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Picardo

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im looking for japanese music, can someone give me some names of any japanese groups. im having a hard time to find music, exept if i was looking for intro themes to manga series , they are easy to find
 

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What types of music are you looking for? There are Japanese bands representing almost every genre of music, so it's a little difficult to give some names without narrowing the list down a bit.

You might also have some good luck getting advice by posting your question in the J-Pop Forum... that one is dedicated exclusively to Japanese music.

But let me know what you're into, and I can help as much as possible...

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im looking for, pop, rock, techno, dance
and whatever is popular in japan, and perhaps some relly oldfashioned music from china, with the sitarr or what it’s called, anyways, the often play it in kung-fu movies, Hero for one. in that one they play it when the main character and his oponent meet each other in a mental battle.

but i dont want any music made befour the y2k. exept that oldfashioned thingi ofcours

PS. l'arc~en~ciel is rather good, so music like that is quite good, i think u can place them under pop
 
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..and so it's moved to the proper forum-section... :)

What's wrong with music from before 2000? I'd say you've got a lot of catching up to do.

Bands/artists you should definately check out are: *takes a deep breath*

X-Japan
Luna Sea
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Glay
Dir en Grey
Blankey Jet City
Thee Michelle Gun Elephant
Denki Groove (and all solo-spin offs)
Siam Shade
Penicillin
Do as Infinity
Globe
The Back Horn
Bump of Chicken
Bonnie Pink
Gackt
Quruli
Mondo Grosso
Misia
Cornelius
Pizzicato 5
Fantastic Plastic Machine
Every Little Thing
Aikawa Nanase
Shiina Ringo
Hitomi
Hitomi Yaida
Ayumi Hamasaki
Namie Amuro
Malice Mizer
The Brilliant Green
The Yellow Monkey
Orange Pekoe
Antennasia
Pierrot
Mai Kuraki
Sads (Kuroyume)
Nana Katase
Buffalo Daughter
Day after Tomorrow
My little lover
Mad Capsule Markets
Kumi Koda
Dragon Ash
M-Flo
Crystal Kay
Puffy
The Southern All Stars
Ken Ishii
Hikaru Utada
Heartsdales
Buck Tick
Oblivion Dust
Fake?
Chage and Aska
Olivia
Move
Dream
Rina Aiuchi
B'z
Yellow Magic Orchestra
Rip Slyme
Kick the Can Crew
Halcali
Towa Tei
Loudness
Concerto Moon
Plastic Tree
Shela
Pushim
Acidman
Joujouka
Porno Graffitti
D-Shade
Ken Hirai
Toshinobu Kubota
Tomoyasu Hotei
Tube
Dreams Come True
Da Pump


Probably missed a few there, so everyone feel free to fill in the blanks... :D
 

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You had fun making that list, didn't you?

:p

Don't forget L'arc~en~ciel's related solo projects:

Hyde
TETSU69
S.O.A.P.
Acid Android

Also, you forgot one of my fave pop/rock combos, Mr. Children.

The Boom is a pretty cool fusion band combining traditional Okinawan folk styles with rock, urban, reggae and many other styles.

Here are some other suggestions by genre:
TECHNO: Takkyu Ishino, Yoshinori Sunahara
POP: Polysics, tommy february6
ROCK: Spitz, Kyosuke Himuro, BOOWY
DANCE: Two-Mix, TRF

C'mon... everyone add some groups, and then we'll have a huge list to refer to when this question comes up again (as it often does).

😄
 

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Originally posted by Twisted
..and so it's moved to the proper forum-section... :)

What's wrong with music from before 2000? I'd say you've got a lot of catching up to do.


im sorry that i said music from befout 2000, but because the european music from befour 2000 kinda sux in my ears (there are exeptions) i asumed that japan would have been on the same track as EU, that time

PS, i will save all of the Artists / bands in a file that i will save for a long time, the question is just if i’ll find it again after i’ve moved it to some other folder than the desctop
 

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Twisted pretty much nailed it down. So I'll also recommend what she has put! :p
 

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heh, I allmost thought of naming a couple of groups I know and like...but twisted was faster, and wizer ;) Thanks Twisted, your list is benefitial to me too... 🙇‍♂️
 

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Originally posted by MHtrStevie
You had fun making that list, didn't you?

