King Giddra (キングギドラ) was a Japanese hip hop group that started in 1993. They were signed to the indie label P-Vine Records. After a 6 year hiatus, they would go on to sign with DefStar Records, a sublabel under Sony Music Entertainment Japan (SMEJ) for their second album release.
Takkyu Ishino is known mainly for being a member of electropop band Denki Groove, but in recent years he has moved into a second career as an in demand techno DJ and remixer, becoming well-known in Europe.
□□□ (kuchiroro) were formed as a break beats unit in 1998 with Koshi Miura as the central figure. Their style has evolved toward pop through trial and error using various instruments such as turn tables and samplers. Their self-titled first album released on WEATHER/HEADZ in 2004 was well-received and selected as the best Japanese rock album of the year by MUSIC MAGAZINE.
Fishmans (フィッシュマンズ) was an influential Japanese dub band formed in 1987. They were ranked number 83 in a list of Japan’s top 100 musicians provided by HMV, and are renowned for their unique sound and the distinctive vocals of lead singer Shinji Sato.
坂本慎太郎 (Sakamoto Shintarō) is a Japanese musician, best known as front man of the psychedelic outfit ゆらゆら帝国 (Yura Yura Teikoku). After that band broke up in 2010, he started activities as a solo artist. His first solo album – 幻とのつきあい方 (Maboroshi to no Tsukiaikata / How to Live With a Phantom ) – was released in 2011.
イルリメ (romanized as Illreme; real name 鴨田潤 Jun Kamoda) is a musician from the Kansai region of Japan who combines hip-hop music with many other genres. There were originally two members, but Kamoda continued the project even after MC Kagome left. Kamoda first took an interest in radio and music when he was in middle school, and began composing his own music with a synthesizer when he was 18.
Sunny Day Service is a three-piece guitar band from Japan. Originally formed in 1992 as a punk band, the group consisted of 曽我部恵一 (Keiichi Sokabe), Takashi Tanaka, and other members. They released the EP "Cosmo-Sports" and independent album "Super Disco", and in 1994 the "Hoshizora no doraibu" (Starry Sky Drive) and "Cosmic Hippie" EPs.