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JAPAN CALLING: AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH FEMM

interview by Michael McCarthy A dance and rap duo formed by RiRi and Lulu, FEMM are mannequins who have emotions. They are new icons for TOKYO POP. They can’t talk but can sing, however, so each girl’s agent, “Honey-B” and “W-Trouble”, who look identical to FEMM, always speak for them and have participated...
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CATCHING UP 3.0: S T F U, GLIM SPANKY, YEN TOWN BAND, ACE HOOD

The debut album by S T F U, the collaborative project by Dean Garcia (SPC ECO, Curve) and Preston Maddox (Bloody Knives) is out today and is an electronic music gem that meshes trip-hop and classic ‘90’s electronica, resulting in a truly hypnotic delight. Read our recent interview with Dean here: http://www.loveispop.com/interviews/an-exclusive-interview-with-dean-garcia-of-spc-eco-s-t-f-u-and-m-a-d/ Buy the...
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NEWS: J-POP SUMMIT TO SHOWCASE COLORFUL JAPANESE FASHION TRENDS

J-POP SUMMIT TO SHOWCASE COLORFUL JAPANESE FASHION TRENDS AND EDGY APPAREL BRANDS AT THIS MONTH’S EXPLOSION OF POP CULTURE The San Francisco Bay Area’s Premiere Japanese Pop Culture Event Celebrates “Harajuku” And “Kawaii” Fashion With Guests Of Honor And Unique Opportunities To Purchase Products From A Dynamic Array Of Fashion Brands San Francisco,...
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CATCHING UP, VERSION 1.0: Róisín Murphy, Trick or Treat, Butch Walker, T.O.L.D., Perfume, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Ayumi Hamasaki, Hitomi Yaida

by Michael McCarthy, editor/publisher As I mentioned in my letter from the editor, my focus at this point is on interviews, something I think I’m much better at than writing reviews anyway. When I’m not doing interviews I’ll be hard at work writing books; being an author of fiction and non-fiction has always...
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#songoftheday = FEMM – “Neon Twilight”


FEMM stands for Far East Mention Mannequins and they're one of the most sensational J-Pop acts to debut during the past few years. Here we have their brand new single, "Neon Twilight," which is actually in English, so if you're one of our readers who can't stand...
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Exclusive Interview: Naomi Suzuki of AJ Unity Fame

I recently discovered the wonderful music of AJ Unity, a duo consisting of Naomi Suzuki and Philipp Moll, who make music that blends traditional Japanese instruments with shades of pop and new age. It’s very calming music, which I imagine you could meditate to. I’ve found it especially relaxing and perfect to listen...
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HOT J-POP (IN ENGLISH): CHII: “WHY DO I?”


Chii is a member of the recently formed J-Pop girl group 4TE, which I've been very impressed by so far and I expect that I'll continue to be. To that end, I'm really, really hoping they'll release a full-length album soon. Their music is one of the best...
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VIDEO: PERFUME: “PICK ME UP” (J-Pop)

Youtube info: Published on Mar 31, 2015 「Pick Me Up」 Perfume × 伊勢丹 「Pick Me Up」コラボソング Perfume Double A-side Single 「Relax In The City / Pick Me Up」 2015.04.29 on sale 予約受付中! http://www.universal-music.co.jp/perf… Perfume Official Website http://www.perfume-web.jp/...
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4TE: READY TO TAKE THE WORLD OF J-POP BY STORM

review and interview by Michael McCarthy previously published on OtakuDX Before we get to our interview with J-Pop’s future stars 4TE, I wanted to present a review of their wonderful double A-side MORE / 一歩ずつ… 4TE — pronounced Forte/for-tay — is a red hot new Japanese pop group based out of the U.S....
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