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Post by Haligh » Nov 10th, '05, 05:41

digital_yume wrote:
noawesome wrote:does anyone know where i can download "Koi kaze" opening theme? (it's an anime song)
Aireedhelien wrote:i'm looking for 'lonely in gorgeous' by tommy february 6 - anyone know where to download it??
lol try www.gendou.com you have to register.. but d/ling is free ^^
noawesome: the op. theme to koi kaze is titled 'koi kaze' LOL .. i hope that's the song you're referring to :D
Aireedhelien: unfortunately they only have the t.v. size for 'lonely in gorgeous' atm .. wait a lil longer.. i'm sure someone'll upload the full =x eventually.. mwahhaha XD eventually!!

also, thx to everyone that uploaded songs !! :w00t:
.. haha i'll try to u/l some later ^^; .. must share love of funky music w/ ppl :crazy: !!!
go google "Lonely In gorgeous"+Tommy february6 + Mp3+download.

and clikc the link to nana-nana.net.

i would give yout he direct link but you know. lazy and cant remember it.

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Post by surrealistic-destiny » Nov 10th, '05, 11:00

hi,

does any body have any good recommendations for Japanese music? In terms of bands? Solo artists are good too.

KAT-TUN is pretty good. Does Gackt still sing? I thought Secret Garden was his last.
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Post by gunjourui » Nov 10th, '05, 11:23

nana-nana.net but this is only PV ripped mp3

surrealistic-destiny: read previous pages
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Post by surrealistic-destiny » Nov 10th, '05, 11:26

ahhh..

opps sorry...
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Post by crossvii » Nov 10th, '05, 16:52

Pantsu @ http://www.GKcombi.com/forums is still uploading alot of new jpop music. The site's kinda dead now, but the music is still constantly updated for downloads. You could try there. :thumright:

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Post by makino » Nov 12th, '05, 22:19

does anyone know a site where i can dl asian kung-fu generation songs? thanks in advance =)

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Looking for Recommendation for Place to Download Antique OST

Post by spicythai » Nov 15th, '05, 08:26

Okay I hate to post it here since it is not really relevant to the topic.

Basically I really want Antique OST. The torrent has been dead for the past couple of months...no seeder despite earlier request. So I would like to ask all your jmusic experts which IRC channel or other p2p sources I can go to download this OST.

Thanks in advance.

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Post by Ruroshin » Nov 15th, '05, 08:34

I made a jpop song ranking poll here http://www.hellojpm.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=207 you can vote for songs once a day and add new songs.

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Post by hikaru1 » Nov 25th, '05, 03:28

I have a bunch of favourite artists. These includes:
コブクロ (Kobukuro)
ポルノグラフィティ (Porno Graffiti)
EVERY LITTLE THING
倉木麻衣 (Kuraki Mai)
三枝夕夏 IN db (U-ka Saegusa in db)
竹井詩織里 (takei shiori)
平井堅 (Hirai Ken)
DEEN
B'z
ゆず (Yuzu)
オレンジレンジ (Orange Range)
上戸彩 (Ueto Aya)
大塚愛 (ootsuka Ai)
サスケ (Sasuke)
Kinki Kids
Janne Da Arc
and a bunch more... >_>; but there are my recommandations... =D

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Post by gunjourui » Nov 30th, '05, 22:46

Aireedhelien wrote:i'm looking for 'lonely in gorgeous' by tommy february 6 - anyone know where to download it??
did you get it eventually? if you don't have it yet Tommy February6's Lonely in Gorgeous new single is now available at jpopsuki

Ruro: there's almost 20 songs by MM :blink didn't know you're a fan of Hello! Project :lol anyway, I voted for Niji :P
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Post by yobri » Nov 30th, '05, 23:16

Ayumi Hamasaki FTW.

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Post by mizune » Nov 30th, '05, 23:21

yamatsumi wrote: Ruro: there's almost 20 songs by MM :blink didn't know you're a fan of Hello! Project :lol
Haha *points at Ruro* ... You got caught!
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Post by pokute » Nov 30th, '05, 23:26

Guitar Wolf!

And don't miss their movie "Wild Zero"!!

