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Music Subreddits: Production, DJ, Sound Design, Industry + | DubspotDubspot Blog. In a recent article, we discussed the interesting, and often informative world of AMA threads on Reddit. Beyond AMAs, Reddit offers a wealth of information in the form of subreddits catering to specific fields of interest. Below Dubspot’s Daniel Salvaggio explores several music subreddits filled with audio-minded individuals sharing production tips, industry stories, and all kinds of other music-related knowledge. /r/WeAreTheMusicMakers By far the most popular music-making Subreddit out there, boasting over 115,000 users. r/WeAreTheMusicMakers is a general music discussion forum for musicians of all levels, and conversations can range anywhere from gear to theory to performance and everything in between. The benefit of having so many users is that there is rarely a question left unanswered in such a thriving community. /r/LearnMusic, /r/Composer, /r/MusicTheory, /r/ELI5Music These Subreddits cater specifically towards those looking to better their knowledge of composing music.

/r/GameAudio. ГПИБ | Указатели | Коллекции | Русская футуристическая книга. Japanese Electronic Music. List of artist pages I've put together Hi! I'm Nicholas D. Kent. I'm a part time film composer who uses synths and electronic sounds. I'm based in New York. My number one aim is to describe the albums. While a straight discography with track listings and times is facinating for dedicated collectors of a specific artist, a discography is pretty dry reading and near meaningless if you are unfamiliar with the artist. I've included any albums I know exist but do not have. Assume all albums are Japanese pressings unless I add a country name next to it. A confusing practice that many Japanese labels use is to print re-issue dates on CDs instead of the original date the album was released. If you catch some errors or omissions you think belong on the pages, please type them out and I'll try to edit them in.

I would be happy to talk to anyone who collects this kind of material. Email: ndkent"at" Just a reminder (if you don't know), Japanese CDs cost US$25 to $30 in Japan. Comfort. Nippon Girls: Japanese Synth-pop, Bubble-gum, and Ballads Mix (1971-1985) | Sheila B. Disco, new wave, punk, power ballads. Japan continued to mimic the musical moods of the West into the ’70s and ’80s, albeit with a larger helping of sugar. Japanese chart pop came heavily candy-coated, melodies almost extreme in their sweetness, back by ultra-corny synth sounds and super-slick productions that require treble adjustment.

It’s a genre that has yet to garner interest outside of Japan, and has little of the cool lavished upon J-pop from the ’60s. I can’t think of many Western records that sound as un-hip as say “Sentimental Journey,” and I sometimes find myself dashing for the volume control, worried about my neighbors over-hearing such peculiar selections. But if you’re a sucker for magic melodies and quality pop songwriting, no matter if delivered via a wall of sound or Casio keyboard, I think you’ll be surprised by just how damn catchy synth-driven J-pop can be. 1. 5. 9. 13. 17. 21. 80’s j-pop | Obscure Music Daily. テクテクマミー is a single released by E.S. Island in 1982 on the label Polydor. The genres for this are synth-pop and new wave. As usual with releases like this I can only find one side on Youtube. The track I can find is the title track, テクテクマミー, which says “Tech Tech Mommy”.

This single has some nice singing done by a male and female singing. This is fun track, listen to it here 好き好き大好き is an album by 戸川 純 released in 1985 on the label HYS. This album is awesome~! Listen to some of the tracks here (BiS階段 have covered the first song~!) ムーンライト・マジック is a single by Ippu-do released in 1984 on the label Epic. I really like this track and is my favorite that I’ve heard by them. Listen here 愛しのリナ / ア・イ・タ・イ Tel is a single by Miss Orange Shock released in 1980 on the label Express. The only track i can find, 愛しのリナ, is very nice. Listen to it here I have internet again~! きどりっこ is an album by きどりっこ (Kidorikko) released on the label Captain Records in 1989. Listen to the full album here. Listen to a selection of late-'80s Japanese synth funk, boogie and city pop mixed by Osaka-based DJ, Mori-Ra.

