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Scissor Sisters: I want you to FUNK me!


I can’t believe I let this happen again. This has been probably the 3rd year in a row that I’ve vowed to go see the Scissor Sisters in action and once again, I can’t go. I even led the charge about 4 months ago when I heard they were coming. They’re performing tonight at Zepp Tokyo and tomorrow night at Gan-Ban @ Ageha which just so happens to be the same night that Hello Kl!tty will be spinning at Ninja (Die Antwoord) @ Trump Room (but more about that later).

The Sisters and I have a history. Listening to their first self-titled album and “Ta-Dah” helped get me through some low times when I first moved to Tokyo. My poor ex-housemate would hear songs like “Return to Oz” and “Get it Get it” on loop every night without fail (smile Mel ;)) To say that I am sorely disappointed to miss them would be an understatement. I fear I’ll just go and wallow in my self-pity while I watch vids on their Vevo.

Enjoy these remixes of their latest album”Night Work

Scissor Sisters – Any Which Way (Carte Blanche remix)

Scissor Sisters – Fire With Fire (Starfuckers remix)

Scissor Sisters – Invisible Light (Siriusmo remix)

And an oldie but no doubt a banger
Scissor Sisters – Kiss you off (Mr. Oizo remix)

Hmmm, I think I might just play that last one on Thursday… Hopefully I’ll see you when you’re back in Toks again soon. Kl!ttytronic x

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Attention: Dubstep may be safe to listen to…

I’ve always had an aversion to Dubstep and I’ve been quite obnoxious about it. Whenever I listen to the intro of a song (unwittingly mind you), I may start to like it, then once that wobble comes in, I roll my eyes, mutter “bloody dubstep” and click next.

I’ll be the first to say maybe I was a bit too harsh (a small maybe).  When I heard Bassnectar’s remix to Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” I didn’t roll my eyes, I didn’t mutter under my breath and I certainly didn’t click next. Could it be that this ice queen may be warming to a subgenre of music that was completely alien to her? Only time will tell. Enjoy x

Ellie Goulding – Lights (Bassnectar remix)
[***audio preview removed due the uptight suits who issued me a DMCA notice]

Ellie Goulding – Lights (WIRED Dubstep remix)
[***audio preview removed] I knew warming to dubstep would come to no good 😦

It may also be safe to listen to:

N.A.S.A. (Feat. Kanye West, Santigold & Lykke Li)- Gifted (Masuka Remix)

Diplo & Don Diablo – Make You Pop (Don Diablo Dubstep Mix)

Friday Rocks

Well look at that, three posts just this week alone. I thought it’d be a challenge to update weekly, but this blog thing just proves that there’s too much good music out there that has to be shared. And… that I talk too much.

It’s Friday night Tokyoites! Need I say more?

It’s no secret that I absolutely adore Fake Blood aka Touche’ aka Theo Keating. His music runs through my veins, and I would give my kingdom just to see him here in Tokyo (VIP no less). He cracks me up with his tweets, he enjoys his winter sports, and he’s known to go ape-cuss on anyone leaking his music. A match made in heaven methinks. Anyways, I first heard “Medieval” while watching one of his sets for Halloween on Youtube and have been eagerly awaiting it’s release. It’s not released yet, this is just the first showing of his new EP, only a 320 rip from the full mix. Giggity.

Fake Blood – Medieval

So apparently people didn’t like seeing ginger kids being executed in M.I.A’s “Born Free” video. But Ms. /\/\ /\ Y /\ has dropped another digital release which has been given the title Internet Connection (The Remixes). Check out two of the four remixes below:

M.I.A – Internet Connection (Flux Pavilion remix)

M.I.A – Internet Connection (Buraka Som Sistema remix)

Dang, it’s already 9.30pm so that’s all for now, see you at “Sniff Sniff” tonight! x

Sniff Sniff… how very very appropriate

My nose is one lazy sonofabitch. It believes my mouth should do all the breathing and it should just sit there looking pretty. This cold isn’t easing up anytime soon. Cuss. So, how incredibly appropriate it is that Hello Kl!tty will be spinning at Sniff Sniff @ Trump Room tomorrow night? Uncanny as it is, we’re super excited to play again at another one of Trent’s parties. Last Sniff Sniff was earlier this month and through the success of that we expect it to be even crazier this time. Come watch the kitties skin this bunny alive!

Drop the Lime – Hot as Hell (Yolanda Be Cool remix)

Did I forget to mention that Trippple Nippples will be sniffing about too? Here’s my personal favourite:
Trippple Nippples – RIP MEAT (Bestrack remix)

Also Das Moth will be doing his Moon/Wrong EP Release set
Das Moth – Moon

Pardon the Pundit


I have a fever. And not the good kind that Peggy Lee sings about. It seems that I’ve gotten what’s been going around Tokyo for the past couple of weeks.
Rest assured though, while hopped up on meds and sipping on my juice box I still posted some songs that ironically popped up while listening to my iPod. Have a healthy dose of these sick tracks… If you’ll pardon the pun.

Solid Groove – This is SICK (Riva Starr rechunk)

If Deadmau5 and Justice had a baby, it would be Wolfgang Gartner. I mean, with a name like Wolfgang, how could you possibly not be destined for greatness? (Note to self: Change name to Wolfgang Van Guetta…). Anywho, Wolfgang just yesterday debuted his music video to Illmerica. He posted on his facebook that it’s a “nice little trip through American history with some crazy graphics, if you pay close attention there is some funny stuff in there. . .” And right he is as I’ve watched it about a dozen times since yesterday, you see something new each time and it doesn’t hurt that the track is addictive.

Here’s a mash-up of Justice vs. Wolfgang Gartner – Illmerica Are Your Friends (Steve Camp Mashup)

And finally, Crookers is just what the doctor ordered
Crookers vs Miike Snow – Remedy (Magik Johnson Vocal mix)

Friday Rocks

Well this blows. My laptop won’t turn on and I’ve never met anything I couldn’t turn on *wink wink nudge nudge. How am I to stick to a new year’s resolution of keeping a blog without a functioning computer? On the plus side, it’s Friday and the weather looks fantastic outside. So in the hopes of my beloved just going through the Lazurus Syndrome, why not join me as I dance around the apartment listening to these tracks?
My spirits are always lifted when I hear me some Fake Blood.

Calvin Harris – Ready for the Weekend (Fake Blood remix)

I absolutely cannot get enough of Boys Noize, and when AC Slater is thrown into the mix it’s like “Computer, what?”

Boys Noize – Yeah (AC Slater remix)

Deadmau5 saves lives! Did I hear Super Mario spitting fireballs?
Deadmau5 – Limit Break

Hello world!

This was a long time coming. In fact, I decided that if I didn’t start my blog by the new year then I should stop dreaming about it. So here I am, with so many ideas circulating in my head but really not too sure how to start off.

Firstly, the name JanKenBPM. Jan-ken-pon (じゃんけんぽん) is the Japanese version of Rock, Paper, Scissors and is used fairly often to settle any indecision. I kinda used it to decide between WordPress and Blogger (let’s hope my decision was wise). The BPM part comes in because I DJ in Tokyo… 128 bpm and up おねがいします!Electro, House, and I dare say some Dubstep will be thrown into the mix. Really any music that I come across that I just have to write about.

JanKenBPM is a music blog first, but I’ll also be adding events in Tokyo, fashion here and there and dammit whenever I’m craving bacon.


Feed the Horse – Fagget Fairys