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Post by pokute » Nov 30th, '05, 23:27

mizune wrote:
yamatsumi wrote: Ruro: there's almost 20 songs by MM :blink didn't know you're a fan of Hello! Project :lol
Haha *points at Ruro* ... You got caught!
:fear:
Yeah... that's just... wrong.

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Post by mizune » Nov 30th, '05, 23:30

pokute wrote: Yeah... that's just... wrong.
:foot: :shhh: :whistling: :fear:

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Post by pokute » Nov 30th, '05, 23:33

I'm sure there'll be some Guitar Wolf on Ruro's site real soon, don't worry.

<pokute begins hacking Ruro's site...>

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Post by Ruroshin » Nov 30th, '05, 23:44

dunno what you're talking about...they were added by someone else :fear:

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Post by gunjourui » Nov 30th, '05, 23:53

Ruroshin wrote:dunno what you're talking about...they were added by someone else :fear:
of course...I believe you :whistling: :lol
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Post by yohanesko » Dec 1st, '05, 07:18

L'Arc~en~Ciel
The Brilliant Green
X-Japan
Salyu - the one who sings in All about Lily Chow Chow
Ayumi Hamasaki
Namie Amuro
Fuji Fumiya

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Post by yarichin » Dec 2nd, '05, 05:49

Nothing like Spitz and Mongol 800. Great all around rock. globe's trance and move is good to drive really fast to and act cool.

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Post by ussoptheliar » Dec 3rd, '05, 17:25

Folder 5 has some nice songs. :)

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Post by x_XJules » Dec 4th, '05, 14:45

just a quick question... could someone tell me how to pronounce L'Arc~en~ciel?

I watched some of their videos and i really like them! :D i just want to make sure i'm saying their name correctly. thank you!!

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Post by gunjourui » Dec 4th, '05, 19:32

x_XJules wrote:just a quick question... could someone tell me how to pronounce L'Arc~en~ciel?
Laruku :lol
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Post by Gabriel » Dec 4th, '05, 21:53

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the band GO!GO!7188

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Post by mustang_has_galloped_on_t » Dec 5th, '05, 05:24

i like
arashi - hero, wish
amano tsukiko - zero akai chou
boa - every heart
do as infinity fukai mori, enrai
gagaga special - hajimete kimi to shabetta
hamasaki ayumi - still alone, fly high, voyage
hikaru utada - hikari
kumi koda - sen no kotoba
ootsuka ai - planetarium, kingyo hanabi, sakuranbo
orange range - asterisk, hana, arigato
sambomaster - sekai wa sore wo ai to yobundaze
shimokawa mikuni - manami kaze, sore ga ai deshou
tamaki nami - reason
trying to find more good stuff...

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Post by crossbowmoose » Dec 6th, '05, 08:54

Just curious, but what do you all think of the new namie amuro? She used to be all nice and sweet like in "Never End", but now she wants to be the "Queen of Hip-Pop" (no misspelling there, that's what it says on her cd).

Everybody's already covered all the artists so i'm going to list best engrish in a jpop song: "Gimmee fantastic" from Tommy February's "Kiss One More Time"

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Post by Gabriel » Dec 6th, '05, 12:01

Namie Amuro seems to changes styles way too much. I wish she'd just pick one and stick with it.

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Re: Japanese Music Recommendations

Post by runoshiona » Dec 6th, '05, 13:03

cyclops wrote:Hi guys, I've recently started taking Japanese classes and i would like you to tell me where can i find j-music, if there is a place to download or a web page where i can buy Cd's and also give me some recommendations. I like ROCK but i also enjoy POP.

Thanks.
Well everyone suggestions are right on I just wanna give you a place where you can download free music, if you haven't got one already;) anyhoo the site is called limewire its reallly cool and its not illegal or anything because people r just sharing filesO_o I hope that may help a bit ^_^'

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Post by taro » Dec 15th, '05, 01:52

I haven't been keeping up, but just recently discovered High and Mighty Color. A pretty new band out of Okinawa. They do an interesting meld of styles. They really took off after the addition of the cute lead vocalist, a cutey not unlike Mochida of ELT, but I think she sings better, and moves marginally better. Anyway, her singing is in typical Pop style (actually better than a lot, but that maybe studio work, haven't heard them live yet), the rest of the band backs up with a mix of sounds from classic rock guitar, snippet of J-rap, a little techno, rifts of what I call angry music which I dig & is what caught my attention (vocal & guitar ala Zombie, Static X, etc)

