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Uno Digital "Weird Piece" (Download)
Uno Digital ("unō" means "right brain") is the new genre-free unit of drummer Suzuki Kaoru (lately seen performing with Nakatsuka Takeshi and De De Mouse) and composer Hayata Yoshihiro. Their first single is out today on iTunes and Apple...
Posted on July 27, 2016 at 23:09. | Released on July 27, 2016
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On February 25 it will have been a year since the passing away of Plastics leader Nakanishi Toshio. This is a live album of the Plastics' 40th anniversary show held at Blue Note Tokyo on May 10, 2016. The show...
Posted on February 13, 2018 at 21:41. | Expected to be released on February 25, 2018
Yasutaka Nakata "Digital Native"
Nakata Yasutaka (CAPSULE) is releasing a first solo album! Included are some brand new songs, including collaborations with banvox and MAMIKO (chelmico), along with some previously released tracks including "Crazy Crazy" (a collaboration with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Charli XCX)...
Posted on January 31, 2018 at 22:37. | Released on February 7, 2018
Maika Loubté "Candy Haus" (7")
Maika Loubté has a new 7" single out now! The A-side is "Candy Haus", a song released as a YouTube video in collaboration with Gap and also as a digital EP (iTunes, Spotify) earlier this year. The B-side is...
Posted on December 21, 2017 at 21:36. | Released on December 20, 2017
Nomiya Maki with Stardust Brothers "hoshikuzu kyoudai, tsuki e yuku" (Download)
Nomiya Maki has a new song out now on iTunes Japan! This space disco track appears in sci-fi musical movie "The Brand New Legend of the Stardust Brothers" directed by Macoto Tezka (son of Tezuka Osamu), to open in...
Posted on December 5, 2017 at 23:28. | Released on December 6, 2017
Aira Mitsuki "Pyramidal"
After a 2-year hiatus, techno-pop singer Aira Mitsuki had been slowly coming back since 2015 and released 4 digital singles. Now it's finally time for a full-length album! "Pyramidal" has just been released also digitally. The whole is sound produced...
Posted on October 13, 2017 at 21:33. | Released on October 11, 2017
Gallantique Kazue "kagayaite Night Flight", "yoru ni okiru Patron" (7")
Drag queen singer Gallantique Kazue, also a member of hoshikuzu Scat, has new single with music written and produced by Gary Ashiya (La veuve moustachue) being released this week. The title song is a disco tune, while the B-side has...
Posted on October 9, 2017 at 11:54. | Released on October 10, 2017
tofubeats "Baby EP" (Download)
tofubeats has just released a digital EP of song "BABY" from latest album "Fantasy Club". Included are two new mixes and an instrumental version. Find it on iTunes. tofubeats "BABY EP" (Download) 1. BABY 2. BABY (tofubeats remix) 3....
Posted on October 4, 2017 at 23:59. | Released on October 2, 2017
Mira Parameter "Reborn"
Singer-songwriter Etuka's new electro-pop solo unit Mira Parameter has a first album being released on Gooondo, the label of Gondō Tomohiko (Metafive). The album, with a sound reminiscent of 80's techno, was produced by Gondō and mastered by Sunahara Yoshinori....
Posted on July 5, 2017 at 21:08. | Released on July 6, 2017
Cornelius "Mellow Waves"
A brand new album by Cornelius (international site) is coming at the end of June! Announced a few months ago and preceded by the release of two 7" singles, here comes "Mellow Waves", the long awaited follow-up to "Sensuous" (2006)!...
Posted on June 10, 2017 at 23:34. | Released on June 28, 2017
J.A.M "Silent Notes"
J.A.M, the instrumental jazz trio led by pianist Josei, with double-bassist Akita Goldman and drummer Midorin (all of Soil & "Pimp" Sessions), has a new album being released! The album features a song with Jin Oki, and one with L.D....
