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Various Artists "A Mature Hour - mixed by Groove Unchant"
Groove Unchant has a mix CD coming up on Orange Records! The track list includes some rare tracks and also previously unreleased tracks and remixes. Groove Unchant and the Orange Records Crew can be caught on a rare occasion in...
Posted on October 24, 2008 at 22:33. | Released on November 12, 2008
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Kashif "BlueSongs" (12")
Guitarist Kashif's brilliant first solo album was recently released on vinyl! Great city pop songs sung by himself, with also guest hitomitoi. The album was mastered by Sunahara Yoshinori, and the cover artwork is by famous illustrator Nagai Hiroshi. Kashif...
Posted on December 31, 2017 at 13:17. | Released on November 29, 2017
Nomiya Maki "Nomiya Maki, Holiday Shibuya-kei o utau." (2x7")
4 songs from Nomiya Maki's recent winter song cover album are being released on vinyl in the form of a set of two 7"'s. The exclusive artwork was designed and photographed by Shindō Mitsuo in Shibuya's Nonbei Yokochō. Valentine's Day-themed...
Posted on December 24, 2017 at 10:48. | Released on December 27, 2017
Singer-songwriter YeYe has just released a 4th album earlier this month! Otherwise full of new songs, the album includes a self-cover of "TWIST", a song previously heard in a collaboration with Takano Hiroshi on "We Are Here" (2014). "yurayura" is...
Posted on November 26, 2017 at 13:34. | Released on November 8, 2017
"Shibuya no Radio no Shibuya-kei Festival"
Text by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound On Saturday October 21, 2017 was held a very special music event for Shibuya-kei music fans. Shibuya ward organizes annually a music festival called "Shibuya ongakusai" (or "Shibu-on", official site) and for...
Posted on October 28, 2017 at 11:43.
Nomiya Maki "Nomiya Maki, Holiday Shibuya-kei o utau."
Nomiya Maki's new album is coming this month, and this time she sings Shibuya-kei standards that share a winter theme. Included are duets with Yokoyama Ken (Crazy Ken Band), Watanabe Marina, Takano Hiroshi and Suzuki Masayuki, with also chorus by...
Posted on October 8, 2017 at 21:11. | Released on October 18, 2017
Monsieur Kamayatsu "So Long 20 seiki / hatachi no koro" (7")
Kamayatsu Hiroshi (aka Monsieur Kamayatsu, ex-Spiders) passed away last March at the age of 78. Many Shibuya-kei artists deeply respected him. Here's a 7" from Readymade of two songs from the Konishi Yasuharu-produced album "Je m'appelle Monsieur" (2002). The...
Posted on August 13, 2017 at 10:22. | Released on August 30, 2017
Guitarist Kashif — a member of collective Pan Pacific Playa (PPP), and also known for his works and appearances with Jintana & Emeralds, hitomitoi, Scha Dara Parr, (((sssurrounddd))), G.Rina and Sugar Campaign — has a first solo album being released!...
Posted on April 30, 2017 at 23:17. | Released on May 3, 2017
Record Store Day 2017
Record Store Day 2017 will be taking place this weekend, on Saturday April 22! As usual, many limited releases will be available at record shops only from that date. Below is a selection of some of the best stuff that...
Posted on April 18, 2017 at 22:15. | Released on April 22, 2017
Various Artists "Kayama Yuzo no shin sekai"
Kayama Yūzō is a singer-songwriter who will soon be celebrating his 80th birthday. This is a remix album of some of his songs, featuring artists such as Scha Dara Parr, Wednesday Campanella, Rhymester, Momoiro Clover Z with Cypress Ueno &...
Posted on March 29, 2017 at 22:55. | Released on March 8, 2017
DJ Hasebe "DJ HASEBE Butter Smooth - Tokyo 90's Groove -"
DJ Hasebe (official Facebook page) has a new mix album out now of 90's songs revolving around Shibuya-kei. This includes a brand new original song that features Nomiya Maki! DJ Hasebe "DJ HASEBE Butter Smooth - Tokyo 90's Groove -"...
