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Defuser
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(12-13-2010, 11:34 AM)
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Anybody can recommend any bands that does catchy electronic with minimal vocals?
Pein
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(12-13-2010, 11:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Defuser

Anybody can recommend any bands that does catchy electronic with minimal vocals?

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(12-13-2010, 11:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Defuser

Anybody can recommend any bands that does catchy electronic with minimal vocals?

De De Mouse:
My Favorite Swing
Journey to Freedom
Blablurn
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(12-13-2010, 12:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pein

capsule

this.
cloudwalking
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(12-13-2010, 12:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Defuser

Anybody can recommend any bands that does catchy electronic with minimal vocals?

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(12-13-2010, 12:04 PM)
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I miss SNoW. :(
Zoe
(12-13-2010, 12:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by NaughtyCalibur

Nowadays I'm more of fan of JRock/Rap/R&B/Techno and probably some other genres that are slipping my mind right now. I propose the threat title get changed to just "J-Music |OT|" so it's not as narrow. Anyway, here are some of my personal favorites.

There's already a J-Music thread.
Link1110
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(12-13-2010, 12:23 PM)
Great thread. I've been needing recommendations ever sinc the Ouendan series stopped com g out to introduce me to new artists.

As for recommendations (can't post lnks from my phone,) Rina Aiuchi and Yui are both pretty good.

I'm nt a big fan of Utada in that the only songs ice liked of hers were in thevKijgdom Hearts games, but she might be another hit or miss queen like Namie Amuro.
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(12-13-2010, 01:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Blablurn

did anyone listened to the utada hikaru live concert in new york? the way she speaks and everything... terrible. she sounds like a idiot haha.

I was at her concert in Chicago, no more than 50 feet away from her, and it rocked. It's hard to judge a concert watching it on a computer screen. She was phenomenal, and her singing voice live rivals her voice on CD's. Plus she just plain knows how to entertain from the opening to the encore.
Metroid Killer
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(12-13-2010, 01:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Catshade

De De Mouse:
My Favorite Swing
Journey to Freedom

<3 he's amazing!
Last edited by Metroid Killer; 12-13-2010 at 01:43 PM.
ChryZ
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(12-13-2010, 02:09 PM)
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Love the De De Mouse stuff, cheers!
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Perfume new song Fake It is just insanely good.
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(12-13-2010, 02:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by cloudwalking

is anyone else listening to MAA's debut album?



1. バレリーナ・ブレインシステム (Ballerina Brain System)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9tReYawSL8

2. Ghost Enemy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeoUxPDo7gs

3. Tomorrow @ Your Kingdom

4. モンキーボーン・シティ (Monkeybone City)

5. ハングオーバー・ペイバック (Hangover Payback)

6. Beautiful Mistakes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D1HwEW7ytk

7. バージンキラー・サンタ (Virgin Killer Santa)

8. Demon's Phone Call
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iXMaxbSWSY

i just caught wind of it the other day, and i love it! it's definitely one of those albums where you don't have to skip over any tracks. ghost enemy is my favourite.


She's the "Japanese Lady GaGa!!"

:/
Metroid Killer
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(12-13-2010, 02:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by sprsk

She's the "Japanese Lady GaGa!!"

:/

I always considered Ayumi the "Japanese Lady GaGa" if only because of Poker Face single.
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Flek
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some of the bands i like:


gogo7188


suzui ami


perfume


aya


shinchi osawa


GAM


and them … not because of the music (ok it is fun but not awesome) but because
1. they belong into every jpop thread and
2. because i LOVE there old specials (field trip etc.) i whas laughing my ass off. They are way way to funny!

ChryZ
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(12-13-2010, 02:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Flek

and them … not because of the music (ok it is fun but not awesome) but because
1. they belong into every jpop thread and
2. because i LOVE there old specials (field trip etc.) i whas laughing my ass off. They are way way to funny!

