Music

Mt Fuji sunset and Tokyo lights seen on a Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tour

Tokyo ON In the Mix: Soul in the House

Tokyo ON goes In the Mix once again bringing some soul to your house! Soulful house is a genre of music characterized by club beats, lush arrangements (think strings, flutes, melodic basslines, bongos…) and of course strong vocals that project warmth and emotion. Despite its relatively lower profile worldwide, the genre continues to have a […]

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Samurai Blues - Tokyo ON radio show on Maction Planet Radio

Tokyo ON #040: Samurai Blues

MAC IS BACK! That’s right, the Maction Planet Founder and Lead Guide returns to take us on a musical journey through Japan’s World Cup history, from the Agony of Doha in 1993 to the present day. Mac plays songs from each tournament Japan has qualified for, including tracks by Jean-Michel Jarre & Tetsuya Komuro, EXILE, […]

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Japan representative T-shirt seen on a Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tour

Tokyo ON #039: This is Japan

Maction Planet Radio’s flagship show, Tokyo ON, returns with another episode showcasing the best of Japanese music alongside insightful cultural commentary straight from the heart of the World’s Greatest Metropolis!  Against the backdrop of the 2018 World Cup, Maction Planet Resident DJ Royce Leong examines the topic of Japanese national identity through music. Seeking to […]

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Tokyo ON In the Mix: Tokyo Wandering vol.2

Tokyo ON In the Mix: Tokyo Wandering vol.2

Maction Planet Radio returns with another eclectic mix to help wash away those rainy season blues! The rainy season is here in Tokyo and so Maction Planet Resident DJ Royce Leong has put together another Tokyo Wandering mix to help you contemplate life on these cool misty days. Whether you’re inside a cafe waiting out […]

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Deadpool loves Shibuya in Tokyo, spotted on a Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tour

This Week in Tokyo – 5 June 2018

The latest edition of This Week in Tokyo – a review of the Maction Planet week that was and a look ahead to what’s coming up in and beyond the city. Check out photos from our tours and read insights into our explorations as we get under the skin of the World’s Greatest Metropolis. This […]

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Tokyo ON #038: Drum and Brass

Tokyo ON #038: Drum and Brass

In this episode of Tokyo ON Maction Planet Resident DJ Royce Leong drop-drop-drops the brass, with a selection of jazz and beats from a diverse lineup of artists including a girl with pink hair (Yucco Miller), a guy with a secret identity (Serph) and a band with a frontman who doesn’t sing (Soil and Pimp […]

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Tokyo ON #037: Showa Soul Revue

In this episode of Tokyo ON Maction Planet Resident DJ Royce Leong takes you back to the good old days of the Showa era, to a time of colour TVs, records, rockets and Special FX monster movies. Appreciating a selection of tunes from Chiemi Eri, Mizuhara Hiroshi, Ogawa Tomoko and more, Royce explores the Japanese […]

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Wisteria Fujii seen on a Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tour

Tokyo ON #036: Haru Matsuri

Spring is in full swing in The World’s Greatest Metropolis and what better way to enjoy the season than by rocking out, Japan-style! In this episode of Tokyo ON, Maction Planet Resident DJ Royce Leong takes you around the Kanto plains for an overview of the Japanese Rock Festivals happening in May. He discusses events […]

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Tokyo ON #035: Who Run the World

In this episode of Tokyo ON, Maction Planet Radio’s flagship show, Resident DJ Royce Leong delivers on his promise to dedicate an entire show to female rappers in Japan, featuring the likes of 鈴木真海子, COMA-CHI, Awich and more. In addition to delving into the background of these artists, Royce also talks about business succession in […]

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Maction Planet Resident DJ Royce Leong on the tape at Silent SkyFes seen on a Maction Planet Radio Tour

Tokyo ON #034: Over and Over

Fresh from his set 251m above Tokyo at Sunshine City, Maction Planet Resident DJ Royce Leong presents the freshest sounds from around the World’s Greatest Metropolis, with the latest from nulbarich, The Wisely Brothers, 大橋トリオ and m-flo (!!!). Royce also gives a recap of what went down at the epic Silent SkyFes where he spun […]

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