Posted on February 24, 2017 at 00:10. | Released on February 22, 2017
Towa Tei "EMO"
A 9th album by Towa Tei has been announced, to be released on March 22! Featured artists include Metafive, UA, Takano Hiroshi, ATOM™, Ano (You'll Melt More!) and Inara George. The album was mastered by Sunahara Yoshinori, and the artwork...
Posted on January 16, 2017 at 22:09. | Released on March 22, 2017
Ishino Takkyu "EUQITANUL"
Takkyu Ishino (Denki Groove) has a new remix album out this week! All tracks from latest album "LUNATIQUE" were remixed by many of his close DJ friends, including Towa Tei, Sunahara Yoshinori, agraph, Hiroshi Watanabe (Tokyo No.1 Soul Set, InK),...
Posted on December 20, 2016 at 00:40. | Released on December 21, 2016
No Lie-Sense "Japan's Period"
No Lie-Sense (official Facebook page), the unit of Suzuki Keiichi (Moonriders) and Kera, has released a 2nd album. Opening with a cover of the theme song from movie "kimi mo shusse ga dekiru", the album is filled with originals taking...
Posted on May 4, 2016 at 23:25. | Released on April 20, 2016
Kaji Hideki "The Blue Boy"
Kaji Hideki celebrates this year the 20th anniversary since his solo debut in 1996. I've lost count, but "The Blue Boy" is said to be his 15th original album! His back-band on this album is formed of Furukawa Taichi and...
Posted on May 4, 2016 at 21:44. | Released on May 25, 2016
Record Store Day 2016
This year again Record Store Day is being held in Japan, this time on Saturday April 16! A lot of special and limited vinyl editions are being released on that very day, and at first only available in physical shops....
Posted on April 14, 2016 at 23:15. | Released on April 16, 2016
comoestas "Twist and Dodonpa" (7")
comoestas, the solo unit of Comoesta Yaegashi (Tokyo Panorama Mambo Boys), has a brand new 7" single out now! As hints title "Twist and Dodonpa", comoestas made two tunes of the two different styles, but of course in his...
Posted on December 6, 2015 at 15:29. | Released on November 11, 2015
Negicco "nee Vardia"
This week a brand new single from Negicco has been released! "nee Vardia" is a song written and produced by Ikeda Takafumi (aka Rekishi). B-side "oyasumi" was written by Negicco's usual producer connie, with lyrics by MEG and arrangements by...
Posted on August 13, 2015 at 22:24. | Released on August 11, 2015
Towa Tei, Leo Imai, Nomiya Maki, Takano Hiroshi "Intersect By Lexus Records #001"
Intersect By Lexus is a showroom and event space located in Omotesando, Tokyo. A new label has just been started under Towa Tei's direction, and here comes this first 7" single! Included is "Cul de sac", a brand new...
Posted on July 21, 2015 at 21:58. | Released on July 22, 2015
Various Artists "yoru no Minoru Phone Hour", "Tokuma Dance Party", "ozashiki Japan" compiled by Konishi Yasuharu
Here's a wonderful trio of compilations selected by Konishi Yasuharu! He picks up some of the best songs from the catalog of label Tokuma Japan (named Minoru Phone in its early days), now celebrating its 50th anniversary. Plus, each CD...
Posted on March 11, 2015 at 00:10. | Released on March 25, 2015
Various Artists "Twilight Time"
This compilation from Grand Gallery consists of covers of Japanese city pop hit songs from the 70's and 80's. Featured are artists including Nakatsuka Takeshi, hitomitoi, Sokabe Keiichi, Kimyō Reitarō, Hicksville and more. Many of the songs are brand new...
Posted on November 4, 2014 at 22:44. | Released on October 29, 2014
Takano Hiroshi to subarashiki Rallye no nakamatachi "We are Here"
Takano Hiroshi (pupa, etc.) has released this month a collaboration album featuring various artists from the Rallye label. Included are songs with Miyauchi Yuri, little moa, YeYe, Concert, sugar me and milk. Audio samples of all songs can be heard...
Posted on September 14, 2014 at 20:43. | Released on September 10, 2014
Teen Runnings "Now"
Having debuted with "Let's Get Together Again" in 2012 (on Kyoto label Second Royal), here's the 2nd album from Tokyo-based 3-piece band Teen Runnings. This one is being released on Sauna Cool, label that popped up at the end of...
