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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
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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
Various Artists "Yaba-kayō 2 Non-stop DJ Mix -TV Theme hen- Mixed by DJ Fukutake"
Following the success of compilation "Yaba-kayō" (sometimes better spelled "Yava-kayō"), here comes a follow-up that's full of songs once heard on TV, mainly in the 70's and 80's. Another common point is that they're all groovy as can be, and...
Posted on February 22, 2015 at 22:43
Various Artists "yaba-kayō Super Nonstop Mix ~Mixed by DJ Fukutake"
DJ Fukutake (aka Fukuta Takeshi) is one of the selectors who brought us the hit "Techno kayō" compilation series under the name "8-bits" in the late 90's. This new mix CD brings various Japanese rare groove from the 60's to...
Posted on February 9, 2014 at 23:19
Nakano Aya "heta na uso"
Here's a 2nd album by hostess and singer Nakano Aya. Like her previous album "zurui hito", this is produced by DJ Hase Hajimu and consists of various covers in jazz and latin styles. A 7" can also be found at...
Posted on August 4, 2013 at 21:50
Various Artists "Dancing After 1AM"
Indies rock compilation "Dancing After 1AM" album is from label Call And Response specializing in post-punk, new wave, often a bit on the noisy rock side, nevertheless a definitely pleasant listen for even my pop-oriented ears. Here are all new...
Posted on December 3, 2012 at 23:28
Various Artists "Tokyo Luxury Lounge 5"
This is the latest of label Grand Gallery's "Tokyo Luxury Lounge" series, featuring some of the best and latest of Japan's club artists. This time included are Nakatsuka Takeshi, Kinbara Chieko, Octet Sunaga t (Sunaga Tatsuo), Studio Apartment, Coldfeet, i-dep,...
Posted on July 10, 2012 at 22:16
Various Artists "JPJZ Beautiful - selected by Shachō"
Here's a compilation of Japanese jazz, selected under the theme keyword "beautiful" by Soil & "Pimp" Sessions' agitator, Shachō. Featured artists include Ino Hidefumi, Calmera, Jazztronik, quasimode, PE'Z, of course Soil & "Pimp" Sessions, and more. Various Artists "JPJZ Beautiful...
Posted on March 29, 2012 at 23:35
Various Artists "mahō no tenshi Creamy Mami kōshiki Tribute Album"
In the same line as last year's "Kirakira Majocco Cluv", here's another cover compilation this time focusing on amine series "Creamy Mami" (title translates to "Magical Angel Creamy Mami Official Tribute Album). This again features Shinohara Tomoe and many various...
Posted on February 11, 2011 at 13:28
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
Various Artists "Tokyo Auto-Reverse ~ Neo-Shibuya-kei x 80's ~" (Download)
Here's an interesting compilation of 80's Japanese hit song covers by young bands of the post-Shibuya-kei scene! Featured are The Aprils, Yume to Cosme (previously known as solange et delphine), Mr.COCKROBIN, roly poly ragbear, Sucrette, the Caraway and more. This...
Posted on May 27, 2010 at 23:58
Various Artists "Tatsuo Sunaga & Norma Blu Capitolo 2"
Japan-based Italian jazz label Norma Blu was started last year by Paolo Scotti, mainly releasing albums from his Italian label Dejavu. This year began series "Capitolo" selected by Japanese DJs. The first one out last March was done by Jazztronik...
Posted on May 21, 2010 at 21:24
Songs To The Siren "Night On The Planet"
Described as modern electronic folk, this is the new unit of Crue-L fame producer Kanda Tomoki. This first album features on all songs vocals by Kobayashi Miyako, for who Kanda Tomoki had produced the beautiful album "Lullabye" (1998). The song...
Posted on April 25, 2009 at 15:38
"Rahmens presents 'Golden Balls Live' Namikibashi Satellite Mix" (DVD)
Comedian duo Rahmens, who got famous worldwide online for their comedy short "Sushi: Japanese Tradition", have a DVD coming up of a play that was performed in 2005. The music is by Tanaka Tomoyuki (Fantastic Plastic Machine)! Rahmens' Kobayashi Kentarō...
Posted on February 13, 2008 at 17:41
Routine Jazz Quintet "Routine Jazz Quintet"
One of the leaders of Japan's club jazz scene, Kobayashi Kei (Routine Jazz) brings us for the first time an original jazz project, produced by himself and Komine Takehiko. The band features trumpet, saxophone, piano, bass and drums. Routine Jazz...
Posted on January 15, 2008 at 17:56
What happens when comedian Kobayashi Kentarō (Rahmens) joins forces with Tanaka Tomoyuki (Fantastic Plastic Machine)? It's called SymmetryS and they describe it as "headphone opera"! Included are several recent FPM works that had yet to be released on CD. Track...
Posted on December 25, 2007 at 15:11
Various Artists "Shibuya-K Indiepop Collection Vol.1: headstart for happiness", "Vol.2: boys (& girls) wonder"
Two compilations of indie-pop artists influenced by the Shibuya-kei scene are coming from new label TKO. Sounds like a great idea to check what the scene is up to, or maybe give it to someone who has asked you the...
Posted on December 19, 2007 at 13:32
Kobayashi Emi "sukisukisu- 2007 ~kobaemi Rhythm~" (CD+DVD)
Gravure idol Kobayashi Emi has a first single coming up, the song is a cover of "sukisukisu-" which Konishi Yasuharu had written for Hosokawa Fumie (famously big chested gravure idol)'s debut! A great cute pop track that's a lot of...
Posted on July 30, 2007 at 11:43
my charm #11 (Book+CD)
Girl-oriented small book series my charm (you might think of it as a small irregular magazine) has an 11th issue coming which will include a CD full of songs by great indie artists such as Aprils, Hazel Nuts Chocolate, melting...
Posted on February 2, 2007 at 17:04
New year's eve in Tokyo
It's now time to plug some interesting new year's eve events going on in Tokyo. So here we go! Countdown Suite 2004-2005 at Organ b. (Shibuya) Readymade and Organ b. crew Sunaga Tatsuo, Konishi Yasuharu, Ikeda Masanori, Kobayashi Kei, Fukutomi...
Posted on December 19, 2004 at 13:50
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