FAKY Releases Sexy M/V for ‘Bad Things’ English Version

Jpop’s fierce girl group FAKY has unveiled a tasteful music video for the English version of their song ‘Bad Things‘. You may remember this track from their debut EP Unwrapped. The 80’s dance influenced song showcases a sexier side to FAKY, where the ladies showoff their gorgeous bods and are embracing the wilder, sensual parts of relationships. Check it out below and stream Bad Things … Continue reading FAKY Releases Sexy M/V for ‘Bad Things’ English Version

Album Review: Koda Kumi’s W Face ~Outside~

Gosh. I can’t remember the last time I listened to a Koda Kumi album. Actually, I think the last one I purchased and listened to was JAPONESQUE. For some reason, her music hadn’t grabbed my attention since then, but after catching snippets of her latest double album release, specifically the Outside version, I must say I’m loving the sound of Koda Kumi once again. Maybe it’s … Continue reading Album Review: Koda Kumi’s W Face ~Outside~

Thelma Aoyama Covers…

 

Have you ever loved a song so much you wondered what it would sound like had a female performed it? Well, Thelma Aoyama is giving you the chance to re-experience some of Pop music’s biggest hits. From Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye, to Ne-Yo and a lovely duet with Brian McKnight; the Japanese r&b songstress did an extraordinary job at taking old hits and making them new, her way. Be sure to purchase My Covers when its released on November 14, 2012. Check out the samples below and tell us what you think: Continue reading “Thelma Aoyama Covers…”

May J. unleashes new single “Rewind”

Jpop urban songstress and friend of EY has unveiled her latest single “Rewind“, which also includes the hot collabo “Back To Your Heart” featuring Daniel Powter. Rewind is energetic, catchy, sexy, fun, and very much modern pop/dance. Check out the music video below and be sure to support this talented lady by purchasing her new single available now on iTunes or CdJapan.    New Single 『Rewind』 … Continue reading May J. unleashes new single “Rewind”

FYE: After School “Rambling Girls”

I’ve been listening to After School’s Japanese single “Rambling Girls” a lot these days and I figured I’d share the video with you. This hip and vivacious music video complements the hypnotic sounds of the track. Check out the fierce and sexy choreography AS is well known for. Kahi will indeed be missed. Credit: AfterSchCraze Continue reading FYE: After School “Rambling Girls”

[Album Review] After School’s “Playgirlz”

After School has always been my favorite kpop girl group. I like their style; not particularly the member system in place, but mainly their musical concepts. And as much as I like them, I never allowed that to overshadow my judgement on any of their releases. If the song sucks, I’ll be honest and admit it just as quick as I am to admit when it sounds pretty hot. After School, more precisely their leader, has tasteful elements in whatever it is they deliver to their target market. Unfortunately, the group hasn’t received greater recognition for their hard work, still they continue to strive for that wish they sought out to achieve. Recently, AS has ventured into the Jpop market in hopes of acquiring a wider range of feedback not yet completely felt in their homeland. So far, I’m not necessarily impressed but I believe they’ll improve because in all honesty, they usually do. Thus the birth of their first Jpop album ‘Playgirlz‘. Continue reading “[Album Review] After School’s “Playgirlz””

[Review] May.J’s “Secret Diary”

Released: 1.25.2012

-Japanese R&B/Urban Pop singer May J. has unveiled her fifth studio album, “SECRET DIARY.” The title was enough to intrigue me into anticipating the album’s arrival but the short clips had me sold. In the entertainment business image is everything, even placed at a higher level than talent. In May’s case, it’s all about the talent, and of course her beauty is a wonderful addition. I had a good listen to the entire album and was well pleased with the songs. Diversity is very much emphasized; pointing out the singer’s ability to challenge herself in different genres. Whether it’s electro pop, r&b ballads, or bubbly dance, May J. has proven to me that there’s a wide range of ‘secrets’ in her ‘diary’. As for the story behind the new album, let’s look back on May’s description during our interview:

In this album, I’m expressing the inner side of me that I couldn’t show to other people. Such as: my worst relationship with my boyfriend or like a broken friendship with my best friend. I have also put lots of positive messages to this album.”

So, my fellow readers keep that in mind while I take you through my own interpretation of each song onSecret Diary.’ Continue reading “[Review] May.J’s “Secret Diary””

VERBAL & Drake in “Some Other Place”

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VERBAL, a Japanese rapper and member of hip hop group M-flo, has teamed up with Young Money star Drake on his latest single “Some Other Place“. The song is from VERBAL’s first solo album “VISIONAIR“, which will be released on March 16th, but can be pre-ordered now on amazon. The collaborative track “Black Out” with Namie Amuro & Lil Wayne (Young Money founder) is also included on the album, because it’s actually VERBAL’s song and they’re the guest artists riding on it. “Black Out” is also included on Namie’s album “Checkmate“, which we also posted about recently. “Some Other Place” sounds hot in the teaser but as you may have discovered from my previous rants on the topic, I hate auto-tune. That’s the downfall to this song, other than that it’s hot. Listen to the snippet and tell me what do you think? Continue reading “VERBAL & Drake in “Some Other Place””

Namie Amuro & After School “Makes It Happen”

We recently posted about Japanese hip-pop artist Namie Amuro‘s upcoming collaboration album “Checkmate“, and the variety of artists she has worked with. Well, another music video has been released and its for her song “Make it Happen“, which she collaborated on with Kpop girl group After School. The song sounds really good and I like how harmonized After School is. The music video has sex appeal and cute choreography, which showcases After School’s talents alongside Amuro’s. Watch the music video below and tell us what you think: Continue reading “Namie Amuro & After School “Makes It Happen””

Namie Amuro collaborates with Lil’ Wayne?

Japanese hip-pop artist Namie Amuro will be releasing a collaboration album titled “Checkmate” on March 23rd, and the full tracklist was recently revealed on her official website. Aside from the fact that Namie will be collaborating with Kpop group After School on what seems to be their first release in Japan, American rapper Lil’ Wayne has also made an appearance on the album. I’m not surprised that Amuro is working with a western rapper, in fact this collab is quite interesting. You can listen to the snippet below. Namie’s collab album also includes artists AI, Yamashita Tomohisa, and Tsuchiya Anna: Continue reading “Namie Amuro collaborates with Lil’ Wayne?”

Maki Goto’s “Ashiato”

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Jpop artist Maki Goto has released the music video for her latest single “Ashiato“. The new single is from her “Gloria” EP, which will be released on January 12, 2011. Maki looks stylish in her chic but edgy outfits, while she’s simply walking around and chilling in some isolated place. Check out the music video below, and purchase “Gloria” online now:

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Ayumi “does it again” with a “love song”

I found these two short music videos online by Jpop queen Ayumi Hamasaki. “Love Song” depicts some sort of loss, while “Do It Again” shows Ayumi being oblivious to a disaster around her. These two singles are included on Ayumi’s 12th album “Love Songs“, which will be released December 22, 2010.

Both music videos are quite interesting, so I advise you to check both out below and watch the entire thing when it’s release later on:

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