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Post by *Lifo* » Dec 16th, '05, 19:50

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Nami Tamaki

Utada Hikaru

Kotani Kinya

Ai Otsuka

BoA

Rina Auichi
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Post by Ro~Chan » Dec 17th, '05, 18:36

I'm currently obsessed with ..
Sakasama no Chou - SNoW

Hmm.. I usually listen to..
Spitz
Suga Shikao
Ai Otsuka
Mika Nakashima
Tommy February6
See-Saw
Suneohair
Laruku

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Post by Jimmy777 » Dec 20th, '05, 04:40

I like Ayumi Hamasaki, Amuro Namie, and Utada Hikaru.
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Post by XTC1212 » Dec 25th, '05, 06:19

i like ai otsuka also. i like anime music the most though.

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Post by alexis_glenriv » Dec 25th, '05, 08:51

I'm currently listening to Utada Hikaru and Ayumi Hamasaki, just wondering if anyone could recommend songs that are more on R & B thingy. :roll :mrgreen:

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Post by kusmog » Dec 25th, '05, 13:36

alexis_glenriv wrote:I'm currently listening to Utada Hikaru and Ayumi Hamasaki, just wondering if anyone could recommend songs that are more on R & B thingy. :roll :mrgreen:
hmm... R&B, huh?

Chemistry, Crystal Kay, and Amuro Namie (a.k.a. Suite Chic) come to mind if you're looking for R&B artists to try out. Crystal Kay isn't even a japanese singer actually... she's practically the same as Amerie (half black-half korean)... but she sings in Japanese. The songs I like from them that come to mind are "It Takes Two" by Chemistry, "Koi ni ochitara" by Crystal Kay (this was the ending theme for the japanese drama with the same name starring SMAP's Kusanagi Tsuyoshi), and "Just Say So" by Suite Chic

I don't listen to Hamasaki Ayumi much so I dunno which of her songs sound R&B-ish...

as for Utada Hikaru tho, you can't go wrong with her first two albums but they sound more pop. Deep River started abandoning the R&B sound but you can still hear some traces of it in some of her songs. If you haven't heard it already, "Blow My Whistle" feat. Foxy Brown, produced by The Neptunes is a good song... I wonder if Hikki's new album with have any more R&B flavor to it... She's shedding her r&b roots, but at the same time, when I hear songs like "Passion" I can't really complain.

If you've got an open mind, you might wanna check out BoA's korean albums as they sound much more R&B-ish than her japanese albums. Her K-Pop Selection album really has some great songs, like "Day", "Realize(stay with me)", "Come to Me".
If it must be japanese, I suggest "Mega Step", "the Love Bug" feat. m-flo, "Feel the same" (everytime I hear this song I keep remembering how she cried in her L&H concert dvd during this song =/), and "Some Day One Day" feat. Verbal (of m-flo)...
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Post by ahaw » Dec 25th, '05, 15:10

some friend intro to me the new team called 'Hinoi Team'

currently downloading..... so dun know what to say....

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Post by Shana » Dec 26th, '05, 11:20

I have downloaded the Music Station Super Live 2005 and just finished watching it.
Can anyone help me find more songs of "Ai" she performed the song "Story" on that show.
I am not really that familiar with Japanese artist names and albums. Thank you! :)

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Post by musashi77 » Dec 30th, '05, 13:52

My recommendation
for rock:
L'arc en ciel
Mr. Children

for pop:
chemistry
smap
kinki kids
koda kumi

Rap:
Rip slime
nobodyknows

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Post by Aisling » Dec 31st, '05, 03:28

for jrock
DIr en grey (best jrock band of all)
Malice Mizer (gothic style)
Pierrot (great rythm)
Kagrra (great rock combine with traditional japanese style)
Plastic tree (the most kawai voice and singer in a jrock band)
Laruku (the classic)


and this two that I love since I saw them in doramas ^___^

kat tun even (even if it`s just Live songs ) (love kame and Jin voice)
news (happy and sweet songs with kawai Masuda and wonderful Yamapi!!)

