January 1, 2011

9nine

9nine

A girls group made up of 5 members, who are Uki Satake, Sayaka Nishiwaki, Kanae Yoshii, Umika Kawashima, and Hirona Murata. They performed solo concert at Hibiya Outdoor Music Hall in summer of 2012, followed by live house tour in 5 major cities. They also successfully finished the solo concert at Nakano Sunplaza Hall this March. As for media appearance, they’re showing up as... Read More

January 1, 2011

@djtomoko n Ucca-Laugh

@djtomoko-n-Ucca-Laugh

A 1MC, 1MPD hip hop group comprising @djtomoko, a beat maker known for using pads to manipulate the tones of pieces of digital equipment like the synthesizer and the sampler, and singer/rapper Ucca-Laugh. In 2010, began uploading an improvised beat-making program on Ustream from their home, which earned them 40,000 listeners. Rose to instant stardom with their costar with DJ Premier,... Read More

January 1, 2011

a flood of circle

a flood of circle

A Flood Of Circle is a J-Rock group consisting of Ryousuke , Okaniwa Tadashi ,Yasushi Takashi Ishii and Watanabe Hazime . Formed in 2006 in Shimokitazawa, Japan, a flood of circle signed to Loft Project’s CRUX sub-label and released their self-titled mini album in 2007. Heavily inspired by blues and 70’s hard rock they will release their first full album 4.22.2009,... Read More

January 1, 2011

A Hundred Birds

A Hundred Birds

In 1996, formed by one of the leading figures of the house music scene in Kansai, DJ YOKU. Made a memorable debut as remixer with the Green Finger feat. Sugami single “Try”. In 1999, released his first original 12-inch EP “Sun That Shine”. Performs under the lineup of dance-track specialists YOKU (DJ), AGEISHI (DJ), KOMA (DJ) and Segeke at their regular events. Features... Read More

January 1, 2011

A&D

Vocals: SHIZERU Guitar: YUKI Guitar: IRU Bass: KAGE Drums: KENZy A&D performs touching pop rock with the lead of a talented vocalist. Although the band was formed in the autumn of 2008, they present a combination of solid experience and a powerful chemistry between the members, as the whole line-up worked previously with the down-to-earth act RABBIT. The light and melodic... Read More

January 1, 2011

A.B.C-Z

A.B.C-Z is a newly debuted unit under Johnny’s & Associates. The group was originally called A.B.C. (Acrobat Boys Club), but during Summary 2008 it was announced that Hashimoto Ryôsuke would join them and so they became A.B.C.-Z. Members : Hashimoto Ryôsuke (1993.07.15) Kawai Fumito (1987.10.20) Tsukada Ryôichi (1986.12.10) Totsuka Shota (1986.11.13) Goseki Koichi (1985.06.17) Official... Read More

January 1, 2011

A.F.R.O(A Funky Rythmic Organizer)

A.F.R.O

Began to DJ in 1992. After performing at numerous clubs, cafes, and live houses around Tokyo (beginning with Aoyama Blue), and being scouted by the trumpeter/organizer, Isao Osada, A.F.R.O performed along with JUN MORITA and Takeshita at the club jazz event “afrontier” at the bar “TUNE” inside Motion Blue Yokohama. In November 2008, the compilation album, “Isao Osada... Read More

January 1, 2011

AA=

AA=

AA= is the solo project of The Mad Capsule Markets’s bassist Takeshi Ueda. The music is made up of punk mixed with digital hardcore, which continues from the later work Takeshi did with The Mad Capsule Markets. This takes on a more melodic twist though drawing some comparisons with the band’s work in the 90s. Vocals, Bass, Programming: Takeshi Ueda Guitar, Vocals: Murohime... Read More

January 1, 2011

AAA

AAA

AAA (read as “Triple A”: It is often speculated that this stands for “Attack All Around”) was born in 2005 as a manufactured six-piece band, comprised of band-leader Naoya Urata, Takahiro Nishijima, Mitsuhiro Hidaka, Shinjiro Atae, Shuta Sueyoshi and sole female member Misako Uno. Two more women, Yukari Goto and Chiaki Ito, would join soon after, just in time to... Read More

January 1, 2011

ABCHO

ABCHO

Previously known as Hangry & Angry (stylized as HANGRY & ANGRY-f, previously known as hANGRY & ANGRY), ABCHO is a Japanese female pop/rock duo created in 2008, consisting of former Morning Musume members Hitomi Yoshizawa (“Hangry”) and Rika Ishikawa (“Angry”). The group is a collaboration with a Harajuku fashion store, which sells fashion... Read More