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akiko "Rockin' jivin' swingin'"
Jazz singer akiko has a brand new album out now, of rockin', jivin' and swingin' songs (as the title says!) from the 40's and 50's. Featured musicians include Gentle Forest Jazz Band, Blue Moon Quartet, Fats & Fats, and also...
Posted on February 8, 2015 at 20:09. | Released on February 4, 2015
Le Grand Escroc "Portraits"
Le Grand Escroc is the new jazz project of DJ Miura Makoto (SoundCloud). This new album features members of fox capture plan and TRI4TH (among others), with also akiko, Steve Piccolo (ex-Lounge Lizards), Momus, Necozawa Emi, Gak Sato and more....
Posted on June 12, 2014 at 00:17. | Released on June 18, 2014
Various Artists "Couleur Cafe Presents JAZZ ME UP! with 21 jazz standard selected by akiko"
This jazz standards compilation was selected by jazz singer akiko with a focus on lyrics. Included is a previously unreleased song by akiko. The package comes as a 72-page book with a CD. Some tracks can be sampled on this...
Posted on November 23, 2013 at 18:58. | Released on November 19, 2013
akiko "Dark Eyes"
Jazz singer akiko has a new album being released this month. Recorded in New Orleans like previous mini-album "Swingy, Swingy", this one is produced by Ska Flames' Ōkawa Tsuyoshi, and features Dirty Dozen Brass Band's sousaphonist Kirk Joseph as well...
Posted on August 23, 2012 at 23:45. | Released on August 29, 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.
akiko "Swingy, Swingy with Chai-Chii Sisters"
akiko has a new EP in collaboration with 2-girl jazz chorus unit Chai-Chii Sisters. This contains covers of 4 jazz standards, and was recorded in New Orleans. This is self-produced just like her recent Beatles cover album "Across The Universe"....
Posted on May 14, 2012 at 00:06. | Released on May 2, 2012
Calmera "Mix Modern Covers!", "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie feat. akiko" (7")
Osaka instrumental jazz band Calmera has a 3rd album out now on Orange Records. This is a cover album, including covers of well known jazz, latin and rock songs rearranged in their style. "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie" features jazz singer akiko,...
Posted on February 18, 2012 at 11:35. | Released on February 8, 2012
akiko "Across The Universe"
Jazz singer akiko has a new album out now, in which she covers The Beatles with a hint of jazz. The song "Lady Madonna" is produced by Nakatsuka Takeshi. A few tracks can be sampled at iTunes and akiko's official...
Posted on November 16, 2011 at 23:16. | Released on November 16, 2011
akiko "Hit Parade -London Nite Tribute-"
Jazz singer akiko has a rocking new album coming up, paying tribute to Japan's first rock DJ event "London Nite". Featured producers include Konishi Yasuharu, Sunaga Tatsuo (sunaga t experience), Matsuda "Chabe" Gakuji (Cubismo Grafico) and more. Konishi Yasuharu's tracks...
Posted on June 11, 2009 at 23:51. | Released on June 24, 2009
quasimode "Golden Works -remixed by quasimode-"
Tokyo jazz quartet quasimode (MySpace) has a collection of remix works out just now. This includes ones for akiko and Agawa Yasuko, the latter which was released on remix album "Re-Mode" (2007) produced by Sunaga Tatsuo. Some brand new recordings...
Posted on April 8, 2009 at 22:58. | Released on April 8, 2009
akiko "a white album" (12")
Jazz vocalist akiko's Christmas album "a white album", produced Konishi Yasuharu last year, is being reissued on vinyl for DJs and analog jazz lovers. akiko "a white album" (12") A1. Auld Lang Syne A2. Santa ga machi ni yatte kuru...
Posted on December 14, 2008 at 13:54. | Released on December 3, 2008
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Hoshino Michiru "My Favorite Songs"
Hoshino Michiru has a cover album coming! Selected by herself and producer Hase Hajimu, this includes many new recordings and a few songs from recent singles, such as "koi suru Fortune Cookie feat. The Scooters" that is sold at live...
