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Today's episode took an extra while to surface with outside obligations, but the build has been worthwhile.
You'll hear from our pals in THE SUZAN, fresh off their touchdown performance in Athens, GA at the 40 Watt Club for the Athens Slingshot Festival (http://www.athensslingshot.com).
New to our scene are a pair of Yokohama based jazz artists. First off is vocalist Akiko Nakanowatari (http://www.geocities.jp/heartland7139jp/profile.html) and second is composer Yoshihiro Nakagawa (https://soundcloud.com/yoshihiro_nakagawa).
We start with some atmospheric stomp, slide into sultry soul (with an added touch of K-music via Jin Young Park), jig with the aforementioned jazzymetrics, rock hard (with SAWA and Acid Black Cherry), get a little electronica-sual (Bioooo and Survice), and urban jam on home.
You'll hear about what's been going in our hiatus, a fantastic new book from a first time Athens author, UGA's Japanese Conversation Club, and get another slice of aural heat from Mr. MurkDaddyFlex (http://murkdaddyflex.bandcamp.com/).
Hope you enjoy the show, and we'll be back with more interviews and on the road treats!
Tracklist for Beasts TK Episode 7
房州達磨 (Boushudaruma): 達磨呂(Daruma Ryo)
The Suzan: Come Come
The Imposters: My Groove
Zukunasi(ズクナシ ): Hey now
Emi Tawata: Only Need A Little Light
Toshi Kubota: United Flow (Foreplay)
Jin Young Park: Hoisang (Reminiscing)
Cosa Nostra: Moonlight Shadow
Akina Nakanowatari: 横浜は人が言うほどしゃれてない
Yoshihiro Nakagawa: MirrorShade
Handsome Boy Modeling School ft. Miho Hatori & Mike D: Metaphysical
Retoro Gori Hihgh Stones: 1.2.3!!!
SAWA: Dragon (Yummy!)
Acid Black Cherry: BELIEVE [Recreation Track]
Survice戎: bastardcategorize (https://soundcloud.com/qusiqatzu)
GAKU-MC: Viva Suzuki (ビバ鈴木)
Key Kool & Rhettmatic aka KOZMONAUTZ (ft. LMNO): BLINDSIDED (Produced by Pete Rock)
Shinobi The MC: Love And The Games
Chops: Broken Pedestal (Interlude)
OUTRO ("Kodoma" by Murk Daddy Flex)
This is a 3/9/13 interview done outside of the famous 40 Watt Club in Athens, Georgia. Sean of Beasts does a quick Q&A with the J-indie pop quartet, THE SUZAN (https://www.facebook.com/wearethesuzan), just before their set at the 40 Watt. They were in attendance for the Athens Sling Shot Festival (www.athensslingshot.com)
Our Beastly thanks go out to the Suzan ladies and their management who arranged this for us, in addition the family at 1,000 Faces Coffee in Athens and Kai Hudson of the Sling Shot Festival committee.
Derek Adams is the author of the book SPELL/SWORD. Last year, I did an interview with him on my MOVERS AND SHAKERS PROJECT podcast, and he'd only tinkered with the idea of the book.
It's a tale of fantasy, magic, and the friendship of two young people from different worlds. The pair are a boy and a girl. Each is possessed of a unique talent and potential which when combined with the other, yields a power that has only their imaginations as a ceiling.
There is a blog for the book. It is http://spell-sword.com/
Derek needs your help. While a purchase of the book would validate his work (including a year's worth of editing and re-drafting, which you'll hear about in the podcast), he truly needs your consideration. The source material for the book is ongoing, and he wants to create a SPELL/SWORD series.
Take a listen to the interview, and check out the book upon its' release. Mr. Adams is self-publishing, so it will be a direct process.
He is inspired by the stories and authors of our mutual youths, and you'll hear him discuss some of his favorites (as well as the damning excellence of a masterwork from over 50 years ago, which he's avoided).
I brought some books of mine along, which Derek riffs on to the utmost levels of entertainment.
Enjoy the interview, check out SPELL/SWORD, and if you want to hear where this Q&A adventure began, here's the link to the original Movers and Shakers Interview: https://www.facebook.com/#!/notes/sean-polite/the-movers-and-shakers-project-segment-8-derek-adams/10150918037207704
On behalf of Mr. Adams, thanks for your time
(R.I.P. Vision Video on West Broad)
Intro/Outro Music: "Shrine" by Takeshi Sakasegawa (Used by permission)
Happy Belated New Year! Our apologies for the delay on this episode, but we've come ready with awesome diety power level music for you and yours!