Posted on July 31, 2014 at 23:40. | Released on July 23, 2014
Tachibana Hajime "Monaco" (USB)
Tachibana Hajime, guitarist of the Plastics and also graphic designer, has a new album out now! "Monaco" was released last year as an expensive limited package (at ¥12000), but now here it is in a more easily reachable form. "Monaco"...
Posted on April 20, 2014 at 14:20. | Released on April 16, 2014
Ino Hidefumi "New Morning"
Electric piano player Ino Hidefumi has a new album out now! "New Morning" contains 8 new original songs, and also 3 covers of songs by Todd Rundgren ("Hello It's Me"), Julie London ("Cry Me A River" written by Arthur Hamilton)...
Posted on May 30, 2013 at 22:49. | Released on May 30, 2013
ShibusaShirazu "shibusai kayō taizen"
ShibusaShirazu, a big band that mixes various genres and uses all kinds of performances in their shows, has a cover album out earlier this month. Featured are various guest vocalists including Nagisa Yōko, Sakamoto Miu and Sandii. Songs include "Rydeen"...
Posted on November 18, 2012 at 10:26. | Released on November 7, 2012
Koizumi Kyoko "Koizumi Chansonnier"
Singer Koizumi Kyōko has a new original album celebrating her 30th debut anniversary. Producers include Konishi Yasuharu ("omoshiro okashiku ikitekita keredo" and "Ma plus belle histoire d'amour"), Kikuchi Naruyoshi ("Une chanson pour les grands"), Soil & "Pimp" Sessions ("Sweet &...
Posted on November 1, 2012 at 23:39. | Released on October 24, 2012
Yashiro Aki "Songs Around Midnight"
Yashiro Aki is a famous enka singer who has been around since the early 70's. This time she releases her first jazz album, and it's produced by Konishi Yasuharu (ex-Pizzicato Five)! Included are covers of well-known songs from the world...
Posted on September 30, 2012 at 01:19. | Released on October 10, 2012
Various Artists "Red Diamond ~Tribute to Yukihiro Takahashi~"
This is a tribute album to Yellow Magic Orchestra's Takahashi Yukihiro who celebrated his 60th anniversary last June 6. Included are new covers of Takahashi's songs from his whole career. O/S/T (Oyamada Keigo (Cornelius), Sunahara Yoshinori and Towa Tei) offers...
Posted on July 29, 2012 at 13:37. | Released on August 8, 2012
Text by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound On Saturday June 2, I went to see Portable Rock at small venue Club Crawl in Shibuya. It was the first of two "one-man" shows (no opening band) the band played. This...
Posted on June 3, 2012 at 21:57.
Halcali "Halcali no okawari"
Halcali have a new album coming! This is a 2-CD affair with a total of 15 songs. The 1st CD is mainly a collection of early hit tracks produced by O.T.F. plus 3 previously unreleased tracks, and CD-2 is full...
Posted on May 27, 2012 at 20:56. | Released on May 30, 2012
Jimi Shijimi "Shijimi no onna"
New-comer female singer Jimi Shijimi has a debut single out now, produced by multi-talent artist Lily Franky. The single includes remixes by FPM and Kawanabe Hiroshi (Tokyo No.1 Soul Set, InK), and the limited edition comes with the music...
Posted on August 19, 2011 at 23:16. | Released on August 17, 2011
globe "house of globe"
Late 90's mainstream dance unit globe, produced by Komuro Tetsuya, has a remix album coming that attempts to appeal to fans of the current club scene. Remixers include Konishi Yasuharu, FPM, Osawa Shinichi, Shinco (Scha Dara Parr), Kawanabe Hiroshi (Tokyo...
Posted on August 7, 2011 at 23:02. | Released on August 10, 2011
Kaseki Cider "Sound Burger Planet"
Kaseki Cider is a rapper who debuted in the mid-90's with ties to the Shibuya-kei scene but then went into a long hiatus, 13 years later he's now back with a 3rd album that promises a lot of fun! This...
