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Various Artists "Nippon Samba"
In line with "Bossa Brasilia 2016" just out last week, here's another groovy samba/bossa nova compilation selected by Itō Yōichirō (aka Akakage), though this one consists of all Japanese artists. Many of the songs included are from the 60's, with...
Posted on July 26, 2016 at 23:39. | Released on July 27, 2016
Various Artists "Bossa Brasilia 2016"
This compilation of samba/bossa nova songs was selected by DJ Itō Yōichirō (aka Akakage), mainly from the vast repertory of UK label Far Out Recordings. Included is an original by Akakage taken from his "Fighissima" album (2006). Various Artists "Bossa...
Posted on July 18, 2016 at 01:08. | Released on July 20, 2016
Akakage "Peace Maker"
In need for some happy club tracks? Akakage is back, 4 years after album "I'm your clown" (2010). This new album features guest vocalists such as dahlia, Sokabe Keiichi, Meg (ex-Super Butter Dog), and musicians include Horie Hirohisa on trombone,...
Posted on November 9, 2014 at 11:42. | Released on November 12, 2014
9nine "Yie Ar! Kyonshi feat. Hao hao! Kyonshi Girl / Brave"
Idol group 9nine (pronounced just "nine") has a new single coming. This one contains the theme song of "Hoa hoa! Kyonshi Girl", a TV series starring one of the girls as a kyonshi fighter. Kyonshis are Chinese zombies that were...
Posted on November 8, 2012 at 22:29. | Released on November 14, 2012
Various Artists "Oceanus Presents Time To Play -Generation Hip Star- Mixed by Yoichiro Itoh"
Just after the release of his new album "I'm your clown" comes this mix CD by Itō Yōichirō (aka Akakage). Containing a selection of rock and pop tracks, the whole is centered on Akakage's new song "Together" which is featured...
Posted on January 2, 2010 at 23:24. | Released on January 20, 2010
Akakage "I'm your clown"
Akakage (aka Itō Yōichirō) has a new album called "I'm your clown" coming! This is his 4th album, the previous being "Fighissima" (2006). This is said to be a sort of conceptual album with a circus theme, being referred to...
Posted on January 2, 2010 at 17:25. | Released on January 15, 2010
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Various Artists "Beautiful Techno"
Especially with Perfume taking over the charts lately, Japan is really in techno-pop mode right now! This compilation is a great opportunity to catch up, and will feature artists like Meg, Aira Mitsuki, immi, Q;indivi, and more. It will total...
Posted on May 28, 2008 at 15:49. | Released on July 16, 2008
Various Artists "House Connection ...", "Jazz Connection ~around the shibuya corner~ presented by cafe&diner Studio"
Two compilations related to cafe&diner Studio, a Shibuya café where are held DJ and live events, will feature a bunch of great artists from the club scene, grouped under "house" and "jazz" themes. Featured are akakage, Fujisawa Shiho, Sunaga t...
Posted on May 14, 2008 at 14:49. | Released on July 9, 2008
everybody unknown orchestra "everybody known songs ~minna no uta~"
Better late than never, I just learned of this cover album of children's songs released last year and produced by Akakage. The songs are arranged into bossa nova, reggae and Hawaiian styles, and feature 5 different female vocalists including Hirosue...
Posted on February 13, 2008 at 14:46. | Released on May 23, 2007
"'Death Note × Death Note the Last name × L change the WorLd' Original Soundtrack Triple Club Re-mix"
This remix album of music from the three films inspired from the "Death Note" manga (Wikipedia) will feature Iwamura Manabu, Akakage, Fukutomi Yukihiro, Jazztronik, Ken Ishii, DJ Maar (Dexpistols) and more. Official release page with some audio samples Original Soundtrack...
Posted on February 13, 2008 at 14:06. | Released on February 27, 2008
Various Artists "Akakage presents... rosebullet"
A new mix CD from Akakage in collaboration with ladies' fashion brand Rosebullet will be released in March. Out on his own label Noboru. Details to follow. Various Artists "Akakage presents... rosebullet" 1. G-Swing feat. Diamond Legs / Goin' Nuts...
Posted on January 24, 2008 at 16:05. | Released on March 5, 2008
Various Artists "Tokyo Luxury Lounge 3"
Out now on Grand Gallery is a 3rd installment of the compilation series "Tokyo Luxury Lounge". This one contains all new previously unreleased tracks by artists such as Ito Yoichirō (Akakage), Coldfeet, i-dep and more. Official release page with sound...
