April 29, 2015

w-inds. shine overseas as the “Most influential artist in Asia”

w-inds continue to musically evolve even 15 years after their debut. On April 16, they received the “Asian Most Influential Japanese Singer” award at the [19th China Music Award] ceremony held at Cotai Arena at the Venetian Macao. They were the first male Japanese artists to take the crown. [China Music Award] is the most prestigious music award ceremony in China where Asia’s most celebrated guests attend. w-inds performed “FANTASY” and “Make you mine” and energized... Read More

April 29, 2015

ONE OK ROCK’s Taka x Against The Current’s collaborative music video released with subtitles

Against The Current’s “Dreaming Alone feat. Taka” music video, featuring Taka (vocals) of ONE OK ROCK, has just been completed. The Japanese subtitled version is now up on YouTube. Taka and Against The Current met through Tyler Carter of Issues on the “VANS WAPRED TOUR”. This collaboration came about while ONE OK ROCK was recording an album in America with producer John Feldmann. Tommy English, who was producing Against The Current under Feldmann, mailed Taka saying,... Read More

April 28, 2015

Rina Katahira to appear on Ustream’s Goose house

Rina Katahira will appear as a guest on Ustream’s Goose house program on May 23. It has been a year and five months since Katahira last appeared on Goose house. In the past they have done sessions of cover songs as well as original songs. What will they have in store for us for the next program? Official website: http://www.katahirarina.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rina.Katahira.Official Twitter: http://twitter.com/katarina_81 YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/katahirarina Blog:... Read More

April 27, 2015

MAN WITH A MISSION×Zebrahead split release details. Collaborative track, “database” included

Details for the MAN WITH A MISSION×Zebrahead split release, “Out of Control” have been revealed. The CD will contain a total of five songs, including their joint song “Out of Control” that created a buzz from their collaborative performance at “PUNK SPRING 2015”. The album also includes “database feat. Ali (Zebrahead)”, a popular MWAM track that features raps by Ali of Zebrahead. MWAM’s new song, “The Cure”, was produced by Don Gilmore and is the insert... Read More

April 25, 2015

Taiwan STARMARIE One Man Live Show a wild success! The first Japanese idols to perform regularly in Taiwan announce show in Zhuhai, China in October!

STARMARIE journeyed to Taiwan for their “STARMARIE ASIA TOUR 2015” ~FANTASTIC~ powered by e-earphone, stirring up the Local-vs-Band show on April 17, and performing in conjunction with NOTTV Music Nyt on April 18 at Taipei Expo Park. Decked out in their new original costumes designed by Hasidume Momo, STARMARIE arrived onstage to wild applause from a packed venue. The highlight of the show was the wild encore calls from audience members who had not previously heard of STARMARIE.... Read More

April 24, 2015

TEMPURA KIDZ collaborate with Angry Birds

TEMPURA KIDZ announced their collaboration with Angry Birds, the world famous game that has been downloaded 25 million times. TEMPURA KIDZ’ new song, “SUKI SUKI! TEMPURA KIDZ” is used as a collaboration song for the game. The group members all dress up like Angry Birds and are attracting people from all over the world with their comical pop performance. A special video has been released on the Angry Birds Fight! special site that was launched on April 14. The digital... Read More

April 23, 2015

WEAVER’s new song, “KUCHIZUKE Diamond”, digitally released worldwide for the first time

WEAVER’s new single “KUCHIZUKE Diamond” was digitally released worldwide via iTunes on April 12. “KUCHIZUKE Diamond” is the opening theme to TV anime “Yamada kun TO SHICHININ NO MAJO”, which started airing on April 12. This was the band’s first anime “tie-up”. The iTunes and Recochoku release of the single coincided with the premiere of the TV anime. This time distribution was worldwide, and not limited to Japan. The “KUCHIZUKE Diamond” teaser can be... Read More

April 22, 2015

Perfume’s “Pick Me Up” music video features a cameo by OK Go

OK Go has a cameo in Perfume’s latest music video for “Pick Me Up”. A video message from OK Go was posted on Perfume’s Facebook page. OK Go’s self-shot video message can be seen on Perfume’s official global Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/Perfume.global) The “Pick Me Up” music video is off Perfume’s 15-year formation anniversary and 10-year major debut anniversary single, “Relax In The City / Pick Me Up”. The four members of OK Go appear in the... Read More

April 21, 2015

NANO’s first overseas “one-man” concert

NANO held a solo concert, “Rock on Taiwan”, at Legacy Taipei on April 12. This was NANO’s first overseas “one-man” show and was to promote the Taiwan release of their latest album, “Rock on”. The band raised the voltage of the audience starting from their first song, “SABLE”. They spoke to the crowd in Japanese, English, and Chinese and became one with the crowd. NANO played acoustic versions of “One Life”, “Nevereverland”, and “Be the one” for... Read More

April 20, 2015

The pioneer of trance music “JUNO REACTOR” is coming back to JAPAN in MAY 2015!

JUNO REACTOR, who emerged the vogue of trance music at LONDON in 90’s and stays the top of the music scene ever since, announced their performances in Japan since 2013. They are going to bring a remix album, “The Golden Sun Remix,” which is a remix of the album of “The Golden Sun of The Great East.” A song “Final Frontier,” which was chosen to be used for a promotion of TOYOTA 86, is included in the album. On this tour, they are going... Read More