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Post by XoRENEWDLIFEoX » Jan 2nd, '06, 07:08

:lol MY FAVORITEZ ARE:

*Gospellers
*V6
*Arashi
*MINMI
*Morning Misume
*Namie Amuro
*AI Otsuka
*MFLO
*Chemistry

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Post by Prince of Moles » Jan 2nd, '06, 10:55

Inoue Yousui is my favorite Japanese musician.

On a rather timely note, if you are interested in exploring the various types of
Japanese music, I suggest downloading and watching NHK's kouhaku utagassen.

Most of the famous musicians should be there, divided between Red team (women)
and White team (men). It's a loooong singing contest, I haven't seen the end yet so I
don't know which team is going to win this year :p

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Post by yakusoku92 » Jan 2nd, '06, 23:35

i recommend BoA and Aya Matsuura

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Post by xdorkiiepoo » Jan 10th, '06, 03:09

JOhnny`s Entertainment bands =]
ii love their music !! it`s popishy he .

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Post by kusmog » Jan 10th, '06, 09:16

yakusoku92 wrote:i recommend BoA and Aya Matsuura
lol.. interesting combination since their music styles are different but more interestingly how they're both actually good friends ^^
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Post by kusmog » Jan 10th, '06, 11:37

hmm... for japanese hip hop this may be of interest:

last month, Bathing Ape(BAPE)'s sponsored hip hop group called Teriyaki Boyz which consists of two rappers from Rip Slyme, Verbal (of m-flo... woohoo!), and some other guy, released their debut album "Beef or Chicken" (what a really cheesy title). What's more interesting is that they employed alot of big producer names to make the beats, like Just Blaze (Fabolous's "Breathe", Cam'ron's "Oh Boy"), Neptunes (need I give an example -__-;;; from Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback girl" to Jay Z's "I Just Wanna Love You" to Utada Hikaru's "Blow My Whistle"), and DJ Premier[a.k.a. Primo] (B.I.G.'s "Kick in the door", Jay Z's "Bring it On") to name the more famous ones. Some sites got Cut Chemist confused with The Alchemist (Nas's "Book of Ryhmes", Jadakiss's "Still Feel Me") (grrr!!!) in the production list and got me hyped up for nothing about that -__-;; I dunno if I can recommend it actually, but it's interesting to note huge japanese MCs spitting on tried and true producers' beats like from the ones mentioned above... oh yeah... On the Neptunes track, Pharrell spits a few bars of his own... give it a listen and u'd SWEAR he's doing his *best* Jay-Z impersonation. I could be wrong, but I smell a ghostwrite from Shawn Carter. They're signed to Def Jam Japan so I wouldn't be surprised.

for some awesome m-flo sampling of as KRS-ONE would say "real hip hop" give m-flo's "mindstate" featuring Sphere of Influence (LISA raps in this one under the name UNIKA.... no singing! =O), and "incognito" a listen... probably two of the best songs you'll hear with an american (mid 90s-ish old school) hip hop-influenced flavor (I think "incognito" was made pre-LISA underground when Verbal and Taku weren't signed by rhythm zone/avex yet). man... did Taku really produce these beats? man that guy's a genius... street, pop, intergalactic(lol!) this guy's got versatility! As much as I still like the new m-flo, god I miss old school m-flo too =(

I was gonna post some megaupload links to those songs but I forget whether posting mp3 links are allowed or not so i'm not taking chances. でも、ぜひCheckOutしてください~!いい曲だよ
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Post by newersumm » Jan 10th, '06, 14:35

omg japanese hiphop is one of the worst things on earth :doh:

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Post by arcanejane » Jan 12th, '06, 00:16

I like the Teriyaki Boyz, all of the producers are amazing! and well the mcs can rhyme even if i dont understand half of what they are saying. They have a pretty good flow.
I am not a huge hiphop fan in general but i do like a lot of the old school stuff, and "beef or chicken" has a similar feel.

