Tag Archives: city pop

Playlist: Sand Dollar Jukebox – Seafaring Funk

Howdy folks! It’s been a while since I posted a little playlist, but after a groundswell of inspiration thanks to the improving weather, I was stricken with the playlist-making fever. Hopefully many more to come, because this was originally around … Continue reading

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Listen: Yuki Nakayamate – “Secrets (9 to 4)” [1982]

Continuing my trawl through a trove of rare groove nuggets I recently pulled in. I’m obviously always drawn to Japanese records from the late 70s and 80s, and Yuki Nakayamate’s Octopussy definitely does not disappoint. Luxurious, high-class pop with world-class … Continue reading

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Listen: Kinokuniya Band – “Goodbye Again” [1979]

Warm Visions back at it again sharing more city pop & jazz funk. Even though I just put out another playlist compiling 50 more great songs from 1970s & 80s Japan, I’m still on the hunt for more. I was … Continue reading

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Playlist: Nightlife Daydream – A City Pop Fantasy

Coming to you in the quarantine with another hot playlist! Previously I hoped to soothe your mornings with gentle caresses of folk and ambient music. This time I’m centering on something a bit different, but it still attempts to answer … Continue reading

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Listen: Masayoshi Takanaka – “Oh! Tengo Suerte” [1979]

It’s Sunday night, right on the precipice of Monday. An awful feeling. Dig yourself out of that dark place with Masayoshi Takanaka’s infectious “Oh! Tengo Suerte” which employs a triple threat of smile-inducing action. What does this mean? It means … Continue reading

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Tatsuro Yamashita – “Mirai No Theme” [2018]

Haven’t posted a legit song in a while, but this **new** song from city pop icon Tatsuro Yamashita has been burning a hole in my brain for so many reasons. I unwittingly ran into it in the trailer for Mirai, … Continue reading

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Playlist – Ecstatic Affluence: A City Pop Odyssey

ECSTATIC AFFLUENCE: A CITY POP ODYSSEY is perhaps the thing I hold the most pride in from all my days as a “music curator”, if you can call me that. It’s a 50-song playlist of exclusively Japanese music centering around the … Continue reading

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Toshiki Kadomatsu – “Airport Lady” [1984]

We’re quickly approaching the end of the month, so I thought I’d end the spree of posts on a superhot note, while still continuing the theme of city pop. I’ve put up some bangers on here, but very few reach … Continue reading

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Guernica – ‘新世紀への運河 (Canal To The New Century)’ [1988]

For the uninitiated, I am very happy to present to you one of the wildest records I’ve ever listened to. It’s Guernica, the industrial revolution concept pop band from 1980s Japan, and their record 新世紀への運河, or Canal To The New … Continue reading

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Yoshiko Sai – “冬の地下道” (Fuyu no Chikadō) [1975]

More and more gold always coming in from my music mining expeditions of old Japan. If you’re immersed in new music as much as I am, an appropriate RIYL for this would be Weyes Blood. Very similar timbre to their … Continue reading

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