Posted on September 4, 2016 at 12:30. | Released on September 7, 2016
Crazy Ken Band "Hong Kong Taxi"
Crazy Ken Band's new album "Hong Kong Taxi" consists mainly of self-covers of songs first written for other artists. Included are songs first sung by Nagisa Yōko, Wada Akiko, SMAP, and many others. Also included are a few rare songs...
Posted on August 3, 2016 at 00:01. | Released on August 3, 2016
Yano Akiko "Welcome to Jupiter"
Yano Akiko has a brand new album out now! With a concept of "adult techno music", this time she has the support of young trackmakers such as tofubeats, Seiho (Sugar's Campaign), Azuma Hitomi, Tomita Keiichi (Tomita Lab), Fukasawa Hideyuki and...
Posted on September 17, 2015 at 23:55. | Released on September 16, 2015
Yano Akiko "Tong Poo" (7")
Yano Akiko has a new album coming this month, but first here comes a 7" single of her version of YMO's "Tong Poo", this time arranged in collaboration with producer Seiho (Sugar's Campaign). The B-side is an instrumental version...
Posted on September 9, 2015 at 23:50. | Released on September 5, 2015
Various Artists "Yaba-kayo 3 Non-stop DJ Mix -The Ondo- Mixed by DJ Fukutake"
Here's a 3rd mix of DJ Fukutake's popular "Yava-kayō" series! This time the theme is "ondō" (Wikipedia), which is the type of traditional music that people of all ages dance along to at summer festivals (matsuri) throughout Japan. Ondō is...
Posted on July 4, 2015 at 23:44. | Released on July 8, 2015
Various Artists "Women's Liberation"
This is an album of covers of Japanese songs from the 60's to the early 70's, here sung with translated English lyrics! Both the originals and the covers were performed by Japanese women, completing the theme of this compilation. Vocalists...
Posted on January 19, 2015 at 21:32. | Released on January 7, 2015
BTB "Back To Basic ~ore to omae hen~"
Yokohama talkbox musician BTB (of the Pan Pacific Playa collective, and previously of Luvraw & BTB which Luvraw quit earlier this year) has a new solo album out now. Featured are summer-oriented mellow covers of various songs originally by artists...
Posted on August 20, 2014 at 21:57. | Released on August 20, 2014
Various Artists "World Standard.09 -A Tatsuo Sunaga Live Mix-"
Here's a new live mix by Sunaga Tatsuo (Sunaga t Experience), of his popular "World Standard" series that reaches a 9th installment. It's been almost 5 years since the previous. This time he offers a 76-minute sound journey of his...
Posted on June 9, 2014 at 23:16. | Released on June 11, 2014
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. | Released on July 24, 2013
Julia Oki "É da Julia"
This is the debut album of Julia Oki, her music described as Japanese Brazilian Crossover. The album is produced by jazz singer-songwriter akiko, and this also features artists such as Nakatsuka Takeshi, Shimizu Hirotaka (The Cornelius Group), Miura Makoto, and...
Posted on September 5, 2012 at 21:57. | Released on September 5, 2012
Sally Soul Stew "Blue Angel Deluxe"
Sally Soul Stew, the band of bassist Sally Kubota (Les 5-4-3-2-1, Phantom GIft), has released a deluxe CD edition of its latest 7", "anata ni maketa no" (2010). The band also features singers Mashiro Megumi (Hicksville), Lemon, guitarist Nakamori Yasuhiro...
Posted on July 15, 2012 at 10:22. | Released on June 27, 2012
Kaji Hideki "Blue Heart"
Kaji Hideki has a brand new album out this week! This is a first release on his own label Blue Boys Club, coming 1½ year after "Teens Film" (a collaboration album with Riddim Saunter), and 2½ years after latest solo...
