In a story that would make a tremendous adaptation for an EDM-era take on the ’80s film Footloose, Japan’s 67-year-old Fueiho law banning dance clubs from staying open after midnight has been officially changed by the country’s government. ​ Plans to change the law were set into motion last year, however a new version of the plans were [...]
The Japanese cabinet voted to approve a lift on the country’s longstanding late-night dancing ban, which means citizens and tourists might soon be able to shake it past 12 midnight without breaking the law for the first time since World War II. Resident Advisor reports via Reuters that the cabinet’s decision on Oct. 24 must now be [...]
The future of trance has arrived, and his name is Nhato. We at LessThan3 have been die-hard ambassadors of the sound of Nhato since we first came across Tokyo Blue Pipe near the beginning of our site’s life. Now that he has presented a snapshot of the full breadth of his talent with his debut album Etude, we almost feel like proud [...]
Nhato - Gossip (Original Mix) [LessThan3]
Nhato feat Hiroyuki ODA - Moonquake (Original Mix) [LessThan3]
Nhato - Etude (Original Mix) [LessThan3]
Japanese indie beats label Disktopia is following up their recent compilation release with an EP from one of the label’s head honchos. Mau’lin, based out of London, is serving up a special six-track release for fans of the label’s indie sound. Everything coming out of Japan’s electronic scene has been utterly jaw-dropping–from our [...]
Mau'lin - Function Open (Am Rhein Remix) [Disktopia]
Mau'lin feat Amenta - Deeper Than The Sun (Original Mix) [Disktopia]
Mau'lin - Pelvin (Original Mix) [Disktopia]
Oh, those Japanese DJs. How I do love their crazy experimentation, whether it be with trance, hip hop, or in this case, dubstep. Meet Ajapai, Rottun’s newest dubstep samurai from the Land of the Rising Sun. Ajapai likes things messy, taking a page out of the books of similar artists like Excision and Datsik. His new EP, Energize, is [...]
Ajapai - Energize (Original Mix) [Rottun]
Ajapai - Bounce (Original Mix) [Rottun]
After the devastating events that took place this past March in Japan, we here at LessThan3 have teamed up with the artists of Otographic Music and our podcast, Tokyo Bliss, to bring you a live benefit concert straight from Japan. You can watch the stream live on July 16 HERE. Beginning Saturday, July 16th at 8pm PST/11pm EST/12pm JST, [...]
Nhato - Far East Garden (Original Mix) [Otographic Music]
Nhato - Far East Garden (Tomoyuki Sakakida Remix) [Otographic Music]
We’ve all heard about the devastating events that occurred in Japan this year. Well UK DJ/producer Mark Knight, the mastermind behind house label Toolroom Records, has decided to contribute his <3 to those in need. Mark is giving all proceeds from his remix of Florence + the Machine’s You’ve Got The Love to helping orphaned children [...]
Florence + The Machine - You've Got the Love (Mark Knight Remix) [Toolroom]
Our love for Otographic Music has us writing about Japan a lot, but this time, it is on a much sadder note. I’m sure that all of you LT3ers have heard about the catastrophic conditions persisting in Japan for the past week. Starting with the biggest earthquake in Japan’s history, the country has since suffered a series of extremely [...]
Eco - A Little Help From My Friends
Here’s some music to chill out to. UK-based sensation Gold Panda keeps releasing electronica hit after hit. Born Derwin Panda, he’s had a pretty unique life, being born in the UK but having lived in Japan and studied at The School of Oriental and African Studies. I just stumbled upon his music for the first time when I saw his music [...]
Gold Panda - You [Notown]
Gold Panda - Marriage [Notown]
LessThan3 partner label Otographic Music has put out a remix album of Hiroyuki ODA’s latest work, Thirty, and I want to be the first to tell you: it’s very special. Many different artists on the label have contributed remixes, including LT3 favorite Nhato, KaNa (whom we recently interviewed), Shingo Nakamura, and many others. The whole [...]
Hiroyuki ODA - Submarine (Tomoyuki Sakakida Remix) [Otographic Music]
Hiroyuki ODA - Oceanus (Taishi Remix) [Otographic Music]
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