Tag Archive: dance

Jan 04

[interview] Gossip from the Acid Queen: AYAKA IKIO

It’s only been a year since Ayaka Ikio’s RE: Acid Queen debuted on January 14, 2009.  Now into her second album, GOSSIP, her high energy electro-pop and trance still tears up the dance floor without that Hello Kitty cuteness that saturates so much of Japan’s pop scene. purple SKY: Your style is definitely based in …

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Nov 11

[interview] Miho Hatori: new music, new optimism

Dance music usually evokes an image of communality—people shaking and grinding in a club to a recognizable pop song, possibly remixed. Miho Hatori’s take with her band New Optimism is about dance as an individual, cathartic expression. Alternately swaying gracefully and thrusting her fists to surreal music with tribal-sounding rhythms, the ex-Cibo Matto singer turned …

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