Tokyo Soundscape

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New pop, sounds and beats from Japan with Rory Steele and Chris Roaf

Rory and Chris presents a guided through the wide and crazy world of Japanese music, playing classic hits as well as the latest and greatest tunes to come out of Japan,

By Year

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

By Tag

  • Polysics

  • Shonen Knife

  • Plamo

  • Tokyo Soundscape

  • Sonic Coaster Pop

  • Towa Tei

  • The Blue Hearts

  • cosmos

  • Perfume

  • Gyoko

  • The Beatniks

  • Advantage Lucy

  • Sexy-Synthesizer

  • Tom Smith

  • Tokyo Ska Paradise

  • Battle Royale

  • Yellow Magic Orchestra

  • future

  • Soil and Pimp Sessions

  • shintaro

  • zipangu film festival

  • Super Junky Monkey

  • Andymori

  • Tokyo Jihen

  • 8otto

  • The Telephones

  • Taffy

  • Akira

  • Boris

  • Hotel Mexico

  • leftfield

  • Veltpunch

  • Number Girl

  • World?s End Girlfriend

  • Lo-Fi

  • Utada Hikaru

  • The Polka Dot Fire Brigade

  • Sputniko

  • Miila and the Geeks

  • Love Exposure

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  • Cornelius

  • World's End Girlfriend

  • flied egg

  • Japan

  • 80kidz.

  • Base Ball Bear

  • Judy and Mary

  • 80kidz

  • Sakanaction

  • Guitar Wolf

  • House

  • Turntable Films

  • Drum Eyes

  • YMO

  • past

  • Gekirin

  • Video Games

  • yuletide tunes

  • J-Pop

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Tokyo Soundscape Episode 21Tue, 2012-12-11 18:18

Tokyo Soundscape gets festive with a Christmas special (well, everyone else does, so why not us?), featuring yuletide... See details

Tokyo Soundscape Episode 20Wed, 2012-12-05 19:16

On this edition of Tokyo Soundscape, we look to the future and to the past, but both from a decidedly alternative point... See details

Tokyo Soundscape Episode 19Wed, 2012-11-21 19:29

Tokyo Soundscape Episode 19 Another pick ?n? mix bag of belters fit to burst with musical goodness from Japan,... See details

Tokyo Soundscape Episode 18Fri, 2012-08-03 13:12

Yokai-name checking Boogie Woogie? Japanese ?Britpop?? A Shibuya-kei tribute to Paul Scholes? It can only mean there?s... See details

Tokyo Soundscape Episode 17: Salyu x Salyu InterviewMon, 2012-07-23 17:05

Tokyo Soundscape interviews Salyu and Keigo Oyamada (aka Cornelius), plus Yumiko Ohno and Asa-chang, ahead of their... See details

Tokyo Soundscape Episode 16Tue, 2012-05-15 11:45

TRACKLISTING: Base Ball Bear ? Yoakemae (Hontou no Yoakemae ver.) Avengers in Sci-Fi ? Save Our Rock 8otto ? You... See details

TOKYO SOUNDSCAPE 19th March 2012 Tue, 2012-03-20 19:53

Rory reaches into his latest grab bag of audible treats and pulls out new material from the likes of Polysics,... See details

Tokyo Soundscape: Zipangu Film Festival SpecialThu, 2011-11-17 19:18

Tokyo Soundscape presents a Zipangu Fest special (, featuring an interview with Neil Cantwell and... See details

Tokyo Soundscape Episode 13Wed, 2011-09-21 19:00

The latest indie rock from Japan, including Galileo Galilei, Veltpunch and Dry as Dust, with added electro-pop, dance... See details

Tokyo Soundscape Episode 12Fri, 2011-09-02 14:00

Rory Steele previews forthcoming Japanese gigs in London, with spotlights on Japan Underground and 30 years of Shonen... See details

Tokyo Soundscape Episode 11Wed, 2011-04-06 20:43

Tokyo Soundscape's got it covered with this special show dedicated to tributes and renditions of pclassic hits by... See details

Tokyo Soundscape Episode 10Wed, 2011-03-30 14:54

Rory highlights some of the fundraising music available, and forthcoming gigs and events in support of the earthquake... See details

Tokyo Soundscape Episode 9: At the MoviesMon, 2010-12-13 20:42

Time to go eiga-gaga, as Tokyo Soundscape presents a silver screen special, featuring music from Love Exposure, Ping... See details

Tokyo Soundscape Episode 8Fri, 2010-12-03 13:21

Rory is joined in the studio by Japanese music journalist, Tom Smith, to talk about club night Japan Underground, plus... See details

Tokyo Soundscape Episode 7Fri, 2009-10-16 03:00

Rory and Chris get genki with the denki in this electronic special, featuring Plamo, HASYMO and Sputniko! 1.... See details

Tokyo Soundscape Episode 6: "Viva! La Woman"Thu, 2009-08-13 03:00

Chris and Rory declare "Viva! La Woman" as they celebrate the best female singers, artists and bands from... See details

Tokyo Soundscape Episode 5Thu, 2009-07-30 16:46

Rory and Chris return to the OpenAir Studio to play old favourites Shonen Knife and Hoover's Ooover, plus new... See details

Tokyo Soundscape Episode 4Tue, 2009-06-16 03:00

This week, Chris and Rory bring you jeggae by the Bonobows, as well as tracks from Polysics and Number Girl. See details

Tokyo Soundscape Episode 3: "Video Games"Sun, 2009-04-26 03:00

Music connected to, from and inspired by video games as well as tracks from Bo Peep and the Soil and Pimp Sessions. See details

Tokyo Soundscape "Rock" Sat, 2009-02-14 02:00

In episode two, Rory ventures further into the Pick 'n' Mix of Japanese music, playing old favourites the Polysics... See details

Tokyo Soundscape "landing" Fri, 2009-02-13 02:00

In this episode Rory Steele plays his pick of Japanese music, from bands such as Yellow Magic Orchestra to the... See details