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Keytalk

Keytalk

This foursome blends 4-on-the-floor dance rock, punk, guitar pop, jazz and fusion into a futuristic fresh sound that attacks like a tsunami. In 2009, former band “REAL” changed their name to Keytalk — members are Yuu Nakatomo (vocal, guitar), Yagi Yuuki (drum), Ono Takemasa (guitar) and Sudou Yoshikatsu (bass, chorus).

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The Reign of Kindo

The Reign of Kindo

Rare is it to find modern music that pinpoints the middle ground between a respect for past greats and a boldness to pave tomorrow. Citing influences from Dave Brubeck to Ben Folds to Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto to John Mayer — The Reign of Kindo are Joseph Secchiaroli (vocals, guitar), Mike Carroll (guitar), Kelly Sciandra(…)

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Asai Kenichi (浅井健一)

Asai Kenichi (浅井健一)

With over 50 albums, Asai Kenichi is perhaps Japan’s most original and prolific artist, and leader of bands Sherbets, JUDE, Ajico, Asai Kenichi solo, and 1990s legends Blankey Jet City. Combined with his artwork on album covers, books, posters and clothing, his contribution to modern Japanese creative culture is comparable with that of film director(…)

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Jaurim

Jaurim

Jaurim (자우림,  紫雨林, meaning “Purple Rainforest”) is a rock band from Seoul, South Korea. They had performed in the indie scene before 1997, and became major with their first released single “Hey Hey Hey”. They have released eight full-length albums, three unofficial albums, two original soundtrack singles, one original soundtrack EP (which was released as(…)

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Quasimode

Quasimode

With a mixed club and latin feel, this four piece ensemble is based in Tokyo, Japan. Formed in 2002, on the jazz club scene, Quasimode brings expert musicianship, and ’60s & ’70s based jazz rhythms to fans all over the world. From the release of their first album oneself-LIKENESS (2006), to their last, Quasimode cause(…)

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Power Soul

Power Soul

Formed in 1996, Power Soul plays a cool mix of groove-oriented jazz and pop funk. This 8-piece band from Japan, consists of Kimmie (Vocals), Kuro (Bass), Iizuka Naoto (Guitar), Kikuchi “Bario” Takeshi (Baritone Saxaphone), Gotanda Yasushi (Trumpet), Kobayashi Minoru (Trombone), Shimizu Younosuke (Tenor Saxaphone) and Ohno Takashi (Drums). Power Soul’s compelling mix of funk and(…)

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iambic²

iambic²

iambic² (or iambic) is amazing solo-project from England. Guy Andrews aka iambic is young talented musician and producer playing beautiful and atmospheric ambient music with post-rock and jazz influences. Started in 2007 he did already few releases, he took part in many European events and continue to win the audience.

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Cryout

Cryout

Cryout is led by dread-locked guitarist Jerry (Cryout) Criner — Together with man-of-all instruments James Young (aka Buck), drummer Torance “Bear” Cushinberr, keyboardist Darold Epps and Rowland on bass. Criner’s philosophy is the “Straight and Narrow” road of reggae with a funky twist, mixing together a bit of blues and jazz and thus creating CRYOUT.(…)

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Fabbit

Fabbit

Inspired by jazz and funk, Fabbit’s sound is a refreshingly honest coalescence of pop and innovation. Their music and vocals present a diverse sonic palette, yet is always anchored by assured and evocative song-craft. Formed in 2008, this Tokyo, Japan based three piece are Chikiko (vocals), Ryuuki (bass) and Yosshii (drums).

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Albinobeach

Albinobeach

Albinobeach is post rock band from Jozi, South Africa, their music is ethereal, dreamlike and extradonary. While experimenting with samples and programming, Albinobeach draws on varying influences from many musical cultures and genres; jazz, progressive rock, metal, electronica, down tempo, trip hop, and traditional folk music. In 2006, Garrick van der Tuin (drums), Kalin Pashaliev(…)

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-NEGY- (葱)

-NEGY- (葱)

-NEGY- (葱) are a jazzy garage rock four-piece, who weave instrumental and vocal harmonies into a tale for the listener to get lost in. The band has released 2 singles to date – -NEGY- (葱)’s members are Ryo Kusuno (vocal, Keyboard), Syohei Ishita (drums), Semehiko Tohge (bass) and TEBASAKI (guitar).

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mouse on the keys

mouse on the keys

MOUSE ON THE KEYS is a jazzy instrumental trio from Tokyo, Japan. They consist of former members of Nine Days Wonder (a leading band of the Japanese post-rock scene) – Akira Kawasaki (drum, keyboards) and Atsushi Kiyota (piano, keyboards) – along with Daisuke Niitome (piano, keyboards), who has played drums and composed music for jazz-funk/hiphop(…)

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