to particular chord work and songwriting ideas. 

    By: The Glow

    November 3rd 2021

    Interviews

  • D.A.N: The No Moon Playlist

    D.A.N. celebrate the release of their latest album No Moon by diving deep on the trio’s love of techno, garage, UK hip hop and more.

    By: The Glow

    October 27th 2021

    Interviews

  • Chameleon Lime Whoopiepie: The Musical History Playlist

    Featuring classic grooves, raucous smashes and recent innovators, Chameleon Lime Whoopiepie’s Chi- ventures into the depths of her own musical history. 

    By: The Glow

    October 20th 2021

    Interviews

  • Buffalo Daughter: The We Are The Times Playlist

    Buffalo Daughter’s eclectic mix takes the Glow through the music on suGar, Yumiko and moOog’s minds during the making of their most recent record, We Are The Times.

    By: The Glow

    October 13th 2021

    Interviews

  • mekakushe: The Influences Playlist

    From towering figures of 20th century Japanese and European orchestral music to melodious ‘00s indie pop, mekakushe’s influences suit her multidimensional sound. 

    By: The Glow

    October 6th 2021

    Interviews

  • Souki Urakami: The Beautiful Songs Playlist

    In picking songs based solely on their appeal to him, Souki Urakami demonstrates his far-ranging tastes across the musical spectrum. 

    By: The Glow

    September 29th 2021

    Interviews

  • Kumi Takahara: The Loops Playlist

    Modern orchestral artist Kumi Takahara explains how loops can lope, entrance and engross, and their role at the heart of pop, orchestral music and film soundtracks.

    By: The Glow

    September 15th 2021

    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

  • Mioko Yamaguchi: The Fairythm Playlist

    From minimalist orchestral classics to contemporary avant-pop tunes, the techno-kayō legend reveals a few important influences behind her most recent album, ‘Fairythm’.

    By: The Glow

    May 17th 2022

    Interviews

  • Vicke Blanka: The SUPERVILLAIN Playlist

    Singer, songwriter and pianist Vicke Blanka chooses some of the tracks which directly influenced certain tunes on his recent release, ‘SUPERVILLAIN’.

    By: The Glow

    May 4th 2022

    Interviews

  • Carpainter: The Japanese Techno Playlist

    From trailblazing bangers to classic dancefloor fillers, Taimei Kawai reveals some of his favourite Japanese techno tunes.

    By: The Glow

    April 20th 2022

    Interviews

  • maeshima soshi: The Recent Inspirations Playlist

    From KM to Nujabes, soshi delves into some of the Japanese producers he’s been most inspired by.

    By: The Glow

    April 13th 2022

    Interviews

  • Shinichi Osawa: The Big World Playlist

    From classic funk to riotous noise rock, Osawa talks through some of the key sounds and styles behind latest the Mondo Grosso album, ‘BIG WORLD’.

    By: The Glow

    April 6th 2022

    Interviews

  • Lullatone: The Nagoya Playlist

    Lullatone’s curated playlist pedestals some of the duo’s favourite musicians based in Nagoya.

    By: The Glow

    March 30th 2022

    Interviews

  • Yank!: The Stupa Playlist

    Yank!’s playlist reveals a few key sonic influences behind the band’s luscious, sophisticated sound.

    By: The Glow

    March 23rd 2022

    Interviews

  • Okinawa Electric Girl Saya: The Dream and Reality Playlist

    Saya’s playlist poetically sifts through songs that tease the boundaries between dreams and reality.

    By: The Glow

    March 9th 2022

    Interviews

  • Koji Nakamura: The Unheard Playlist

    The ex-Supercar frontman’s playlist details his thoughts on some musical styles, genres and movements throughout his lifetime.

    By: The Glow

    February 23rd 2022

    Interviews

  • zezeco: The Modern Rhythmic Variations Playlist

    zezeco’s playlist twists between the fiddly and intricate, pedestalling modern songs that experiment with rhythmic variations.

    By: The Glow

    February 16th 2022

    Interviews

  • MALIYA: The Musical Style Playlist

    In laying out her musical foundations, MALIYA’s playlist offers a trip through the legends of neo-soul, R&B and more.

