Nick Luscombe is an English DJ, broadcaster, sound artist and producer based in Tokyo.
Described by Straight No Chaser magazine as a “restless musical soul”, each of his eclectic DJ sets for parties, festivals and events uniquely feature a mix of skilfully selected music from around the world.
As a radio DJ he is perhaps best known for his pioneering electronic music show Flomotion on London’s XFM between 2000-2007, BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction from 2009-2019, and now New Ratio on Tokyo’s CIC Live.
He is the founder and creative director of the music and architecture practice MSCTY, established in 2010, which has so far produced over 400 soundtracks by variety of international musicians.
His field recording, soundscape and ambient music mixes have been featured on BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 3, who also broadcasted his critically acclaimed Sounds of Japan and Sound Designs series.
Nick has curated electronic and alternative music compilation albums and playlists for various UK and Japanese labels, most recently the acclaimed Tokyo Dreaming album of Japanese late 1970s and 1980s electronic pop for Nippon Columbia.
Nick’s previous roles include Chief Editor for iTunes Europe and Director of Music at London’s Institute of Contemporary Art. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and also a trustee on the board of the Swiss Cultural Fund.