Posted on June 26, 2011 at 01:21. | Released on June 29, 2011
Various Artists "Mellow Back 2011 Mixed by DJ Souljah"
Here's what looks like a pretty good mix CD on the Shibuya-kei perspective, mixed by DJ Souljah. Various Artists "Mellow Back 2011 Mixed by DJ Souljah" 1. WISE × underslowjams / City Lights 2. Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra / utsukushiku...
Posted on June 19, 2011 at 14:32. | Released on June 22, 2011
Moonriders "Caméra Égal Stylo Special Edition"
The Moonriders has a reissue coming of "Caméra Égal Stylo", their 5th album first released in 1980. This edition contains a special bonus CD with remixes of all songs by the likes of CTO LAB., Kishino Yūichi (La veuve moustache...
Posted on April 24, 2011 at 23:14. | Released on April 27, 2011
Halcali "Tokyo Connection"
Here's a new mini-album from Halcali! Included are several new songs, a remix by 80KIDZ and a self-cover of early song "Strawberry Chips". Shibuya-kei fans will rejoice that new song "Girl!Girl!Girl!" is produced by Nakatsuka Takeshi with lyrics written by...
Posted on January 24, 2011 at 22:37. | Released on February 9, 2011
Nakano Aya "zurui hito"
Trying to move on to 2011 but here's something I had failed noticing from last year. 25-year-old hostess Nakano Aya has a debut album released at the end of November that was produced by Hase Hajimu, consisting of various covers...
Posted on January 3, 2011 at 21:30. | Released on November 24, 2010
Various Artists "Shibuya9010"
It sure is missing more than a few bits, but nevertheless here's an interesting Shibuya-kei-themed compilation featuring many artists from the genre. Maybe an occasion to find a few gems we didn't know of? Many tracks can be sampled on...
Posted on September 29, 2010 at 00:49. | Released on September 22, 2010
pupa "dreaming pupa", "floating 6 pupas ~Live in Tokyo 2008~" (DVD)
All-star band pupa (*), that was believed by many to be a one-time thing, is back with a 2nd album out now! Released at the same time is a live DVD containing a full show held in November 2008. Also...
Posted on July 28, 2010 at 22:50. | Released on July 28, 2010
Michael Jackson/The Jackson 5 "Hiroshi Fujiwara & K.U.D.O. Presents Michael Jackson/Jackson 5 Remixes"
Fujiwara Hiroshi and K.U.D.O. bring this collection of their dub/reggae remixes of Jackson 5 and early Michael Jackson songs. A limited edition contains a bonus CD with 4 alternate takes. Another is available only when buying the full album on...
Posted on June 14, 2010 at 21:40. | Released on June 2, 2010
Various Artists "Post Newnow - Crue-L Classic Remixes Vol.2 - Compiled by Kenji Takimi"
Here's a new remix compilation from Crue-L Records, compiled by Takimi Kenji. This includes songs by many Crue-L artists, remixed by Sunahara Yoshinori, Ken Ishii, Inoue Kaoru, Yura Yura Teikoku, and more. Many previously unreleased tracks, or ones on CD...
Posted on January 3, 2010 at 14:20. | Released on January 22, 2010
Coldfeet "MJ The Tour"
This made it too late, although maybe just at the right time for listeners. Coldfeet's monster 2-year project to cover Michael Jackson's best hits features some of Japan's best club scene artists, making many of these great songs more danceable...
Posted on November 8, 2009 at 01:16. | Released on November 4, 2009
The Jackson 5 "Best of the Jackson 5 Remix", Michael Jackson "Mellow Michael Jackson"
Yes it's time for all those Michael Jackson releases... R.I.P. Here comes a compilation of the best Jackson 5 remixes from the Soul Source series, with Konishi Yasuharu (Pizzicato Five), Sunaga Tatsuo (Sunaga t Experience), Osawa Shinichi, Fujiwara Hiroshi, Muro...
Posted on July 27, 2009 at 23:06. | Released on July 29, 2009
Various Artists "incense"
Finally, Osaka label Orange Records brings us a new compilation! This is the label's 2nd CD compilation, following the excellent "Variété" (2002). Featured are 19 artists, including new recordings by Misswonda (Saint Classics is a new moniker of Suzuki Akira...