Posted on January 17, 2008 at 15:40. | Released on January 17, 2008
Various Artists "Kyōhei Disco Night ~Tsutsumi Kyōhei Remix~"
It's been ages since we've got a remix album from the Readymade crew ("Readymade Digs Classics" two years ago?)! This time Konishi Yasuharu and friends have their take on hit songs by Japan's leading songwriter, Tsutsumi Kyōhei. This should be...
Posted on October 29, 2007 at 17:07. | Released on December 26, 2007
Various Artists "Grand Gallery presents New Wave"
Grand Gallery is to bring us a compilation of Japanese club/dance scene artists performing covers of new wave hit songs. All new recordings, this features Mansfield, Akakage, Tycoon To$h & Sugimoto Kuni, Coldfeet, Tica and many more. Various Artists "Grand...
Posted on October 13, 2007 at 20:14. | Released on October 24, 2007
m-flo "electriCOLOR -COMPLETE remix-"
m-flo's upcoming remix album, of songs from the album "Cosmicolor", includes remixes by Fantastic Plastic Machine, Sunaga t̀ Experience, Nakata Yasutaka (capsule), Ishino Takkyū, Akakage, Dexpistols, Ram Rider, Alex of Clazziquai Project, and more! Included is a bonus non-stop mix...
Posted on September 5, 2007 at 14:30. | Released on September 26, 2007
A new mix CD series called "Louca" (Portuguese for "insane person") with the theme something like "hot, happy and fun summer" is starting with Akakage and DJ Uraken, the latter who includes a few covers of 80's hits. Akakage also...
Posted on June 15, 2007 at 14:45. | Released on July 25, 2007
Various Artists "Osteria del Rosso -Semifreddo-"
Akakage's mix CD series "Osteria del Rosso" is back with a 4th installment, this time out on his own new label called Noboru. Included is his hit track "Lovely Day" from latest album "Fighissima". Various Artists "Osteria del Rosso -Semifreddo-"...
Posted on April 4, 2007 at 17:49. | Released on April 4, 2007
Various Artists "Grand Gallery Presents Holiday 2"
Grand Gallery, the label of Ide Yasushi, offers a second compilation of club-ish tracks by Japanese artists under the theme "Holiday". Official release page Various Artists "Grand Gallery Presents Holiday 2" 1. Akakage / Lovely Day 2. Takizawa Kentaro /...
Posted on March 27, 2007 at 17:39. | Released on April 25, 2007
Just last week, Akakage had a third album released. It had been about 3 years since his previous original album "akakage in the earth" . Tower Records tells us that the title is Italian for "fuckin' cool!", sort of. Akakage...
Posted on November 22, 2006 at 14:58. | Released on November 15, 2006
Various Artists "Tokyo Luxury Lounge 2"
Label Grand Gallery has a second installment of Japanese lounge compilation series "Tokyo Luxury Lounge", out now. The compilation includes recent tracks by Kinbara Chieko, Sunaga t̀ Experience, Jazztronik, Akakage and several others. At the same time, label owner and...
Posted on November 8, 2006 at 15:02. | Released on November 8, 2006
Akakage "akakage ep 2006#1" (12")
A month after the release of the compilation for aquagirl, Akakage will release a 12" of his latest tracks. Included is "Nowhere To Go" featured on the compilation and which should appear on his upcoming album set for release this...
Posted on August 7, 2006 at 18:22. | Released on September 14, 2006
Various Artists "akakage presents... aquagirl ~Luxe~"
Akakage has a new dance music mix CD coming soon, in collaboration with select shop aquagirl. Akakage has a new album planned for release this fall, which will include the song "Nowhere to Go" found on this compilation. This song...
Posted on August 7, 2006 at 18:13. | Released on August 18, 2006
Various Artists "Punch the Monkey! Box"
A boxed set containing all three Lupin the 3rd remix CDs first released in 1998-2000, and a new bonus disc of originals plus two new remixes by Kawanishi Suguru and Boot Beat. Package art direction by Konishi Yasuharu. Various Artists...
Posted on July 15, 2006 at 23:16. | Released on September 20, 2006
RS-3000 "All You Need Is Love"
This album was released last month, but I thought it deserves a mention. RS-3000 is Akakage's Itō Yōichirō's new solo unit! The theme is "club music of year 3000", mixing lounge, breakbeats, jazz, with a reggae twist. RS-3000 "All You...
Posted on December 1, 2005 at 11:34. | Released on November 2, 2005
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