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Carter Bowman: Founder, Editor-In-Chief

Francesco Peluso: Contributing Author

Music Mondays - Bradio & GARNiDELiA

Music Mondays - Bradio & GARNiDELiA

Each week, we bring you a selection of music from Japan that you would probably miss outside the island. Spanning every decade and genre, Japan has a music scene unlike anywhere else in the world. Have a suggestion or a comment? Let us know below or email us at IkigaiSpin@gmail.com

Bradio - Overnight Superstar

Genre: Funk Pop
Website: bradio-web.com

BRADIO is a four piece band from Japan formed in 2010 through frontman Takaaki Shingyoji. The name "BRADIO" is an acronym, meaning “Break the Rule And Do Image On,” a concept that stands for "breaking the rules of everyday society while painting the world with vibrant entertainment in order to make a fresh, good place." The band fuses a number of genres including pop, rock, and funk to create a unique sound that has been featured in recent anime such as Death Parade

Check them out if you like: Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chili Peppers

GARNiDELiA - Grilletto

Genre: Electronica Pop
Website: garnidelia.com

GARNiDELiA is a music project from producer Toku, an influencial music composer involved with the careers of Angela Aki, LiSA, AnCafe and MARiA, a singer who sang many anime theme songs and performed with several musicians over the past ten years. The two met in 2010 and formed GARNiDELiA together, their first independent endeavor.

Since breaking into the world stage, GARNiDELiA has gained success by partnering with various studios to be featured in major anime including Kill la Kill, Mekakucity Actors, and Gundam Reconguista in G.

Check them out if you like: Lady Gaga, Ellie Goulding

Interview with Pokemon voice actress, Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld

Interview with Pokemon voice actress, Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld

Manga Review - Uzumaki - by Francesco Peluso

Manga Review - Uzumaki - by Francesco Peluso