Japanese Electronic Dance Music Mix

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Looking for a great Japanese Electronic Dance Music mix? Look no further than our latest mix, which features some of the hottest tracks from Japan’s EDM scene!

Introduction to Japanese EDM

Japanese electronic dance music, or Japanese EDM for short, is a rapidly growing genre that is taking the world by storm. Japanese electronic producers have been making waves in the international music scene for years, but it was only recently that their music has started to gain mainstream popularity. Japanese EDM is characterized by its heavy use of synthesizers and drum machines, as well as its often-cheerful and upbeat melodies. If you’re looking for something new and exciting to listen to, Japanese EDM is definitely worth checking out!

What is Japanese EDM?

Japanese EDM, or Japanese electronic dance music, is a subgenre of EDM that combines traditional Japanese music with electronic dance music.

The genre first became popular in the early 2010s, when Japanese producers began to remix American and European EDM songs with traditional Japanese instruments. These remixes, which often incorporated elements of anime and video game music, quickly gained popularity among Japanese youth.

In the years since, Japanese EDM has continued to evolve, incorporating a wide range of influences from other genres of Japanese music.Today, the genre is enjoyed by fans all over the world.

History of Japanese EDM

Japanese electronic dance music, or Japanese EDM, is a relatively new genre that has only gained popularity in the past few years. The music is a blend of traditional Japanese instruments and Western electronic dance music elements.

Although the history of Japanese EDM is short, the genre has already gained a dedicated following both in Japan and abroad. In Japan, some of the most popular Japanese EDM artists include Kenichi Chiba, Daisuke Tanabe, and Hachiko. Outside of Japan, Japanese EDM has been gaining popularity thanks to internet platforms like SoundCloud and YouTube.

Japan has a thriving electronic dance music (EDM) scene, with a number of popular artists. These include Daft Punk, Skrillex, and deadmau5. Japanese EDM artists are known for their unique and often experimental sounds. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most popular Japanese EDM artists.

Daft Punk

Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo consisting of musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. Daft Punk reached significant popularity in the late 1990s house movement in France and were met with continued success in the years following, combining elements of house with synth-pop. They are also credited with producing songs that brought attention to the music of other artists such as The Beach Boys and Giorgio Moroder.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is a Japanese model and singer. She is well-known for her eccentric style and fashion sense, which often incorporate elements of kawaii culture. Kyary’s music is produced by Japanese musician and fashion designer Yasutaka Nakata, of electronic duo Capsule. Kyary’s first single, “PonPonPon”, was released in July 2011, and her debut album, Moshi Moshi Harajuku, was released in August 2012.

Kyary has achieved significant popularity in Japan, and has been ranked as one of the country’s top idols by various media outlets. In 2013, she was ranked #1 on Forbes Japan’s list of the “Top Pop Idols”, and in 2015 she was ranked #3 on the magazine’s “Celebrity 100” list. In 2014 and 2015, Kyary was nominated for the MTV Video Music Award for Best Breakthrough Artist.


Perfume is a Japanese EDM group from Hiroshima that formed in 2001. The group originally consisted of three members: A-chan, Kashiyuka, and Nocchi. The group signed with Japanese label Tokuma Shoten in 2003 and released their first single, “Linear Motion”, that October.

Perfume’s music is produced by Rin’ of Capsule. The group rose to prominence in 2007 with their second album, Game, which debuted at number-two on the Oricon Albums Chart. “Polyrhythm”, the album’s lead single, became the first song by a female act to sell over two million digital copies in Japan. In 2010, Perfume became the first non-Western artist to perform at Tokyo Dome as part of their “Perfume First Tour in Taiwan”.

Japanese EDM Festivals

In Japan, there has been a recent growth in popularity for electronic dance music festivals. These festivals usually feature a lineup of DJs and producers who play a mix of electronic dance music genres. The most popular genres at these festivals are house, techno, and trance.

Ultra Music Festival Japan

The Ultra Music Festival is an annual outdoor electronic music festival that takes place during the spring in the city of Tokyo, Japan. The festival is a part of the Ultra Music Festival’s worldwide expansion, which has seen the festival take place in various countries across the globe. The Japanese edition of the festival was first held in September 2014, and has since become one of the biggest and most popular EDM events in Asia.

The Ultra Music Festival Japan takes place over two days, and features some of the world’s biggest EDM DJs and producers playing on multiple stages across the festival site. The festival site is usually situated in Tokyo’s Odaiba district, and offers stunning views of the city’s skyline.

Some of the past headliners of the Ultra Music Festival Japan include deadmau5, Tiesto, Axwell & Ingrosso, Hardwell, Steve Aoki, Alesso, Porter Robinson, and many more.

Tomorrowland Japan

Tomorrowland Japan is one of the biggest and most popular EDM festivals in the country. Held annually in Chiba, just outside of Tokyo, the festival attracts tens of thousands of revellers from all over Japan and beyond. The lineup features some of the biggest names in electronic music, and the festival is known for its huge main stage production. If you’re looking for a Japanese EDM festival that really delivers on the hype, Tomorrowland Japan is definitely worth checking out.


Thank you for listening to our Japanese Electronic Dance Music mix. We hope you enjoyed it. This mix features some of the best EDM tracks from Japan, ranging from energetic and upbeat to more chilled and laid-back tunes. We hope you’ll check out some of these artists’ other work, and maybe even explore Japanese EDM further. Thanks again for listening!

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