Posted on May 14, 2012 at 22:24. | Released on May 16, 2012
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
Various Artists "Happy Holidays! ~80's Pops Covers~"
This is a compilation of various covers of 80's hit Japanese pop songs, featuring Sakamoto Ryūichi with Minekawa Takako, Toki Asako, Yakushimaru Etsuko, Hitomitoi with Sokabe Keiichi, clammbon, Sebastian X, and more. Various Artists "Happy Holidays! ~80's Pops Covers~" 1....
Posted on March 26, 2012 at 21:53. | Released on March 21, 2012
Sally Soul Stew and The Fave Raves
Text and photos by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound The last show I went to in 2011, on December 28, was one organized by Sally Soul Stew, band of bassist Sally Kubota (Les 5-4-3-2-1, The Phantom Gift). I had...
Posted on January 6, 2012 at 23:30.
yanokami "toku wa chikai"
yanokami, the unit of Yano Akiko with rei harakami (the latter who passed out in July of a brain hemorrhage), has a last album coming. This consists of a few new original songs plus a selection of covers of Arai...
Posted on December 12, 2011 at 21:43. | Released on December 14, 2011
yanokami "Bamboo Music" (Download)
yanokami, the unit of rei harakami and Yano Akiko, has a new song available for download. This is a cover of "Bamboo Music", a song from 1982 by Sakamoto Ryūichi and David Sylvian (hear the original on YouTube). rei harakami...
Posted on August 4, 2011 at 23:53. | Released on August 3, 2011
mōretsu kara Beautiful Concert 2011: Sally Soul Stew and Keme
Text and photos by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound On Sunday May 8 was a show of Sally Soul Stew, the band of bassist Sally Kubota (Les 5-4-3-2-1, The Phantom Gift), held at Shinjuku rock venue Red Cloth. Sally...
Posted on May 14, 2011 at 11:55.
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 "MemorieS ~Songs for the Season of White~"
Here's a winter-themed tribute album to 80's super-idol Matsuda Seiko, coordinated by talent and singer Chiaki. Featured are various young artists including Frenesi. All songs can be sampled over at MySpace. Also watch the trailer clip below. Various Artists "MemorieS...
Posted on December 9, 2010 at 21:46. | Released on December 15, 2010
Hasegawa Akiko "Sunrise!"
Voice actress Hasegawa Akiko (aka VCF of DG-10, also appearing in IDOLM@STER) has a solo single coming. Notably included is B-side "Stay Tuned!" produced by Elektel. Hasegawa Akiko "Sunrise!" 長谷川明子 「Sunrise!」 1. Sunrise! 2. 2100 nen no Tokyo Tower 3....
Posted on June 23, 2010 at 21:52. | Released on July 7, 2010
Sunaga t Experience "jazz et jazz"
Sunaga t Experience (MySpace), the club-jazz-turned-real-jazz solo unit of Sunaga Tatsuo, has a 4th album coming! This comes 3½ years after the previous, "A Letter from Allnighters" that was very jazzy, entirely recorded with a full band. The new album...
Posted on November 13, 2009 at 23:36. | Released on December 2, 2009
Various Artists "modal sound from Velours, Tokyo 01. moderno"
Sunaga Tatsuo (Sunaga t Experience) brings this new mix CD series inspired from his monthly party "moderno" held once every 2 months at Velours. This is a selection of club-jazz, and instead of having the songs mixed together it's said...
Posted on November 11, 2009 at 23:23. | Released on November 18, 2009
DG-10 "Love Synthesizer!"
Out just now is this first mini-album by DG-10, a three-piece idol unit produced by the maker of Nintendo DS synthesizer Korg DS-10. The singers are Imai Asami, Hasegawa Akiko (from game "The Idolm@ster"), and Matayoshi Ai (Xbox 360 game...
Posted on September 20, 2009 at 00:12. | Released on September 18, 2009
Various Artists "World Standard.08 -A Tatsuo Sunaga Live Mix-"
Here comes a new live mix CD from Japan's club-jazz leading DJ Sunaga Tatsuo (Sunaga t Experience). The theme is "This is how I feel about jazz, #2", but beyond jazz this mix is said to breaks barriers with house...
