Category: Japanese Electronic

BESPA KUMAMERO releases new digital single “NINJA Hanakage”

Japanese electronic performance unit BESPA KUMAMERO has released their new single “NINJA -Hanakage-“, now available on streaming platforms worldwide. Vocalist Azumi created the lyrics from the point-of-view of an original character “Hanakage” who embarks on the exciting and dangerous life of a ninja. Composer Monkichi’s driving electro-rock track combines with traditional Japanese instruments to create …

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Perfume to release 15th Anniversary Best “P Cubed”

Perfume’s first greatest hits album Perfume The Best “P Cubed” will be released September 18, 2019. The massive collection contains 52 songs, including “Nananananairo” and one more new song, “Challenger”. All the tracks excluding the new songs are newly remastered by Yasutaka Nakata.

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OTAQUEST LIVE 2019 in Los Angeles (Live Report)

OTAQUEST LIVE 2019 in Los Angeles powered by LDH USA CAPSULE, CrazyBoy, Hiroomi Tosaka, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, m-flo The Novo (Los Angeles) – July 3, 2019 Concert Review by David Cirone and Nhu Nguyen Last Wednesday, m-flo’s DJ Taku Takahashi walked out on stage to welcome the hyped-up crowd to the Novo for OTAQUEST’s return …

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Taku Takahashi (m-flo) has the Tokyo nightclub injection that L.A.’s been waiting for – Interview (2019)

Taku Takahashi (m-flo) Interview by Dave Cirone June 11, 2019 m-flo’s Taku Takahashi is gearing up to inject a mind-blowing dose of Tokyo club culture into L.A. on July 3. Following up last year’s marathon music event OTAQUEST LIVE, m-flo is hosting a back-to-back set of Japan’s hottest EDM and dance music artists at the …

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OtaCrush to bring anikura heat to Little Tokyo

Anime song enthusiasts OtaCrush have announced their very first anikura event, “OtaCrush! Vol. 1” in Los Angeles. “Anikura” is an anime song club event, which has become a new trend for anisong fans all over the world who want to listen to their favorite anisongs, dance wotagei, and share their mutual love and passion for …

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OTAQUEST LIVE returns to L.A. with m-flo, CAPSULE, and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

OTAQUEST LIVE, a unique, live summer concert presenting a dynamic slate of J-Pop, dance and hip hop superstars who define the vibrant sound, styles, moves and images that drive Japanese pop culture, has unveiled a variety of ticket packages, including VIP passes, for the event headlining The Novo in L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA …

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m-flo’s Taku Takahashi, Yasutaka Nakata, and TeddyLoid at OTAQUEST KICKOFF 2019

The Tokyo club scene comes to Los Angeles for OTAQUEST KICKOFF, a special event featuring legendary Japanese DJs Taku Takahashi, Yasutaka Nakata, and TeddyLoid all on one stage, July 3 at The Novo in L.A. Live. OTAQUEST KICK OFF is a celebration of Japan’s electronic music culture, accented with exciting visuals, stage lighting, and the …

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Perfume brings FUTURE POP to LA at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Perfume The Theatre at Ace Hotel, April 19, 2019 Live Report by Nhu Nguyen In between their two weekends at Coachella, Perfume brought their own headlining show to eager fans in Los Angeles for their 4th world tour “FUTURE POP” at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on April 19. The setlist was solid and refreshing …

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Sawa Angstrom beguile with DdTPt

Electronic music trio Sawa Angstrom has released a five-song EP, DdTPt,  full of charmingly old-school bleeps and minimalist-yet-innovative beats. Based in Kyoto, the group is made up of vocalists Marina Kodama and Satoshi Yoshioka (who also acts as the group’s engineer), as well as Jun Hamada. In keeping with their less-is-more style, the band has …

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Perfume – Interview (2019)

Perfume Interview by David Cirone March 22, 2019 As one of the world’s most popular J-Pop groups, Perfume continues to take new challenges in stride, launching their 4th world tour this year with multiple U.S. stops including their debut appearance at the Coachella Music Festival. NOCCHi, KASHIYUKA, and a-chan talk fashion, technology, and french fries …

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