Thursday, June 29, 2006

Diggin' in the Cybercrates: Internet Samples, Volume 3

On the regular, Hip Hapa hooks you into the sites and sounds of the virtual world, offering up samples to help you make the perfect mix of your netsurfing. If you find a gem that needs inclusion, let us know and we'll post it.

For those in the mood for more cool jazz mixes to get you through the hot summer try checking out Clubbity Radio. From live online broadcasts to their news articles and album reviews Clubbity has what you need to satisfy that jazz fix you've been craving.

Giving you the play by play of his adventures in Japan this summer is University of Chicago history graduate student Ryan Yokota. His blog, Yonsei Days, chronicles Ryan's trip back to his ancestral roots as he conducts research for his dissertation. Get Ryan's take on everything from the controversial Yasukuni Jinja to his simple yet compelling theory on ramen.

How do the fun loving party guys OG and Mix76 get around to all the hot spots when in Tokyo? Read this insightful article on the unsung hero of train lines in Japan, the JR Yamanote Line.

Ever wonder if musical genius runs in the family? Check out the Southern California DJ and producer who claims John Coltrane as an uncle, Flying Lotus.

And if you just couldn't believe what you heard on the Chocolate Swim EP, learn more about Adult Swim's partner in crime on that project, Chocolate Industries, here.



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