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Post by j_doll12 » Jan 12th, '06, 05:18

oi there :)
hehe i recommend:

plastic tree as well (taro-kun :cheers: ) tho they are sumtimes under alt.rock genre
gazette =amazing music and the vocalist has a unique voice
scissor : i duno if u'll be able to find stuff from them tho.. i think they disbanded a while ago
the novembers: they are indie, recently went major with only a single out.. to my knowledge :roll

and if u wana look into j-punk i absolutely recommend ellegarden hehe the vocalist sings in english! but fear not its perfectly understandable and quite well.. perfect! kinda blink182-ish too

i duno if this was mentioned previously, but if u have a bittorrent client u can get A LOT of jrock/pop and other asian music thru tonberry torrents http://impact-media.me.uk/phptracker/
~just sharing the rock goodness enjoy~

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Post by SHiNB0 » Jan 16th, '06, 09:22

what are some good tracks of L'Arc~en~Ciel, i see their name come up alot.... also how is their name pronounced?
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Post by 6502inside » Jan 17th, '06, 08:04

I like these guys http://www.fripside.net/ you should be able to hear some of their songs at that website or at http://www.muzie.co.jp/

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Post by osakana » Jan 19th, '06, 05:31

I personally recommend...poppy rock? I think that's what you classify them as, but I just call them - songs that make me want to get up and dance.

Asian Kung-Fu Generation: especially Loop&Loop.
The Pillows: Oh gawd, anything.
Porno Graffiti
GLAY
Judy&Mary (they're kind of old, you might have trouble finding their stuff)

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Post by arcanejane » Jan 19th, '06, 06:54

I was also thinking about kahimi karie, Takako Minekawa, Pizzicato 5, Buffalo daughter, and cibo matto, oh and also deerhoof (the singer is japanese i think the rest of the band is american).
They are all amazing! and for the most part women, and pretty experimental.
Kahimi Karie sings in french and english a lot, and her voice is the sweetest thing ever.
Takako is kind of like a dj and has some really fun songs and some very touching songs.
P5 is kind of like KK in that they like english and french and have been hugely influenced by music for the 50s and 60s. Its fun to dance to.
Buffalo daughter is 3 ladies who play with moogs and other stuff, i dont want to say electronica but i guess that is how i would classify it.
Cibo matto are two adorable women who i think moved to new york and make sometimes angry usually endearing songs a lot of the time about food.
and deerhoof is indie pop and has lots of weird lyrics and high pitched singing set to strange and wonderful instrumentation. I would recommend the song "bunny" and anything off of "the runners four" (their latest album).
ok so all of you know, i guess i would be called an "indie kid" if you were to classify me by my musical tastes, but i have a really ecclectic sense of music.
hope this makes someone listen to something and brings them happiness.

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Post by TIticamara » Jan 23rd, '06, 16:53

Can I have Anata Ni Ite Hoshii [Swing Out Sister] ? Its the theme song from Takako Tokiwa's Mahiru no tsuki (Midday moon) drama. Thank you very much.

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Post by smartasien » Jan 23rd, '06, 20:05

just a quick question. I just watched a crystal kay video. And i don't wanna sound racist or anything but does she have a little african blood in her? Just wondering. And how is it that she can speak english so well. kirakuni would actually make it pretty well in america, least i think so.

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Post by mizune » Jan 24th, '06, 06:26

Crystal Kay is half African American (her father was in the military) and half Korean, although her Korean is self-admittedly pretty much non-existant... ^_^;;;
I don't remember exaclty, but she went to an International School (or something on a US military base b/c I remember her talking about the abudance of military helicopters always flying overhead :lol)...

She has a personal blog too that, last I checked, was in 3/4 english, 1/4 japanese.. :)
(But I don't have the link anymore)

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Post by kusmog » Jan 24th, '06, 08:06

Yeah, like mizune said, she's half african-american, half korean. So she's no different from Amerie, like I said in an earlier post. There seems to be alot of mixed-race Japanese in the Japanese music industry this past decade and a half. Amuro Namie (Italian/Japanese), LISA (formerly of m-flo; Columbian-Japanese), Monday Michiru, AI (Italian/American/Japanese) One of the dudes from WaT is half white/half Japanese. Arashiro Beni...
As for the speaking english well... I've noticed several of the newer ppl and up and coming artists in the Japanese music industry either are from an English speaking country, or went to school there for a period of time. The earliest artist I can think of is Utada Hikaru (but by no means is she probably the first) who was born in NYC. Manhattan to be exact. Two of the guys from Homemade Kazoku have US connections, Micro grew up in Kentucky (his english still sounds whack to me), and Kuro who was born in Chi-town (his english sounds good b^__^). hmm.. who else... Of the m-flo crew, VERBAL went to school in Boston, and DJ Taku Takahashi went to school in LA and did DJ gigs there too. Prior to that, they both went to the same international school. Dunno LISA's background, but it's more than obvious she speaks impeccable English. More recently, Itou Yuna, is from Honolulu, Hawaii. AI is from LA. Heartsdales duo Rum and Jewels grew up in Hartsdales, NY (Rum was born in NY). The white dude from DEF TECH is from Hawaii. list goes on and on...

