The Wire


Music offers its practitioners the power to extend, remake and multiply themselves. This playlist is an accompaniment to the 16 page essay feature in The Wire 376 on aliases, pseudonyms and alter egos – from dancehall deejays and reggae gunslingers, to psychedelic cultists, punk miscreants, Mayan metalheads, cultish despots and postwar hipsters.

Watch a solo drum performance by Ikuro Takahashi

In February 2010, Japanese percussionist Ikuro Takahashi performed at Akebono Art and Community Centre in Sapporo, capital city of Japan’s northernmost main island Hokkaido. Film maker Mikio Saito was there to capture it