The top 100 City Pop tracks, as compiled by Night Tempo. We love this list, and have reviewed it numerous times! It is in Japanese.
There are many songs that surprise the real-time generation who ran through the Showa era, "Is this city pop?"
However, if you listen to it after passing through the Night Tempo filter, you will realize that now is the time to listen.
In this book, Night Tempo selects one song that is the best city pop from 100 artists from the 70's to 90's.
In addition to the comments by Night Tempo, music writer Hisashi Ikegami explains the songs, and the contents of the 2022 city pop front line are fulfilling.
In addition, artwork drawn by tree13.
Introducing Night Tempo's Showa Collection such as cassette tapes and mini-components.
Also includes a dialogue with Mr. Davey of the Hong Kong label "Neon City Records" on the theme of "What is Japanese city pop from an overseas perspective?"
[Part of the songs]
Akemi Ishii "YOU MAKE ME HAPPY"
Akina Nakamori "Aka no Enamel"
Ami Ozaki "BYE BYE MR. RANDOM"
Fujimaru Yoshino "Girl's in love with me"
Hideki Saijo "Through the night"
Wink "Special To Me"
Yoko Oda "Florida Sunshine"
1986 Omega Tribe "Stay girl Stay pure"
A Korean producer/DJ who is a popular future funk artist who reconstructed 80's Japanese city pop, Showa songs and Japanese disco tunes. He works mainly in America and Japan. He re-edited Mariya Takeuchi's "Plastic Love" and sparked a Japanese mono-city pop boom in Europe and the United States. In 2019, he started the "The Showa Groove" series, which updates the masterpieces of the Showa era to the present day. Starting with Wink, 11 titles have been released by Anri, 1986 Omega Tribe, BaBe, Yuki Saito, Shizuka Kudo, Miki Matsubara, Miho Nakayama, Kaoru Akimoto, Momoko Kikuchi, and Junko Yagami. In 2021, he will release his first major original album "Ladies In The City" (Universal Music).
Korean illustrator. He specializes in illustration expressions that reinterpret the unique charm of that era in a new context, using subcultures in general from Korea and around the world as well as pre-millennium content as motifs. He is interested in Japanese and Asian culture, foreign designs and items, and has exhibited in galleries in South Korea and France. Through collaborations with various artists and brands such as Night Tempo and "GU", he is spreading the unique worldview of tree13 beyond countries such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, the United States, Germany, and Japan.
[About the author]
NightTempo : Korean producer/DJ who is a popular future funk artist who reconstructed 80's Japanese city pop, Showa Kayo and Japanese disco tunes. He is active mainly in the United States and Japan (this data was published at the time this book was published)