Posted on May 21, 2017 at 22:41. | Released on May 24, 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
De De Mouse "dream you up"
Dé Dé Mouse (who now writes his name with accents aigus) has a new album coming soon! This is his 6th album, and the follow-up to "farewell holiday!" (2015). Included are 11 songs, one of which is a collaboration with...
Posted on April 9, 2017 at 21:39. | Released on April 12, 2017
Wednesday Campanella "Superman"
Wednesday Campanella (aka suiyoubi no Campanella) has a new album coming this week! "Superman" is the follow-up to album "UMA" (June 2016), and includes two songs from digital EP "Superkid" released last November. The physical album comes in CD and...
Posted on February 5, 2017 at 11:19. | Released on February 8, 2017
Negicco "We Are VR Friends" (Download)
Negicco have just released a new digital single! "We Are VR Friends" is the opening theme song of Tokyo MX "Pakkun & Kawakita Mayuko no atsumare! VR Friends", a kids educational TV show that focuses on virtual reality. How...
Posted on February 5, 2017 at 10:36. | Released on February 3, 2017
D.A.N. "SSWB" (Download)
Band D.A.N., formed in August 2014, has a new digital EP out now! The whole was mixed by Aoki Takamasa and mastered by Sunahara Yoshinori. The title track almost 8-minute long! Its video clip shows young people spending a...
Posted on December 25, 2016 at 19:56. | Released on December 23, 2016
sione "Golden Age" (Download)
Singer-songwriter Yukawa Shione, lately based in both Japan and New York, has a new digital release out now as her new project "sione" with which she focuses on voice. This first EP is produced by world's end girlfriend, and...
Posted on July 27, 2016 at 23:26. | Released on July 22, 2016
Cupitron "Galaxy Express 999"
Electro/techno-pop idol trio Cupitron's new single is a cover of the theme of "Galaxy Express 999" (in Japanese "ginga tetsudō 999", with "999" read "three nine"). The original was performed by band Godaigo and released in 1979. The new cover...
Posted on May 24, 2016 at 23:00. | Released on May 25, 2016
Shunosuke Ishikawa "Can't wait for spring" (Download)
Saxophonist Ishikawa Shūnosuke has just released a new EP this week, on Nakatsuka Takeshi's digital label Delicatessen Recordings. All three songs are new originals. Shūnosuke Ishikawa Big Bang will perform a show on May 2 at JZ Brat in...
Posted on April 30, 2016 at 20:58. | Released on April 27, 2016
Happy New Year 2016!!! Here we go! Metafive finally have a first original album coming! Metafive is an all-star band featuring Takahashi Yukihiro (YMO), Oyamada Keigo (Cornelius), Towa Tei, Sunahara Yoshinori, Gondō Tomohiko and Leo Imai. All songs are brand...
Posted on January 1, 2016 at 12:40. | Released on January 13, 2016
Aira Mitsuki "Lightsaver" (Download)
Techno-pop idol Aira Mitsuki (official Twitter) is back after a long hiatus! She had been performing a few shows since earlier this year, and now here's a brand new digital single! This is produced by ize-mac of NUXX. Aira Mitsuki...
Posted on September 24, 2015 at 22:19. | Released on September 21, 2015
Yapani! "Salvia feat. P.O.P"
Instrumental brass rock band Yapani! has a new digital single out now, featuring rapper twins P.O.P! This is available on iTunes worldwide. No live info for Yapani! at this time, but P.O.P have a one-man live featuring Nakatsuka Takeshi...
Posted on August 2, 2015 at 13:42. | Released on August 2, 2015
YMCK "Family Dancing"
YMCK are back this month with a 6th album, and this time the theme is "Family Dancing"! Of course this lets us hope for some of the best 8-bit dance music ever! This comes a year and a half after...
