If there’s anything I’ve learned from covering pop music for over a decade, it’s that songwriters and collaborators are just as important as the artists themselves. Though they often work behind the scenes, this feature is a chance to shine the light on some of J-pop’s most innovative and accomplished producers and composers.
Years active: 1999-present
Associated Acts: V6, Arashi, Kis-My-Ft2, Hey! Say! JUMP, Snow Man, Generations, Every Little Thing, Tokio
His sound: Big and bombastic! Dramatic arrangements that tend to favor rock guitar and explosive beats. Anthemic melodies that will super-charge your energy.
Why you should love him: If your taste is anything like mine, Hikari’s work will feel absolutely thrilling. He’s got a huge discography, but I’m mostly focusing on a certain niche he does very well. Mostly paired with Avex-managed artists, his music is larger than life and unafraid to throw everything on the table. But, it’s not just sound and fury without substance. His melodies are fantastic — instantly exciting yet able to stand the test of time.
Examples of his best work:
These are some of my favorite songs of all time! J-pop producers are on a next level honestly.
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I really love all these tracks right here. You NEED to continue this feature Nick, Tommy Clint, Tetsuya Komuro and Daisuke Asakura are great options for the next post.
can you replace the first vid they privated it
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