Japanese - Rock, Alternative, Indie, Funk

Japanese - Rock, Alternative, Indie, Funk


Meet David, a 25-year-old from Takamatsu, Japan.
“A few years ago, I became interested in Japanese Rock because I wanted to practice listening to Japanese in a fun way. I couldn't find any playlists that weren't filled with J-pop online, so I decided to create my own playlist on Spotify. Since then, I've made other playlists with sub-genres I like.”


What music did you grow up listening to as a young kid?

Mostly my mother's collection of 60s/70s artists such as Elvis Presley, Queen, The Beatles, ABBA and even The Bee Gees.


Name one of your favorite albums of all time?

"Commit This to Memory" by Motion City Soundtrack. I discovered it at about the time I turned into a typical angsty 14-year-old and loved it. A more recent favorite is "AM" by the Arctic Monkeys.


What is the best concert you've ever been to?

It would definitely have to be the "Big Day Out Festival 2011". At the time, I was lucky enough to see artists like Kids of 88, The Naked and Famous, Lupe Fiasco, The Black Keys, Die Antwoord, Deftones, Tool, Rammstein and most importantly, Grinderman. It was an amazing experience to see them all in one day.


Name your top 3 favorite artists and why?

My top 3 favorite artists right now, in order, are The Arctic Monkeys, Hyukoh and Phum Viphurit. The Arctic Monkeys, because I'm a sucker for an indie, a decent guitar, and that "radio" vocal distortion. I like Hyukoh because serious talent and their music are so relaxing to listen to. Phum Viphurit I've been listening to a lot lately. I love his fresh indie sound (I'm a sucker for the funk elements too).


If you were a singer, what current living artist would you like to collaborate with?

I'd love to collaborate with Fkj. His live collabs on youtube are the best I've ever seen. Super talented.