Posted on June 11, 2015 at 23:30. | Released on June 24, 2015
Towa Tei "Heaven" (Download)
Towa Tei has a brand new single out today! "Heaven" is a song made for Valentine's Day, and it's also released as a special package with delicious rusk from Gateau Festa Harada. At digital music shop Mach Beat, the...
Posted on February 11, 2015 at 11:18. | Released on February 11, 2015
P.O.P "fuyuzora to utagoe wa kirei na hou ga ii" (Download)
Spend groovy holidays with rappers P.O.P's new winter-themed EP. This contains brand new collaborations with Nakatsuka Takeshi and others. And leave it to YMCK to take a good rap tune into retro game world with their remix of hit song...
Posted on December 5, 2014 at 20:56. | Released on December 3, 2014
Ishikawa Shunosuke "Yuuchin" (Download)
Saxophonist Ishikawa Shunosuke has a new piece out now, written at the piano on a cold rainy day. Featured musicians are Takana Mitsuru on trumpet, Jacob Koller on piano, Pat Glynn on bass, Dennis Frehse on drums, and Shu on...
Posted on November 19, 2014 at 23:27. | Released on November 19, 2014
U-zhaan "Tabla Rock Mountain"
Tabla musician U-zhaan (formerly of Asa-chang & Junray) has a first solo album out now. Featured are guest artists Sakamoto Ryūichi (on a cover of YMO's "Technopolis"), Cornelius, Hanaregumi, De De Mouse, Hifana, Kakato (Tamaki Roy & Chinza Dopeness), Ametsub...
Posted on October 23, 2014 at 22:49. | Released on October 8, 2014
Bakubaku Dokin "Bakubaku Dokin"
Bakubaku Dokin, the wacky and mysterious 2-girl unit formed of Yui and Naoko, finally has a debut mini-album out now! Previously they have released a 3-song EP on Towa Tei's digital label Machbeat, and also appeared on his albums "MACH2012"...
Posted on June 21, 2014 at 17:14. | Released on June 20, 2014
Towa Tei with Shinichi Osawa "18" (Download)
Towa Tei is starting to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his solo career, and it seems like a lot might happen this year! First here comes a track made together with Osawa Shinichi, now available on Tei's digital label MachBeat...
Posted on April 29, 2014 at 10:27. | Released on March 28, 2014
Nakatsuka Takeshi "Swinger Song Writer"
Nakatsuka Takeshi (ex-Qypthone) has had an active solo career for some 10 years, and here comes a first greatest hits album that period. Alongside some all-time favorites, new song "Zero no mugen" (released digitally the week before) is included as...
Posted on April 20, 2014 at 15:58. | Released on April 23, 2014
FPM "Scale Remixes" (Download)
On Christmas day, FPM did a surprise release of a remix album of tracks from his latest album "Scale". Remixers from Japan and also Taiwan are featured. All tracks can be sampled on this official release page. Clicking the "buy...
Posted on January 3, 2014 at 22:31. | Released on December 25, 2013
J.J. Abrams, Charles Scott, Nakata Yasutaka "Into Darkness (Digital Edit)" (Download)
Nakata Yasutaka (capsule) co-produced a song for the movie "Star Trek: Into Darkness", featuring vocals by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. The song "Into Darkness" is said to be used in a futuristic club scene, in the Japanese edition of the movie....
Posted on August 18, 2013 at 15:24. | Released on July 10, 2013
Masanori Ikeda "The Loud Works"
Masanori Ikeda (SoundCloud) (aka Mansfield) has a new album out now! This is actually his first original album under this name, and it contains a variety of tracks released over the recent years in vinyl or digital forms, including "Mu"...
Posted on July 31, 2013 at 21:30. | Released on July 24, 2013
Original Love "Electric Sexy"
Here's a new album from Original Love, the solo unit of Tajima Takao (ex-Pizzicato Five). It has been 2 years since previous album "hakunetsu", and this new album goes yet into a different direction by taking an electric influence from...
