Category: Japanese Electronic

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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Perfume to perform at Coachella 2019

J-Pop trio Perfume will perform live at Coachella 2019 in Indio, California, on April 14 and 21 at the Empire Polo Club. Their festival appearance adds an extra chance for fans to catch the group during their upcoming USA tour in March/April this year.

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FEMM – Dolls Kill feat. ELLE TERESA (MV)

FEMM dropped their new digital single “Dolls Kill” feat. ELLE TERESA on December 26th. The internationally-popular mannequin duo debuted the song at their one-man show “DOLLHOUSE” held in August at the Omotesando shopping district in Tokyo.

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BESPA KUMAMERO releases emotional memorial song “Inori”

BESPA KUMAMERO’s new digital single “Inori” (“Prayer”) was released worldwide on August 10, 2019. The Japanese electronic performance unit has included ballads on previous releases (“Losing Time”, “Pop (Breeze Piano Version”), but “Inori” is their most personal song to date. August 10 marks the fifth anniversary of the passing of vocalist Azumi’s father, and even …

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m-flo’s OTAQUEST LIVE full of beats and surprises (Live Report)

m-flo presents “OTAQUEST LIVE” powered by LDH USA m-flo, PKCZ®, YASUTAKA NAKATA, Crystal Kay, Hachioji P, TeddyLoid, Masayoshi Iimori, and YUC’e Microsoft Theater, July 5, 2018 Concert review by Nhu Nguyen Photos by Kaori Suzuki Six hours of dance music can be kind of intense for some people if you’re not used to it. While …

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BESPA KUMAMERO releases special cyber-stickers for LINE app

Japanese electronic performance unit BESPA KUMAMERO has released a set of illustrated stickers for the popular LINE messaging app, featuring composer/programmer Monkichi and the energetic, unstoppable vocalist Azumi. Presenting comical chibi versions of the cyberpunk duo, BESPA KUMAMERO takes fans through a wide range of hyper-expressive emotions, with plenty of chances to make your friends …

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Good Smile Racing and Team UKYO reveal 2018 Hatsune Miku Super GT design

GOODSMILE RACING (GSR) & Team UKYO with HATSUNE MIKU GT Project have officially unveiled their 2018 SUPER GT contender at Wonder Festival 2018 Winter on 18th February. GSR has already announced that it will compete in the Japanese premier racing series AUTOBACS SUPER GT with Kanzaki Hiro’s Racing Miku 2018. They aim for a 2-year …

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NekoPOP’s Best J-Pop Album Covers 2017

Check out NekoPOP′s best J-Pop album/single jackets for 2017, chosen by NekoPOP contributors David Cirone, Nhu Nguyen, Todd Nelson, and John Winner. Click here to view the full list, including LiSA, Koda Kumi, BiSH, AKB48, YUZU, NECRONOMIDOL, Daoko, and many more!

FEMM teases the future at CES 2018

J-Pop musical mannequin duo FEMM are featured in the newly-released teaser video for the “ACRONS” AR/MR Nightscape Live Show at CES 2018. The augmented reality/mixed reality presentation at the Las Vegas electronics trade show features new music and immersive visuals by FEMM set in the year 2025’s “Special Entertainment District”.

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