Japanese City Pop Playlist Curated by Toshi Kanazawa Now Available on Streaming Services

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Being a crate digging historian, nothing matches the thrill of (re-)discovering forgotten avenues in music just begging to be exhumed. There’s a world of lost gems to find, like an archaeologist digging for fossils. Only I’m not an archaeologist, I’m a boy. On the lookout for hot bands.

Sometimes buying records is like finding an extinguished bonfire on the beach and feeling the dead coal for a flicker of warmth still left in them.

There is most definitely heat still emanating from RC Succession’s “Slow Ballad.”

When talking to fans of Japanese music, I commonly find, for convenience sake, people

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