Formed in 1993 in Japan’s Nara Prefecture, YAMATO The Drummers of Japan have been storming the world without a break, giving over 2,500 performances in 51 countries. After 19 years since their last show in London’s West End, the group will be back in March to rock the audience’s socks off in the prestigious Sadler’s Wells. […]

On a gloomy day in London, in a French café, I had the pleasure of meeting Takaki, a self-taught Japanese DJ, who had never expected that his popularity would soar to a height where his skills would be used to create a Panasonic commercial. The ad was admired by many during the FIFA World Cup […]

Seoul’s Zandari Festa is gaining recognition as one of East Asia’s coolest music festivals.  It started in 2012 and is South Korea’s largest music showcase event.  Now five years old, 2016’s outing will feature more than 160 Korean and international acts playing in a dozen live clubs across Seoul’s famed Hongdae entertainment district from September […]

After almost a decade of keeping the music of PATiENTS alive with the respected Kwon (piano & vocals), Sumin (bass and lead singer) and Jae- hyuk (drummer), it was time for some changes. A few months ago, the band came to the terms that it was necessary for them to let Jae-hyuk go and seek […]

Windmill Brixton in London was never meant to be a live music venue; as the owner said, “(…) it kinda evolved; late night sessions at the bar revealed that the regulars carried a wealth of experience in musicianship, sound engineering and promoting, and since we drank there anyway we decided that we should get a […]

For the past few months I have been posting a lot about Korean rock music. To some, it might be slightly strange; however to some it might be interesting. Ever since I discovered it a few years ago, I have believed that it deserves wide coverage and recognition. I have conducted countless interviews with various […]

Bands from all over the world travel to music showcase-style festivals like The Great Escape in the UK and SXSW in the US each year to share their music with new audiences and network with other musicians and music industry professionals. Started in 2012, Zandari Festa is Korea’s largest music showcase festival.  And while it’s […]