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.
RIP SLYME is a Japanese hip hop group. The group was formed in 1993 by rappers RYO-Z, ILMARI, PES and former members DJ SHOGI and DJ Shige. In 1995, the group had their debut with the mini-album "Lip's Rhyme", and by 1996 both DJs had left the group.
□□□ (Kuchiroro) was formed in 1998 by Kôshi Miura (三浦康嗣). In 2008 Shige Murata (村田シゲ), a member of Cubismo Grafico Five, joined the group. In July 2009, writer/actor/hip-hop mogul Seikô Itô (いとうせいこう) also joined the band. Their style has evolved from beginnings in breakbeats toward pop through trial and error using various instruments such as turntables and samplers.
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.