15
Jul
Sick and tired of complaining we Otakus get nothing here in Australia and the rest of the world has TGS, E3, Comic-Con and all the other cool stuff under the sun? No? Just me then :( Well come the end of the year, specifically November 12th, and Sydney will be inundated with the wonder of the Asian music world that is K-Pop with a massive...
Anime Expo recently closed in LA but not before star, Hatsune Miku, brought the Nokia Theatre down with a J-Pop performance that left fans wanting more. What makes this a standout is that Hatsune doesn't exist and is a virtual idol projected onto the stage with the aid of mirrors and lasers. So what is Vocaloid? Vocaloid is a piece of software that can emulate...
Once again, another installment of what I listened to on the way to work. 1. Clubbed to death - Rob Dougan 2. I just don't know what to do with myself - The White Stripes 3. Take my picture - Filter 4. Dreams - Van Halen 5. Invisible wounds (dark bodies) - Fear Factory 6. Teardrop - Massive Attack 7. Every day is exactly the...
In Japan there is J-pop and then there is J-pop! And one of the biggest groups to exist in Japan is AKB48. This is a girl group made up of 48, yes, 48 members in three teams, Team A, K and B. They have a great presence in Akihabara in the Don Quixote building in downtown Chuo Dori where they do regular concerts and signings....
24
Apr
I have a fairly eclectic taste in music ranging from Rnb, modern classical, hard trance and now J-Pop. I discovered J-Pop about 2 years ago  through pop starlet, Ayumi Hamasaki. The below short description from Wikipedia: "Ayumi Hamasaki (?? ??? Hamasaki Ayumi, also ?? ?; born October 2, 1978) is a Japanese singer-songwriter and former actress. Also called Ayu by her fans, Hamasaki has been...
Ok, so the mix has finished uploading onto the Mediafire server and can now be downloaded for your enjoyment, listening pleasure and general critique. Keep in mind that this is just a prototype mix as I've never tried mixing with J-Pop and as outlined in an earlier post will pose its own challenges. I'm open to suggestions on songs that should be included, in fact,...
Have had a little time here and there between training for a new job and engrossing myself with the 3DS to do a little work on the J-Pop mix previously mentioned. I have too much music from the same artists namely Ayumi Hamasaki, AKB48 and Koda Kumi so not much variety I'm afraid but this will change soon...will be getting some current J-Pop compilations to...
29
Mar
Have started to trawl through the Oricon charts to begin doing some gathering work for my J-Pop mix that I'll start working on soon...I figure I'll have a mixture of old and new in there, something for all J-Pop fans...for the uninitiated out there, J-Pop stands for Japanese Pop music which is extremely infectious and catchy. Some groups or artists leading the charge in Japan...