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  • Taguchi Junnosuke to make major debut from Universal Music Japan

    February 15, 2017 @ 9:31 am

    Taguchi Junnosuke (ex. KAT-TUN) has signed a 2-year contract with Universal Music Japan's label UNIVERSAL J. He will be making his major debut with the single "Connect" on April 5. Taguchi withdrew from KAT-TUN in March of 2016, then released his first solo single "HERO" from an indie label in November. The upcoming single is packed with his feelings of wanting to become a hub where he can 'connect' with various people.  On his ma

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  • Shibasaki Kou's new unit 'galaxias!' reveals details on their debut album

    October 29, 2011 @ 5:37 am

    Shibasaki Kou, DECO*27, and TeddyLoids new musical unit, galaxias!, have announced that they'll be dropping their debut album galaxias!,on November 23rd. galaxias! has been gaining a lot of attention since their formation, and so music fans are looking forward to hearing what they have to offer through their 10 tracks. Additionally, this CD will also include Shibasaki Kous new song CONNECTION, which she's currently performing on her

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  • WISE to release new single featuring mihimaru GT's HIROKO + best album

    April 5, 2011 @ 11:11 pm

    WISE has revealed new information about his upcoming single, "I loved you feat. HIROKO"! The single featuring the mihimaru GT member will hit stores on April 27th. For WISE's first single release of 2011, HIROKO's charming and husky voice painfully express the distress of a disappointing love alongside the MC. The lyrics were co-written by WISE and essayist Lily, while the production was handled by Jeff Miyahara. WISE will also be releasing

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  • HALCALI announces special Valentine's Day Eve live

    February 2, 2011 @ 6:04 pm

    Hip-hop duo HALCALI will be dropping their new mini album "TOKYO CONNECTION" on February 9th and recently they've announced that they will be holding a special in-store event at the Shibuya Tower Records for the album on February 13th. The event will take place the day before Valentine's Day. HALCALI will focus on performing their newly recorded songs from the mini album as well as a variety of love songs that are appropriate given the h

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  • HALCALI's YUCALI tweets additional info on upcoming "TOKYO CONNECTION"

    January 7, 2011 @ 6:17 am

    We reported earlier that HALCALI was preparing to release their new mini album, "TOKYO CONNECTION", on February 9th and already had their track "Marching March (80KIDZ Remix)" picked up as the Nissan March CM song. Now thanks to YUCALI's tweets, the hip-hop duo has released even more information about the album and CM. YUCALI recently tweeted the cover art for the new album: "NEW MINI ALBUM 'TOKYO CONNECTION' jacket art is finally relea

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  • HALCALI's "Marching March" becomes Nissan CM song

    January 5, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    Nissan has just announced that the new CM song for their "MARCH" car line will be HALCALI's "Marching March (80KIDZ Remix)." The remix is a new version of HALCALI's 5th single, "Marching March", remixed by the popular DJ unit,80KIDZ. It has already been announced as a track on the upcoming mini album from the duo, called "TOKYO CONNECTION," which will be released on February 9th. Not only is the song used in the Nissan "MARCH" commerci

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  • HALCALI announces first mini album, "TOKYO CONNECTION"

    December 28, 2010 @ 2:24 pm

    Hip-hop duo HALCALI has announced their first release for 2011, a mini album called "TOKYO CONNECTION." The mini album will come out on February 9th and is the first mini album released by the duo. It is a direct sequel to their May released album "TOKYO GROOVE." Many producers who have worked with HALCALI in the past will be returning for the new mini, including Nakatsuka Takeshi, [email protected], Yusuke Tanaka, and Nakamura Hiroshi (i-dep).

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  • BEAT CONNECTION 2010 starts urban music festival tradition

    November 22, 2010 @ 7:35 pm

    Over the weekend on November 20th and 21st, the large scale music festival to celebrate urban music, "BEAT CONNECTION 2010," was held at the Yokohama Arena, and it was met with great success. The festival was created to celebrate and bring together performers of all the different sub-genres of urban music; R&B, hip-hop, soul, and even funk. Day One's opening act featured Kobbepan, Hamutsun Serve (dance group), Matsushita Tayuya, MCU,

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  • COMA-CHI announces temporary hiatus on solo lives

    November 19, 2010 @ 9:07 pm

    Female MC COMA-CHI has announced that after her appearance at the live event of "BEAT CONNECTION 2010" on November 20th she will be temporarily taking a break from solo live events. COMA-CHI personally posted the announcement on her official blog on the 19th. She explained that she was taking steps towards self expression stating," While personally facingmyself, I want to take time to go slow and create...," saying it was necessary to

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  • 'BEAT CONNECTION' announces additional artists to the lineup

    October 1, 2010 @ 7:40 am

    An additional set of artists scheduled to perform atBEAT CONNECTION 2010, which will be held from November 20th to the 21st at Yokohama Arena, has been announced. MCU and LITTLE have been added for the November 20th performance, while Katou Miliyah, Hilcrhyme, HOME MADE Kazoku, and lecca were added for the November 21stperformance, which makes for atotal of six additional artists to the lineup. So far, the event includes a total of

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