By Russell Thomas, 04 August 2015 Osaka-based DJ Mori-Ra and one half of edit duo Oyama Edit (alongside DJ Ground) has released the latest instalment in his Japanese Breeze mix series for Rotating Souls Records. This latest selection is a real flavoursome selection of songs taking in synth funk, boogie and effervescent city pop sounds of Japan from the late 1980s. You know I need say no more – except that you can also download this luscious mix.

And that you should immediately find a quiet sunny spot and fill it with these morsels of music. Oh, and Mori-Ra will be heading over to the UK later this month; he'll be in Manchester on 13th August, with Ruf Dug in Manchester on the 14th, and in London on the 15th. Don't Miss Out Stay Connected with The 405Follow @the405 Trending Music Comments. Tokyo record stores. Major chains HMVShibuya, Harajuku, Shinjuku x 2, Ikebukuro, Ginza x 2, Ueno. Overall this seems to be the best Tokyo chain, and it's also the fastest growing. They generally have the best selection for singles, dance music, British releases, jazz, and international stuff. It's also easy to locate new releases and to navigate the different genres. Virgin MegastoreShinjuku, Ikebukuro. TowerShibuya, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Kichijoji, Hachioji, suburbs.

WaveShibuya, Ikebukuro, Akasaka, suburbs. RecofanAkihabara, Shibuya x 3, Shinjuku, Takadanobaba, Ikebukuro, Shimokitazawa x 2, Sangenjaya, Kichijoji x 2. Disk UnionOchanomizu x 5, Jimbocho, Shibuya x 3, Shinjuku, Shimokitazawa, Kichijoji. Japanese Electronic Music. Listen To This! Listen To This! Present an Exclusive '80s Mix of Experimental Japanese Music. Words / Mix JEN MONROE + BRIAN SWEENYCover Art WHTEBKGRND The diversity of Japanese pop in the 1980s is astounding.

Something magic happened; whether it was the sudden glut of Western culture after Japan’s strict isolation, the economic boom, the sudden availability of synthesizers, or a Japanese proclivity towards razor-sharp musicianship, the ’80s were a singular time for Japanese music. At the heart of the explosion was one of the most influential electronic music acts of all time, Yellow Magic Orchestra.

Their music is usually described as technopop, but Yukihiro Takahashi, Haruomi Hosono, and Ryuichi Sakamoto were all deft genre-benders, both as a group and as solo artists. They experimented with folk, funk, house, electro, disco, hard techno, new wave, exotica, surf pop, and Indian synth ragas. Unsurprisingly, the three left their fingerprints on all the best music that was made in Japan at the time.

This is a mix of Japanese pop songs, most of them with a synth funk backbone. 'Lil Ashton': 1980s Japanese Synthpop & Post Punk. One main musical passion of mine is for '80s synthpop, and as an offset of this I have discovered a bunch of delicious Japanese artists from that wonderful world. Here is a nice selection of some of my favourites. Please enjoy these grainy music video screencaps I have provided alongside links to music videos. MENU - ナンキンテリアでドテカボチャ MENU are a really cool duo with a kinda cutesy plinkety plonkety sound and I guess you can see some of the wonderful playfulness in their sound that you find in modern artists like Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Kero Kero Bonito.

Sort of along the same lines but with less of a pop focus are Masakosan and Picky Picnic, who both lean towards a more experimental sound but still retain a healthy does of silliness (Masakosan are an all-girl Devo fanatic group so of course they're bound to be pretty silly in that particular sort of way). In any case, when I listen to MENU I feel like a toddler with a very delicious apple, or something like that. 有頂天(Uchoten) - BYE-BYE. Japanese Synthpop | List of Synthpop Bands From Japan. List of Japanese Synthpop bands, listed by popularity with photos when available.

This list includes more than just bands, as Synthpop solo artists from Japan are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Japanese music that you've never heard before. The Synthpop bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Japan. If you think the best Japanese Synthpop band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

Artists on this list include Malice Mizer and Yellow Magic Orchestra. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular Synthpop bands from Japan? " Japanese synth-pop / new wave : Can you recommend some ? - Addicts - Robots for Robots. Untitled.