Tokyo Record Style

Yoshiki, Dani, Arita, and Jay

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Good early morning from Tokyo Record Style. Thanks for all the follows, shares, and comments! This is gonna be a lot of fun 🙂 Next up is this 4-member squad (Yoshiki, Dani, Arita, and Jay) I also ran into at @flashdiscranch in Shimokita last weekend. They were cool and scored some pretty interesting looking records (see comments for titles and links). I’ll have to keep thinking of the best way of doing this, maybe a link in bio or a Spotify playlist. A lot came to mind in the last few days, the mental checklist the project needs. Anyway, more […]

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Haruko

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I met a cool record collector and saxophonist, Haruko at Flash Disc Ranch yesterday who scored Stanley Turrentine’s West Side Highway from ‘78 and No ‘Count by fellow saxophonist Frank Foster recorded in ‘56 on the Savoy label, both I think she mentioned being recommended to her by Flash’s aficionado, Tsubaki san. I want to point out that this project is called Tokyo Record STYLE for a reason. It’s not just about records, or music – it’s also about style (not fashion per se, cuz I couldn’t really tell ya, but style, yes). Haruko was rawkin’ a sweet gray leather […]

Tokyo Record Style

Masao Tsubaki

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Flash Disk RanchHands down, the absolutely coolest record shop in all of Tokyo is, without a doubt, Flash Disc Ranch in Shimokitazawa, run by a consummate record store cult hero, Masao Tsubaki. I think Shimokita has been my stomping grounds for so long, since before iPhone days, that I actually witnessed the mp3/digital revolution, tragically wipe out a handful of awesome local independent record stores that had struggled to stay afloat (with no help from giants like Disk Union, Tower, and HMV). I remember lamenting almost decades now ago “There goes another one…” “…and another” and at one point I […]

Tokyo Record Style

Michael Warren

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Tokyo Record Style’s first official victim! My dear pal, musician extraordinaire (check out one of his many bands including Honest People), fellow Top 5 Records Podcast co-host (links eventually is bio), Michael Warren, in town from beautiful Aomori. Michael and I came to know each other through record-collecting 4 or 5 years ago and have pretty much connected nearly every day since sharing musical musing on our imaginary radio show: “The Dog Log” (upon which we have logged thousands of hours). Love hitting the record stores with Michael when he’s in town, which is quite often. He always takes cool […]

Tokyo Record Style

Brian Scott Peterson

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Hey! Welcome to my new Instagram where I am going to be documenting record-collecting, record shops, music-loving in Tokyo, and all the freaks, weirdos, and hipsters whose passion for music knows no bounds! I’m Brian, 20-year Tokyo resident and life-long record-collector and music lover! Follow me for a glimpse into this supremely cool subculture and share your passion for music with me! Pose for my camera and show me the records you just scored! See you out there, Tokyo! Look out for the guy with the records and the camera! Santo & Johnny – Sleep WalkLabel: Canadian American Records, Ltd. […]