Episode 9: Feel the Funk

Kyoto street at night. Taken by Will.

Today we’re leaning into the synthy, poppy, disco-ey type of tracks.  Listen out for a pretty good mix of classic 80s – 90s synth from folks like Shizuka Kudo and Kenjiro Sakiya, until later on in the session where we’ll get into some more modern influences from Escape, Cornelius, and others.  Sometimes you can tell the difference, and sometimes you can’t – I guess that just shows how much people love that sound.

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  • 2:00pm Don’t feel stagnant by in FAM step on Inspiration (BAJ Inc.)
  • 2:04pm 真夜中のドア (Midnight Door) by Yuri Tanaka on CITY LIGHTS (SMR RECORDS)
  • 2:09pm 丸の内サディスティック (Marunouchi Sadistic) by Unchain on Love & Groove Delivery (Cloud Cuckoo Land inc./Hoshicreate)
  • 2:12pm 22 by LUCKY TAPES on dressing (Victor Entertainment)
  • 2:16pm Doukoku (Shrieking) by Shizuka Kudo on Rise Me (Pony Canyon Inc.)
  • 2:20pm Black Star by Kenjiro Sakiya on Kiss of Life (2018 Remastered) (Pony Canyon Inc.)
  • 2:25pm Rimember me by Step on THE SINGLES TRIO RECORDS GUIDE 1982 part.2 (TRIO RECORDS)
  • 2:28pm Futari No Natsu Monogatari (Summer Story of Two) Never Ending Summer by Kiyotaka Sugiyama, Omega Tribe on Another Summer (VAP INC.)
  • 2:32pm 美しい仕打ち (Beautiful Finish) by DADARAY on DADAISM (tomoshibi records)
  • 2:36pm Isolation by Lucky Kilimanjaro on Favorite Fantasy (B.F.N)
  • 2:40pm SPIRAL by She Her Her Hers on SPIRAL (Conditioner label)
  • 2:44pm ふちどり(Fast) by Izumi Makura on ふちどり (subenoana)
  • 2:46pm Behind the Mask by YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA on YMO (Alfa Music, Inc.)
  • 2:49pm MABOROSI (Phantasm) by AAAMYYY on MABOROSI WEEKEND (AAAMYYY)
  • 2:53pm Echo by PAELLAS on Echo (SPACE SHOWER NETWORKS INC.)
  • 2:58pm In A Dream by Cornelius on Mellow Waves (Warner Music Japan Inc. Under Exclusive License to Rostrum Records)
  • 3:03pm Time Machine by D.A.N. on D.A.N. (SSWB / BAYON PRODUCTION)
  • 3:06pm Fallin by Ghost like girlfriend on Fallin (Beacon Label)
  • 3:09pm Girls Around the Gate by Balloon at Dawn on Our Finder (HOLIDAY! RECORDS)
  • 3:14pm Crush by Beckett on Primetime (InnerDark Studios)
  • 3:17pm ラビリンス (Labyrinth) by Mondo Grosso on ラビリンス (Avex Music Creative Inc.)
  • 3:22pm Tong Poo by YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA on Yellow Magic Orchestra (Alfa Music, Inc.)
  • 3:27pm My Jinji by 日飛車 (Sunset) Rollercoaster on JINJI KIKKO (Sunset Music Productions Co., Ltd)
  • 3:34pm BOY MEETS GIRL by TRF on WORKS -THE BEST OF TRF- (AVEX MUSIC CREATIVE INC.)
  • 3:38pm Riverside Hotel by Kiyotaka Sugiyama, Omega Tribe on NEVER ENDING SUMMER (VAP INC.)
  • 3:42pm ダンシング・ヒーロー (Dancing Hero) by Yoko Oginome on ダンシング・ヒーロー -ALL EAT YOU UP- (Victor Entertainment)
  • 3:46pm ESCAPE by So Arakawa on ESCAPE (Grand Production)
  • 3:50pm 誤解 (Misunderstanding) by Yuki Kato on Mystery Is… Single Collection (TRIO)
  • 3:54pm 急いで!初恋 (Hurry! First Love) by Yu Hayami on And I Love You (SUN MUSIC PUBLISHING,INC.)
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