Agreed, Morning Musume were always great entertainers. Especially in their early days (first few gens). The current stuff needs to be killed with fire though.
Zoe
(12-13-2010, 03:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Link1110

As for recommendations (can't post lnks from my phone,) Rina Aiuchi

It's a shame she retired :(
Flek
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Originally Posted by ChryZ

Agreed, Morning Musume were always great entertainers. Especially in their early days (first few gens). The current stuff needs to be killed with fire though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUhaKL00p0E

:lol :lol :lol

shit gota rewatch the complete special now :lol
ChryZ
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(12-13-2010, 03:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Flek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUhaKL00p0E

:lol :lol :lol

shit gota rewatch the complete special now :lol

Epic Yaguchi Mari, good times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS23KI86p7o
cloudwalking
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(12-13-2010, 03:30 PM)
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i looooved yaguchi mari. when she left the group died to me.
Foxtastical
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(12-13-2010, 03:31 PM)
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I had a weeaboo stage in my youth as well, but this was during a period where anime was incredibly hard to find stateside (fan subs on VHS or nothing). I didn't know anyone else that knew what anime was. I was a weeaboo during a time when the term weeaboo didn't exist. I'm thankful for that. The Japanese music I found wasn't what some anime theme song told me to listen to. Had to dig deep to find anything worth listening to.

Anyways, I have a few artists that have stuck with me.

Happy End (はっぴいえんど) - Fucking awesome Japanese folk rock band. Get their album "Kazemachi Roman." So good.
はいからはくち - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAhB9rcXnI8
花いちもんめ - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Uk62uo2voc

Off Course (オフコース) - 60s folk rock band, simply wonderful.
秋の気配 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtttrcLCoPY
やさしさにさようなら - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKHVtTOEm7k

Soil and Pimp Sessions - Wonderful, crazy jazz fusion. "Pimp of the Year" is the album that really sticks out for me.
Summer Goddess - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQMgXPFzdg8
AIE - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWHP_mGPlJk
AbortedWalrusFetus
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Probably my favorites are the following, in no particular order:

Supercar
Shinichi Osawa
Capsule
Shiina Ringo
pillows (early stuff)
Yellow Magic Orchestra

It's been a damn long time since I listened to Supercar. They're just so damned good.

Also, I would in general not agree with the statement that Kpop > Jpop. The only two bands in Kpop that are actually enjoyable are Clazziquai and Deli Spice. Well, I mean enjoyable from a musical perspective.

Edit:

Originally Posted by Defuser

Anybody can recommend any bands that does catchy electronic with minimal vocals?

Supercar may fall into this as well with some of their stuff.
Supercar - Wonder Word
Supercar - Yumegiwa Last Boy
Supercar - White Surf Style 5 - This is one of the best PVs ever :lol
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UtadaBarkley
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(12-13-2010, 03:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Flek

some of the bands i like:


suzui ami

You speak truth sir. Though, Dolce >>> Supreme Show.

If not for Free Free alone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60rWTP0FrVc
UtadaBarkley
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(12-13-2010, 03:47 PM)
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And I do miss mflo. I guess they got tired of doing what they were doing. Cosmicolor was great though, I think they should have stuck to the formula. That CD got crazy spins in my car.
Johann
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(12-13-2010, 03:55 PM)

Originally Posted by JeffDowns

Came in this thread to give the OP props for creating it, read this, and all I can do is shake my head. Seriously?

She isn't a technically proficient singer. Her range and breath control is just awful.

Nevertheless, her tone of voice is pleasant enough to overcome most of her technical shortcomings. It's also quite refreshing to see someone like her in a industry of micro-managed pop idols.
Human_Shield
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(12-13-2010, 04:21 PM)
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Favs:
Shiina Ringo/Tokyo Jihen
M-flo
Halcali
Do As Infinity
Tommy Heavenly6/The Brilliant Green
SCANDAL (who I think is this generation's ZONE)

Originally Posted by JeffDowns

You speak truth sir. Though, Dolce >>> Supreme Show.

If not for Free Free alone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60rWTP0FrVc

True, though I always preferred Super Music Maker (SA'08S / A Mix). It seemed the catchier song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4tHpU9AG5s
Metroid Killer
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(12-13-2010, 04:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pein

capsule

Holy shit this is some great stuff!!

Again:

Originally Posted by Metroid Killer

I've never listened to much J-pop beyond Ayumi.

How broad is the definition of J-Pop? In the broadest sense it covers all mainstream muisc, no? (be it J-pop, j-rock, soul, etc.). When I hear the name j-pop, images of girl/boy groups and music from anime series, are what pops into my head, but it's obviously not only that.

Would you say that a singer-songwrite like Shugo Tokumaru falls under the J-pop umbrella?