Posted on July 14, 2013 at 23:22. | Released on June 26, 2013
Towa Tei "Lucky"
Towa Tei has a brand new album out now! "Lucky" is full of brand new songs including latest single "Radio". Many artists are featured, including all three of YMO, Dorian, Sugar Yoshinaga (Buffalo Daughter), Sheena Ringo, Predawn, Bakubaku Dokin, visual...
Posted on July 14, 2013 at 11:49. | Released on July 10, 2013
Lullatone "Summer Songs" (Download)
Nagoya bedroom pop unit Lullatone has a new digital EP (or a modest 8-song album) that was released just last month. This one is meant to be a soundtrack to some hot fun in the summer sun. Get it for...
Posted on July 13, 2013 at 21:55. | Released on June 11, 2013
mishmash* Julie Watai "Electromotive romances" (Download)
mishmash* Julie Watai, unit of Cornelius' programmer Mishima Toyoaki (blog) with singer/model/photographer Julie Watai, has a 4th digital single that was released recently. The song is available in English and Japanese versions. A self-titled CD album that comes with a...
Posted on June 22, 2013 at 12:56. | Released on May 27, 2013
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. | Released on April 24, 2013
Towa Tei "Licht / Katatagae (2013 Edit 01)" (Download)
Towa Tei's web site has been redesigned, with a message saying "New chapter has started!" in the news page! And here comes a new digital single of 2 tracks, instrumental track "Licht" from an upcoming new album (no details yet),...
Posted on April 9, 2013 at 23:40. | Released on April 10, 2013
BUBBLE-B feat. Enjo-G "Yo! Sexy Girl (Remixes)" (Download)
This brand new track from BUBBLE-B feat. Enjo-G is a take on cosmetics and shampoo brands, with a wink to "Ga*gn*m St*le"! Check out the fun video below. The digital single contains 2 remixes, and also instrumental and acapella versions....
Posted on March 16, 2013 at 23:00. | Released on March 12, 2013
Kayano Yoshiaki "This is the life" (Download)
Trumpeter Kayano Yoshiaki has a new 2-track single out now on Nakatsuka Takeshi's digital label Delicatessen LAB. Both instrumentals have rhythm guitar that stands out. Kayano was a member of Nomiya Maki's band for her 30th anniversary show. Kayano Yoshiaki...
Posted on February 17, 2013 at 12:12. | Released on February 13, 2013
P.O.P ORCHeSTRA "220.127.116.11" (Download)
Rap unit P.O.P ORCHeSTRA, characterized by its real band and real twin MCs (the Kamisuzuki brothers), has a new 2-track single out now on iTunes worldwide! Like the previous "P.O.P LAB", this comes from Nakatsuka Takeshi's Delicatessen LAB digital label....
Posted on January 10, 2013 at 21:18. | Released on January 9, 2013
Beat Communist vol.12: Nakatsuka Takeshi, Iga-Bang BB, P.O.P ORCHeSTRA, Aoki Karen, Rie Fu
Text and photos by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound My last show of 2012 was Beat Communist, a regular event organized by Nakatsuka Takeshi every 2 or 3 months at cool jazz lounge JZ Brat located in Cerulian Tower,...
Posted on January 5, 2013 at 12:42.
CANDLES "Fantastic parallel world"
Indies electro unit Candles has a new mini-album coming on January 30. This is their 2nd physical release, following "Evolutional Form" released last May. On December 5th was also released 3-song digital single "Parallel world" on iTunes worldwide, from which...
Posted on January 4, 2013 at 22:09. | Released on January 30, 2013
erectricmole "oborozukiyo" (Download)
erectricmole, an electronica unit with a Japanese touch, has a new digital EP out now on Flawless World (post-Usagi-chang Records). Follow-up to the previous "sakura" EP, this includes 3 covers of early 20th century Japanese classic songs that you might...