Heh, sure did, but it was getting late and i had to end somewhere. :)

There's so much more i could mention.
 

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twisted ... you don’t have much to do in the evenings do you ?
at least not much ?
cause if you had, you wouldnt sit and write down all those groups / artists
 

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Originally posted by Picardo
im sorry that i said music from befout 2000, but because the european music from befour 2000 kinda sux in my ears (there are exeptions) i asumed that japan would have been on the same track as EU, that time

Well, that depends on what you've been listening to. That Eurobeat stuff from the mid-nineties is still quite popular in Japan. Especially with common JPop artists like Ayumi Hamasaki or Rina Aiuchi this is the case. Not so much in their titletracks, but you find a lot of that in their additional remix-tracks.

Then again, so is typical 80's pop and rock. With the exception of their most recent work, almost anything from Every Little Thing sounds like Stock, Aitken and Waterman productions from that era (Kylie Minogue, Sonia, Rick Ashley, that sort of stuff).

But there's also cutting edge "now" productionwork going on, which rivals any European or American producers and in some cases it actually is produced by American or European producers though.

Austin Dallas (producer of TLC, Madonna, Michael Jackson, etc) produced the latest Namie Amuro single Put 'm up.
Dutch trance-producer Ferry Corsten did great remixwork for Ayumi Hamasaki. This kinda thing happens a lot.

Japan has a great scala of it's own producers. Shiina Ringo is brilliant, X-Japan frontman Yoshiki is still going strong and then there's Tomoyasu Hotei, Tetsuro Oda, Tsunku, Taku from M-Flo and the list goes on.

These people are up there with the greatest producers in the world and sadly, most of their work never leaves Japan.

If it's up to me, that's going to change and i call all of you to do everything you can to share this rich musical scene with the rest of the world.
 

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Originally posted by Picardo
twisted ... you don’t have much to do in the evenings do you ?
at least not much ?
cause if you had, you wouldnt sit and write down all those groups / artists

Well, i think it took a whole ten minutes to come up with that list.
Check out the link in my signature. That's what i spend the most time of my evenings on.
 

Picardo

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nice radio, the only unfortianate thing is that it’s played in mediaplayer, so you can’t see what the songs name is nor can you see who is the artist
:(
otherways i realy like it
 
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Hey Picardo,

Oh, you've just GOTTA get a copy of Judy & Mary's "POWER SOURCE" album. Then reach out & grab a copy Mai Kuraki's "Like A Star In The Night" album. Then borrow your imaginary Japanese big sister's copy of "Something Else's" latest album. Then go to Yoyogi park on Sunday afternoon with a friend & borrow her "Every Little Thing" double album entitled :"Every Ballad Songs". On the way home, drop by a music store & purchase "Sunday Girls's" "Sukidayo" album. Now ya can get all of these happy tunes from a website known as "YESASIA.COM". Grab your chopsticks, squint your eyes, grab a little Harajuku girl, & come to the Golden Strip in Williamsport, PA.. They've just opened a real, live, authentic Japanese restaurant there.
 

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Oh I know try Juemilia's "All the things she said" song. O.O It'll sound kinda like Tatu's song "All the things she said" only that Juemilia's song is mostly in japanese. :p But it's a good song. 👍
 

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cute, but i think thats a bit to much work for me, ill just stay here in finland ;)
but i CAN get the music, so thx for the advises

this was reply to Kathie Hawkins’s post
 

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Originally posted by Twisted
If it's up to me, that's going to change and i call all of you to do everything you can to share this rich musical scene with the rest of the world.

i took note
... call me anytime ;-)

yours,
J 🙂
 
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