Category: J-Pop

BALLISTIK BOYZ – Interview (2019)

BALLISTIK BOYZ Interview by David Cirone May 19, 2019 BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE is a 7-member dance, vocal, and MC unit, the first ever group within LDH where each member contributes vocals to the performance. With their debut CD BALLISTIK BOYZ out this week and their music video for “TENHANE 1000%” topping 1 million …

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Shibuya-Kei legend Hideki Kaji announces new album GOTH ROMANCE

Shibuya-Kei legend Hideki Kaji has announced his 18th album, GOTH ROMANCE, is set for released on June 5th. This month, the artist’s extensive catalog from the 90s and 00s became available on Apple Music and Spotify, including Mini Skirt, Tea, 15 Angry Men, You Will Love Me, A Long Weekend, lov songs, New Pretty, “Separate …

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Sawa Angstrom – Interview (2019)

Sawa Angstrom Interview by Marc Bowie April 29, 2019 The minimalist style of your EP, DdTPt, is very different than the jazzy Lainy J Groove band and the more poppy style of YeYe, the other groups of which you are a member. What is your goal with Sawa Angstrom? Jun Hamada: There are various elements …

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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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Wasuta to make North American debut at Anime North 2019

Japanese idol group Wasuta (“The World Standard”) will make their North American performance debut at Anime North 2019 in Toronto, Canada, with a live concert on Saturday, May 25, and additional fan events to be announced. Event info: https://www.animenorth.com/live/

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BiSH brings all the bullets in post-apocalyptic TSUiNiSHi (MV)

BiSH has always held their place at the far end of sanity, and their post-apocalyptic new music video for “TSUiNiSHi” (“Finally Dead”) pushes things into the morbid Great Beyond. Created by MAXIMUM THE HORMONE’s music video director Yasuhiko Shimizu, bullets and laughter prove the best weapons when your BFF goes full zombie. Featuring an aggressive …

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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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Wasuta starts official group Instagram on CAT’CH THE WORLD release day

Idol group Wasuta (“The World Standard”) launched their official group Instagram on March 6, announcing the news at their HMV LaLaport TOYOSU in-store event in Tokyo to celebrate the release of their third full album CAT’CH THE WORLD. https://www.instagram.com/wasuta.world/

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ChouCho performs acoustic “naked garden” vol. 5 in Tokyo

Anisong singer ChouCho held her 5th acoustic live concert, “ChouCho Acoustic Live – naked garden vol. 5” at Hakuju Hall in Tokyo on February 16, 2019, expanding the event from previous live house settings to a larger music hall for the first time. The artist performed several of her popular anime themes backed by piano, …

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