Various Artists

Tokyo Dreaming

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A major 2-LP exploration of Tokyo's cutting edge 80s sound through the music of cult Japanese label Nippon Columbia and its Better Days imprint, selected by British radio presenter and DJ Nick Luscombe.
For the occasion, WEWANTSOUNDS have teamed up with journalist and Japanese music expert Nick Luscombe who was granted rare access to the much-guarded Nippon Columbia's vaults for a masterful selection encapsulating the fascinating sound of Tokyo in the late 70s and 80s.

The selection mixes electro, synth-pop, funk and ambient and features such artists as Ryuichi Sakamoto, Mariah, Shigeo Sekito, Juicy Fruits, Hitomi "Penny" Tohyama and Yumi Murata. The tracklist includes many sought-after rarities and hidden gems which have never been released outside of Japan and the set has been newly remastered by Nippon Columbia.

The album has been designed by famed London-based designer Optigram and is annotated by Nick.


Ryuichi Sakamoto - The End Of Asia
Mariah - Shinzo No Tobira
Chika Asamoto - Self Control
Jun Fukamachi - Treasure Hunter
Yumi Murata - Watashi No Bus
Hitomi Penny Tohyama - Rainy Driver
Yumi Seino - La Maison Est En Ruine
Kyoko Furuya - Tokyo
Kazue Itoh - Chinatown Rose
Kazumi Watanabe - Tokyo Joe
Juicy Fruits - (Jenie Gets Angry)
Haruo Chikada & Vibra-Tones - Soul Life
Colored Music - Heartbeat
Akira Sakata - Room
Yasuaki Shimizu - Semi Tori No Hi
Shigeo Sekito - The Word II