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"Game ongaku taizen Revolution" (Book)
This book about game music, with a title that translates to "Game music encyclopedia revolution", was supervised by YMCK and Famicomania. A follow-up to "Game ongaku taizen" (2016), it comes with a CD of 10 famous Konami game tracks,...
Posted on May 3, 2017 at 22:03. | Released on May 10, 2017
YMCK "Family Swing"
YMCK kicks off 2017 with a brand new album! "Family Swing" goes back to their jazzy roots which are blown full-size into a musical-like concept album. It's also the return of the "Swingers" characters who first appeared in album "Family...
Posted on January 2, 2017 at 19:40. | Released on January 18, 2017
Taketatsu Ayana "Lyrical Concerto"
Voice actress/singer Taketatsu Ayana has a 3rd album about to be released. It features an outstanding list of composers/producers including Takeshi Yokemura (YMCK), Hayashibe Tomonori (Plus-tech Squeeze Box), Mito (clammbon), Okii Reiji (Tweedees, ex-Cymbals) and Nakatsuka Takeshi among others. The...
Posted on November 1, 2016 at 00:29. | Released on November 2, 2016
"Game ongaku taizen" (Book)
This book, of which the title translates to "Game Music Encyclopedia", includes a CD of game play music from 11 Namco games such as "Xevious", "Digdug", "Galaga", "Mappy", etc., plus a special original Namco medley by YMCK. The book...
Posted on June 5, 2016 at 22:18. | Released on May 21, 2016
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
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
Various Artists "Techpri Tribute ~Techpri Happy Ever After~"
Sendai-based techno-pop idol group Techpri (English name "t.c.princess") was active from 2009 to 2013, produced by electro artist Tobeta Bajune, with their last show held part of TIF2013 (the annual Tokyo Idol Festival). This tribute album features mainly girl-fronted units...
Posted on May 24, 2014 at 12:44. | Released on May 21, 2014
Tempura Kidz "minna no Dance uta"
Kids dance crew Tempura Kidz (which comes from the same agency as Kyary Pamyu Pamyu) has a new mini-album coming. Included are covers of popular kids songs produced by various artists, such as "Computer obaachan" by YMCK, "sakura sakura" by...
Posted on March 9, 2014 at 21:10. | Released on March 12, 2014
YMCK "Tokyo Upside Down" (Download)
YMCK released a new song, now available on iTunes worldwide. It was made especially for the Short Shorts Film Festival, to be used by video creators who want to participate in the music category. Details can be found here. The...
Posted on January 5, 2014 at 21:14. | Released on December 9, 2013
Various Artists "Nameko no CD 2"
Popular character Nameko inspired this compilation that features new tracks by the likes of YMCK, Kaseki Cider and YeYe, and many others. The first pressing comes with a bonus CD and Nameko handkerchief towel, so you might be lucky if...
Posted on December 31, 2013 at 17:21. | Released on December 18, 2013
YMCK "Family Days"
Jazzy 8-bit unit YMCK have been around for 10 years and counting! Here they're back with a new album, almost 5 years after "Family Cooking" (2009). The new "Family Days" sings not about nostalgia or fantasy but rather about daily...
Posted on September 22, 2013 at 14:04. | Released on October 2, 2013
Various Artists "Clo Clo Made In Japan 2013"
Here is a special reissue of the 2008 compilation "Clo Clo Made In Japan", tribute album to French singer Claude François. This new edition contains 4 new bonus recordings and the price is lower than the original, and was released...
Posted on July 27, 2013 at 18:16. | Released on July 17, 2013
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. | Released on November 16, 2011
Tokyo Girls' Style "kodō no himitsu / sayonara, arigatō."
5-girl teenage idol group Tokyo Girls' Style, in Japan better known as Tokyo joshiryū, have a new single coming this week for which YMCK contributed not only a remix but also a video clip! Even the single's jacket seems to...
Posted on May 18, 2011 at 00:22. | Released on May 18, 2011
"YMCK Player" (iPhone App)
YMCK has renewed it's official web site with a bang, the release of a music app for iPhone and iPod touch that lets you ad-lib in 8-bit fashion while listening to your favorite songs from your iPod's library. There are...
