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Halfby "Innn Hawaii"
Halfby aka Takahashi Takahiro has a brand new 5th album out now! This successes "Leaders Of The New School" (2014), and features VIDEOTAPEMUSIC, Alfred Beach Sandal, Hashimoto Tsubasa (cero) and Electric Sisters. Expect danceable exotic soundscapes of Halfby's trademark, with...
Posted on November 15, 2015 at 18:23
Cypress Ueno & Roberto Yoshino "Condor"
Rapper duo Cypress Ueno & Roberto Yoshino have a new album out now! The album features guests such as Bose (Scha Dara Parr) and Zen-La-Rock among others. Various producers participated, with one track produced by Halfby. HMV gives away a...
Posted on April 4, 2015 at 00:00
Frontier Backyard "Gladness"
Frontier Backyard is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and they have a new remix album out now featuring remixes by Cubismo Grafico, Halfby, Dorian, Avec Avec, YOSUKEKOTANI (Harvard), TA-1 (Furuta Taichi of Koncos), Yasei Collective, and more. The band will be...
Posted on September 7, 2014 at 20:53
Various Artists "Free Throw Compilation vol.3"
This is a 2-CD compilation of recent tracks played at rock-oriented DJ event "Free Throw". Considering this track list and the good price, it seems to be a good opportunity to catch up with Japanese indie rock bands that sound...
Posted on March 19, 2014 at 22:45
Various Artists "Ghibli Jazz Remix"
This latest Ghibli remix compilation features a lot of the best artists from the pico-pico scene. Check out what The Aprils, YMCK, The Lady Spade, Dr.Usui (Motocompo), milch of source (EeL's producer), Candles, Ram Rider, Boot Beat et al. have...
Posted on November 14, 2011 at 22:36
Halfby "Leaders Of The New School"
Halfby has a new album coming next week on Second Royal. This follows "The Island of Curiosity" released in May last year, and also marks 10 years of Halfby! Check out the video below, and also the track "Tommy Boy"...
Posted on November 9, 2011 at 22:53
Various Artists "Second Royal vol.6"
Label Second Royal brings a new compilation full of brand new previously unreleased tracks by its artists (and then some)! Check out the sampler clip below. Various Artists "Second Royal vol.6" 1. New House / Small World 2. Turntable Films...
Posted on February 5, 2011 at 12:30
Halfby "Man On Fire" (12")
This first single cut from Halfby's new album "The Island of Curiosity" comes with 2 non-album remixes. The new album is out today! Halfby "Man On Fire" (12") A1. Man on Fire A2. Hunting out of Season (Halfby and The...
Posted on May 18, 2010 at 22:22
Halfby "The Island of Curiosity"
3 years since album "Side Farmers", Halfby is now back on label Second Royal with a brand new album. Again this is a summer party album, being described as "resort dance music". Featured are members of foreign indies bands Skibunny,...
Posted on May 4, 2010 at 13:47
HNC Release Party "Cult Club"
Text and photos by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound Friday April 30 was the overdue release party for HNC's album "Cult" released last December. HNC used to be known as Hazel Nuts Chocolate, the solo project of a girl...
Posted on May 2, 2010 at 14:50
Various Artists "Second Royal Vol.5"
A year since "Second Royal Vol.4", here comes a 5th compilation from the Kyoto label! Again this includes brand new tracks by label artists Halfby, Fredo, Rufus, Satoru Ono, a few remixes involving Handsomeboy Technique, and also tracks by new...
Posted on January 17, 2010 at 23:19
Various Artists "Second Royal vol.4 ~Winter Issue~"
Kyoto label Second Royal brings us a 4th compilation, this time with a winter theme. This contains new tracks by residents Handsomeboy Technique, Rufus and Halfby (actually, Halfby's is a recycled iTunes-only release from 2 years ago). There's also a...
Posted on November 24, 2008 at 20:31
Fujisawa Shiho "After Hours E.P.03" (12")
3rd and last of this EP series, DJ/trackmaker Fujisawa Shiho is here remixed by none other than Halfby! "After hours" mixes of three other tracks from her album "Happy Hour" are also included, such as techno-pop track "Everything is alright"...
Posted on October 24, 2008 at 22:54
Kaji Hideki "Lollipop"
Kaji Hideki has an 11th album out now! Said to have an 80's taste, it not only features guests such as Yoshié, Horie Hirohisa (pupa, Neil & Iraiza), Cornelius and Yoshida Jin (Salon Music), but the super catchy song "amai...
