[Cover photo: DJ Notoya performing mix at Technics Sound Trailer in Tokyo]

Japanese label Nippon Columbia is celebrating the worldwide release of their new City Pop compilation, TOKYO GLOW, with an all-analog mix performed by DJ Notoya on his Technics SL-1200 turntable.  Filmed at Technics Sound Trailer in Tokyo TOKYO GLOW: Japanese City Pop Nonstop DJ Mix features favorites off the new comp (such as Kiyohiko Ozaki’s “Ojousan Oyawarakani” and Kengo Kurozumi’s “Juggler”) and a variety of rare tracks from Nippon Columbia’s extensive and varied catalog.

With Japan’s City Pop genre gaining worldwide attention, Nippon Columbia announced the TOKYO GLOW collection in October, exploring City Pop, Funk, and Soul of the late ‘70s and ‘80s, all carefully curated by Tokyo-based DJ/curator/City Pop expert DJ Notoya. Released digitally by Nippon Columbia and in 2-LP/CD formats by France’s WeWantSounds on December 10th, the 18-track compilation features cult classics and rarities (by artists such as Hiroshi Sato, Hatsumi Shibata, Hitomi ‘Penny’ Tohyama, and Midori Hara), many of which are being released digitally for the first time and making their vinyl debut outside of Japan.

Tracklist (digital edition):

1. Kumi Nakamura – Kimagure

2. Miyuki Maki – Indo No Michibata

3. Haruyoshi Yamashina – Osake To Joke

4. Sumiko Yamagata – Natsu No Hikari Ni

5. Hatsumi Shibata – Party Is Over

6. Makoto Iwabuchi – Moonlight Flight

7. Hiroshi Sato – Saigo No Tejina

8. Arakawa Band – Paradise’s Dream

9. New Generation Company – I Wander All Alone (Part III)

10. Kiyohiko Ozaki – Ojosan Oteyawarakani

11. Kengo Kurozumi – Juggler

12. Ken Nishizaki – Koi No Paradigm

13. Jadoes – Simply Another Love

14. Midori Hara – Aamar Jabar

15. Hitomi ‘Penny’ Tohyama – Tuxedo Connection

16. Mizuki Koyama – Oh! Daddy

17. Haruo Chikada & Vibra-Tones – Sofa Bed Blues

18. Mitsuko Horie – Chigasaki Memory

Cover art by Optigram