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#241 Stardust42

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 04:39 PM

Hey guys, I'm pretty new to J-Music, and I honestly have no idea what's out there, and it's actually kinda difficult to navigate your way through the possibilities. I know a few big names that are older like Arashi, Koda Kumi, Namie Amuro, Utada Hikaru, and Ayumi Hamasaki, but beyond them I don't know anything about J-Music. Just out of curiosity, who is big in Japan right now? What are the most popular tracks and artists from 2016? I would like to get to know what people are listening to these days.

 

Regardless of their popularity, I would also like some recommendations based on my music taste. I like things that are a sexy and raunchy like Koda Kumi, and the cute, upbeat, high-pitched anime sound that I hear a lot in Japanese idol groups makes my stomach fucking turn. Musically speaking, I like r&b-influenced pop sounds, and I like dreamy vocals. I also like intricate choreography and music you can dance to. Idk I can't really explain myself well, but if you can name a couple of artists based on that wet fart of a description I just wrote, be my guest. I'm mostly interested in discovering Japan's popular acts.

Hey, I made a playlist with the best girlgroups, covering other music styles (like metal, electropop, EDM, denpa songs), maybe you can check out and see what you like. From what I can see, maybe you should check these (they're all on the playlist):

 

Big acts: 

 

- Perfume (it's well produced electropop with amazing choreo, maybe you don't like it cause the producer change the girls' voices, but Perfume it's a must watch/hear thing in j-music)

- E-girls (great pop music and amazing choreo, they're from LDH, the company of Exile Tribe)

- Flower (greaaaat vocals, beautiful songs and amazing choreo. It's a sub-unit from E-girls)

- Happiness (good pop, they're amazing dancers, another sub-unit from E-girls)

- BABYMETAL (metal + kawaii, maybe you already know them)

- AAA (great jpop, it's a mixed group, they're not on the playlist, search for NEW and the live of Next Stage at Gold Symphony Tour)

 

smaller acts

 

- Keyakizaka46 (just begin with Futari Saison and keep going if you like them)

- Kalafina (really beautiful vocals)

- FEMM (EDM duo)

- FAKY (good girlgroup)

 

here's the playlist: https://www.youtube....Yd8vw4DRjM2v0ED

 

For soloists:

 

- Kana Nishino, popular between youngters japanese

- Mika Nakashima (pop, jazz, pop rock, big name)

- Nissy (he's from AAA, great singer and dancer)

 

 

And keep searching for Namie, Koda, Ayumi and Utada, they're the beast. Try to watch Namie/Koda/Ayumi shows, they're amazing :D


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#242 keegan_519

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 05:18 PM

Hey, I made a playlist with the best girlgroups, covering other music styles (like metal, electropop, EDM, denpa songs), maybe you can check out and see what you like. From what I can see, maybe you should check these (they're all on the playlist):

 

Big acts: 

 

- Perfume (it's well produced electropop with amazing choreo, maybe you don't like it cause the producer change the girls' voices, but Perfume it's a must watch/hear thing in j-music)

- E-girls (great pop music and amazing choreo, they're from LDH, the company of Exile Tribe)

- Flower (greaaaat vocals, beautiful songs and amazing choreo. It's a sub-unit from E-girls)

- Happiness (good pop, they're amazing dancers, another sub-unit from E-girls)

- BABYMETAL (metal + kawaii, maybe you already know them)

- AAA (great jpop, it's a mixed group, they're not on the playlist, search for NEW and the live of Next Stage at Gold Symphony Tour)

 

smaller acts

 

- Keyakizaka46 (just begin with Futari Saison and keep going if you like them)

- Kalafina (really beautiful vocals)

- FEMM (EDM duo)

- FAKY (good girlgroup)

 

here's the playlist: https://www.youtube....Yd8vw4DRjM2v0ED

 

For soloists:

 

- Kana Nishino, popular between youngters japanese

- Mika Nakashima (pop, jazz, pop rock, big name)

- Nissy (he's from AAA, great singer and dancer)

 

 

And keep searching for Namie, Koda, Ayumi and Utada, they're the beast. Try to watch Namie/Koda/Ayumi shows, they're amazing :D

Thank you so much! I'll check it out :)


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#243 taishi

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 05:27 AM

Thank you so much! I'll check it out :)

May I also suggest The Hotpantz :) 

 


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#244 DaeByun

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 04:01 PM

 

Can anyone recommend any recent JPOP songs that sound similar to this style?


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#245 whoinside

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 01:54 PM (Edited by whoinside, 12 January 2017 - 01:58 PM.)

 

Can anyone recommend any recent JPOP songs that sound similar to this style?

 

Fairies

 

Doll Elements (but they're disbanding tomorrow T_T)

 

Sorry if this isn't exactly what you were looking for.

 

Tokyo Jyoshiryu covered "Love Like Candy Floss" a couple years ago but their version is completely different and not really good but their other songs are nice.

 


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#246 keegan_519

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 06:50 AM

Any J-music artists similar to Crush?

 


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#247 returnroad

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 11:05 AM

trying to get into hitomi's discography, which album should I start with?


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 04:19 PM (Edited by Spring By Chance, 31 January 2017 - 04:40 PM.)

Can anyone recommend me artists (preferably female soloists) similar to k-indie artists like Standing Egg or 10cm who sing mellow, coffee shop type of music, or who sings songs with a sound similar to these?

 

 


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