Anime Recording Studio

Drop The Beat

This article is a result of a DM from one of my fellow NanteJapan staff members, Hannah. She asked if I could post some additional content outside the occasional J-pop review.

What she asked for specifically were a few of the J-pop and Japanese-language remixes I published on YouTube. Never one to give up an opportunity to whore my work. I said, “Why not?”

To be completely transparent, I currently focus mainly on composing K-pop remixes. I know; I said a dirty word around here that triggers people into unreasonable fits. However, I dabble in Japanese and English-language music when the mood hits or the song is right.

I have been doing these kinds of projects since 2006. Combined with 30+ years of DJ experience, I have a pretty good idea of the types of music I like to apply to the songs I take on. Of course, whether anyone else agrees with my renditions is subjective. We all have different tastes.

So this batch of remixes consists of a couple of TWICE’s Japanese-language releases (MISAMO’s MARSHMALLOW and TWICE’s Better), STAYC’s Japanese debut, Poppy and XG’s LEFT RIGHT. Everything is sorted in order of newest to oldest release date.

One final note: anything without a sync to the music video is because of copyright. The audio passes, but touching the music video is a no-no.

Posts like this are going to be a rarity. But if I find a few more Japanese-language songs that strike my fancy, then maybe a follow-up will come in the future. If you want to hear more remixes then you can go my YouTube channel and check the rest out.

About the author



DJ, remixer, girl group stan and music writer. Former contributor to International Wota, Idolminded and Nihongogo. Owner and administrator of Selective Hearing. Currently, NanteJapan technical support and part-time contributor.


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