YSTK x KYLIE “Into the Blue” RMX

Awesome news!!

"It has been announced that Nakata Yasutaka will be remixing Australian-born pop sensation Kylie Minogue’s latest single “Into the Blue”. The remix will be included as a Japanese bonus track on her upcoming album Kiss Me Once, to be released on March 19th. This is the second time Nakata has done a remix for Minogue — the first was 2010’s “Get Outta My Way" from her album Aphrodite."

Do you remember the first awesome remix?:

It reminds me a bit of the Remix he did to Mini's "Are you ready"

which sounds really nice, acoustic robots or something
like a grown-up dreamin dreamin xD

So, what do you listen to when you run out of Nakata??
Especially after Saori and Aira have long kicked the bucket,
should i suppose in part due to copyright-related issues??

Ram Rider usually does the trick, but you know there's no much,
tempura kidz are really enjoyable so far, and TeddyLoid has been working really awesome stuff too.
Updates and suggestions, please :D

Good day!

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Listen to Yasutaka Covers from YSTK Zine

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Ultranimbus' launch party for their art show and release of the Yasutaka Nakata themed, YSTK Zine, happened last Saturday and is now available for purchase. Check out out some of the amazing YSTK themed art and musical covers!

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And here are some of the really cool covers of artists like CAPSULE, MEG, and Perfume!

Slime Girls is one of my favorite musicians right now

Buy the zine/album HERE

Ultranimbus Presents: YSTKZINE - Fan Zine Dedicated to Yasutaka

A creative collection, called Ultranimbus, will be hosting an art show celebrating J-pop and K-pop in Los Angeles this month.

As a bonus, the event will serve to release a new zine, called "YSTK," filled with collaborations within Ultranimbus to celebrate Yasutaka Nakata and the acts he helps to produce. The zine will also be released with an eleven track cover album with covers of songs from CAPSULE, MEG, Perfume, and Kyary.

Check out the tracklist and event details under the cut:

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Do we have any LA contemode members that would go to this? If you do, take pictures and make a post about it!

「Perfume Clips」MV Collection

FINALLY. Perfume are releasing an MV collection.

Entitled 「Perfume Clips」, it contains all their MVs from their Tokuma days. It's coming out on 12 February on Blu-Ray and DVD.

Here's the promo. Clips, get it?

Because they're paper clips, and sometimes people also call MVs "video clips".

And the covers/tracklists:

Regular Edition:

1. リニアモーターガール
2. コンピューターシティ
3. エレクトロ・ワールド
4. チョコレイト・ディスコ
5. Twinkle Star Powdery Snow
6. ポリリズム
7. Baby cruising love
8. マカロ
9. シークレットシークレット
10. love the world
11. Dream Fighter
12. ワンルーム・ディスコ
13. I still love U
14. 不自然なガール
15. ナチュラルに恋して
17. ねぇ
18. レーザービーム(FULL Ver.)
20. スパイス
21. 微かなカオリ(TV Ver.)
23. チョコレイト・ディスコ-Historical Live Act Version-

Limited Edition:

24. [特典DISC] Perfume Clips 4倍速オーディオコメンタリー 【撮り下ろし特典映像】
25. [特典DISC] マカロニ -A-CHAN Version-
26. [特典DISC] マカロニ -KASHIYUKA Version-
27. [特典DISC] マカロニ -NOCCHI Version-
28. [特典DISC] I still love U -ネタばらしVersion-
29. [特典DISC] 微かなカオリ -縦型Version-
30. [特典DISC] TV-SPOT集(25種類)

Pre-order them here from CD Japan.

PS - how dead does this blog have to be that I have to post this?

[Listening Post] MEG - CONTINUE

MEG's new album CONTINUE is out. Use this post to tell us what you think, your favorite songs, etc!

  1. prologue

  2. Tabidachi no Uta (旅立ちの歌; A Song for the Journey)

  3. SAVE

  4. Hanaretai no wa... (ハナレタイノハ…)


  6. Kimi ga Tame (君が為)

  7. Uchuu no MON DIEU (宇宙のMON DIEU)

  8. KISS OR BITE (album ver.)

  9. Kurumiwari (くるみ割り; Nutcracker)

  10. clair de lune



If anyone has links (youtube, tumblr, etc) to any of the missing songs, please post it in the comments so I can add it to the post! Also feel free to share a full download for the album, I can't find one anywhere

Translated Perfume Interview

Perfume's interview with Blouin Artfinfo caused a little bit of controversy with their comment about a gay couple that came to meet them at a show, so I thought I'd post it here to get some of contemode's thoughts about it. Enjoy!

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The maze of hallways inside Japan national broadcaster NHK’s TV studios often feel like the backstage area of a concert hall — but at no time more so, perhaps, than during pre-recording sessions for regular TV show “Music Japan.” For while the show introduces some of the country’s leading rock and pop acts, it is the presenters that have become one of the nation’s biggest sensations in the last few years.

Ayaka Nishiwaki, Ayano Omoto and Yuka Kashino, better known as “A-chan,” “Nocchi” and “Kashiyuka” to their fans, make up J-Pop dance unit Perfume. All in their mid-twenties, the usually technicolor-dressed trio formed some 13 years ago in Hiroshima, starting life as an Akihabara idol group, but quickly emerging as an electronic dance unit, thanks to the knob-twiddling wizardry of producer Yasutaka Nakata.

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New Perfume single, "Sweet Refrain", to be released next month

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L to R: CD / CD+DVD

release date: 2013.11.27

01. Sweet Refrain
(TV Asahi night drama "Toshi Densetsu no Onna" theme song)
02. 恋は前傾姿勢 (Koi wa Zenkeishisei)
03. Sweet Refrain -Original Instrumental-
04. 恋は前傾姿勢 -Original Instrumental-


Sweet Refrain –Video Clip-

source: http://www.perfume-web.jp/