NiziU (ニジュー) (니쥬)- Chopstick | Quick Initial Thoughts
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NiziU (ニジュー) (니쥬)- Chopstick | Quick Initial Thoughts

Hello Guys and Gals, NiziU has officially released their newest song, Chopstick for their upcoming 1st full album, “U”. I just wanted to share some of my thoughts on this song. Looking forward to NiziU’s full album release. This isn’t a review of Chopstick. I will do a full review of the album when it … Read more

Who The Hell is Yucco Miller?!? (ユッコ・ミラーって誰?!?)
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Who The Hell is Yucco Miller?!? (ユッコ・ミラーって誰?!?)

Hello Guys and Gals, It’s your boy Spud here, and I have another episode of “Who The Hell Is!” Today’s video will introduce us to Yucco Miller (ユッコミラー)! I recently talked about Yucco’s latest Saxophone Album, Colorful Drops, and believe now is a great time to discuss in more detail the life of this amazing … Read more

Is Official Hige DANdism (Hige Dan) Music Good?
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Is Official Hige DANdism (Hige Dan) Music Good?

Today we are taking a look at one of the hottest pop bands sweeping the nation in Japan. Official HIGE DANdism (Official髭男dism), or as most people say Hige Dan. Now, prepare yourself for some controversy because, except for a few songs, I’m not fond of Hige Dan. We’re going learn about the origins of the … Read more

Red Velvet’s(레드벨벳) Irene & Seulgi(아이린&슬기) – Monster Mini Album Review
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Red Velvet’s(레드벨벳) Irene & Seulgi(아이린&슬기) – Monster Mini Album Review

Red Velvet’s Irene & Seulgi are taking on the K-pop world as a duo, and fans have been wondering if these two girls have enough singing power to carry a whole album. Although it’s not a full album, the girls have released their new Mini Album, “Monster”. We will dive into each song and determine … Read more

NiziU’s “Make You Happy”: Japanese vs Korean version
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NiziU’s “Make You Happy”: Japanese vs Korean version

NiziU is the gift that keeps giving. With the release of their very successful mini-album, they have also released a Korean version for their main track “Make You Happy“. So naturally, I have to compare it to the Japanese version and determine which is better. So let’s take a look at NiziU’s Make You Happy: … Read more

Best Japanese Songs of the Decade (2010’s)
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Best Japanese Songs of the Decade (2010’s)

We have reached the end of another decade! The past 10 years has been an interesting transition for music. In the West, Auto-Tune music died, Justin Bieber became cool (at least for short period), Bruno Mars made funk music funky again, then we were introduced to Billie Eilish… Say what you will about her, but … Read more

Yoko Shimomura (下村陽子)- Legendary Composers
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Yoko Shimomura (下村陽子)- Legendary Composers

There are many genres of music; rock, pop, gospel etc. And while some genres are more popular than others, there is one genre that is often overlooked: video game music. Video game music has progressed at a rapid speed in the past 40 years. From 8-bit audio to full orchestrated assembles, video game music has … Read more

Rising Stars – Japanese Musicians: Senri Kawaguchi (川口 千里)
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Rising Stars – Japanese Musicians: Senri Kawaguchi (川口 千里)

Drummers don’t get the love they deserve. When most people think of drums, they either imagine loud obnoxious noise, or it’s an easy instrument to learn. As an above-average drummer, I can tell you that it isn’t. I started learning drums about 7 years ago, and while learning I also spent hours listening to drummers. … Read more

Rising Stars – Japanese Musician: Yucco Miller (ユッコミラー)
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Rising Stars – Japanese Musician: Yucco Miller (ユッコミラー)

Yucco Miller: The Pink-haired Japanese Saxophonist Long pink hair, spunky personality, and a little ditsy. For most, it might be hard to take this kind of person seriously. Nonetheless, recognize them as an incredible saxophonist. Well, this type of person does exist, and is probably one of the most talented saxophonists unknown to the world. … Read more