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    Meet Barrington DeVaughn Hendricks, AKA JPEGMAFIA


    Barrington DeVaughn Hendricks, better known as rapper and producer JPEGMAFIA, has been making movements around the world with performances at Gov Ball in Queens (New York, U.S.A), Splendor on the Grass in Byron Bay, (Australia) and the long awaited Fuji Rock coming up this month.
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    Otoboke Beaver: Sex, Shibazuke and Rock and Roll


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    When Otoboke Beaver hits the Naeba Shokudo stage late on Saturday night those in attendance had best be braced and prepared for the storm. This fierce, fast, bright and frantic Kyoto four-pierce is sure to deliver a flurry of punk raw enough to rival any typhoon.

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    Bonobo’s Borderless World of Music


    Ready to embark on a journey? This show is for you. Five years since his last visit, Grammy award winning musician, DJ and producer Simon Green, better known as Bonobo, is set to make his Fuji Rock return this July.  READ MORE

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    The Voice of Belle: Kaho Nakamura

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    The remarkable voice of Suzu aka Bell in Studio Chizu’s 2021 film Belle returns to Fuji Rock this summer!

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    Kikagaku Moyo’s Final Farewell


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    Formed in the summer of 2012, Japanese psychedelic rock band Kikagaku Moyo has gone from busking the streets of Tokyo to selling out major venues and festivals worldwide. The 5-person group is planning to go on an indefinite hiatus after one last international farewell tour across the global stage. Kikagaku Moyo end their music journey with final album ‘Kumoyo Island’, which brings you on one last euphoric trip to the band’s imaginary world, consisting of phonetic sounds, eerie synths, hypnotic soft whispers.
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    Japanese Breakfast’s “Secret” Double Life


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    You may know her from her Grammy-nominated band, or maybe you know her from the many music videos she has directed, but not many know that Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner is also a distinguished author!

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    Arlo Parks – For the Love of Words


    British singer-songwriter Arlo Parks is first and foremost a poet. Words are her anchor and her love for them shines through in twelve songs on her 2021 debut album, Collapsed in Sunbeams. In the very beginnings of the pandemic, she rummaged through her collections of writing, from poems to journals that she’s written from the age of 13, and there, she began to piece together what would later be the heart of her debut album. READ MORE

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    Get Pumped with the Official Spotify Playlist


    Search for the official Spotify playlist under the title "FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL '22"

    Search for the official Spotify playlist under the title “FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL ’22”

    Did you know that an official playlist gets released every year in preparation for Fuji Rock?

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    Dinosaur Jr. – A Band 65 Million Years in the Making


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    Lou Barlow, J Mascis and Murph… Dinosaur Jr.

    Dinosaur Jr. is one of those bands that most people have heard of, but fewer have really gotten deeply into. The name is familiar, maybe you remember the video for Feel the Pain when it was in heavy rotation on MTV, or their close relationship with bands like Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine, or in Japan perhaps from the YouTube algorithm quirk led popularity spike of 1994’s Over Your Shoulder in 2019 (strange, but true). If you fall into this ‘I know the name’ category, I highly recommend you spend the majority of your free time between now and Fuji Rock listening to lots and lots of Dinosaur Jr. so we can all enjoy what may prove to be the festival’s most earnest, most beautiful and presumably loudest shows together. 

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    Night Tempo Cranks Up the… Tempo


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    Don’t call Jung Kyung-ho a DJ. Better known as “Night Tempo”, the self-described “retro culture curator” painstakingly handpicks and injects new energy into 80’s Japanese pop hits. At the forefront of bringing Showa-era Japanese pop music onto the world scene, Night Tempo has put his own glossy spin on classic hits, making the catchy even catchier. The huge return in popularity of Mariya Takeuchi’s “Plastic Love” can be attributed to Night Tempo’s own energetic rework, making it accessible to a new generation of social media users both in Japan and abroad.

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