Tokyo ON #052: Soul Glo
Maction Planet Radio’s flagship show Tokyo ON gets some Soul Glo with tunes from of Softsoul, Neighbors Complain, Q.A.S.B & Three1989!
In this soulful episode of Tokyo ON, Maction Planet Resident DJ and disco aficionado Royce Leong explores soul / disco music in Japan today. Our sonic journey takes you through heaven, the heart of Shibuya and beyond with classic Philly soul and Motown disco sounds from the likes of Softsoul and Q.A.S.B. to modern tracks from newer bands influenced by soul/funk such as Neighbors Complain and Three1989. So tune in, get up, and let your soul glow with Tokyo ON.
Our tour guests, listeners to Maction Planet Radio and readers of our blog know that one of our many goals is to open up Tokyo’s diverse music culture to visitors. This can be difficult to crack due to the language barrier and the sheer breadth and depth of the scene. Concerts, gigs, club nights across every conceivable genre, homegrown, traditional, modern and internationally-influenced… the variety is outstanding. In most cases there is no English-language information available for these amazing events, and that is where we can help.
We run Tokyo Music Tours, which we brand “Maction Planet Radio Tours”, introducing people to the varied range of music in this amazing city. Like everything we do, your Tokyo Music Tour can be fully customised around the rest of your time touring The World’s Greatest Metropolis, where everything old is new again!
Some examples include:
- Cherry Blossom viewing followed by an amazing gig from Tokyo Discotheque Orchestra.
- Craft beer, the legacy of the zaibatsu, a cloudy architecture tour from on high, amazing ramen and thumping house music… all in one four hour tour of Tokyo.
- Hotel Koe’s opening party – only 80 premium tickets available – attended after an 8-hour tour of the ins and outs of the west Tokyo.
Whatever your interests, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us help you have a truly unique time in The World’s Greatest Metropolis, and beyond.