Derrick May talks to RA about why he's releasing his 2 disc compilation album in Japan first

From RA's interview (VIA Fact Mag):

"Because Japan right now is the only place in the world that appreciates the music. There's a lot of places in the world where people like to go to the music... But there is nowhere in the world right now where people are actually being consumers. In Japan, you can still sell 10,000-15,000 records, be it vinyl, CD, whatever the format you can sell product. It's one of the last markets in the world where people are paying attention, and all of the world has turned their backs not just on dance music but on any format of music."

Sad reality of the music business in the 21st century.

You should check out the rest of the interview at RA just so you can read the crazy story about one of the artists off the compilation and how Derrick May convinced him to get back into making music.