11 October 2013


I got this mix tape from a friend I met in Nagoya on my first trip to Japan. As anyone who has been there can testify, half of the experience is the huge world of bands that are virtually unknown outside of Japan, and this tape is full of them. Ten bands, and I reckon only a couple are familiar to anyone aside from the true freaks. These are all bands that were active in '96 when Yukari made me the tape, so don't expect a collection of rare '80s flexis. This is Japan - heavily influenced by US hardcore, especially the tough mosh of early '90s SxE.

1 comment:

Fritz said...

Cheers man, been looking for these Switch Style tracks for ages!