Beatmakers in Japan – On reflection


As I’ve looked back on my project, I’ve realised that I’ve made some incorrect conclusions and that I should to a degree, be looking in different areas. The most important change to note is that I’ve shifted my focus from beatmakers/ producers in Asia to specifically Japan. The main reason I’m doing this is because I realised that every single Asian producer I was focusing on was Japanese, this swap is really important as it wouldn’t be a proper autoethnographic account of Asian producers if they are all Japanese. Focusing on Japan also opens up a heap of new opportunities for me in that I can do a much more thorough autoethnographic account and also research cultural characteristics specific to Japan.

Japan has a rich and complex culture, it’s longstanding and ingrained cultural practices have come to heads with a range of radical influences such as war and globalisation. In…

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