July 2014 archive

FEMM – Party All Night (MV)

FEMM’s new music video makes a promise: “And when you get me home, I’m ‘a get your mind blown.”

Bonnie Pink – Heaven’s Kitchen (MV)

BABYMETAL’s video message for the United States

As their USA tour begins this week, BABYMETAL posted a video message for fans complete with a BABYMETAL Stars-n-Stripes flag! http://youtu.be/p1EVswKLblo

YANAKIKU wins fans at J-Pop Summit

J-Pop female vocal duo YANAKIKU made their USA debut at San Francisco’s J-Pop Summit last weekend, giving American fans their first opportunity to see YANAKIKU’s high-energy performance and comedic MC. The duo gave a special name to the packed audience in San Francisco’s Japan Town, proclaiming “You are the lettuce, we are the meat!” before …

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Koda Kumi – HOTEL (MV)

Koda Kumi checks in to her summer track “HOTEL” in her new MV teaser:

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Mio Soul – Subliminal Melody (Review)

Subliminal Melody Mio Soul Review by Jen Wang The challenge was simple: for 52 weeks, Mio Soul sat in a Starbucks with half an hour to create new beats. The result was anything but. Subliminal Melody takes some of the products of her coffeehouse exercise and expands them into full-fledged electronic pieces. Although this is …

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TOKYO GIRLS’ STYLE – Interview (2014)

Tokyo Girls’ Style Interview by DJ Greg Hignight (Tune in Tokyo) July 18, 2014 Tokyo Girls’ Style occupies an intriguing new frontier in J-Pop. The last few years have seen more Japanese acts performing songs crafted for a widening international audience. Tōkyō Joshiryū, as they are known in Japan, debuted as a five-member group in …

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Perfume release 20th single Cling, Cling

Perfume released their new single “Cling Cling” this week, their 20th single and first release in 6 months. The release comes hot on the heels of their USA concert announcement, with the world-famous trio taking the stage at the Palladium in Los Angeles in November. The limited edition box version of the single contains a …

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FEMM – Interview (2014)

FEMM Interview by DJ Greg Hignight (Tune in Tokyo) July 12th, 2014 J-Pop duo FEMM arrived in early 2014, revealed to the world through a series of slick, high-concept music videos (“Fxxk Boyz Get Money”, “Kill The DJ”) backed by an array of talented producers and songwriters from both sides of the Pacific. The result …

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Tomomi Itano to make U.S. debut at J-Pop Summit

The 2014 J-Pop Summit Festival, San Francisco’s celebration of Japanese pop culture, music, fashion and film, presents Tomomi Itano, former member Of Japanese pop super group AKB48, for her first-ever U.S. performance. Tomomi Itano performs in support of her new full-length release, SxWxAxG, which was released on July 2nd. Tomomi Itano will perform at a …

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