Mar 31, 2010
Mar 24, 2010
Mar 18, 2010
from Shingo2 website:
"March 17, 2010
Today, I have very somber news for the international hip hop community, especially fans of the independent hip hop scene, and those who have followed my career.
It has been announced that Jun Seba, aka Nujabes, Japanese hip hop producer extraordinaire, passed away late February. Official statement from the label (in Japanese) here:
We deeply regret the loss of a unique talent and a close friend. Through his soulful music, Nujabes has touched so many people around the world, even beyond his dreams. He was a mysterious character to most as he avoided the public limelight, rarely conducted interviews, so only a few got to know the man behind the signature production. Yet it continued to amaze me how young listeners of all backgrounds learned of his enigmatic name, and expressed support for his music. "
loved Nujabes production style, it was simple, basically layered samples over a drum loop, but he could make something "simple" sound freakin amazing!...listening to his tracks would remind me of the days when eriku and I would hang in his garage, dig through records trying to find that obscure sample and make beats on his SP1200...
Mar 14, 2010
Mar 10, 2010
Yui Hirawasa on lead guitar and vocals
Tsumugi Kotobuiki on keyboards
and Ristu Tainaka on drums
very authentic looking foot pedal for the hi-hat
and a pic of the bass drum foot pedal
"Buxom gravure idol Rui Kiriyama plays Sayaka Tsuzumi, an honor student who can't seem to get sexual thoughts out of her mind. In fact, she can't even look at an oversized hot dog without triggering one of the many fantasies that cause her to pass out in ecstasy. Her problem gets worse when she gets a chance to tutor a super-popular athlete named Yuki Ito (Naofumi Kaneko) for an upcoming math test. Along with 3 similarly-minded friends (Mika Kasahara, Yui Iwata, and Kanae Kibe), she forms a group called "The Virgin Club" to discuss their experiences and ambitions. Soon Sayaka's chest begins to pound in anticipation of being alone with Yuki in her home. Can she handle it?"
and there's a sequel! "Shin Tennen Kajuu Sayaka"