80Kidz? Is that a band? Who would choose such an odd name? In preparation for my upcoming move to Asia, FEED ME ASIAN MUSIC.
Formed in 2006, 80Kidz is Japanese electro duo (‘Ali&’ and ‘Jun’) from Tokyo. Alas, a lot of the information I found on them is in Japanese, which looks like complete gibberish to my poor, untrained eyes…
On thing I find so interesting since starting my search for good asian music, is how Asia has not yet jumped on the European and North American EDM bandwagon. Though from what I was able to decipher, 80Kidz have apparently performed with the likes of Justice, Boys Noize and Hot Chip – pretty cool!
Question: is this considered JPop?
Either way, my friend just dropboxed me 2 of their albums and I am REALLY feeling a ton of their songs. Below I’ve included my top 5 so far. What do you think? There are both indie tracks as well as delicious EDM ones.
Download 80Kidz Miss Mars. One of my favorites, a strange lovechild between electro and Miike Snow.
Download 80kidz Frankie (Vocal: The Shoes). This has more of an indie feel to it.
Download 80kidz Mind The Gap. GREAT.
Download 80kidz Numan. REALLY GREAT.
Download 80kidz Lander. THE GREATEST (I played this 29 times today).