Posted on July 5, 2009 at 23:38. | Released on August 5, 2009
Various Artists "Akatsuka Fujio Tribute ~41sai no haru dakara~"
Famous manga artist Akatsuka Fujio passed away this summer. He was famous for works like "Tensai Bakabon", "Osomatsu-kun" and "Himitsu no Akko-chan". Here, musical artists related to the club scene pay him tribute with covers of theme songs. Featured are...
Posted on October 13, 2008 at 23:57. | Released on September 24, 2008
yes, mama ok? "Incomplete Questions"
yes, mama ok? have a complete boxed set just out that regroups all of their releases on LD&K and Columbia. That's a total of 55 songs from "Coffee Cup de Rendez-vous tte saikō yo", "tea party", "suna no Pudding", "modern...
Posted on October 4, 2008 at 15:41. | Released on September 26, 2008
Various Artists "House Connection ...", "Jazz Connection ~around the shibuya corner~ presented by cafe&diner Studio"
Two compilations related to cafe&diner Studio, a Shibuya café where are held DJ and live events, will feature a bunch of great artists from the club scene, grouped under "house" and "jazz" themes. Featured are akakage, Fujisawa Shiho, Sunaga t...
Posted on May 14, 2008 at 14:49. | Released on July 9, 2008
Various Artists "World Standard.07 -A Tatsuo Sunaga Live Mix-"
You could say this is Sunaga Tatsuo's first real "World Standard" mix in 2½ years (not counting "06" that only consisted of his own works, and the recent "Wada Akiko"). Various Artists "World Standard.07 -A Tatsuo Sunaga Live Mix-" (Title/Artist)...
Posted on May 2, 2008 at 09:51. | Released on June 18, 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
Various Artists "Beautiful Girls -The Strictly Best Works Collection-"
Reggae Disco Rockers, the funky club-reggae band, has a compilation of works with other artists coming out. The theme is female vocals, and included are songs by Toki Asako (ex-Cymbals), eico, Jazztronik, bird, Mansfield, dorlis, Wada Akiko, their Pizzicato Five...
Posted on March 27, 2008 at 10:48. | Released on April 2, 2008
Wada Akiko "World Standard Wada Akiko -A Tatsuo Sunaga Live Mix-"
Top club-jazz DJ Sunaga Tatsuo mixes Wada Akiko songs in his World Standard non-stop live mix fashion. A must! Released at the same time as collaboration album "Wada ke" featuring Konishi Yasuharu, Crazy Ken Band and Reggae Disco Rockers. Wada...
Posted on March 18, 2008 at 16:33. | Released on April 23, 2008
Various Artists "mōshiwake nai to From Akasaka Urban Mix" / "Idol Mix"
Regular club party Mōshiwake Night's DJ team has put together these two mix CDs, under "Urban" and "Idol" themes, totaling 100 songs! Each CD features two DJs selecting a dozen tracks in turn. Those selectors are DJ Mitsy, Uta Maru...
Posted on March 10, 2008 at 17:21. | Released on April 16, 2008
Crazy Ken Band "ano kane o narasu no wa anata" (Download)
Crazy Ken Band has done a cover of Wada Akiko's hit song "ano kane o narasu no wa anata"! However for the time being it's only released via download, and there's no planned CD release. The song can also be...
Posted on January 16, 2008 at 16:22. | Released on January 16, 2008
Various Artists "Modal Jazz loves Disney"
After Konishi Yasuharu a few years ago, it's Sunaga Tatsuo's turn to cover famous songs from Disney's collection! He's even called up his international friends such as Nicola Conte and The Five Corners Quintet, and also Readymade's Iwamura Manabu, to...
Posted on November 20, 2007 at 17:18. | Released on January 23, 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
Various Artists "Jobiniana ~ai to hohoemi to hana"
This tribute album to Antonio Carlos Jobim will feature artists from the club-jazz scene, and then some. Interpretations by Cubismo Grafico, Ino Hidefumi, Toki Asako, akiko, Minami Yoshitaka, bird, Monday Michiru, ... should make this a must for bossa nova...