Posted on September 27, 2008 at 23:15. | Released on September 24, 2008
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. | Released on August 27, 2008
pupa "floating pupa"
pupa is the brand new all-star band of Takahashi Yukihiro (YMO/HASYMO, Sketch Show) together with Harada Tomoyo, Takano Hiroshi (HAAS), Takada Ren, Horie Hirohisa (Neil and Iraiza) and Gondō Tomohiko (anonymass). A first album is coming in July. The band...
Posted on June 2, 2008 at 15:58. | Released on July 2, 2008
Takahashi Yukihiro (Yellow Magic Orchestra, Sketch Show) and art director Shindō Mitsuo (Contemporary Production) present this summer festival where can be caught pupa (Takahashi's new all-star unit), HASYMO, Suzuki Keiichi (Moonriders), Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Bonnie Pink, NRT320 (Shindō Mitsuo's...
Posted on May 8, 2008 at 13:56. | Released on August 10, 2008
IDF free live at Apple Store Shibuya
IDF, the session unit of Fender Rhodes playre Ino Hidefumi, Kojima Daisuke (DSK, Port of Notes) and Fujiwara Hiroshi, will perform a free show at Apple Store Shibuya! You can expect this to be crowded. IDF has a CD being...
Posted on May 1, 2008 at 11:46. | Released on May 9, 2008
Hiroshi & Eve "Tin Tin / Give me ah-ray!!" (7")
Ban Hiroshi (aka Ban-chan, Bambino) is back with a new 7" single together with a female vocalist named Eve. Included are two covers, of James Brown's "I got you" and The Specials' "Little bitch", with original Japanese lyrics. The whole...
Posted on April 28, 2008 at 11:07. | Released on April 12, 2008
Various Artists "issho ni utaō! NHK minna no uta ~otona Ver.~", "~kodomo Ver.~"
Released in February, this is a various artists cover album of songs that were featured on NHK's long-running program "minna no uta", performed by many artists. Included is a cover of Pizzicato Five's "Message Song", Ōnuki Taeko's "Metropolitan bijutsukan" ("Metropolitan...
Posted on April 9, 2008 at 16:56. | Released on February 6, 2008
IDF "Live @ FIL"
Fender Rhodes player Ino Hidefumi's next CD release is of his acoustic session unit IDF with Kojima Daisuke (DSK, Port of Notes) and Fujiwara Hiroshi. The songs are covers of 80's hits. The last 2 tracks are studio recordings while...
Posted on April 7, 2008 at 13:29. | Released on May 2, 2008
Wada Akiko "Wada-ya"
One more Wada Akiko release, this one is a collaboration album, with help from the likes of Konishi Yasuharu, Crazy Ken Band and Reggae Disco Rockers. Also included is the song "jōōbachi no Fugue", a song from the movie "3biki...
Posted on April 4, 2008 at 14:49. | Released on April 23, 2008
Hiroshi Okazaki and His Star Gazers "Gazing the Cygnus", "Gazing the Orion"
Two very rare albums by easy listening band Hiroshi Okazaki and His Star Gazers are being re-issued for the first time on CD, in mini-LP sleeves. This band was the subject of a whole compilation previously released on Readymade in...
Posted on March 11, 2008 at 10:55. | Released on April 11, 2008
Ino Hidefumi "Ino Hidefumi Live Set" (DVD)
Fender Rhodes player Ino Hidefumi's first live show in Tokyo (live report) is being released on DVD! The show was held last year on March 31, and featured Fujiwara Hiroshi (guitar, vocals) and Konishi Yasuharu (bass) as special guests, although...
Posted on February 21, 2008 at 13:57. | Released on April 11, 2008
Lilies on Sunday: I.D.F live
Ino Hidefumi's unit with Fujiwara Hiroshi and Daisuke Kojima (DSK) will perform in a publicized event for the first time here, I think. A bunch of great acts from Crue-L Records will also be performing, with Inoue Kaoru DJing soft...
Posted on December 14, 2007 at 16:39. | Released on December 23, 2007
InK "InK EP1", "InK EP2" (12")
InK, the unit of Ishino Takkyū (Denki Groove) and Kawanabe Hiroshi (Tokyo No.1 Soul Set), has two 12" EPs coming up. These contain tracks from the recent album "InK PunK PhunK", but also some remixes and brand new tracks! InK...