Our first 2013 episode kicks off with a promo banger from one of our chairmen behind the boards, FFGreen (http://ccmixter.org/people/FFGreen). The first song is from the sweet sound wonders of the D.C./NYC area, Exit Clov, headed up vocally by Taiwanese-American sisters Emily and Susan Hsu. It's a biting piece doused in sonic sugar which goes down nice. They have a new album on the way also, so stay tuned for updates on the street release (www.exitclov.com/)
On the J-music end native to us is the longtime Touyou Kanon supporter, Ogre You Asshole. We interviewed on our WUOG radio show many moons ago, and dole out one of their rock tunes in this episode. The duo of Nagisa Ni Te offers a touch of psychadelica with their tune. DJ PMX (producer/DJ for DS455) strikes out on his own with a summer slick collabo featuring Joystickk, Kowichi, Zang Haozi and Jay'ed). He offers up another slice of funk at the end of the show. WARDRUMZ, courtesy of RIZING SUNS ENTERTAINMENT brings some hip-hop heat as well, while Jazzin' park offers a touch of...well, jazz(and the gourgeous vocals of Emi Tawata)
There's remixes and cover songs here also, and a touch of Deutschland urban music on a standout offering which is this episode's "I Can't Believe They Went There" moment.
Other new artists in the TK mix are Rock n' Soul Powerhouse Davina Robinson, who's performed backup for Ray Parker Jr. ("Ghostbusters") and Cheryl Lynn ("Got To Be Real"). She's the frontwoman for a massive rock and soul movement that has swept Japan by storm. She's in a contest being sponsored by The Hard Rock Cafe. More deets in the episode.
Please enjoy this episode, and spread the word on Touyou Kanon. Although a tad late on the start, we're bringin' it in 2013!
Beasts Tk Podcast 6 PLAYLIST
FF Green: Beasts from the East (FFGreen dark cat mix)
Exit Clov: Strippers & Politicians
Takeshi Sakasegawa: 月夜(Shrine) (http://blog.livedoor.jp/takeshi_sakasegawa/)
The Blue Films (f/Maho Furukawa): Tenjikawa Waltz (天神川ワルツ)
Nagisa Ni Te: Seeing The Sea
K-Syndrom: Katharsis (カタルシス) (instrumental)
Ogre You Asshole: advantage
Red Bacteria Vacuum: THE BIG MOON
六式 (Six Formula): Life is beautiful volume
Davina Robinson: Osaka Boys (www.davinarobinson.com)
Canibus: Indibisible (DJ Hazu Remix) (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/indibisible-dj-hazu-remix/id414038738)
DJ Roli Rho, Kuttin Kandi: It's About That Time
WARDRUMZ feat. ISH-ONE, CRAZY T, ZEUS: NEVER THOUGHT TWICE
DJ PMX: My Beauty Queen (feat. Joystickk, Kowichi, Zang Haozi, Jay'ed) (from DJ PMX's "The Original II" album)
Jazzin' park: Brand New Day (feat. Emi Tawata)
Marilyn Martin: Plastic Love (Cover of Mariya Takeuchi's 1984 record)
DJ PMX: Pubb's Groove VII
Hello Beastsiders! This is an interview with Beasts host Sean and Hena Jang, president of the Japanese Conversation Club at the University of Georgia (Athens, GA).
Amidst the commotion at the local coffee shoppe, you'll hear about the cultural exchange of the club, how members learn the Japanese language via casual conversation, post-meeting hi-jinks (including foodage and karoake) and how you can get involved.
As you'll hear, special thanks go out to Ai Taniguchi, UGA Linguistics alum and past member of the JCC, as well as Kieran Maynard, another UGA grad and JCC member.
If you'd like to learn more about the Japanese langauge, Kieran has a blog dedicated to studying the characters, tips, and more. It's at http://kiroma.wordpress.com/
Hitting the streamwaves on the cusp of the Mayan calendar end of the world prediction, today's podcast doles out tried and true, hot and new acts like tomorrow's been scraped from the bottom of barrel.
Some of the fresh crop include Shinobi The MC, Tokyo Chaos City, ATOMIC-DOG----they're heavy on talent and on the Internets, and you'll hear about their projects in today's show.
Many of the performers have an online presence via Facebook, SoundCloud, YouTube and the like. We here at Beasts Central will keep you posted on how to keep up with their Awesome Diety Power Level Musical affairs!
May your 2012 have a safe and spirited transition into 2013, Mayan Calendar predictions notwithstanding.
Beasts Tk Podcast 5 PLAYLIST
Shinobi The MC: The Revival
DJ Honda ft. Keith Murray and 50 Grand: Hai!