Posted on August 30, 2007 at 20:03. | Released on October 10, 2007
Various Artists "Lingkaran For Baby"
LOHAS magazine Lingkaran has put together a collection of nursury rhymes sung by a bunch of like-minded artists. The line-up includes Nomiya Maki, Toki Asako, Chocolat & Akito, Furukawa Miki, Yano Akiko & Sakamoto Miu, Cano Caoli, Yukawa Shione, and...
Posted on August 21, 2007 at 17:30. | Released on September 26, 2007
Cosa Nostra "Life"
Cosa Nostra's upcoming album "Life" will feature a return of all former 6 members for the time of a cover ("IKO IKO"). The song "Cherry Red no Roulette" will feature vocals by Nomiya Maki. Wada Akiko also does an appearance....
Posted on August 18, 2007 at 01:50. | Released on September 5, 2007
Wada Akiko "Golden Time"
Wada Akiko has a new single coming up, for the song that was recently used in "Suntory DX Golden Dry" beer commercial. As a B-side is her song "ikiru" written by Konishi Yasuharu, in a new remix version by Hayashi...
Posted on May 27, 2007 at 09:02. | Released on June 27, 2007
Ella Fitzgerald "We All Love Ella: Celebrating The First Lady of Song"
Out on the same day as "Readymade digs Ella", this Japanese edition of the Ella Fitzgerald tribute album will contain a bonus track featuring singer Akiko and produced by Konishi Yasuharu. Ella Fitzgerald "We All Love Ella: Celebrating The First...
Posted on May 17, 2007 at 11:50. | Released on June 6, 2007
Various Artists "The Transformer - Remix Works by Yukihiro Fukutomi"
Fukutomi Yukihiro, leading club music producer and also ex-programmer for Pizzicato Five (think "Happy End of the World"), has a 2-CD compilation of his remixes for Japanese and foreign artists coming up. The compilation will contain 20 tracks, and celebrates...
Posted on March 27, 2007 at 17:16. | Released on April 25, 2007
Various Artists "Miss Vocalies, Tokyo -with her Strikes Sextet-"
I had completely overlooked this new compilation put together by Sunaga Tatsuo, containing nothing but jazzy songs featuring Japan's best female vocalists. Included are two brand new songs, by Sunaga t̀ Experience and pianist Akiko Grace, and a bunch of...
Posted on March 15, 2007 at 23:37. | Released on March 7, 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
Sunahara Yoshinori "Works '95-'05"
Although it's been 5 years since Sunahara Yoshinori's latest album "Lovebeat", all we get is a remastered greatest hits album. This 2CD package will include one disc of a selection of his own solo works, and another disc of his...
Posted on February 2, 2007 at 15:05. | Released on March 21, 2007
Omodaka "Cantata No.147" (CD+DVD)
This dirt cheap CD+DVD set by the unit of Terada soichi and Kanazawa Akiko features Comoesta Yaegashi and Paradise Yamamoto on a few tracks. Thanks to Nick for the heads up on this one! Omodaka "Cantata No.147" (CD+DVD) 1. otemoyan...
Posted on December 25, 2006 at 12:49. | Released on November 28, 2006
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 "World Standard.06 -A Tatsuo Sunaga Live Mix- Sunaga t̀ Experience works -pièces pour les femmes-"
After having mostly focused on his "Jazz Allnighters" series, record banchō Sunaga Tatsuo is back to his roots with a new "World Standard" compilation. It had been a year since #5! This time he offers a collection of his own...
Posted on November 16, 2006 at 18:41. | Released on December 6, 2006
Update: Wada Akiko, "Crue-L Crystallization"
Wada Akiko "kyō made soshite ashita kara" Track list and artwork added, plus link to samples Various Artists "Kahimi Karie Presents Crue-L Crystallization" Artwork added...