Posted on November 6, 2007 at 10:48. | Released on November 28, 2007
Americo presents attack service part.11 (Ban Hiroshi live)
Ban Hiroshi (aka Ban-chan, Bambino), a rock'n'roller from Kyoto who has previously been released on Konishi Yasuharu's 524 Records, is to give a rare show in Tokyo this weekend! He will be accompanied by girl bands Americo and cottonioo (last...
Posted on October 25, 2007 at 13:58. | Released on October 27, 2007
"standard of 90's" re-issue series part 2
After Original Love and Spank Happy, here come re-issues of Scha Dara Parr, Great 3 (unit of Katayose Akito, husband of Chocolat) and Tokyo No.1 Soul Set (unit of Kawanabe Hiroshi now member of InK). These are also all remastered...
Posted on October 22, 2007 at 22:23. | Released on November 28, 2007
"standard of 90's" re-issue series part 1
EMI and BMG have got together and decided to re-issue a bunch of Shibuya-kei related CDs, under a "standard of 90's" theme. Part 1 and 2 (out in October and November) got my interest with titles by Original Love, Spank...
Posted on October 21, 2007 at 14:33. | Released on October 24, 2007
Various Artists "oyasumi nasai: Reaching Series No.3"
Labels 333DISCS and commons offer us a 3rd of the youngster-oriented "Reaching Series". This time, we get brand new recordings of original bedtime lullabies by artists including Minekawa Takako, Harada Ikuko (clammbon) and Hanaregumi (Super Butter Dog). Label official release...
Posted on October 4, 2007 at 17:01. | Released on December 12, 2007
InK "InK PunK PhunK"
Everyone thought it was a one-timer, but Ishino Takkyu (Denki Groove) and Kawanabe Hiroshi are back this summer with a second album as InK! The album will be available in two editions, the limited one coming with a bonus DVD...
Posted on June 4, 2007 at 14:51. | Released on August 1, 2007
Fantastic Plastic Machine "Sound Concierge" #701 and #702
After a 2-year hiatus, Fantastic Plastic Machine is back with his popular "Sound Concierge" mix CD series. As the good old concept goes, #701 is lounge and #702 house. The latter will contain a track by Mighty Dub Katz (aka...
Posted on May 15, 2007 at 09:58. | Released on July 4, 2007
Various Artists "Hosono Haruomi Tribute Album - Tribute to Haruomi Hosono"
Here comes a very interesting tribute album to Hosono Haruomi (Sketch Show, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Happy End). The 2-CD set will include appearances and many surprising collaborations, such as Sakamoto Ryūichi + Minekawa Takako (a return!), Yano Akiko + Rei...
Posted on March 1, 2007 at 11:47. | Released on April 25, 2007
Various Artists "Crue-L Mellow"
This new "mellow" compilation from Crue-L selected by Fujiwara Hiroshi and Takimi Kenji will include some exclusive tracks, new versions, and some available for the first time on CD. Expect even a first ever vocal track by Fujiwara Hiroshi, who...
Posted on February 23, 2007 at 13:56. | Released on April 11, 2007
Various Artists "Hattori Ryōichi seitan 100 shūnen kinen Album: Hattori Jazz & Jive"
Konishi Yasuharu selects works by composer Hattori Ryōichi (1907-1993), in celebration of his 100th birth anniversary. Art direction and liner notes also by Konishi-san. Various Artists "Hattori Ryōichi seitan 100 shūnen kinen Album: Hattori Jazz & Jive" オムニバス 「服部良一生誕100周年記念アルバム: ハットリ・ジャズ...
Posted on November 29, 2006 at 14:07. | Released on January 24, 2007
Various Artists "Kahimi Karie Presents Crue-L Crystallization"
Compilation of Crue-L released songs, selected by Kahimi Karie. Various Artists "Kahimi Karie Presents Crue-L Crystallization" (title / artist) 1. Mo'R (Idjut Boy Reprise Mix) / Crue-L Grand Orchestra 2. Duet With Bird / Port of Notes 3. La Dolce...
