2018 Update – Japanese City Pop articles and mentions

Last May (2017) I conducted a general overview of the key pieces detailing that particularly sleek sub-genre of 70s/80s Japanese music, City-Pop – these days forever destined to be known as the origins of countless Vaporwave mix-tapes on YouTube.

Since then, as the internet is wont to do when it cottons on to a good thing, the number of mentions and pieces covering City Pop has expanded greatly (and there was even a Western album released compiling a number of City Pop tracks!) – meaning a timely update was in order…

Bearded Gentlemen Music – JAPANESE ‘CITY POP [シティポップ]’: A DREAMY TRIP BACK TO JAPAN’S CAPITALIST FANTASY OF THE 1980’S

The Vinyl Factory – The women of Japan’s ’80s City Pop scene collected on new compilation

Neogaf – City Pop: The Late 70s-80s Funky-Smooth Japanese Music Phenomenon

City Pop: Big In Japan? | Mostly Retro

Reddit – Playlist — Japanese Citypop/Funk Summer Chill [pop, funk, chill] (2017)

Japanese City Pop Special // Subcity Radio

Bandcamp Daily – Japanese Electronic Producers Look to the ’80s for Inspiration

The Breathless Bliss of City Pop — rikumo journal

City Pop – A smooth jazz funk fusion from 80’s Japan

Tokyo Days & Tokyo Nights: From Protest Folk to J-Boogie

‘For You’ by Tatsuro Yamashita, 1982 – We Are the Mutants

BFM: The Business Radio Station – Ep58: City Pop ピクニック

Electronic Beats – THIS 2XLP COMPILES LAVISH ‘80S DISCO FROM JAPAN’S FEMALE PRODUCERS

Favorite City Pop Albums and Highlights – Rate Your Music

Citypop: A Curious Fool’s Primer — Yacht Rock

Drifting Back to City Pop | STATUS Magazine

There’s More to Japanese Music than J-pop and Enka | Music

Cultures of Soul Records – Pre-order – Toyko Nights: Female J-Pop Boogie Funk – 1981 to 1988

[Mix for Self-Titled] OMG Japan 2: Japanese Pop 1980-1989

A Brief History of シティポップ (2017) – Japanese City Pop music & the pop culture of 70s/80s Japan

City Pop celebrates the Manhattan skyline – Ginkgo Journal

city pop [chat] — Penny Arcade

De Mysteriis Dom Bananas: The Essential City Pop Catalog

Pop Matters – Various Artists: Tokyo Nights: Female J-Pop Boogie Funk – 1981-1988

Fuck Yeah City Pop

Tokyo Nights: Female J-Pop Boogie Funk 81-88 [VINYL]

See also – brief mentions…

The Hidden History of Japan’s Folk-Rock Boom – The New York Times

Falling down an online rabbit hole with Rina Sawayama | Dazed

Scout – Your ‘Terrace House’ favorite stars in UDD’s ‘Sigurado’ MV

The 25 best reissues and retrospectives of 2017 – FACT Magazine

[Album Review] Yogee New Waves Find Happiness By The Beach With Latest Release “Waves”

The Subversive Pop Power of Rina Sawayama – Noisey

Kyodo News

City Pop Radio | Extra Future by Phil Nelson

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