Posted on October 21, 2008 at 00:54
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80KIDZ "80:XX-01020304", Una "True of Lights / Danse Danse"
Indie dance unit 80KIDZ have released 4 EP of the "80" series ("80:01" to "80:04"), and this compilation album contains all tracks from these. All 4 EPs are also available on iTunes worldwide. Released at the same time is an...
Posted on January 3, 2014 at 18:31
tofubeats "Lost Decade", "university of remix", "college of remix"
1990-born young genius DJ tofubeats has a first full-length album out now! This features hit song "suisei" (feat. rapper Onomatope Daijin), as well as a lot of new tracks, including songs featuring vocalists Nanba Shiho, PUNPEE, G.RINA, Kariya Seira and...
Posted on April 28, 2013 at 23:31
Various Artists "Speed Racer Japan ~Mach GoGoGo Tribute~"
Anime series "Mach GoGoGo", known to the rest of the world as "Speed Racer", is being paid homage on this tribute album featuring Fantastic Plastic Machine, Halfby, Kaji Hideki, Kiiiiiii+DJ Codomo, Ishino Takkyū (Denki Groove, InK), Kawanabe Hiroshi (Tokyo No.1...
Posted on August 24, 2008 at 23:37
"Second Royal TV Vol.01 July 2008" (DVD)
Kyoto club label Second Royal offers a first ever DVD! It contains over 70 minutes of... well, this and that. Some party scenes and some talk, and of course music! They warn not to expect too much, but at that...
Posted on June 27, 2008 at 16:18
De De Mouse release party, with YMCK, Buffalo Daughter and Halfby
YMCK, who of late are rarely caught live in their home land, will perform at De De Mouse's release party for his album "sunset girls". And it doesn't stop there, Buffalo Daughter will also be performing, as well as DJs...
Posted on May 1, 2008 at 16:52
Various Artists "Joyful Grooves!: Exceed"
This all-genre club jazz compilation, while focusing on foreign artists, includes tracks by Japanese club artists Sindbad, Halfby, Fujisawa Shiho and Boot Beat. Various Artists "Joyful Grooves!: Exceed" オムニバス 「ジョイフル・グルーヴス! イクシード」 1. Don't Take It Too Hard 2. Eastside Connection...
Posted on March 21, 2008 at 11:41
Fujisawa Shiho "Happy Hour"
Tokyo's indies club scene's girl DJ and trackmaker, Fujisawa Shiho (MySpace), offers us a first full-length album featuring vocals by the likes of Pecombo and Qypthone's Izumi. Included is the single "Colorful na kimochi" that was released as a 12"...
Posted on March 20, 2008 at 09:58
Various Artists "Tokyo Bossa Nova ~agua~"
Happiness Records' popular "Tokyo Bossa Nova" series, that previously helped artists like Halfby and orange pekoe to gain popularity, had a new installment out last month. This one contains a song featuring Kahimi Karie. Various Artists "Tokyo Bossa Nova ~agua~"...
Posted on January 29, 2008 at 13:36
Various Artists "kirakira Ghibli"
Club artists offer us covers and remixes of songs from the well known films of Studio Ghibli. Featured are Halfby, Mr.comicstore, Boot Beat and many more. This is available only at Jet Set and Village Vanguard for the time being,...
Posted on November 27, 2007 at 10:48
The Go! Team "The Wrath of Marcie"
Commemorating UK band The Go! Team's upcoming Japan tour in December, a Japan-exclusive mini-album will be released including remixes by Cornelius and Halfby. The Go! Team will play in Tokyo on December 4, and in Osaka on December 5. The...
Posted on November 13, 2007 at 14:40
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
Halfby "Slip ON" (7")
Like the previous three, Halfby's 4th major single "Slip ON", which features The Chi Chis, will also be released on 7" by Second Royal. Halfby "Slip ON" (7") A. Slip ON B. Slip ON (Halfby's Slip That Disco Remix) Second...
Posted on October 3, 2007 at 13:46
Various Artists "Second Royal volume.3"
It's been over 3 years since Second Royal's previous label compilation, "Second Royal volume.2", and it was about time for a new one! Aside from new and previously unreleased tracks by the label's artists, there's an appearance by The Chi...
Posted on August 1, 2007 at 14:42
Halfby "Side Farmers"
Included inside of Halfby's 4th major single "Slip On" was a flyer announcing a new album (first major album), out as early as August!! The album seems set to include title songs from all 4 major singles ("screw the plan",...