Posted on November 14, 2012 at 20:39. | Released on November 14, 2012
Shūnosuke Ishikawa "shumusic 002" (Download)
This month from Delicatessen LAB (Nakatsuka Takeshi's digital label) is a new EP by saxophonist Ishikawa Shūnosuke. This is a follow-up to "shumusic" released in May. This 2 new EP of sax-led danceable funky instrumentals seems to be available on...
Posted on November 7, 2012 at 20:42. | Released on November 7, 2012
mi-gu "Choose The Light"
mi-gu, the unit of drummer Araki Yuko and Shimizu Hirotaka (both also of part of The Cornelius Group, If By Yes, and Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band), has a 3rd album out now on Chimera Music in the U.S. The...
Posted on October 5, 2012 at 00:26. | Released on October 2, 2012
Yapani! "Yapani!Lab." (Download)
This month from Nakatsuka Takeshi's digital label Delicatessen Lab are two original funky tunes by instrumental brass rock band Yapani!. This single has already made it to #1 on iTunes Japan's jazz chart! Yapani! can be caught live on October...
Posted on October 3, 2012 at 20:27. | Released on October 3, 2012
Tokumaru Shugo "Decorate"
Tokumaru Shūgo's new single is titled "Decorate", and it's being released in 3 formats: CD, digital (maybe iTunes Japan only), and... sonosheet! The sonosheet plays at 33⅓ RPM and contains 2 of the 3 songs. A new album titled "In...
Posted on September 5, 2012 at 20:47. | Released on September 5, 2012
Keiko "Journey" (Download)
Keiko (pianist of Vanilla Mood) has a 2-song solo single out now on Delicatessen Lab, the digital label of Nakatsuka Takeshi. It's already climbing up iTunes Japan's jazz charts, and seems to be available worldwide. Keiko "Journey" 1. Journey 2....
Posted on September 5, 2012 at 20:26. | Released on September 5, 2012
Recoride "Sasaki/SASAKI EP"
New digital EP from the brilliant synth-punk band Recoride. Both songs are named "Sasaki", perhaps after the band's composer Sasaki Kissa (ex-Gekkan Pro-Bowler). One is spelled out in kanji and the other in rōmaji, and they sound very different too....
Posted on August 15, 2012 at 21:38. | Released on August 15, 2012
COMA* "idea" (Download)
COMA*, described as a genre-less electro band with a danceable sound, is featured this month on Nakatsuka Takeshi's Delicatessen Lab digital label. Lead track "P.O.P" has already managed to get a #1 in iTunes Japan's jazz chart! COMA* can be...
Posted on August 2, 2012 at 23:34. | Released on August 1, 2012
novaFASE "Opportunities" (Download)
The song "Opportunities" from novaFASE's "Girls Lab Haus" album released from Orange Records has being reworked into a 2012 new mix edition. Also, "Milk Crown Music", used on the same album as a short interlude, is being made available in...
Posted on August 2, 2012 at 00:15. | Released on August 1, 2012
mishmash* Julie Watai "Don't Shoot Me. I'm Only the Pin-up Girl." (Download)
Here's a 3rd digital single from mishmash* Julie Watai, unit of Cornelius' programmer Mishima Toyoaki (blog) with singer/model/photographer Julie Watai. Same formula as before, with the song released in both Japanese and English. The sexy video (seen below) was directed...
Posted on July 17, 2012 at 22:30. | Released on July 15, 2012
Fishmans+ "A Piece of Future"
Fishmans is a band that's been around for now over 20 years. After a long hiatus they came back at the beginning of 2011 under the name Fishmans+, and together with a vast number of collaborators they have made efforts...
Posted on July 15, 2012 at 18:53. | Released on July 11, 2012
Iga-Bang BB "Bang!" (Download)
This month from Nakatsuka Takeshi's Delicatessen Lab digital label is a release by Iga-Bang BB, a big band of 17 musicians led by trombonist Igarashi Makoto. This first release from the band contains 2 original songs. This is another instant...
