Electronic / EDM

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Yellow Magic Orchestra and band in concert.

The Japanese music scene is full of talented electronic music groups and producers: Differently from the global market where the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) became the new pop and pretty much a stagnant genre of music where it’s hard to hear the difference between an artist and another, japanese producers usually tend to put a lot of personality in their productions while maintaining a solid base that respects the core elements of the genre. Historical groups like Yellow Magic Orchestra gave a huge and global contribute to Electronic music during the years, and today the scene is full of new and young artist who create amazing music and discover and produce emergent artists who always bring great surprises in the charts.

Down here you can find a list of some of the most talented EDM and Electronic music producers. While some of them may not be really known outside Japan, they are definitely worth listening artists if you enjoy the genre. Enjoy!


Yellow Magic Orchestra (Also J-pop)

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Recommended Albums: BGM / Technodelic / Yellow Magic Orchestra / Naughty Boys / Solid State Survivor
Recommended Songs: Rydeen / Cosmic Surfin’ / Behind the Mask / Cue
Best Videos: Technodon at Tokyo Dome (1993)
Website:http://www.ymo.org/
Social:https://twitter.com/ymo
Year: 1977 – Active

Tetsuya Komuro (TK)

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Recommended Albums: Digitalian is Eating Breakfast / Digitalian is Eating breakfast 2 / Hit Factory
Recommended Songs: I want you back / Running to Horizon
Best PVs: /
Website: http://avex.jp/tk/
Social: https://twitter.com/Tetsuya_Komuro
Year: 1975 – Active

Capsule (Also Shibuya Kei)

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Recommended Albums: Nexus 2060 / Flash Back / Fruits Clipper / WORLD OF FANTASY / WAVE RUNNER
Recommended Songs: Kamisama no Utagoe / Tokyo Smiling / The Music / More! More! More! / Sugarless Girl / Starry Sky / CONTROL
Best PVs: Sugarless Girl / CONTROL
Website:http://capsule-official.com/
Social: https://twitter.com/CAPSULEOFFICIALhttps://www.facebook.com/CAPSULE.OFFICIAL
Year: 1997 – Active

Suiyoubi no Campanella (also known as Wednesday’s Campanella)

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Recommended Albums: Rashoumon / Triathlon / Zipang
Recommended Songs: Medusa / Momotaro / Joanne D’Arc / Marie Antoinette
Best PVs: Joanne D’Arc / Marie Antoinette
Website: /
Social: https://twitter.com/KOM_I
Year: 2012 – Active

Charisma.com

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Recommended Albums: Ai Ai Syndrome / DIStopping
Recommended Songs: Hate / GEORGE / Iinadukeblue / Miira Killer (feat. TEMPURA KIDZ)
Best PVs: Hate / Miira Killer (feat. TEMPURA KIDZ)
Website:http://official-charisma.com/
Social:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Charismacomhttps://twitter.com/charisma_bot_co | https://twitter.com/gonchi_charisma
Year: 2010 – Active

tofubeats

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Recommended Albums: Lost Decade / First Album
Recommended Songs: Disco no Kamisama / Don’t stop the Music / Come on Honey (feat. Hitomi Arai)
Best PVs: Disco no Kamisama
Website:http://www.tofubeats.com/
Social:https://www.facebook.com/tofubeatsofficial | https://twitter.com/tofubeats | http://instagram.com/tofubeats
Year: 2008 – Active

Hiroyuki ODA

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Recommended Albums: Thirty
Recommended Songs: Thirty, Sound of Waves, Ionosphere
Best PVs: /
Website:http://nekomimi.tabgraphics.under.jp/
Social:https://twitter.com/kanzakihiro | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL
Year: 2008 – Active

galaxias!

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Recommended Albums: Galaxias!
Recommended Songs: Boys and Girls, ESCAPE FROM THE HOPELESS FUTURE
Best PVs: /
Website: /
Social:  /
Year: 2011 – Active

Usagi Disco

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Recommended Songs: Golden Dancer, Cross X Eyes
Best PVs: /
Website:http://www.usagidisco.com/
Social:https://twitter.com/USAGIinfo | https://www.facebook.com/USAGIDISCO
Year: 2011 – Active