Archive for January, 2009

Foxxi misQ – A-L-I-V-E

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Foxxi misQ is a female Japanese hip-hop trio on the R&C label and are produced by Face 2 fAKE. The members of Foxxi misQ were chosen from NTV’s Uta Star audition, which sought to find new members for a “Wild & Sexy” vocal and dance unit. Each girl is described as a different part of the trio: CHIE is the “cool” one, YU-A goes by her own pace, and DEM is “simple” and “innocent”. Foxxi misQ does not have a leader, and the positioning of the members changes for each single. Normally with three-person units, one person becomes the face of the group and the other two are back-up dancers. They are currently the poster girls for Skechers Japan.

The Blue Hearts – Owaranai-Uta

Monday, January 19th, 2009

The Blue Hearts was a popular Japanese punk rock band that performed from the latter half of the 1980s to the early half of the 1990s. They have been compared to such bands as the Sex Pistols, The Clash and the Ramones. In 2004, The Blue Hearts were named by HMV as the 19th most successful and influential Japanese music group.

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AAA – Blood on Fire

Monday, January 12th, 2009

AAA or Triple A, is a Japanese pop band signed to the label Avex Trax which debuted in September 2005. The group originally consisted of five young men and three young women who had all acted in commercials and had been dancers for other Japanese stars.

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X Japan – Kurenai

Monday, January 5th, 2009

X Japan is a Japanese band founded in 1982 by Toshimitsu “Toshi” Deyama and Yoshiki Hayashi. Originally named X, the group achieved its breakthrough success in 1989 with the release of their second album Blue Blood. They started out as a power/speed metal band and later gravitated towards a progressive sound, at all times retaining an emphasis on ballads. After three more albums, X Japan disbanded in 1997.

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