Posted on July 4, 2012 at 23:21. | Released on July 4, 2012
P.O.P ORCHeSTRA "P.O.P LAB" (Download)
Identical twins rap unit P.O.P ORCHeSTRA have a new 2-song digital EP out now! This is the 2nd monthly release from Nakatsuka Takeshi's "Delicatessen LAB" digital label. Released just today, lead track "At, we now..." is already comfortably sitting at...
Posted on June 6, 2012 at 22:09. | Released on June 6, 2012
Beat Communist vol.10: Nakatsuka Takeshi, Kaji Hideki, akiko, P.O.P ORCHeSTRA
Text and photos by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound On Saturday May 26 was the 10th edition of the "Beat Communist" event presented by Nakatsuka Takeshi (Qypthone), which is regularly held every 3 months at jazz club JZ Brat....
Posted on May 30, 2012 at 23:20.
Shūnosuke Ishikawa "shumusic EP" (Download)
Here's a new series of monthly digital releases under the name "Delicatessen LAB", brought by Nakatsuka Takeshi. The first is of Ishikawa Shūnosuke, a sax and flute player who is a regular member of Nakatsuka's live band and who also...
Posted on May 10, 2012 at 21:35. | Released on May 2, 2012
MoliquL "Forest" (Download)
MoliquL is the new Brooklyn-based unit of Takashi Tsugumi (PINE*am, Old Monk, Les Sewing Sisters) and Avery Brooks (Ravens & Chimes, Lost Children), taking inspiration from 70's and 80's synth pop/new wave to recent indies/alternative/club music. The EP includes remixes...
Posted on May 8, 2012 at 16:37. | Released on May 2, 2012
erectricmole "sakura" (Download)
erectricmole, Japanese-taste electronic unit from label Flawless World (post-Usagi-chang Records), has a 3-track digital EP out now! This follows first album "hōka no hirune" released last year. The 3 songs are old Japanese songs rearranged in erectricmole's style. erectricmole "sakura"...
Posted on February 29, 2012 at 19:33. | Released on February 29, 2012
EeL "fuwafuwa pink jellyfishes floating in the sky" (Download)
EeL has a new single available right now! "fuwafuwa pink jellyfishes floating in the sky" is a 2-track digital that might give an idea of what might be to expect on EeL's next album. Also check out this "EeL Mix...
Posted on August 20, 2011 at 11:29. | Released on August 18, 2011
Pyokn "Be Yourself" (Download)
Label Flawless World (post-Usagi-chang Records) has a new digital release available now for female vocal unit Pyokn. The 3 main tracks have been selected from previously released on album "Colorful Vibration" (2004, Amazon), and remastered to suit the label's direction....
Posted on July 28, 2011 at 00:02. | Released on July 27, 2011
Captain Funk "Versions 2011" (Download)
Captain Funk aka Tatsuya Ōe has a new digital EP of remixes, including ones of tracks originally released on albums "Sunshine" (2009, Amazon) and "Heavy Mellow" (2007). French artist Bestrack also contributes a remix. Samples of all 4 tracks can...
Posted on July 12, 2011 at 23:02. | Released on July 11, 2011
Midori Hirano "Magnetic Visionaries" (Download)
Just weeks after the release of album "RundSkipper" under the name MimiCof, Berlin-based electronic artist Midori Hirano now has a new 4-song EP of acoustic sounds wrapped into warm electronic landscapes. Out now on Overlap, the digital label of Christopher...
Posted on June 29, 2011 at 20:42. | Released on June 28, 2011
Supercar "RE:SUPERCAR 2 ~redesigned by nakamura koji~"
Following the release of "RE:SUPERCAR 1", here's a 2nd album of "redesigned" tracks by Nakamura Kōji (aka Nakakō aka iLL). This time the album focuses on the later Supercar releases. Some audio samples can be heard at this special site...
