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dradeel
19-09-2006, 20:30
Okay, this topic should work. Excuse me if I just march in and say sometihng out of context (haven't read any of this thread before, hehe), but either way: I just recently got an insane fascination of Hinoi Team. :D

Japanese ladies (well, girls are more correct) that make Eurodance type of songs. Even some covers of old songs it seems. If I remember correctly "Night of Fire" was a hit years ago...

The fascination is mostly because of the langauge and voices ... just THAT makes me wanna move to Japan - Listen to cute girls talking with a sexy voice. But after reading a bit further after a quick google-search I discovered something that caught me as a surprise: these girls are actually only 14/15 years old - which just made it all wrooong... But still, the music was kinda cool :laugh:

*NIIIIGHT OF FIIIIIRE* (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lfV14OE3ow)

haku
19-09-2006, 22:16
I've made a new thread out of this because Jpop is quite different from Euro Dance my dear dradeel. ;)

Jpop is entertaining and funny, it's very Japanese though and our western minds can't probably fully understand it, haha… Like, what's up with that dude in that vid? :laugh:
Anyway, Jpop vids are generally full of sexy girls so even if we don't get it, it's at least nice to watch. Also notice the 'dance game' choreography, excellent. :D

Check out the ParaPara version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO0wIsTmWxc), and that other one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK7-A0EFjL8). :gigi:

spyretto
28-09-2006, 03:42
Yeah, though as pleasant they may be they look/sound more like a j-version of Steps - minus the dude with the diapers. But there are also other styles like visual kei/rock ( Dir En Grey (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhSDZOL_EpU) , Malice Mizer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F143kJea2tw), Luna Sea, Gackt etc. )
pop ( top selling singer Ayumi Hamazaki, The Brilliant Green, Bonnie Pink etc. ) r'n'b ( the most succesful Japanese singer is Utada Hikaru - check out the lush video for Utada's Automatic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVdpE5BeM2s) on youtube
also boy bands - ok, apparently more "mature" than your typical boy band ( L'Arc En Ciel, Mr Children etc. ) and folk ( Kitaro )

I'm sure there are lots of other new bands around, those bands I mention here were "hot" around 2001 so things must have progressed since then.
Jpop's trademark is its quirkiness, like mixing japanese lyrics with ( typically incorrect ) English ;)

dradeel
28-09-2006, 15:51
I've made a new thread out of this because Jpop is quite different from Euro Dance my dear dradeel.
I know that perfectly well, but it's not like "typical J-pop". Hehe. ... They make covers of old eurobeat hits that were hot in the mid 90s... And that was my whole mistake; I mixed Eurodance and Eurobeat. I guess there's a little difference? :D

Either way, they're so cuuute :kawai: But mostly it's their voices that I find hot. I looooove japanese :dead:
Also notice the 'dance game' choreography, excellent.

Check out the ParaPara version
Hehe, yeah. ParaPara looks cool.
Ayumi Hamazaki
Mmm... aye, she's okay. But I mostly like the Eurobeat-covers of her songs tho. Hehehe.

spyretto
28-09-2006, 20:33
I looked into my cd-roms and discovered one circa 2000 with lots of random jpop songs, so I thought of uploading some:

Speed - Go Go Heaven (http://www.sendspace.com/file/o34aea) they were the Spice Gilrs of Japan at the time - but I don't think they lasted more than a couple of years.
Morning Musume - Seishun Jedai 1.2.3 (http://www.sendspace.com/file/7gwv4h) The most successful manufactured band - More like the S-Club 7 or Japan cause they change their members all the time.
Mr Children - "Not Found" (http://www.sendspace.com/file/e3w4l8) ( they're one of the best pop/rock bands in Japan, having sold more than 25 million albums )
Noriko Sakai - Aoi Usaki ( Jade Green Rabbit ) (http://www.sendspace.com/file/kwi1j6) I remember I liked that cute little ballad very much at the time.

Anybody else interested in j-pop? I'd like to know which ones are the "hottest" acts at the moment. ( being lazy to look )

spyretto
28-09-2006, 22:23
oh I forgot, here's the theme song of Sakura Wars (http://www.sendspace.com/file/nmrdj1) - for the fans of the series only.

Kappa
04-10-2006, 19:46
I remember how hard I got blown off when I tried to making a thread of a similar caliber.

Spyretto, Seishun Jidai 1.2.3! isn't a Morning Musume song, it's Pucchimoni's (a now defunct spin-off group formed by MM members).

I get new jpop mp3s practically every day, although my main focus is on Hello! Project. Although I'm predicting a slow, painful death for this thread because there just isn't THAT much interest in japanese pop, I'd be happy to share.

razormaid
30-10-2006, 04:29
Ok, well I just got from 2 week in Tokyo and was surprised to see how pervasive hip hop and r 'n b has become since I was there last. I wanted to get the foxxi mis-q album for my sister but didn't get a change - has anyone got it to share (pretty please!) ;)

Here they are on youtube if anyone's interested:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEZ7VKjjC6w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMcdtbXqSB0

spyretto
31-10-2006, 01:41
I remember how hard I got blown off when I tried to making a thread of a similar caliber.

Spyretto, Seishun Jidai 1.2.3! isn't a Morning Musume song, it's Pucchimoni's (a now defunct spin-off group formed by MM members).

Yeah, apologies for the wrong information given :hmmm:

get new jpop mp3s practically every day, although my main focus is on Hello! Project. Although I'm predicting a slow, painful death for this thread because there just isn't THAT much interest in japanese pop, I'd be happy to share.

Yeah, that's correct, that's why I refrained from starting a thread in the first place.

spyretto
29-03-2010, 07:33
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBf7QugTFnw


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