Posted on October 4, 2006 at 11:08.
arvin homa aya "Amazing"
Singer arvin homa aya, best known for her vocals with Jazztronik, has a second solo album coming up. It will feature collaborations with Sunaga Tatsuo, Fukutomi Yukihiro, Kyoto Jazz Massive, Studio Apartment, Exile, Harukawa Hitoshi, AI, and Minmi. The album...
Posted on September 11, 2006 at 20:09. | Released on October 18, 2006
Wada Akiko "kyō made soshite ashita kara"
̄Wada Akiko will sing famous Japanese songs from the 70s and 80s on this cover album. Sound producers will include Konishi Yasuharu, Shirai Ryōmei (Moonriders), Jazztronik, Asamoto Hirofumi (Ram Jam World), and Kubota Haruo (Pearl Brothers, Girl Girl Girl). Samples...
Posted on July 31, 2006 at 14:28. | Released on October 25, 2006
Kawakami Tsuyoshi and His Moodmakers "Singers Limited"
Kawakami Tsuyoshi and His Moodmakers' next album will be a collection of vocal covers, original songs and remixes featuring many collaborators such as Nomiya Maki ("Luna Cruise" first released on her album "Lady Miss Warp"), Wada Akiko, Matsudaira Ken, Takahashi...
Posted on July 19, 2006 at 16:09. | Released on September 13, 2006
Various Artists "Watanabe Productions setsuritsu 50shūnen Mix CD ~G.S, Comic Song & Idol hen~ mixed by p&art sasanoooha mōshiwake West"
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, entertainment agency Watanabe Productions has enlisted Osaka DJ unit p&art sasanooooha to create a remixed non-stop mix of G.S., comedy and idol songs. Without a doubt, this is the unique craziness of Pansasa's live performances, for...
Posted on July 18, 2006 at 15:39. | Released on July 26, 2006
Various Artists "Sunaga Tatsuo no yoru Jazz: Jazz Allnighters No.5"
His jazzy album just out recently, here comes a 5th jazz compilation of record banchō Sunaga Tatsuo's "Allnighters" series. After Sony, Universal, Victor and Toshiba EMI, this is Columbia. Various Artists "Sunaga Tatsuo no yoru Jazz: Jazz Allnighters No.5" オムニバス...
Posted on July 6, 2006 at 10:37. | Released on August 2, 2006
Plastic Folk / Plastic Knife "Billion Knives & Folks and Disk One"
After their Plastics revival unit Plastic Sex that released an album last year, ex-Plastics' leader Nakanishi Toshio and ex-Pizzicato Five singer Nomiya Maki are back again with another brand new project, Plastic Folk / Plastic Knife ("folk" when written out...
Posted on May 25, 2006 at 15:20. | Released on June 20, 2006
Wada Akiko "ano kane o narasu no wa anata"
Six previously released versions of one of Wada Akiko's greatest hits, "ano kane o narasu no wa anata", are being released as an EP. Included are Konishi Yasuharu's version (from "Wada Akiko, Co., Ltd."), remixes by Jazztronik and Reggae Disco...
Posted on April 20, 2006 at 00:23. | Released on April 26, 2006
World Standard - Sunaga t̀ Experience first live
Sunaga t̀ Experience, the solo unit of Sunaga Tatsuo, will play a first ever live concert! That's not just a DJ show, as he will be accompanied by a rhythm section plus 3 wind instruments. Performed will be songs from...
Posted on April 6, 2006 at 10:51. | Released on April 28, 2006
Wada Akiko "Rhythm & Blues no jōō"
There's a new Wada Akiko greatest hits album out just yesterday, containing collaborations with artists such as Konishi Yasuharu, Yokoyama Ken (Crazy Ken Band), Comoesta Yaegashi and m-flo. Also included is a remix by Jazztronik. Art direction is also done...
Posted on March 23, 2006 at 17:15. | Released on March 22, 2006
Jazz singer akiko, who has been produced by Sunaga Tatsuo and Konishi Yasuharu, has a self-selected greatest hits album coming out. It will include a few previously unreleased tracks. The limited edition will include a mini photo book. akiko "Collage"...