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(12-13-2010, 04:33 PM)
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J-pop song of the forever!

Oh yeah I like Hideo Kobayashi, Satoshi Fumi, Ken Ishii, Satoshi Tomiie (even though he's American), and Shinichi Osawa/Mondo Grosso as far as Japanese EDM goes.
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Originally Posted by JeffDowns

You speak truth sir. Though, Dolce >>> Supreme Show.

Truth. I really can't get into albums that are 100% Nakata. The songs just blend together and become monotonous. Dolce had just the right mix of Nakata + other producers.
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Originally Posted by Johann

She isn't a technically proficient singer. Her range and breath control is just awful.

Nevertheless, her tone of voice is pleasant enough to overcome most of her technical shortcomings. It's also quite refreshing to see someone like her in a industry of micro-managed pop idols.

It's funny you mention that, because I think that's what makes Hikki so special. She doesn't go by the book of what it means to be a technical singer.

She has her own, completely unique style of singing, including tempo, and breath patterns. I think this is what makes me and others like her so much. Her style is unorthodox. It's like watching a good left handed basketball player dominate a game.

To each his own I guess, but I felt that needed to be said.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q53ewOJ7AzQ - Beautiful cover. Listen to that.
Lain
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(12-13-2010, 05:10 PM)
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This thread reminded me to put a preorder in for the next Koda Kumi releases, and while doing that I noticed that there was a Anna Tsuchiya CD I hadn't bought.
daoster
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(12-13-2010, 05:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by shas'la

Yes.



Plus the greatest Japanese band:



So badass, Cowboy Bebop had to base some characters off of them!

Here's their latest PV (SUIKINKUTSU) with jazz pianist Uehara Hiromi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vEMkvjnAfo
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Originally Posted by Human_Shield

Favs:
Shiina Ringo/Tokyo Jihen
M-flo
Halcali
Do As Infinity
Tommy Heavenly6/The Brilliant Green
SCANDAL (who I think is this generation's ZONE)

How was I able to forget Halcali?!

Halcali - Strawberry Chips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKGQvqp9JLg
Zoe
(12-13-2010, 07:54 PM)
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Namie's new tour comes out on BD/DVD this week <3 Some people have already gotten their copies.


Fast Car

Hip-Pop, Style, and Play are all getting re-released as BD as well :D
Last edited by Zoe; 12-13-2010 at 07:59 PM.
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MOMOE TAMAGUCHI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aG8Quie3eY0



Matsuda Seiko

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP89G1Pkk7E




Oldies but very good.
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some other stuff, not all jpop

jazz ego wrappin' - mothership totally addicted to this song right now
funk osaka monaurail
electro pop denki groove - shangri la
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Might sound selfish but one of the aspects of being into J-Pop (or any foreign music) that I love is, by not being played on the local channels, you've basically got a world of instantly listenable high production value mainstream music to discover on your own and enjoy in whatever capacity suits you. It's amazing how even the most obviously "engineered to be a hit" music remains tolerable for extended periods of time when it's not pushed upon you to the point of over saturation. Personally J-Pop helped me find an appreciation for pop music that eventually extended back to domestic mainstream and made me realize how much quality music I missed out on by being an elitist prick (it's all good though since it all remains available for me to enjoy).

Although I appreciate and occasionally listen to the alternative stuff like SUPERCAR or Quruli, not being anywhere near proficient in the language (more like 3-year old's conversational level) I tend to gravitate more towards the lighter stuff so most of my recommendations will be in this vein.

Bonnie Pink - she's been around since the mid 90s; heavily involved with the creative process (writing, composing); retroish pop/pop-rock with a dash of blues and funk thrown into the mix; fairly proficient at singing in English (doesn't make me cringe); classy, mature aura so dearly missed in todays scene:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZAEyMFko7A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaMJJjpestQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7aVRlSV7Bg

Kaori Natori - been around since the mid noughties; rooted in the R&B/urban pop school of music; recently joined the duo Spontania; fell in love with her attitude and dramatic looks:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBypyTLYqRA

Ayaka - as far as recent female soloists go this one is a must listen; fairly straightforward pop rock style with an occasional ballad thrown into the mix; awesome powerful vocal complemented by an endearing persona; unfortunately she's currently on hiatus due to illness:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYkzGXqAoYs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HudqwQV8YDk