Posted on September 2, 2010 at 22:53. | Released on September 1, 2010
YMCK "hateshinai sekai" (Download)
After first being heard as anime series "Arado senki"'s ending theme, and released for download on mobile phone only last May, finally here comes this great YMCK song to a more consumer-friendly form through iTunes Japan! This is the full-length...
Posted on September 3, 2009 at 19:43. | Released on August 26, 2009
Various Artists "Katamari Takeshi: 'Katamari Damacy Tribute' Original Soundtrack"
This new cover and remix album of songs from new Playstation 3 game "Katamari Damacy Tribute" features YMCK (MySpace), Buffalo Daughter (MySpace), Sexy-Synthesizer (MySpace), rei harakami, Matsumae Kimitaka (Expo), Kirinji, Afra, Señor Coconut, atom and more. Various Artists "Katamari Takeshi:...
Posted on August 25, 2009 at 21:09. | Released on August 19, 2009
Hamasaki Ayumi "Rule / Sparkle (Jacket B)"
We'll have seen it all once YMCK remixes Hamasaki Ayumi... oh wait! Hamasaki Ayumi "Rule / Sparkle (Jacket B)" 浜崎あゆみ 「Rule / Sparkle （ジャケットB）」 1. Rule (Original mix) 2. Sparkle (Original mix) 3. Days (8-bits of tears YMCK remix) 4....
Posted on February 16, 2009 at 22:01. | Released on February 25, 2009
YMCK "Family Cooking"
YMCK will be back as soon as January with a 4th album! This one has a definite cooking theme as the title and tracklist will tell you, promising a lot of fun. Released at the same time as the CD...
Posted on December 2, 2008 at 23:57. | Released on January 21, 2009
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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
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.
Future Pop Lounge 2010
Text and photos by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound On August 28, I went to Future Pop Lounge (official site), a festival style event at Shibuya O-Nest. It was the 3rd time the yearly summer event was held though...
Posted on September 8, 2010 at 22:37.
The Aprils "Back To The Future Music", "Space Dream Bathroom"
First thing to look forward to in 2010 is The Aprils' new 4th album, titled "Back To The Future Music"! We can expect again more of that great band-style future-pop sound. The album's first pressing comes with a bonus CD...
Posted on December 30, 2009 at 15:15. | Released on January 6, 2010
metro trip "tsuki to Drive +5 ~metro trip 10th anniversary~"
metro trip (MySpace), a band that classifies as neo-Shibuya-kei, brings back its long sold out first album for its 10th anniversary. Added are 5 bonus tracks including a remix by YMCK! metro trip "tsuki to Drive +5 ~metro trip 10th...
Posted on February 16, 2009 at 22:12. | Released on February 25, 2009
Family kanshasai - YMCK 2 days live
YMCK presents this 2-day event in Shibuya this week. Each day has artists of different styles, Wednesday focusing on Shibuya-kei ties with Kaji Hideki and Watanababy, and Thursday with 8-bit/game units such as Sexy Synthesizer, Hally (Hally from VORC) and...
Posted on August 26, 2008 at 00:42. | Released on August 27, 2008
YMCK "YMCK Songbook -songs before 8bit-", YMCK & De De Mouse "Down Town"
Their 3rd album "Family Genesis" was just released earlier this year, and next YMCK does covers in these two releases coming at the same time in September. The first is a full album of folk song covers redone in YMCK's...
Posted on July 22, 2008 at 17:18. | Released on September 24, 2008
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. | Released on July 3, 2008
Various Artists "Clo Clo Made In Japan"
French singer Claude François, aka Cloclo, is known in Japan mostly for his song "Comme d'habitude" that became the "My Way" hit everyone knows. Produced by Saeki Kenzō (Pearl Brothers), this tribute album features artists such as YMCK, Elektel, Pecombo,...
Posted on February 28, 2008 at 16:55. | Released on April 3, 2008
YMCK "Family Genesis"
YMCK are back with a 3rd album full of wonderful new songs with their 8-bit Famicom sound! That's correct, don't go thinking that they have went 16-bit Sega Genesis because of the title. This is their first major release as...