Posted on March 22, 2006 at 15:51. | Released on April 5, 2006
Wada Akiko "Ragga Akiko"
A new album of Wada Akiko remixes, this time focusing on a reggae theme, is out just today. Interesting appearances by CKB-Annex (a few members of Crazy Ken Band), Kawakami Tsuyoshi and His Moodmakers (Kawakami Tsuyoshi is a member of...
Posted on December 16, 2005 at 16:33. | Released on December 16, 2005
Update: Halcali, akiko
Halcali "Tip Taps Top" Track list added akiko "Little Miss Jazz And Jive" Various Artists "akiko presents: Rockin' Doo Wop Jump & Jive" There will be limited edition cardboard sleeves for these two releases, so buy early! akiko "I Want...
Posted on November 6, 2005 at 15:10.
Various Artists "akiko presents: Rockin' Doo Wop Jump & Jive" Artwork added...
Posted on October 29, 2005 at 19:38.
akiko "Little Miss Jazz And Jive" Artwork added...
Posted on October 28, 2005 at 17:53.
Update: akiko, Nagisa Yōko
Various Artists "akiko presents: Rockin' Doo Wop Jump & Jive" New title for the akiko-selected jive compilation Nagisa Yōko "Hey You!" New title, artwork added...
Posted on October 19, 2005 at 10:36.
Various Artists "akiko selects Jive Compilation" Track list added...
Posted on October 13, 2005 at 11:50.
Update: Nomiya Maki, akiko
Nomiya Maki "Party People" Track list added!! akiko "Little Miss Jazz And Jive" Correct track list added. (Sorry, there had been a title mix-up with the jive compilation.)...
Posted on October 4, 2005 at 10:50.
Update: Nomiya Maki, akiko compilation
Nomiya Maki "Party People" Impressive list of guests revealed! Various Artists "Little Miss Jazz And Jive" Correct title for akiko's jazz 'n' jive compilation...
Posted on September 30, 2005 at 14:57.
m-flo "Dope Space Nine"
m-flo has an upcoming remix and reproduction album of their recent "Beat Space Nine", featuring Japanese and overseas remixers. m-flo "Dope Space Nine" 1. One Day / Loves Katō Miriya (Remixed By Kreva) 2. So Exclusive / Loves Sowelu (Remixed...
Posted on September 21, 2005 at 10:58. | Released on November 2, 2005
akiko "I Want You To Be My Baby"
This release has been cancelled. This low-priced single will be preceding the release of akiko's Konishi-san produced cover album. akiko "I Want You To Be My Baby" Verve UCCJ-5003 Out 11/9, ¥500 Order: HMV, Tower (Track list and artwork to...
Posted on September 15, 2005 at 13:18.
Various Artists "akiko presents: Rockin' Doo Wop Jump & Jive"
Released at the same time as her new cover album, akiko also selected favorite jive tracks for this compilation. There will be a cardboard jacket limited edition. Buy early! Various Artists "akiko presents: Rockin' Doo Wop Jump & Jive" 1....
Posted on September 9, 2005 at 17:31. | Released on November 23, 2005
akiko "Little Miss Jazz And Jive"
Jazz vocalist akiko's next release will be a cover album of jump'n'jive songs, produced by none other than Konishi Yasuharu. Also check out her albums "Mood Swings" and "Mood Indigo" both beautifully produced by Sunaga Tatsuo. There will be a...
Posted on September 9, 2005 at 17:30. | Released on November 23, 2005
m-flo "Beat Space Nine"
m-flo is to release a new album in August, once again featuring many guests! Aside from the two songs from the upcoming single with Emyli & Yoshika and Wada Akiko, are expected appearances by Kahimi Karie, Monday Michiru, Lisa (ex-m-flo)...
Posted on June 10, 2005 at 09:55. | Released on August 24, 2005
m-flo "Loop In My Heart / Hey!"
This may be a nice one, a m-flo "two A-side" single including a song featuring Emyli & Yoshika, and another one with Wada Akiko ("Hey!"). "Hey!", which is being used as some baseball ending theme on TV, is said to...