Posted on August 28, 2006 at 17:53. | Released on October 10, 2006
Various Artists "Crue-L Future"
After about a year since the first teasers, Crue-L Records' compilation of new music "Crue-L Future" is coming out this May! Various Artists "Crue-L Future" Compiled by Kenji Takimi 1. Crue-L Grand Orchestra / (You Are) More Than Paradise (Luger...
Posted on April 4, 2006 at 22:24. | Released on May 19, 2006
After TakBam, Okamura to Takkyū and Denki Groove × Scha Dara Parr, Ishino Takkyū's new collaboration unit is with Kawanabe Hiroshi of Tokyo No.1 Soul Set, and the name is InK (surely stands for "Ishino and Kawanabe")! Their sound is...
Posted on March 7, 2006 at 13:09. | Released on April 26, 2006
InK first live at Liquid Room
Ishino Takkyu (Denki Groove) has a new unit together with Kawanabe Hiroshi of Tokyo No.1 Soul Set. The unit is called InK (Ishino 'n' Kawanabe) and a first live show has been scheduled. There's an album scheduled for release on...
Posted on February 6, 2006 at 15:50. | Released on March 31, 2006
Various Artists "Shōwa Dance Party @ Ikenoue Koan" (7"+2x12")
Finally, the promised vinyl edition of the great compilation of Shōwa-era rare groove, "Moodsville Presents Shōwa Dance Party @ Ikenoue Koan", is coming soon! One 7" on Readymade, one 12" on Moodsville, and another on Ballroom Record (which wasn't a...
Posted on September 16, 2005 at 10:35. | Released on October 12, 2005
Various Artists "Rhythm de asobō: Reaching Series No.2"
A compilation of clapping songs for kids will feature Cornelius, Cubismo Grafico, World Standard, Harada Ikuko (clammbon), Hanaregumi (Super Butter Dog) and many more. Fun for all ages. Various Artists "Rhythm de asobō: Reaching Series No.2" (Track / Artist) 1....
Posted on June 3, 2005 at 14:32. | Released on July 12, 2005
Shōwa Dance Party Record yose
Following the release of the great compilation "Moodsville Presents Shōwa Dance Party @ Ikenoue Koan", a talk show will be held at Tower Cafe in Ebisu, sharing anecdotes and showcasing the rare jackets of the selected songs. Shōwa Dance Party...
Posted on June 1, 2005 at 11:08. | Released on June 4, 2005
Various Artists "Moodsville Presents Shōwa Dance Party @ Ikenoue Koan"
Following the regular event Shōwa Dance Party held at Ikenoue Koan, DJs Konishi Yasuharu, Hirabayashi Shinichi (Moodsville) and Uchikado Hiroshi (Ballroom Records) have selected tracks for this compilation of wamono/rare groove. Vinyl release also being planned. Various Artists "Moodsville Presents...
Posted on March 8, 2005 at 12:21. | Released on April 20, 2005
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. | Released on March 16, 2005
Jon the Dog double-release
Jon, the singing and organ-playing dog (really a girl in a fantastic costume), has two interesting CDs coming out soon. The first, "Jon (inu) e, takkomu Disk deko" (「ジョン（犬）へ、たっこむディスク凸」), is a tribute album where no less than 18 artists cover...
Posted on December 3, 2004 at 11:33. | Released on December 10, 2004
Dahlia "musics for my funeral"
Dahlia, now the solo unit of former member Kaori, has a new (mini-?)album coming out on Happiness Records. Producers are Kimura Madoka (Perfect Circle), Nakatsuka Takeshi (Qypthone), Nakata Yasutaka (capsule) (for the song "maxima!" which previously appeared on the Contemode...
Posted on August 3, 2004 at 11:14. | Released on August 10, 2004
Various Artists "Tribute to YMO"
There's a tribute album to Yellow Magic Orchestra coming out in September. Featured artists include Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Ken Ishii, Clammbon, Jazztronik, a unit formed of Katayose Akito (Great 3) and Chocolat (husband and wife), and many others. Official...
Posted on July 16, 2004 at 15:29. | Released on September 8, 2004
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