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"Out of the Main" - A Yacht Rock Podcast

98 EpisodesProduced by Tom Nixon and John NixonWebsite

"Out of the Main" is a yacht rock podcast celebrating the past, presence—and, yes!—the future of one of the most proficient and accomplished eras of musicianship and studio production...perhaps ever. Out of the Main was launched by two of the genre’s biggest fans—both musicians themselves—who, like … read more

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Episode 22.24: Distant Cousin City Pop, with Van Paugam

John and Tom are joined by DJ Van Paugam, a subject matter expert on yacht rock’s distant cousin known as City Pop. Contemporary to our favorite genre, City Pop was born in Japan in the mid-70s, with a heyday that lasted about as long as yacht rock did. We learn about the genre’s origin, the crossover with yacht rock artists, and why the soundscape of City Pop is so close to that of the L.A. sound in the golden era of music production.

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