Editors’ Notes In the shadow of one of the largest domestic music industries in the world, the Japanese underground scene bristles with left-of-center energy. While these unconventional artists might produce their works in shades of electronic, alternative, R&B, hip-hop, and indie rock, it’s always with an eye toward the avant-garde. Explore the DIY gems of Tokyo and beyond with this regularly updated playlist; if you like a song, add it to your library.

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