Maybe in the next decade engrish will be a thing of the past....

oh yeah... melody speaks perfect English too... I think she's from Hawaii. speaking of blogs, she also has a blog that's written in english, then re-written in japanese below the English. Verbal of m-flo has a blog too. You can comment on both their blogs... Give em a shout out in English and they'll get the message loud and clear.

Pic taken from VERBAL's(of m-flo) blog:
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=) They look like they're having fun. I wonder what's that Ryohei's got in his hand.... didn't know the ppl m-flo collabos with are such good friends.
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Post by ahaw » Jan 25th, '06, 06:41

newersumm wrote:omg japanese hiphop is one of the worst things on earth :doh:
why? can u explain....
i just a poor servant..... servant of allah s.w.t :lol

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Post by Iruka » Jan 27th, '06, 11:09

I'm so glad I've found this site!!!!

Ayumi Hamasaki
Gackt
Hyde
X-Japan
Chage and Aska
are my favourite!

Need to check my cd-s to remember more.

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Post by Iruka » Jan 27th, '06, 11:13

Hey! Who knows the name of the band who sings the song "Liar, liar, liar"?

That's the Japanese band.

Need your help!

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Post by T3tsuo » Jan 30th, '06, 16:23

I like all kind of japanese music from pop to noise. You can check my japanese radioshow blog in portuguese but you can see my playlist at: http://naritaruc.blogspot.com

You can also listen the radioshow at tuesday 02:00am - 03:00am GMT or saturday 21:00pm - 22:00pm GNT. To listen just click in the word Emissão Online on the right top of the page.

Arigatou.

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Post by *Lifo* » Jan 30th, '06, 16:27

JPOP JPOP JPOP!!

I recommend UTADA HIKARU !!
and BoA!!

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Post by keita1314 » Jan 30th, '06, 23:41

i like

w-inds.
lead
Gackt
Hyde..MORE~~
Utada Hikaru
Amuro Nami
BoA
Morning Musume...MORE~~

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Post by Rinoa Heartilly » Feb 12th, '06, 18:07

JRock
L'Arc~en~Ciel
HYDE
Gackt
Miyavi
Malice Mizer
TETSU69
MONORAL
FAKE?
HY
Janne Da Arc
X Japan
Mr.Children
GLAY
Gazette

JPop
YUI
NewS
Kanjani 8
KinKi Kids
w-inds.
Mika Nakashima
CHEMISTRY
can/goo
BoA

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Post by philism » Feb 15th, '06, 08:05

hmmm i kinda like dir en grey, gackt, hyde, and some miyavi
weRd.

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Post by AME » Feb 17th, '06, 12:39

now i really love this song
'TWO AS ONE' : CHEMISTRY × Crystal Kay (i like her voice :wub: so much)

[img]http://computers.livedoor.com/up/t/h/thumb26001.jpg[/img]
Yatta!!!! :cheers: upload completed.
http://rapidshare.de/files/13468379/03.Two_As_One.mp3.html
i'm proudly present this song. hope you like it!

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Post by JC » Feb 17th, '06, 20:04

My fave J-Pop artists are Utada Hikaru & Namie Amuro.

Namie Amuro won me over STRAIGHT away with "WoWa" and I'm now obsessed! :wub:

Utada Hikaru's just in a league of her own. I love all of her music. Her english album "Exodus" wasn't brilliant, but still had a couple of great tracks from it: "Exodus '04" was amazing and I loved "Devil inside" & "Let me give you my love". Her song "Passion" for Kingdom Hearts 2 is great too - can't wait to hear the English version: "Sanctuary"

Koda Kumi's pretty cool, but very inconsistent. She drops a really hot track...then lots of crap. But she's damn sexy though!!! Her videos are just *Whooo....* :goggle:

Someone above has pretty much listed every Johnny's group. :lol You're not obsessed are you. *rolls eyes, then laughs*

I can't stand 'em (too manufactured for me) - But...I do REALLY like 2 of NEWS's songs: "Cherish" & "Akaku Moyuru Taiyou".