Posted on June 27, 2007 at 14:34
Halfby "Star Track" (7")
Halfby 3rd major single "Star Track" is being released on 7" imminently. Get it now or never. Halfby "Star Track" (7") A. Star Track B. Star Track (Truck Train Tractor Mix) Second Royal EMF-022 Out 6/14 6/15, ¥1260 Order: Jet...
Posted on June 13, 2007 at 15:21
Halfby "Slip On"
Halfby has a 4th major single coming up! The title track is a girl surf anthem featuring Scottish bikini girl trio The Chi Chis. A sure summer tune! As goes this series (the rest of which is completely sold out),...
Posted on April 20, 2007 at 11:26
Various Artists "Diana Ross & The Supremes Remixes"
This remix album of Diana Ross & The Supremes will be a killer. Konishi Yasuharu, Fantastic Plastic Machine, Halfby, Handsomeboy Technique, Captain Funk, Jazztronik, DJ Fumiya (Rip Slyme), GTS, Force of Nature and more have their take with the 60's...
Posted on April 16, 2007 at 11:25
Various Artists "Tokio Integral Presents Metropolitan Classics"
This club music compilation selected by Nasu Kisaku (Jazz Integral) contains mostly previously released songs by Fantastic Plastic Machine, Halfby, Nakatsuka Takeshi feat. Toki Asako (Cymbals), jenny01 (Ōnuki Taeko cover produced by Sunaga Tatsuo), FreeTEMPO, Mizumoto Akira (PAM, TMVG), a...
Posted on April 11, 2007 at 11:51
Various Artists "Second Royal - Limited Edition for Nagisa Festival 2007"
Kyoto label Second Royal has a limited edition compilation being released for the upcoming Nagisa Music Festival where Halfby, Handsomeboy Technique and Fredo can be caught outdoors. The CD is selected by Matsuno Mitsunori (Fredo) and consists of recent, previously...
Posted on March 20, 2007 at 09:49
Kaji Hideki "La Boum ~My Boom Is Me~" (7")
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Kaji Hideki's first album "Mini Skirt", recently re-released in a deluxe edition with DVD (Amazon, Amazon U.S.), Jet Set now brings us a 7" of the hit song "La Boum ~My Boom Is Me~" coupled...
Posted on March 19, 2007 at 14:34
Ayuse Kozue "eyes to eyes"
Singer Ayuse Kozue has a self-produced 4th single coming up, and it will include a remix by Halfby. The 2 first tracks are mixed by Tei Towa, and "omoidasu yo" features Clammbon's mito on bass and also girl rapper Bumble...
Posted on March 9, 2007 at 10:32
Rondo Brothers "Until We Ill We All Fall Down" (12")
Rondo Brothers, U.S. producer team featured on Halfby's upcoming single "Star Track", will have a 7" out on Jet Set Records that will include remixes by Cubismo Grafico and Collette (Second Royal). Rondo Brothers "Until We Ill We All Fall...
Posted on February 21, 2007 at 10:30
Halfby "Halfbeat" (7")
Halfby's 2nd major single, "Halfbeat", will soon be released on a 7" on Second Royal. Halfby "Halfbeat" (7") A. Halfbeat B. Halfbeat (Half Beat Happening Mix) Second Royal EMF-020 Out 2/22, ¥1260 Order: Jet Set (once out)...
Posted on February 2, 2007 at 14:24
Halfby "Star Track"
Halfby has a 3rd major single lined up, the title is "Star Track" and will feature U.S. producer team Rondo Brothers guesting on vocals. There will be a limited edition. This single is a 3rd of an apparently planned series...
Posted on January 25, 2007 at 16:20
Halfby "Halfbeat (Stroll of Rudolph Edit)" (Download)
Halfby has a new iTunes-only track, a Christmas version of the song "Halfbeat"! Available now! Halfby "Halfbeat (Stroll of Rudolph Edit)" (Download) Second Royal Out now, ¥200 Sample/Buy: How to buy from iTunes Japan from overseas...
Posted on December 2, 2006 at 10:42
Fredo "Just One E.P." (12")
After the recently released Halfby and Handsomeboy Technque 10" EPs, Second Royal's next release is a 12" EP of Fredo's "Just One feat. Bastian" including two remixes. The release date hasn't been yet set at this time, maybe December? Fredo...
Posted on November 17, 2006 at 14:50
Various Artists "Synchro / From Tokyo To New York"
Tanaka Tomoyuki aka Fantastic Plastic Machine is backing Uniqlo's U.S. invasion with a selection of recent tracks by Japanese club and like-minded artists. This will probably be released in the U.S. too, of course, but here's what we get at...
