ATARASHII GAKKO! – NAINAINAI

Progressive J-Pop meets that distinctive 90s Manchester rave beat, and the result is mind-blowingly amazing!

ATARASHII GAKKO!

New Music: FAKY

With all the talk of K-Pop taking over the music world, it’s recently felt as though Japan’s pop scene was being overlooked slightly; when in fact, there’s just as much incredible music coming out of that country as anywhere else.

FAKY are an all-girl group who’s sound flirts between pop and RnB, with a big dose of fun and finesse. It’s J-Pop at it’s most polished, and is pretty exciting to experience.

“The reason why the title is ‘little more’ is because with everything that’s going on all around the world, it’s very hard to know how our days would go from now. All we know is that we are progressing just a little more and try finding ways to work around the situation so that soon we will be able to be back to normal or maybe a new normal.” -Taki, FAKY

FAKY

New Music: Awich

Chaotic, eclectic, bold, brave and fantastic. That’s all I can think to say with this Japanese hip hop talent. Quite an extraordinary sound…

Awich

New Music: End of the World

Pop from Japan that doesn’t fit the typical J-Pop model but still manages to be playfully addictive.

End of the World

J-pop that’s close to being a legal high…

Mademoiselle Yulia

This is very ‘out there’. Mademoiselle Yulia is one of those J-pop ladies that’s an all rounder (model, DJ, singer, etc etc). She’s been around for a while; 2014 could be a year she goes big internationally. But that’s just a prediction.

New Music: Yohio

The above, is a 17-year old Swedish boy who likes to dress like a doll, sing in Japanese and play rock. He’s getting absolutely huge in Japan. Incredible! Check out here.