Posted on November 10, 2007 at 23:56. | Released on January 16, 2008
Various Artists "Tokyo Pudding presents Tokyo Soundscapes"
Avex brings us a collaboration album of club artists and female vocalists with the mysterious(?) Tokyo Pudding (why is a pudding releasing CDs anyway?). Featured are the likes of Nakatsuka Takeshi (Qypthone), Kaji Hideki, Hayashibe Tomonori (Plus-Tech Squeeze Box), Yasuda...
Posted on September 28, 2007 at 14:50. | Released on November 7, 2007
Won-Fu "Modern Monsoon Groovin'"
Taiwanese band Won-Fu (MySpace) has a new album being released in Japan with some Japanese versions. YMCK have collaborated on track "Shopping tengoku". Won-Fu "Modern Monsoon Groovin'" 旺福 「青春舞曲 ～Modern Monsoon Groovin'～」 1. Everyday Wow Wow (Japanese version) 2. megane...
Posted on September 11, 2007 at 18:03. | Released on September 19, 2007
Strawberry Machine "zero zero five", "crazy kilt"
Nagoya girl solo unit Strawberry Machine is having its two albums re-released by label abcdefg*record. "zero zero five" was first released in 2000 and then re-released in 2004 to coincide with the release of "crazy kilt". Both albums feature an...
Posted on April 1, 2007 at 18:40. | Released on April 11, 2007
Humming Urban Stereo "Vol 3: Baby Love"
Korean unit Humming Urban Stereo has a 3rd album out now, on which one song features Dahlia. There's also a YMCK remix in there! Humming Urban Stereo "Vol 3: Baby Love" 1. Dark Circle 2. Rainbow 3. Mambo Mood (feat....
Posted on March 29, 2007 at 11:13. | Released on February 9, 2007
Various Artists "Chip Toy Company"
Though a bit outdated, this recently out nice-priced compilation seems to be a great introduction to a bunch of artists from the indies pico-pico scene, featuring Hazel Nuts Chocolate, Misswonda, Aprils, Plus-Tech Squeezebox, macdonald duck eclair, and more. Aside from...
Posted on March 8, 2007 at 17:40. | Released on February 28, 2007
I thought I'd post a few highly interesting events occurring this weekend. Catch them if you can! This Saturday night will be Fami-mōde (from hatsumōde, a first visit to a temple for the New Year), a Famicom/8-bit party featuring live...
Posted on January 25, 2007 at 18:07. | Released on January 27, 2007
Various Artists "moe Techno poppuu"
Is it a first compilation that makes a genre "official"? If so, better watch out for 萌えテクノ ("moe techno")! With nearly 100,000 hits on Google (at time of writing) and this new compilation from the T4P indie label, the said...
Posted on August 4, 2006 at 16:49. | Released on September 6, 2006
Ram Rider "Portable Disco 8bit edition"
Vocoder house artist Ram Rider has a remix album of songs from its first album "Portable Disco" coming up. The theme is "8-bit", and of course when you say 8-bit music you think YMCK, and they indeed have remixed not...
Posted on April 21, 2006 at 11:10. | Released on April 26, 2006
Usagi-chang "Mini" Night vol.0004
The end of the month will see Usagi-chang Records's 4th "mini" night, featuring the label's regular DJ roaster and a MissWonda mini live. Let me use this occasion to remind PINE*am U.S. fans that the band will be playing in...
Posted on April 17, 2006 at 14:26. | Released on April 29, 2006
YMCK live at Apple Store Ginza
YMCK, who use an iBook and Logic to create their 8-bit sounds, will play a free live show at Apple Store Ginza. YMCK live at Apple Store Ginza on 2/4 (Saturday) Place: Apple Store Ginza Price: Free! Starts at 19:00...
Posted on January 20, 2006 at 10:48. | Released on February 4, 2006
YMCK free mini-live
YMCK will perform a free mini-live this weekend to promote their latest album "Family Racing". YMCK free mini-live on 1/8 (Sunday) at Tower Records Shinjuku (Flags 7F, South-East exit) Starts at 16:00 Those who buy the album at Tower Records...
Posted on January 5, 2006 at 10:32. | Released on January 8, 2006
Update: YMCK, "Maison de Chocola"
YMCK "Family Racing" Important details on a bonus remix CD-R that will be only available with the regular edition (in selected shops)! If you were going to get the dot's limited edition, you may want to think again. On the...