Posted on June 4, 2011 at 10:27. | Released on June 15, 2011
Sweet Robots Against The Machine "Aliginment EP"
Towa Tei, who has a new album coming in May (stay tuned for details!), has a new EP under the Sweet Robots Against The Machine moniker available at his Mach Beat digital store. It has been 9 years since SRATM's...
Posted on April 23, 2011 at 13:34. | Released on April 21, 2011
Polysics "Oh! No! It's Heavy Polysick!!!"
Polysics has a new album coming, their first since they became a band of three last year! The limited edition comes with a bonus DVD with live footage from the finale of their tour last November. Check out the brand...
Posted on February 24, 2011 at 21:01. | Released on March 9, 2011
Bakubaku Dokin "guppy" (Download)
First released last December on Towa Tei's Mach Beat digital label (which unfortunately only sells within Japan so far), here comes a first song by Bakubaku Dokin on iTunes! The wacky 2-girl unit formed of Naoko and Yui is produced...
Posted on February 17, 2011 at 22:47. | Released on February 16, 2011
Various Artists "Grrrls Talk (compiled by Twee Grrrls Club)"
Twee Grrrls Club (MySpace) is a grrrls unit doing what indie grrrls do: make cassette mix tapes, fanzines, collect records and DJ. The unit features Yuppa (HNC, Love And Hates), Miila (Love And Hates), Sumire and Satomi. This is their...
Posted on October 4, 2010 at 20:56. | Released on October 6, 2010
Nakatsuka Takeshi "53512010" Release Cruise
Text and photos by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound Last week, on Friday September 24, I had the chance to go to a live event in a very special place. Nakatsuka Takeshi threw a release party for his new...
Posted on October 2, 2010 at 20:33.
Original Soundtrack "ryūsen no kanata"
Sally Kubota (Les 5-4-3-2-1, Sally Soul Stew) has went back to studio with two former band mates from The Phantom Gift, his 80's neo-GS band, to make music for the soundtrack of this full-length documentary about the Toyota 2000GT sports...
Posted on February 10, 2010 at 00:28. | Released on February 17, 2010
Here comes a greatest hits album of Polysics (MySpace), covering from when drummer Yano joined in 2005 until now. This also precedes the leaving of singer Kayo who announced she will quit the band after their March 14 show at...
Posted on January 3, 2010 at 16:13. | Released on January 13, 2010
Cosmetics "Love Is All"
Rocketman-produced idol trio Cosmetics have a first CD being released! This contains their two first singles, released for download earlier this year, as well as two remixes of each. One of the tracks hadn't yet been released in digital form....
Posted on November 24, 2009 at 23:13. | Released on December 2, 2009
Various Artists "Speedking presents: 8bit Rave"
From Japan's first "death techno" label SPEEDKING comes this 8-bit Famicom/Gameboy chip-tune compilation featuring Yoshida Tetsuto, BUBBLE-B, KPLECRAFT, Cherryboy Function, Bokusatsu Shoujo Koubou and many more. See the promo sampler clip at YouTube below. This comes out at the same...
Posted on October 8, 2009 at 21:40. | Released on October 21, 2009
Various Artists "Speedking Vol.2"
Here's a 2nd installment of the "J-death techno" compilation series "Speedking". This includes the latest by Yoshida Tetsuto, Arai Toshiya, Bubble-B, Cherryboy Function, and more. This includes a bonus CD with a megamix of tracks from Vol.1, Vol.2 and then...
Posted on May 3, 2009 at 23:00. | Released on May 27, 2009
Aira Mitsuki "BARBiE BARBiE"
A new single coming from Aira Mitsuki (MySpace), and this time Canadian electronic artist I am Robot and Proud (MySpace) is said to be contributing a remix! The jacket and video (below) shows her wearing a blonde wig to fit...