Posted on October 23, 2006 at 12:25
Halfby "Halfbeat" Track list added Halfby "Polar Bear Mask EP" (9"+T-shirt) Track list added...
Posted on October 16, 2006 at 15:38
Halfby "Mary Mary", Handsomeboy Technique "Quiet Place" (10")
Second Royal is going to release two 10" EPs, by Halfby and Handsomeboy Technique, with new versions and remixes of album tracks! Halfby "Mary Mary" (10") A1. Mary Mary (Album Version) A2. Mary Mary (Short Edit) B1. Girls At Bass...
Posted on October 3, 2006 at 10:50
Update: Halfby, jenny01
Halfby "Halfbeat" Artwork added jenny01 "Listen or Love" Artwork added...
Posted on September 25, 2006 at 17:58
Oto 11th Anniversary Party
Shinjuku Oto will be host of one hell of a line-up for its 11th anniversary at the end of the month! With a live by Nomoto Karia and a bunch of the best DJs around, the place is sure to...
Posted on September 9, 2006 at 12:24
Halfby "screw the plan" (7")
Halfby's first major single "screw the plan" is being released on 7" by Second Royal. It includes the original version and a remix, both already available on the CD. Halfby "screw the plan" (7") A. Screw The Plan feat. Olympic...
Posted on September 5, 2006 at 17:38
Halfby "Polar Bear Mask EP" (9"+T-shirt)
Accompanying the opening of Jet Set Leger in Harajuku, Halfby has a refreshing set of a polar bear-shaped 9" and polar bear T-shirt being released at a friendly price (considering that's about the average price for just a T-shirt around...
Posted on August 7, 2006 at 14:44
Jet Set Leger opens!
Jet Set has a new shop opening in Tokyo on August 25! The name is Jet Set Leger, and it will be located in the B1F of LaForet Harajuku! To celebrate the opening, there will be in-store events, described below,...
Posted on August 2, 2006 at 10:43
Following the recently out single "Screw The Plan", Halfby's first on a major label, a second one is being released in October. The first edition will contain a sticker. Halfby "Halfbeat" 1. Halfbeat 2. Shout To The BPM 3. Edision...
Posted on August 1, 2006 at 16:45
This one almost slipped through... Producer Tanaka Yusuke's new project Q.,indivi has a first release out now on Felicity's citys label. The producer is best known for Yuki's "Joy" and Halcali's "Tips Taps Tip". Included is a bonus remix CD...
Posted on July 28, 2006 at 14:11
Update: Halfby, Rufus
Halfby "screw the plan" Rufus "Long Distance" Track list and artwork added! Cubismo Grafico Caribbean Ensemble "Cubismo Grafico Caribbean Ensemble" Clarification: All songs except the remix have been previously released, so it's more of a compilation...
Posted on June 20, 2006 at 10:21
Asia Engineer "Jun-natsu" (CD+DVD)
Asia Engineer's upcoming summer-themed album will include songs featuring Halfby, Sugiurumn, and a remix of Konishi Yasuharu-produced "Tokyo 7" (the original previously released as a maxi single). A bonus DVD will include 8 video-remixed songs from live shows at Zepp...
Posted on June 19, 2006 at 11:07
Kaji Hideki "New Pretty"
Two years after his previous album, Kaji Hideki is back this year with his 7th, a club music album produced by Swedish artist Hird (aka Christoffer Berg). Jet Set offers an original bonus 60-minute CD-R of Kaji-kun interviewed by Handsomeboy...
Posted on June 5, 2006 at 15:26
GAKU-MC/Sakurai Kazutoshi "te o dasu na!"
This upcoming collaboration single between GAKU-MC (East End) and Sakurai Kazutoshi (Mr. Children) will feature beats by Halfby and a remix by Fukutomi Yukihiro. The track is described as a soccer cheering song. GAKU-MC/Sakurai Kazutoshi "te o dasu na!" GAKU-MC/桜井和寿...
Posted on May 23, 2006 at 16:40
Halfby "screw the plan"
Halfby goes major, with this first maxi single on label Toy's Factory. The single will feature rap group Olympic Lifts, and will be available as a limited edition digipak. Official page at Toy's Factory Halfby "screw the plan" 1. Screw...
Posted on May 23, 2006 at 16:20
Pizzicato Five "pizzicato five we dig you for vinyl 1 + 2" (12")
Accompanying the release of "pizzicato five we dig you" (formerly entitled "5 minutes of pizzicato five") will be released two 12"'s containing 8 of the cut-ups. Art direction is of course by Konishi-san. The cover of #1 says "Pizzicatomania no...
