Asagaya Romantics  阿佐ヶ谷 ロマンティクス are an indie pop band from Tokyo that formed in 2014. Their upbeat and energetic sound is a mixture of pop, jazz, and with some reggae influences. The band members are: Tomoe Arisaka 有坂朋恵 (vocals), Tomoya Kishi 貴志朋矢 (guitar), Satoshi Hori 堀智史 (keyboard), Rie Furuya 古谷理恵 (drums), and Rie Homma 本間玲 (bass)They are worth listening to.

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Яinaly or DJ Rinaly is a exciting DJ and producer based out of Tokyo since 2014. She focuses on Uplifting Trance but also mixes Progressive House and Psychedelic Trance. Trace music is an inspirational, aesthetic, and sometimes spiritual genre. It uses classical forms in melody and chord structure. As her music has been progressing Rinaly has been supported by fellow trance DJ’s like Armin van Buuren (Amsterdam), Aly & Fila (Egypt), and Paul van Dyk (Germany). She regularly is invited internationally like clubs and events in Australia, Norway, China, South Korea, Thailand, and other countries. Яinaly hosts a bi-monthly show on Block FM called “Tears of Trance” with mostly trance sounds from Amsterdam. Her music has been successful on the Beatport Trance chart. Recommended.


Posted: February 7, 2019 in J-Pop, Jazz
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Pomodorosa is a multi-talented artist who utilizes music, illustration, and fashion to create her own style and brand. In addition, Pomodorosa performs the guitar, bass, and sax when creating her music. She drew her own illustrations for her songs and they compliment her art and vision. Some of my favorite songs of Pomodorosa include: 1. Parapluie Rouge a French chanson song 2. 霹靂 3. 秋空サウダーヂ 4. 桜前線 5. ブルボン Recommended.



O’s-age おさげ are an exciting new indie rock band from Tokyo. The band possess a nice melodic rock sound and complementary vocals from 山口ケンタ. They are a quality band and won first place for the Murffin discs Audition 2018. In 2019 O’s-age are performing at many festivals such as the Otoeman Festival, the Hiroshima Music Stadium, Sanuki Rock Colosseum 2019 Bash, and the Knockout Festival in Shimokitazawa among others. The members of O’s-age are: Vo,Ba 山口ケンタ, Dr 田中 優希, Gt,Cho 金廣 洸輝, and Gt, 松永 祐太郎. Discography: 1st E.P 移ろう季節に花束を 5-19-2017 and Weipa. E.P 11-12-2018. Recommended.




Kaho Nakamura 中村佳穂 is a very spirited indie pop singer-songwriter from Kyoto. She often improvises on the piano or synthesizer that creates her own style which makes her music memorable. Kaho rich sound is a mixture of rap, pop, soul, hip-hop, and jazz and doesn’t seem interested in self promotion.  Recommended.


Posted: December 22, 2018 in J-Pop
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Foi フォイ is a young talented indie pop singer-songwriter from Tokyo. Since her mother is Chinese, she attended school in China from elementary school to junior high school. Foi is a very experienced and competent musician with over 160 lives since 2015. Foi also won the Next New Age Music Award in 2018. Discography: Favorites: 1. 二人の口笛 2. Pink Boy collaboration with Luno 3. 午前3. She has a bright future and expect more music from her.

Faith are an indie rock band from Ina-City in Nagano prefecture formed in 2015 at Ina Gram House. The band’s music has an energetic American influenced indie rock sound. They won some local band awards locally and have increased their popularity with fans. The band members are: VocalAkari Dritschler アカリ ドリチュラーGuitar VocalRay Kastnar れいGuitar VocalYaji Murray ヤジマレイ Bass: Tohko 荒イDrumMelanson Luca メランソンルカThey are worth supporting and listening to.