    By: The Glow

    February 9th 2022

    Interviews

  • Iu Takahashi: The Beautiful and Sad Playlist

    Sound artist Iu Takahashi pedestals some of the tracks that best capture certain moods, both high and low, from film soundtracks to chart-topping pop

    By: The Glow

    February 2nd 2022

    Interviews

  • Niko Niko Tan Tan: The Influences Playlist

    From indie royalty to riotous no wave, NNTT’s Ochan and Anabebe sketch out a few vital songs that helped shape their musical outlook.

    By: The Glow

    January 26th 2022

    Interviews

  • Tamaki Roy: The Memories Playlist

    Tamaki Roy’s playlist documents his journey from Sendai to Tokyo, from a music (and eventually hip-hop) obsessed student to a pioneering rapper.

    By: The Glow

    January 19th 2022

    Interviews

  • On File: DJ Notoya

    Dive into some of the musical influences and other interests of city pop compiler, curator and expert DJ Notoya.

    By: The Glow

    January 12th 2022

    Interviews

  • JJJ: The Best Hip Hop of 2021 Playlist

    The hip-hop mainstay’s playlist revels in American rap, both in the genre’s classic sounds and its more recent pioneers and trendsetters.

    By: The Glow

    January 5th 2022

    Interviews

  • imdkm: The ‘Hanasu renshū’ Playlist

    From kaleidoscopic indietronica to anthemic hyperpop, imdkm explains some of the key sounds woven throughout his idea-crammed new record Hanasu renshū.

    By: The Glow

    December 15th 2021

    Interviews

  • Midori Hirano: The Japanese Essentials Playlist

    From Audio Safari to Rei Harakami, experimental musician Midori Hirano takes us through music from Japan that she has personally connected to and been influenced by.

    By: The Glow

    December 8th 2021

    Interviews

  • Helsinki Lambda Club: The Fundamentals Playlist

    Laying down the foundations for the band’s famously diverse sound, Helsinki Lambda Club pick out some of the finest tunes from their formative influences. 

    By: The Glow

    December 2nd 2021

    Interviews

  • Taiko Super Kicks: The Dogs and Other Influences Playlist

    Dogs are an important influence and theme in the music of Taiko Super Kicks. Here are some of the band’s favourite canine-themed (and non-canine-themed) tunes.

    By: The Glow

    November 24th 2021

    Interviews

  • Barbican Estate: The Influences Playlist

    Before the release of the group’s debut album next month, Barbican Estate’s Kazuki Toneri details a few of the band’s most important and essential influences.

    By: The Glow

    November 17th 2021

    Interviews

  • Usagi Sleep: The Synthpop Playlist

    Celebrating all things synthesiser, Usagi Sleep puts together a playlist of her favourite synthpop tunes – from Passion Pit to Maika Loubté.

    By: The Glow

    November 10th 2021

    Interviews

  • Dansa med dig: The Playlist

    Dansa med dig’s playlist delves into the songs that are most fundamental to them as a band, from the track that inspired them to make music to particular chord work and songwriting ideas. 

    By: The Glow

    November 3rd 2021

    Interviews

  • D.A.N: The No Moon Playlist

    D.A.N. celebrate the release of their latest album No Moon by diving deep on the trio’s love of techno, garage, UK hip hop and more.

    By: The Glow

    October 27th 2021

    Interviews

  • Chameleon Lime Whoopiepie: The Musical History Playlist

    Featuring classic grooves, raucous smashes and recent innovators, Chameleon Lime Whoopiepie’s Chi- ventures into the depths of her own musical history. 

    By: The Glow

    October 20th 2021

    Interviews

  • Buffalo Daughter: The We Are The Times Playlist

    Buffalo Daughter’s eclectic mix takes the Glow through the music on suGar, Yumiko and moOog’s minds during the making of their most recent record, We Are The Times.

    By: The Glow

    October 13th 2021

    Interviews

  • mekakushe: The Influences Playlist

    From towering figures of 20th century Japanese and European orchestral music to melodious ‘00s indie pop, mekakushe’s influences suit her multidimensional sound. 

    By: The Glow

    October 6th 2021

    Interviews

  • Souki Urakami: The Beautiful Songs Playlist

    In picking songs based solely on their appeal to him, Souki Urakami demonstrates his far-ranging tastes across the musical spectrum. 

    By: The Glow

    September 29th 2021

    Interviews

  • Kumi Takahara: The Loops Playlist

    Modern orchestral artist Kumi Takahara explains how loops can lope, entrance and engross, and their role at the heart of pop, orchestral music and film soundtracks.

    By: The Glow

    September 15th 2021

    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