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敢えて感情論
sucola
03:20
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Zuum!
Wez Atlas, starRo
02:28
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gimme love - feat. Wez Atlas
miida and The Department, miida, The Department, Wez Atlas
03:20
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Hey human
踊ってばかりの国
03:22
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DARADARA
AKKOGORILLA, 80KIDZ, Nobuaki Tanaka
03:27
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MANHOLE
xiangyu, Gimgigam
04:35
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Walk-in Closet
ZIN, TiMT
02:48
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Chill Like A Midnight
YAYOI DAIMON, Reddy
03:13
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××(check,check)
gato
04:21
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Dance & あ
pandagolff
01:57
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I'm alone
ylang ylang
04:32
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Hoshikuzu Tenboudai
foodman
02:35
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Love you bad - feat. YonYon
VivaOla, YonYon
03:53
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Full Moon
Half Mile Beach Club, Maika Loubté
04:00
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Déconstruction
Haru Nemuri
03:46
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Cactus
BROTHER SUN SISTER MOON
05:52
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3M
barebareboys
02:26
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Don't Stop x Your Closet
80KIDZ, YonYon
03:37
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somewhere
a子
03:54
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TOKYO ONDO
Maïa Barouh
02:39
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My Moon - feat. ZIN
VivaOla, ZIN
03:09
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Orange
んoon
04:14
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Neon Lightの夜 (Extended Dance Mix) feat. 一十三十一
DE DE MOUSE, TANUKI, HITOMITOI
05:48
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Genou respirant - Stimming Remix
Koki Nakano, Stimming
03:14
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Venom
Jua, Shun Ishiwaka, Shimon Hoshino
04:29
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RISK SOME SOUL 2021
TOWA TEI, LUOMO
04:33
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くちぶえのすゝめ
Gutevolk
04:42
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No Moon
D.A.N.
05:45
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dejavu (feat. BIM, Shuta Nishida)
KID FRESINO, BIM, Shuta Nishida
03:59
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八百八町
Meitei
03:07

Tokyo

Built on the heritage of Japanese music’s Golden Age (the 60's to the late 80's), the current Tokyo music scene is vast, hosting many genres, subcultures and niches, and making the city one of the most exciting local music scenes in the world.

Despite the diversity only a small portion of local artists have made it to the music libraries of Western listeners - at the expense of a large majority of Japanese musicians that simply get lost in translation. But times are changing. Instead of just looking at the domestic pop market, younger generations of artists have started to look overseas without complex, encouraged by growing interests coming from overseas on Japanese culture.

Tokyo is not an exception, while the big medias are still focusing on J-pop, the indie scene gets structured, artists found in this independence a way to control their image and develop their audience the way they want.

Amongst Tokyo’s diverse music scenes, some R&B and Hip Hop artists are sending songs to the world by mixing English, Japanese, Korean and French. They are shaking up the local scene by imposing a new format of lyrics, switching from one language to another, highlighting for some of them their mixed origins. Tokyo-based music / art collective <Solgasa> includes young artists in their early twenties like Wez Atlas, VivaOla and Jua. They are bilingual or trilingual, each with different roots, and are delivering R&B and Hip Hop, while the gap between Asia, Europe and the United States is closing in the digital era.

YonYon, born in Seoul and raised in Tokyo, is a truly multifaceted talent. As a songwriter, her lyrics go beyond the boundaries of genres and language and she multiplicates collaborations with very diverse artists.

French / Japanese artist Maïa Barouh with her stunning version of Tokyo Ondo brings Japanese traditional songs to new generations by adding rap and electronic elements: a sonically and culturally blended work which fluctuates between roots and reinvention.

In the bustling Tokyo scene, loads of independent artists emerge every week and this playlist gives for some a deserved exposure. Discover the addictive electro-pop of Sucola, the haunted melodies by Odotte bakari no Kuni (a country that only dances) in “Hey Human”. This playlist also includes new tracks by Xiangyu, Akkogorilla, Yayoi Daimon, Ylang Ylang, Haru Nemuri, Pandagolff, Brother Sun Sister Moon, the divine melodies by Maika Loubté and those (with the City Pop sound) by Hitomitoi showing the diversity of the Tokyo female music scene.

The experimental and electro scenes are still very active in Japan and some notable artists are also featured into this playlist like Gato, Foodman, Gutevolk, Meitei and producers such as De De Mouse.

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