Halcyon Tone just wants you to boogie.

There’s a super imaginative project coming out of Tokyo by record label and music house Halcyon Tone. I have no idea who’s behind it besides the names Josh and Chris, but the duo there is producing music of their own under the guise of fictitious artists with clever, sometimes hilarious backstories. For each of the seven artists, there’s a short bio about how stardom and fame didn’t materialize, which is interesting because those are the stories in vast abundance that we often don’t hear. Music for each artist ranges from a single track to an entire LP in the electronic/funk/dance variety. All tracks are for sale.


I’ll let you dive in by leaving you with a couple of my favorites, but here’s hoping that they continue with this project. It seems like they’re having a hell of a lot of fun with it.

The exchange student / euro pimp Sergio Gantz is here with his own brand of Euro-centric ’80s boogie! He’s landed on our shores, scheming to seduce all the high school girls and host mothers in America!

Some people just take off before the steam settles, both in love and on the dance floor. Carmelle croons as if wandering through a club full of strangers looking for a girl who’s gone and left him with nothing but her underwear and some steamy memories.