This Side of Japan returns with a deep dive to m-flo's groundbreaking album as well as guest song selections and blurbs
I think there's a case to be made for Utada having the same impact on R&B that Perfume did on electropop, where, if you look, things were already going on in those genres even on major labels, but there wasn't a face yet to mainstream them and make those sounds approachable to the general public. That makes them both easy touchstones to reference when charting later developments in those scenes, but definitely not the one and only origin point in either case. Really appreciate the level of research that went into this, and I'm excited to dig into some of these picks later!
I couldn’t stop listening to ex Negoto when I first heard it back in 2011. It gave me what I wanted as a Base Ball Bear and Chatmonchy fan while also bringing something new to the mix!