100 songs by 100 artists selected by a Korean producer/DJ with a keen knowledge of Japanese music such as Showa-era songs and city pop.
Unknown masterworks by Tatsuro Yamashita, Mariya Takeuchi, Taeko Onuki, Akina Nakamori, Hideki Saijo, Toshio Kadomatsu, Junko Yagami, 1986 Omega Tribe, Hiroshi Sato, Hiromi Iwasaki, and others are featured.
Along with comments by Night Tempo, Japanese music writer Takashi Ikegami provides background information on the songs and the artists.Enjoy the extensive content that depicts the forefront of the city pop movement in 2022.
Also includes artwork newly drawn by a popular illustrator tree13.Introduces Night Tempo's Showa collection of cassette tapes, audio gears, and other items.
A talk with Davy of Neon City Records in Hong Kong, on the theme “what is Japanese city pop from an international standpoint?
A Korean producer/DJ who has made a name for himself in the future funk community through reworkings of ‘80s Japanese city pop, Showa-era songs, and Japanese style disco tunes. Performs mainly in the U.S. and Japan. His re-edit of Mariya Takeuchi's Plastic Love sparked an internet-based Japanese city pop revival in the U.S. and Europe.