Tokona-X: Do U Want It Again (Outro) (R.I.P. Tokona-X)
FIP (First International Playas: Mari-Chan
The Mountain Brothers: Intro (Every Hero Needs Theme Music)
Chops: U Know Who It Is
Chops: Shuffle the Deck (Interlude)
Yoshihiro Nakagawa: INTERSTELLAR BLUES (fast)
LEMS feat. Sounguage: Calm day
DJ HASEBE Feat. Ronny Jordan / Sugar Soul: Super Players
DJ Komori feat. Faith Evans: Love's Doors
Rahze ft. Milka: Music Factory
Back in Tokio: Boys & Girls
AUDIOMASHER: CANDY GIRL
Hatsune Miku: Last Night Good Night (Akari Town RMX)
USK: Wakai Cocop ("Akai Sweet Pea" Bootleg
Kayano Sato: Sing to be loved-without Vocal&BassMP3
the planets: lesson 28
Inside Neon: Buried Alive
Tokyo Chaos City: Loser (Visit http://tokyochaoscity.bandcamp.com)
ATOMIC-DOG: never can say goodbye (COVER-Talk BOX in da PARK)
OGG Beats: Lost In Japan (A Beasts Theme)
This is a special edition of Beasts, hosted by Mr. Tom Melesky. If you've been with Beasts for a while, he's a familiar name.
He's a promoter for acts in Japan (MOLICE, SAWA/SAWAS PHOOL, K-Syndrome), a patron of terrestrial and online radio (this show, SRQVAMPS in Sarasota, Florida, the sorely missed NIPPON MUSIC CHAMP out of WRAS 88.5fm Atlanta hosted by b-chan), a stuntman and schoolteacher, as well as the occasional backup dancer and stuntman.
Tom is a co-organizer of the IRO IRO concert series based in Tokyo (featuring local and international acts sharing the stage) and is the owner of the Underground Terrarium---a virtual forum for up and coming artists.
Prepare to hear the alluring sounds bubbling under the surface of Japan in this episode!
He's a storyteller and a self-deprecating humorist, and with his charm, you'll hear about a number of Nippon performers, as well as IRO IRO and his performer friends and peers.
Tom's been a massive contributor to the musical expansion that Touyou Kanon has had through the years, and we're grateful to him.
He's a true blue Master of Ceremonies (as is evident with the IRO IRO ghows), so he handles hosting this episode with ease.
This official hat trick mark of our podcast is a fresh new mix of styles, incorporating classical orchestras (covering video game music, no less), sprinklings of salsa and latino flavor, electro-pop, underground livehouse rock (courtesy of some performers from the IRO IRO bi-monthly event in Tokyo--hosted by our good promoter pal Tom Melesky), hip-hop, and remixed dance jams.
The closer tune for today's show is from Murkdaddyflex, who's a trained instrumentalist, and a creative crate digger who offered up his tune "Java." There's some koto playing in the background near the 1:20 mark, and it's a sweet tune. All of his work is free for your downloading pleasure. His site is murkdaddy.flex.bandcamp.com
Special thanks go out to T.O. Lawrence at Cinephiles Anon (cinephilesanon.com, http://www.flickr.com/photos/cinephilesanon/) for the cosplay pictures he took at Anime Weekend Atlanta back in September, and our roving reporter Zach Collins for the interview with Akabane Vulgars on Strong Bypass at the J-Pop Summit Festival in San Francisco.
The night of this broadcast, MONO was rocking Atlanta's The Masquerade. You'll hear about Peelander-Z and Electric Eel Shock (both featured in today's set) doing the same in November at the Drunken Unicorn.
There's some very big news out of the SAWA/SAWAS PHOOL camp, so tune in for the secret goodness!
One of our newest connects represents the L.A. underground hip-hop universe, and his name is Key Kool. He's been around for a long time, and you'll hear a cut from his 1995 debut album with partner on the wheels of steel, DJ Rhettmatic, and it's remixed by none other than C-Arson, Califronia Waterproof MC himself, Ras Kass.
Key Kool is the president of Up Above Records, an urban label with a deep roster of MCs, DJs, and producers. Of special note is the crew within them, The Visionaries. You'll hear more about the label, Key, and the rest of the crew in this podcast. (The weblink for Up Above Records is upabove.com)
Touyou Kanon is getting worldwide, as much as the musicians are getting genrewide.
Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra: Donkey Kong Country Underwater Theme
Akina Nakamori: Al Ha Kagero
Kenji Kawai: Premonition
Shinji CIENNA Yamasaki Intro
Shinji CIENNA Yamasaki: Fly
Orquesta de la Luz: Bolero Japon
Tokyo Cuban Boys: Peanut Valor
Aran Tomoko: Sunny Side Love
Naomi Akimoto: Tennessee Waltz
POLYSICS: Black Out Fall Out (JAPAN FOR SALE VOL 3)
Back In Tokio: Human
Yoshinori Sunahara: Spiral Never Before (JAPAN FOR SALE VOL 3)
K-Syndrome: MediKation (IRO IRO Series)
the sworn group: Afureru (Overflown)
Honeydew: Heavy Rainy Day
Potato Tips: summer days
Akabane Vulgars: Strike a match, burn it, Cuz it’s dark enough
The Circlets: Cat Fight
Invago: Not Too Late
Electric Eel Shock: Scream For Me
Peelander-Z: Bad Chili Burger
Realized: Tokyo Butterfly
LITE: Image Game
S. Fukami/T.Technouchi/Junya Nakano/A. Hashimoto: Premonition
Sawa: Japanese Intro
Sawa: Twister (Remix) (Produced by Takeharu Ishimoto)
Key Kool & DJ Rhettmatic: Head Trip (Ras Kass Remix)
Kick The Can Crew: Djdj (For Radio)
Motoy feat. DJ Takada: DH
tofubeats/Onomatope Daijin (オノマトペ大臣) of KaiShine: Suisei (Original Mix)
Blue Satellite: Aurora Pt. 1 (Kido Yoji Remix)
Hey Beastsiders, this is an interview that our roving reporter Zach did with J-rock trio Akabane Vulgars On Strong Bypass at the 2012 J-Pop Summit Festival in San Francisco, CA.
Please enjoy, and spread the word on this. Our thanks go to the Vulgars for the time, John Genzale for the consideration, and Zach for getting the Touyou Kanon road hustle in bi-coastal mode!
This is a Beasts' interview with Sean Holland, the owner of Tyche's Games, a hobby/game shop in Athens, Georgia.
Tyche's specializes in equipment, playing decks and kits for table top role playing games (or RPGs). He also features gaming sessions for campaigns at the store. He goes into a good detail laying out the various titles available.
As far as the Beastly interest, Tyche's is an anime lover's haven. At one time the store had an anime DVD rental service which was very popular (particularly with the folks at UGAnime, the anime club at the neighboring University of Georgia). Now the anime series DVDs (in excellent condition) are being sold in their original boxsets, at just $3 a disc!
In addition, Tyche's sports a formidable music selection of anime soundtracks, as well as J-Pop and Rock releases from artists such as Versailles and Megumi Hayashibara (Slayes/Blue Seed). There are domestic and import releases available for a great price.
Anime apparel is also available.
You'll hear about Japanese snacks (including the joy of POCKY) in this fine interview.
If you are ever in the Classic City of Athens, Georgia, be sure to check out Tyche's Games!
In this, the 2nd installment of our podcast, you'll get some promos we've worked on (remixed by DJ FF of FFGreen Moosic--you can hear more of his work on www.soundcloud.com/ffgreen), a UK dubstep remix of a Kingdom Hearts tune by the Her Royal Songstress Utada (Hikaru), a high power J-Pop injection, vintage dancefloor strut material, blazing J-rock bands, a brand new "I Can't Believe They Went There" Segement with an ingenue comedic pop duo (The Shadeaux Bros, with a twist on a familiar video game tune), and a marriage of hip-hop and crisp jazz. Dig in, and thanks for tuning in!
You'll hear more from our team of artists, including singer Jamie Charoen, and Tokyo based rock quartet Inside Neon. The former has been touring through the Southeast and we've interviewed her her on the tour, while the latter is pushing their debut "If You're Not With Us You're Against Us" which came out in March. Prepare to hear more from them here at Beasts Central, along the group The Planets. Freshgalaxy is a wicked mind on the beats, and does good credit to a Sadao Watanabe tune in tribute to the post-tsunami ravaged world of Japan. You'll hear all this and more!
Beasts Touyou Kanon Podcast Episode 2 Playlist
Welcome to "Beasts From the East" (Nihongo Version) (DJ FF Remix 1 SNIPPET)
Detzky: Kingdom Hearts End Theme
Nana Mitsuki: Shinai
Dreams Come True: Gomen Ne DJ
FreeTEMPO feat. Naomi Kanno (EGO): Universe Song
Megumi Hayashibara: “kujikenaikara!” (Because I’ll Never Give Up!)
