J-Pop Go Website Relaunch!

Welcome to our new look J-Pop Go website which is part of our exciting new plans for the future. Part of our relaunch is the inclusion of some classic interviews as part of our Features section. Many thanks to Ryan … Read More

An interview with KANON WAKESHIMA

Kanon Wakeshima and her Pop Baroque style has gained a large fan following in her home country of Japan, but she has also become increasingly popular in the West too. She has been playing the cello since she was three … Read More

Interview PINE*am

PINE*am comprises Tsugumi Takashi and Chizuko Matsubayashi engaged in a particular flavour of electronica that delights in low-fi quirky goodness. From the electronic funk of Do I Know You through the crunchy electro goodness that forms Get A Choco, PINE*am … Read More

UTADA Exodus

Iconic artist returns The first word which sprang to mind when I listened to this album was “surprising”. The title is significant – Hikaru Utada hasn’t just departed from her old style of music, this is definitely an ‘Exodus’. Listening … Read More

Interview DMBQ

DMBQ’s frenetic sound pulls in a diverse range of sounds and influences and which they themselves describe as “Hard Rock/Psychedelic-based music, infused with elements of Noise and Free Improvisation”. J-Pop Go caught up with frontman Shinji Masuko to chat about … Read More

Interview RODNEY ALAN GREENBLAT

Much of the whimsical designs that featured on early PUFFY record releases were down to the talents of illustrator RODNEY ALAN GREENBLAT. The US-based artist is probably best known for his work on the classic game Parappa The Rapper as … Read More

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