MiCHi - british-japanese cocktail (quite a few in Japanese music/ent); fairly recent dance pop hotness; few decent songs, one really amazing one:
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTU5OTY4NTMy.html

Aya Kamiki - played local shows in more of a blues rock style before being picked up by a label, which due to her looks tried to push her as the Japanese answer to Avril Lavigne; great captivating vocal that fits basically any style she's attempted so far:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFiDsJ4K8lI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIeNwNFdsQM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGb5ld5VXB4
though admittedly her music hasn't been that hot since she switched to avex :(

Kana Nishino - definitely the queen of teeny bopping girly girl pop for the past year or so; backed by a foreign production team her music sounds "current" even by rest of the world's standard, though the style all too quickly became anchored in the sappy pop'n'b ballad formula (more variation please); very uncharacteristic for a Japanese girl act she's found fandom with the female audience thanks to heavy marketing towards the Gyaru (Gal) subculture:
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTUzNDEzNTEy.html
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTM2MTA3MDYw.html

Jasmine - striving to become the Japanese Kellis it seems; I like her trashy side but I'm afraid she just doesn't have the voice for the "big" ballads she's been attempting:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiGf3vJAudA

There's loads more that I enjoy and would like to recommend if I wasn't in a hurry to catch some z's right now. Will try to think of some dudes next time (hint).

Oh and as long as we are posting really old (pre J-Pop) music:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAoPBVeNFAk
This lady subjugates me like no other.
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Originally Posted by Human_Shield

Favs:
Shiina Ringo/Tokyo Jihen
M-flo
Halcali
Do As Infinity
Tommy Heavenly6/The Brilliant Green
SCANDAL (who I think is this generation's ZONE)



True, though I always preferred Super Music Maker (SA'08S / A Mix). It seemed the catchier song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4tHpU9AG5s

Yes Brilliant Green is great, and I'll always love Tommy February6.
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Originally Posted by Catshade

De De Mouse:
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Journey to Freedom

aaah, amazing! thanks for the tip
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Gackt really is my huge guilty pleasure when it comes to music, I really do enjoy the majority of his music. Mars really is a masterpiece.
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UVERworld even though they aren't pop, is the only J-Rock band I love along with The Pillows. I've listened to some other bands but these are the only two I still listen to often.
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I don't listen much to j-pop, but one band is one of my favorites, it's called School Food Punishment

Their music is kinda rock mixed with very electronic sounds and a very noticeable bass/piano, they're awesome, and the vocalist has a beautiful voice.

4:59 - School Food Punishment


Please listen guys!

Also, thank you for DE DE MOUSE didn't knew of them, fun band.
Ogrekiller
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(12-14-2010, 04:50 AM)
Genki Rockets, bitches.
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Originally Posted by Dante23

I don't listen much to j-pop, but one band is one of my favorites, it's called School Food Punishment

Their music is kinda rock mixed with very electronic sounds and a very noticeable bass/piano, they're awesome, and the vocalist has a beautiful voice.

4:59 - School Food Punishment


Please listen guys!

Everyone should buy Amp Reflection immediately.

Everyone.
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Let's see, J-music I like...

World's End Girlfriend - Electronic/Glitch/Post-Rock
Mutyumu - Post-Rock/Operatic (AMAZING)
Blood Stain Child - Melodic Death Metal
Keiko Matsui - Piano/Jazz/Modern Classical
MUCC (Old MUCC, not current MUCC...they're horrible now =/) - Rock/Metal

And of course I'll listen to the standbys like Gackt, B'z (Bad Communication <3) or Ayumi every now and then as well.
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Glad to see people like DE DE MOUSE. :D

Another obscure band I'd like people to know more is Kuchiroro. They have this awesomely eclectic hip hop sound with electro and jazzy influence, it's quite criminal they don't get more exposure.

GOLDEN KING (my favorite track)
真夏のラストチューン (don't know the romaji, sorry)
COSMIC DANCE feat. HALCALI
00:00:00
snowflake
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AYUSE KOZUE.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e21U_YphKQ - Sundae Love

And one of my fav songs, 24/7. Ayuse makes her own beats, and she's super nice.

Gotta respect that.
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Originally Posted by Metroid Killer

I always considered Ayumi the "Japanese Lady GaGa" if only because of Poker Face single.

seriously? her poker face single is about 10 years old :lol

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