DJ Taka feat. Noria: “Love Love Sugar” (Full Version)
Jamie Chaoren: The Puppeteer
COMA-CHI: Material World
Hiroshima: The Door Is Open
Kaoru Kwasaki, SWING-O: Outro for LENA
Joe Hisaishi: Senshun No Shissou
Asei Kobayashi & Micky Yoshino: Oriental Melon Man
Geinoh Yamashirogumi: Dolls Polyphony (Symphonic Suite AKIRA for 1988 film)
Haruomi Hosono: Choo Choo Gatagoto
Masayoshi Takanaka: Bu-Regina Tokyo
Yasuko Agawa: Dance Mary Dance
Deee-Lite: Groove Is In The Heart f/Bootsy Collins and Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest
Mr. Comicstore (Katsutoshi Nagai/Toshiya Arai)/Nicole Willis: Are You Ready To The Party?
Inside Neon: Cosmonaut
Inside Neon: The Soviets
Scars Borough: Bed Spring Symphony
TEARS OF THE REBEL: SWEET NIGHT PUNK SONG
the planets: I delete u
BO-PEEP: Dancing, The People
Soyo Oka: Enter Password (Pilotwings SNES Game)
The Shadeaux Bros: Christmas Time in Castlevania (The Shadeaux Proclamation--album available at http://www.reverbnation.com/shadeauxbros) (I CAN’T BELIEVE THEY WENT THERE MOMENT--samples "Bloody Tears" by Keinichi Matsubara)
Freshgalaxy: Beautiful Sunrise (Contains a sample from "Tsumagoi", by Sadao Watanabe) (from his beat tape Shining Souls (One With Japan))
DJ Deckstream feat. Camp Lo: A Touch of Mink
Hime: Himehajime 2006
DJ Bach Logic/DJ Whoo Kid: No More To Say
Kan: Rogue That Innocent Face
DJ Nu-Mark ft. Key Kool: Hands On
Nujabes ft. Apani B.: Thank You
Welcome to Beasts Fom The East (Nihongo Version) (Full FF Mix 2 Version)
Welcome to the Beasts/Touyou Kanon podcast! I'm Sean, the multi-monikered host (DJ S.O.S., The Grand Polizzle). This is the reincarnation of a radio show about Japanese music in all varieties, as well as other regions of the Far East.
If you know about the WUOG show, thanks for your patronage and welcome to Chapter 2 of the Awesome Diety Power Level Music saga. You can learn and listen to the radio show at the archive at http://shows.wuog.org/risingsun/
If you're new to it, thanks for giving us a gander and take pleasure in getting to know what makes this experience for the folks who've kept up with us for two years (including fans, venues, music and visual artists from all over the world, and the people who get thrown by the language barrier)
Beasts From the East is part of the Vividly Visions Productions family and is sponsored by Norminella Studios (formerly Norminella Recordings)
WELCOME TO TOUYOU KANON!
OGG BEATS: Tokyo Cipher
DJ Tonk ft. Zooco: Intro Reincarnation
Gagle: Afternoon Daze
Denki Groove: Dareda! (radio edit)
MOLICE: Foxy Machine
SAWA: Dragonfly (2012)
Akabane Vulgars: Bottle in Absinthe
Aeronauts: this song is too great
Mat: Uchū-kan (宇宙観)
-Yurie Yato and Takeo Miratsu: Toki no Hazama
-Takeshi Sakasegawa: A Lumberman’s Love
Chimp Beams: Echoman
Exit Clov: Alishan
Mountain Brothers: Community
Luv & BTB: On The Way Down
Dope Daddy & M.O.: Osaka, Japan (JODZ Remix)
Boushudurama: Gold Sky
DJ $hin: Moon
JUJU: Lost & Found
4D-JAM: Funny But I’m Dreamin’
Yajima Biyoushitsu: Nihon no Mikata
Yuji Ohno: Lupin III Theme ‘89
Hiromix: 桜色グラフィティ (Sakurairo Gurafiti) Cherry Color Graffiti
Lemons & Oranges: Raspberry Heaven
OGG BEATS: Lost in Japan Pt. 2 (A Beasts Theme)
With the approval of the UK soul singer/songwriter Conner Reeves (Joss Stone, "Best Friend" w/Mark "Return of the Mack" Morrison), a touch of class adds a new layer of strut to the Beastly Medley series. Please enjoy!
Our thanks to Mr. Reeves for the okay. And check out "Earthbound," his "Welcome to the Future" EP (now on iTunes), and anything he touches!
Back to do it again, here's a fresh new take on the 3rd Beastly Medley. A Nippon tunetastic buffet of epic proportions!