The YMO at Soul Train

The only appearance of a Japanese band on the legendary American music and dance show Soul Train? Of course it had to come from the iconic Yellow Magic Orchestra.

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Snow and Sand. And Lucifer.

Alan Parsons’ power jam “Lucifer” as the soundtrack to what is possibly the most spectacular snowboarding film sequence of the 1980s – seriously, what’s not to like?

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Now Is The Time

In light of current events, but also as a timeless poke in the eye, here’s a little relaxed ditty with a not so relaxed message courtesy of the Special AKA from 1984. Now is the time!

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Cologne Is For Lovers

Next sunday I will be DJ’ing at a cool (the last?!) open air party in Cologne – and the guest of honor is none other than the great DJ and producer Dâm-Funk from Los Angeles!

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That YMO Beer Commercial

In 2007, the Japanese beer brand Kirin Lager presented the Yellow Magic Orchestra in a one-minute commercial that is both beautiful and remarkable in many ways.

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Sneaker Round Table

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Two weeks ago I was invited to hang out at the fourth Praise Magazine sneaker round-table. Now the recording of this – German-speaking – talk show is finally online.

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Winter in America

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I don’t want to talk about last night’s election– there’s enough talk already and I have to work. So here’s a little musical and lyrical contemplation from Gil Scott Heron for you.

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Fakroun X Mondino X Coluche

One for my francophile Homiés: The big 80s hit by the big Ahmed Fakroun in a video by the big Jean-Baptise Mondino with a cameo by the big Coluche. Big!

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