Posted on December 19, 2005 at 13:24.
YMCK "Family Racing"
Finally! A second album from YMCK is coming before the end of the year! The album features 8 new songs, one featuring Japan's Famicom hero Takahashi Meijin. There will be two editions, one of the CD only, and a limited...
Posted on October 27, 2005 at 10:09. | Released on December 21, 2005
Usagi-chang Night Fever!! vol.0003
This year again, Usagi-chang Records will have its summer event at Shinjuku Marz. The all night event will feature all active Usagi-chang artists, including MissWonda who has a first album out on 8/17, and also many friends. I won't miss...
Posted on July 15, 2005 at 18:03. | Released on August 27, 2005
Aprils release party
Aprils will have a release party for their recently released album "Space Dream Bathroom". Plenty of live acts for a cheap price! Aprils release party on 7/9 (Saturday) at Shibuya O-nest (map) Live: Aprils Ram Rider YMCK Hazel Nuts Chocolate...
Posted on June 9, 2005 at 11:24. | Released on July 9, 2005
Usagi-chang "Mini" Night vol.0003
Usagi-chang Records's 3rd "mini" night will feature all regular DJs and a macdonald duck eclair mini live. MDDE will perform some new songs from their upcoming album. Aprils' Imai Kentarō won't be present this time because he's off to Taiwan...
Posted on May 16, 2005 at 23:56. | Released on May 28, 2005
YMCK live at KDDI Designing Studio
This Saturday is the right time to visit the recently open KDDI Designing Studio in Harajuku, as Famicom warriors YMCK will be giving a free show, together with VJ Kodama Yūichi. They are planning to also perform songs from their...
Posted on April 27, 2005 at 13:52. | Released on April 30, 2005
Aprils "Space Dream Bathroom"
A brand new album by the Aprils is coming out as soon as next month on Softly! The album features many guests including YMCK and tetrapletrap-F, and is mixed and mastered by Plus-tech Squeeze Box' Hayashibe Tomonori. The first, limited...
Posted on April 15, 2005 at 10:23. | Released on May 18, 2005
Usagi-chang "Mini" Night vol.0002
Usagi-chang Records is having a second "mini" night with a great DJ line-up and a Micro Mach Machine mini live. Usagi-chang "Mini" Night vol.0002 On 1/29 (Saturday) at Sangenjaya Chrome From 23:00 until 5:00 Price: ¥2000 (2 drinks) DJs: macdonald...
Posted on January 6, 2005 at 11:18. | Released on January 29, 2005
YMCK "Family Music" Release Party
There will be a release party for YMCK's new album "Family Music" out now! The event also celebrates Ram Rider's first release, "Music". YMCK "Family Music" Release Party On 11/13 At Shibuya Club Asia P (map) Opens at 18:00, starts...
Posted on November 4, 2004 at 14:56. | Released on November 13, 2004
YMCK "Family Music"
Famicom-music-inspired fantastic trio YMCK has a first full-length album coming out soon! The title is same as their previous CD-R EP, so don't confuse the two. MP3s at Usagi-Chang Records. YMCK "Family Music" Track list 1. FANFARE 2. Magical 8bit...
Posted on September 13, 2004 at 23:18. | Released on November 3, 2004
Sonic Coaster Pop "Super Miracle Circuit"
Usagi-Chang Records owner Suzuki Akira's unit Sonic Coaster Pop has a second album being released today! Copies bought at participating Tower Records (Shinjuku, Shibuya, Yokohama More-s, Nagoya Parco, Namba) include a bonus limited edition CD-R containing 4 remixes and a...
Posted on July 21, 2004 at 12:15. | Released on July 21, 2004
Usagi-Chang Night Fever!! vol.0002
Usagi-chang Records' first party was a lot of fun (report), and now a second party has been announced! Usagi-chang Night Fever!! vol.0002 8/21 at Shinjuku Marz (map) Opens/starts at 24:00 Price: advance ¥2000 (reservation form), door ¥2500 +drink Live: -...
Posted on June 15, 2004 at 10:22. | Released on August 21, 2004
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