Posted on April 10, 2006 at 10:22
Pizzicato Five "Pizzicato Five CUT UP" (Download)
Probably mostly (if not only) tracks that will appear on the May-released "5 minutes of pizzicato five", but for those who can't wait these will be available on iTunes Music Store Japan and other download sites by the end of...
Posted on March 20, 2006 at 16:47
Pizzicato Five "pizzicato five we dig you"
This Pizzicato Five mix album will feature 5 minutes anything-goes P5 cut-up mixes by Sunaga Tatsuo, Tokiwa Hibiki, cubismo grafico, Yoshida Tetsuto, Handsomeboy Technique (who made his track's length 5:24!), Halfby, Boot Beat, Kawanishi Suguru... No need to mark your...
Posted on March 16, 2006 at 11:32
melody. "see you..."
Gotta point out this maxi single by melody. that just came out last week. The title song is arranged by m-flo's Taku, and a remix by Halfby (track 3) is included. melody. "see you..." 1. see you... 2. Close Your...
Posted on February 23, 2006 at 11:04
Update: Pizzicato Five, "kui tan"
Pizzicato Five "pizzicato five I love you" "The world without you" and "Stars" on the Konishi Yasuharu-selected compilation are actually new remixes by himself! TV soundtrack "kui tan Soundtracks : Remixed" Artwork added! Design by Konishi Yasuharu. By the way,...
Posted on February 21, 2006 at 18:18
Halfby "Bring It Back" (12")
A new Halfby single is out on 12". The song is taken from the recently released album "Green Hours", and the single includes a remix by new Second Royal artist collette (first album to be released in January) and instrumentals....
Posted on December 1, 2005 at 10:40
Second Royal presents Freaky!: Halfby "Green Hours" Release Party
November will see the release of Halfby's first full-length album "Green Hours", and excellent Kyoto label Second Royal will be hosting a release party in Tokyo on October 1st! The album will be on sale at the event, a few...
Posted on September 12, 2005 at 14:22
Halfby "Green Hours"
Second Royal's Halfby has a first full album (as long as you consider "Half Works" as a mini album) coming soon! It includes 3 songs from the 12" "Rodeo Machine" released in April. Also check out the just out soundtrack...
Posted on August 26, 2005 at 16:07
Soundtrack "Summer Timemachine Blues"
The soundtrack for the upcoming sci-fi movie Summer Timemachine Blues, opening this summer, is produced by Halfby! The movie opens September 3rd. Soundtrack "Summer Timemachine Blues" 1. time travellers 2. girls & boys 3. take 5000 a go go 4....
Posted on July 7, 2005 at 10:23
Sindbad has a first full-length album coming. Expect happy breakbeats and club sounds. Guests include Your Song Is Good and Torikabuto, and also a Halfby remix. Just in time for summer. Sindbad "Sindbad" 1. Gage 2. Dumb Found 3. Gauche...
Posted on May 23, 2005 at 18:21
Halfby "Rodeo Machine" (12")
Halfby (pronounced "half bee", don't be fooled) has a new 12" coming out on Second Royal. It will include 3 new songs and a remix by Kakubarhythm's Mu-Stars. Halfby "Rodeo Machine" (12") A1. Rodeo Machine A2. Daddy Is High B1....
Posted on April 27, 2005 at 10:49
Halcali's first remix album will contain remixes by OTF, Halfby, Yuka Honda (Cibo Matto), Ishino Takkyū (Denki Groove), Okamura Yasuyuki, and more! Some of the tracks have been previously released on Halcali's singles, but some are brand new. Halcali "Halcalimix"...
Posted on January 11, 2005 at 16:17
The next Readymade Festival is to be held at Roppongi Club Spiral, where took place the Pizzicato Five video for "Playboy Playgirl". Readymade Festival On 9/19, opens at 22:00, starts at 22:30 Live: Natsuki Mari, Nomoto Karia, Hair DJs: Konishi...
Posted on August 9, 2004 at 09:28
m-flo "Astromantic Charm School" (CCCD)
Following their recent album "Astromantic" featuring Nomiya Maki, Crazy Ken Band, Sakamoto Ryūichi, Black Bottom Brass Band, and many other J-Pop artists, m-flo will release a remix album including remixes by Halfby, Comoesta Yaegashi, FreeTEMPO, Kenji Jammer, Tomita Lab, and...
Posted on July 12, 2004 at 16:01
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