Interview with Hommarju

Interview with Hommarju

In preparation for the second remote System Arcadia show, Shakunetsu UNDERGROUND, we got the chance to talk to Hommarju, a Japanese music producer who makes songs under several music genres. He started off by making songs for the EXIT TUNES label and quickly expanded...

Interview with Kent Alexander

In preparation for the first remote System Arcadia show, Shakunetsu APPEND, we got the chance to talk to Kent Alexander, a DJ out of Yokohama, Japan. He’s been featured as an emcee in such BEMANI songs as THE DETONATOR and gigadelic 2017 as well as songs for...
Interview with Scott Brown

Interview with Scott Brown

At the cusp of summer and fall, I was at the Sonia nightclub in Cambridge, MA. There, I found myself talking with Scott Brown, happy hardcore and bouncy techno legend. We spoke about how he started producing music, his favorite Commodore Amiga games, and his...
Interview with Tanuki and JAKAZiD

Interview with Tanuki and JAKAZiD

It was a balmy summer evening in New Hampshire. As is the annual tradition, a raucous party thrashed in the basement below my feet. I took a break from dancing my butt off to talk to two of the SSN5 headliners, JAKAZiD and Tanuki. We discussed how they began music...

Interview with DM Ashura

One late March evening, I was at the MSD, otherwise known as the Machine Savior’s Den. For a number of years, the MSD has been a New England BEMANI community hangout. It is a tranquil place, where arcade rhythm games nest between the deciduous trees and crisp...