Stuck on Replay

June 9th, 2014

Namie Amuro: Ballada

The J-Pop artist Namie Amuro fires another trick up her sleeve… she has released a compilation of her most popular ballad songs! This was expected because her official site launched a poll and asked the fans which their favourites are. The result: Ballada. Ballada is your typical best-of album comprised of ballads, but she did […]

May 12th, 2014

Victoria Duffield: More Than Friends

It’s been two years since Break My Heart and I still love that song; finally Victoria breaks out another new song release and an upcoming album! Her latest single is called More Than Friends which is an upbeat pop tune about someone who wants to take their relationship to the next level. Basically it’s like […]

March 17th, 2014


It’s been exactly 10 years… I can’t believe it! Back in March 17th of 2004, my J-Pop playlist was only composed of a few songs from BoA, Ayumi Hamasaki and Utada Hikaru. It was the exact same day that Namie Amuro’s single “ALARM” was released in Japan and is all over the news and I […]

November 12th, 2013

Victoria Duffield: We Takin’ Over

It’s been more than a year since she smashed the Canadian airwaves with her tunes Shut Up And Dance and Break My Heart… and it’s about time we get new material from Victoria Duffield! This new and promising tune is rumoured to be part of her upcoming second album which is in the works. I’ll have […]

October 20th, 2013

Namie Amuro: Ballerina

Namie Amuro’s momentum in Japan still refuses to stop – after the success of her EDM crossover album FEEL, now she’s doing a collaboration with GUCCI for a new electronic song called “Ballerina”! Ballerina retains Namie’s renewed love for electronic dance music and English lyrics and is a very cohesive follow-up to the album only […]

August 28th, 2013

Perfume: 1mm

It’s been a while since I’ve had a Perfume song on my playlist – and now that they have an upcoming album on the way and a killer lead single, it’s about time they have their deserved comeback. Perfume is a popular three-member Japanese pop group whose music is a fusion of techno and dance […]

July 17th, 2013

Review: Namie Amuro – FEEL

After the agonizing wait for the postman, my copy of Namie Amuro’s latest album FEEL has finally arrived on my desk today! I’ve had the chance to give the album a couple of listening and I think this album has something new to bring to the Namie fandom’s table. In a nutshell For the longtime […]

July 12th, 2012

“Break My Heart” by Victoria Duffield

My faith in Western music has been recently revived. I hardly listened to Western music nowadays because it has become more of songs which are all rap, sounds the same and contains sexually-related materials, violence and profanity; unlike back in my high school days when Western music is composed of a diverse set of musical […]

May 26th, 2012

First Listen: Namie’s “Only You”

Namie’s 20th anniversary into the J-Pop industry is fast approaching, and for that she has prepared something new for her fans! Her upcoming album, entitled Uncontrolled will be released in late June and features 4 new songs. One of which is the tune Only You, which has begun circulating in the Japanese airwaves since early […]

April 7th, 2012

Namie Amuro’s single: Go Round/YEAH-OH

Despite her hectic concert schedules, Namie’s visibility in the Japanese music industry has never waned. In fact, she just recently released her latest single last March 21 called Go Round/YEAH-OH and I was one of the lucky few who were able to secure a first-press copy, which happens to include a B2-sized poster! 😀 I […]