Posted on April 28, 2009 at 23:44. | Released on May 20, 2009
Aira Mitsuki "sayonara TECHNOPOLiS"
Happy New Year! After her great "Robot Honey" single, techno-pop idol Aira Mitsuki (MySpace) is back this year with another maxi single. With a catch line saying "Electro meets big beat!", this tracklist full of catchy keywords promises more of...
Posted on January 3, 2009 at 22:45. | Released on January 21, 2009
Aira Mitsuki "Robot Honey"
Her first full-length album "Copy" is just out, and Aira Mitsuki has already a new single on the way! This CD will contain 4 brand new songs and 2 remixes. This is her 2nd major single, follow-up to "China Discotica"....
Posted on September 2, 2008 at 22:29. | Released on October 29, 2008
EeL "keep making fun of me" (Download)
EeL has a new single out with 3 brand new tracks. Featured producers are Ito Hidenobu, Elegant Ferry and DJ Vivienne Kanye Westwood (drummer of Harajyuku Sisters). Included is an a cappella version of the title track, to be used...
Posted on June 13, 2008 at 11:27. | Released on June 12, 2008
Aira Mitsuki "Darling Wondering Staring / Star Fruits Surf Rider"
Neo-Shibuya-kei idol Aira Mitsuki, who supported the Beijing Olympics with her last single "China Discotica", is now attacking full force with a Cornelius cover and a Fantastic Plastic Machine remix! This cheap-priced Tower Records-only release is limited to 2000. No...
Posted on April 7, 2008 at 15:53. | Released on May 7, 2008
Polysics "We ate the machine"
Polysics have a brand new album coming up! A limited edition will contain a bonus DVD of a live performance from last year at the Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall. A single will also be released a month in advance, including...
Posted on March 5, 2008 at 16:33. | Released on April 23, 2008
Aira Mitsuki "China Discotica"
Aira Mitsuki, who debuted as an audition-winning indies idol last August, has a first major single coming up! For those not in the know, she says that she loves Perfume and capsule, and that surely reflects very much in her...
Posted on January 22, 2008 at 09:57. | Released on March 5, 2008
akiko "a white album"
Jazz vocalist akiko has a Christmas album coming up, produced by Konishi Yasuharu! Aside from an instrumental track written by akiko, titled "12gatsu 25nichi no asa." ("The morning of December 25"), all songs are covers of Christmas standards everyone knows....
Posted on September 28, 2007 at 14:09. | Released on November 7, 2007
"Fujishiro Seiji: Keroyon no dai jidōsha Race" (DVD)
A month after the release of the 1968 film "Keroyon no bōken" comes its successor, "Keroyon no dai jidōsha Race" ("Keroyon's Great Car Race"). This live action film features the happy and singing frog who gets a car and tries...
Posted on July 29, 2007 at 23:00. | Released on August 22, 2007
capsule "Sugarless GiRL"
Seems like a new capsule album is coming at us as soon as January! The previous, "FRUITS CLiPPER" was released last May. capsule "Sugarless GiRL" 1. Welcome to my world 2. Starry Sky 3. REALiTy 4. Sugarless GiRL 5. Catch...
Posted on November 10, 2006 at 17:32. | Released on February 21, 2007
In the mid-80's, Japan saw a phoenomena so-called "kyonshi boom", kyonshi referring to the Chinese zombies who jump with their hands forward. Now it's official, the kyonshi boom is back! There are boxed sets coming out, the popular Ten Ten...
Posted on September 30, 2005 at 11:21. | Released on November 12, 2005
Nomiya Maki "Pink no kokoro"
First released in 1981, Nomiya Maki's debut album as a new wave idol, "Pink no kokoro", is being reissued! The great album produced by Moonriders' Suzuki Keiichi, which includes "Twiggy Twiggy" (covered with Pizzicato Five in the 90's), will come...
Posted on July 13, 2005 at 10:50. | Released on August 25, 2005
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