I like the beat and lyrics to KAT-TUN's "I like it", but their voices sounds awful on it. The only KAT-TUN track I like is "The messenger" - because it is SO Japanese. :D I just love the melody.

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Post by pokute » Feb 17th, '06, 20:16

There's a few torrents around of a radio show called "Nippon Music Champ" that is mostly brand new hardcore stuff and is all excellent. Search isohunt to find it.

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Post by Lowest » Feb 17th, '06, 21:52

I've not found a band yet that I really really like, I listened to some Porno Graffiti, Dir en grey and miyavi which I wasn't really captured by, I've got Asian Kunfu Generation - Sol fa which I haven't got in to at all yet, the same with B'z - the best pleasure II and The brillian green albums -- none of the tracks have really caught my attention..

The ones I do like are l'arc en ciel, Hyde and Gackt and High and mighty color (though I've not listened to it a lot yet)

Does anyone have any others that they think I might like?

I don't really want anything too extreme rocky (like Dir en grey) but something more indie .. but not pop though I am thinking about trying out Utada Hikaru

So can anyone recommend some artist - maybe by picking out a single song so if I like it I can get the albums

m(_ _)m

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Post by JC » Feb 17th, '06, 22:08

I like Porno Graffiti. Something about 'em. I like when they do more elctronica stuff as opposed to hard rock though. My fave song from them is "Wakusei Kimi".

Gackt is aight...I guess. :glare: He's good a really good voice. The one song by him I like is "Vanilla" - 'cos it's just straight-up funky. :-)

You should check out Hikaru Utada. :-) Her latest 2 singles are really good: "Passion" and "Keep tryin'". As for her albums - I'd go for her last 2 Japanese studio albums: "Distance" and "Deep river". Another song from her which is really good is her theme track for Kingdom Hearts 1: "Hikari" (Japanese version) - "Simple & clean" (English version).

Namie Amuro's pretty cool too. She's more R&B. Her album "Queen of Hip-Pop" is pretty cool. She put out an album under the name Suite Chic. It was called "When pop hits the fan" and was a collaboration album with alot of Japan's more well known R&B and rap producers.

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Links to check out J-Pop

Post by tctjeremy » Feb 17th, '06, 22:13

If you download winamp10 (just google it) there is a streaming channel called jpopsuki.
Youtube has also a nice selection of mtvs: http://www.youtube.com/results?search=jpop&search_type=search_videos&search=Search

Finally, if you don't mind the quality of real media files follow the link and pick the artist for a sneak preview:
http://www.tienma.com/music5.htm (just right click the blue button and select "save link as")

Happy Hunting

PS: I like luna sea, le couple, kiroro, Utada Hikaru (all stars in the 80s and 90s)

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Post by Lowest » Feb 17th, '06, 22:16

I have two of Gackts albums his first and his latest (Diablos) I think diablos is really good - though I didn't expect it to be his first album I didn't like much but some of it is growing on me..

I've heard a few songs by Utada (First Love, Dare ka no negai ga kanau koro (Casshern OST which rules) and Be my last) all of them are pretty good so I'll definitely be getting something of hers..

I'll keep searching the thread for others

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Post by sesshu.kotoyumu » Feb 26th, '06, 22:25

wait...is winamp 10 even out?
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Post by xsnowangelx » Feb 27th, '06, 06:45

rite this moment,i'll definitely recommend NEWS- Cherish, and KAT-TUN- Precious One.. these two are great songs..check it out guys :w00t:

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Post by riku_tsuyoi » Feb 27th, '06, 17:32

My list would consist of:

Jrock
- L'arc en Ciel
- Dir en Grey
- Girugamesh
- Alice Nine
- MYV
- Buck Tick
- An Cafe
- Asian Kung-fu Generation
- Gazette
- Plastic Tree

Jpop
- Arashi

Lol. As you can see, I don't listen to Jpop really, but I love Arashi. XD;; They're too funny and their songs aren't too bad, especially their rockish ones (Gorimuchuu!). ^^

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Post by kaze-kun » Feb 27th, '06, 20:43

this thread would be so amazing with links in it.

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