Posted on May 11, 2005 at 11:08. | Released on July 13, 2005
Update: Shōwa Dance Party, We Are Escalator 5, Wada Akiko
Various Artists "Moodsville Presents Shōwa Dance Party @ Ikenoue Koan" Track list added. Various Artists "We Are Escalator Records part 5 mixed by Naka Masashi" Track list added. Wada Akiko "Free Soul Wada Akiko" Artwork added....
Posted on March 24, 2005 at 10:33.
Wada Akiko "Free Soul Wada Akiko" (12")
A vinyl edition of "Free Soul Wada Akiko" containing 6 songs (actually two from "Wada Akiko, Co., Ltd." ) will be released shortly, including both songs from the recent single "kaerikonu seishun (readymade mix 2004)"! Wada Akiko "Free Soul Wada...
Posted on March 17, 2005 at 18:25. | Released on March 24, 2005
Update: saku saku, "Cover Lover", Wada Akiko
"saku saku Ver.1.0" (DVD) Delayed/cancelled. :( Various Artists "Cover Lover Vol.1 ~Bossa de Punk~" Artwork added. Wada Akiko "kaeri konu seishun readymade mix 2004" Artwork added....
Posted on March 2, 2005 at 17:43.
Wada Akiko "kaeri konu seishun readymade mix 2004"
"kaeri konu seishun (readymade mix 2004)", which appeared on Wada Akiko's greatest groovy hits compilation "Free Soul Wada Akiko" selected by Konishi Yasuharu, will be released separately as a single. According to Konishi-san's news page, the single will also contain...
Posted on February 9, 2005 at 13:48. | Released on March 2, 2005
Various Artists "Yellow Magic kayōkyoku" & "Techno Magic kayōkyoku"
Two interesting compilations of 80's techno-pop/kayō, certainly containing a lot of gems, will be released in February at a relatively low price. The first compilation has 3 CDs and consists of only songs written/produced by Yellow Magic Orchestra members (Sakamoto...
Posted on December 7, 2004 at 17:54. | Released on February 23, 2005
Update: Wada Akiko
A little update... Wada Akiko "Free Soul Wada Akiko" Artwork and official track list added. Collection of Wada Akiko R&B hits selected by Konishi Yasuharu and dedicated to Ray Charles. On the shelves tomorrow!...
Posted on November 22, 2004 at 14:33.
Various Artists "G.lasts Tribute To Godzilla 50th"
This year marks Godzilla's 50th anniversary, and also the 28th and last movie of the series (or so they say), Godzilla Final Wars, which will feature over 10 monsters and a lot of damage! Accompanying the movie's release, there's also...
Posted on November 8, 2004 at 16:11. | Released on December 1, 2004
Wada Akiko "Free Soul Wada Akiko"
Konishi Yasuharu selected his favorite Wada Akiko songs, and the result is this new greatest hits album. The compilation is dedicated to the late Ray Charles. Wada Akiko "Free Soul Wada Akiko" Track list 1. doshaburi no ame no naka...
Posted on September 24, 2004 at 14:21. | Released on November 24, 2004
Sunaga Tatsuo "World Standard.04 -A Tatsuo Sunaga Live Mix-" (CCCD)
Record banchō Sunaga Tatsuo (Sunaga t̀ Experience) is back with a new live mix album, 4th of his "World Standard" series. Sunaga Tatsuo "World Standard.04 -A Tatsuo Sunaga Live Mix-" (CCCD) 須永辰緒 「World Standard.04」 Track list 1. TNBC nihongo hōsōkyoku...
Posted on August 24, 2004 at 17:06. | Released on October 20, 2004
Advocates Bar, located in Shinjuku 2-chōme (Tokyo's famous gay area), will host an event paying tribute to Konishi Yasuharu! All DJ's should be playing mostly (if not only!) Konishi works! Sounds like a must-go for Konishi fans! Early-goers will be...
Posted on August 16, 2004 at 14:49. | Released on September 3, 2004
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