First broadcast date: 16 July 2018
Toshio Matsuura presents his fortnightly two hour music program, WW Tokyo. One of the founding members of the U.F.O. (United Futures Organisation), Toshio has remained a leader in the Tokyo nightlife scene for years.
This week Toshio welcomes one of the biggest bands in the Tokyo scene, D.A.N., for an interview about their new album out in July 2018.
WW Tokyo is live from WIRED HOTEL ASAKUSA.
Photography Shoji Yagihashi.
D.A.N. are a Japanese band formed in the summer of 2014 in Tokyo. Their unique and thoroughly modern sound, sitting somewhere between the minimal alt-pop of The xx and the live dance music dynamic of Caribou, has won them fans throughout their home country and increasingly further afield.
With influences ranging from underground house and techno through to psychedelic and African music, the three piece are equally at home in the club as they are on a festival stage, and are being widely touted as the most exciting prospect to emerge from the Tokyo scene in many years.