Dubstep is trending right now in the world of music. I’ve heard a couple Japanese acts like the GazettE, Ayumi Hamasaki, and Daichi Miura along with plenty of American and even Korean artists. I imagine more artists in Japan will experiment with this genre so here are my ten picks on who should try dubstep.
I checked out the link above and thought that T.M.Revolution’s go-to composer Daisuke Asakura works with all the instruments listed on that page and dubstep sounds pretty aggresive which is right up Takanori’s alley. Synths, guitars, and dubstep in one of T.M.R’s epic songs. Hell yeah.
Seeing as Perfume are already in the electronic genre, they could try dubstep with no worries. Not sure if Yasutaka Nakata will try it but dance and electronic are his forte so dubstep shouldn’t be an exception to his compositions, it would be a matter of making the song fit Perfume’s cute sound.
I mentioned the GazettE dabbling in dubstep so to add another visual kei band, I picked MUCC. Just look at Fuzz, Oz, Arcadia, and pretty much half of Karma. MUCC loves mixing rock with electronica and dance so dubstep would be a nice challenge for the band.
Kumi Koda would do dubstep justice. She already excels in dance music and plays around with electronic music from time to time. She also isn’t picky with producers whether they are Japanese or Westerners and she’ll experiment with any sound there is so she should definitely try dubstep.
UVERworld is another rock band that loves to try new things and while they aren’t known for dance or electronic music, I could see them pulling off dubstep since they utilize synthesizers and turntables quite a bit in the music. NO.1, GO-ON, 7th Trigger, and BABY BORN & GO would be good testimonies on their dubstep credentials.
I think it goes without saying that BOOM BOOM SATELLITES should definitely try dubstep. They’re already half-electronica and their music has always been complex that they could input dubstep without ruining the song.
Can’t leave Miliyah Kato out since her music lately has been more on the dance side of her urban sound.
Nami Tamaki should really try dubstep. Similar to T.M.R, she’s in the synth-pop genre and does dance music as well.
Not sure when School Food Punishment is coming back from their hiatus but as an electronic-rock band, they could play around with dubstep.
Might as well add access since I mentioned Daisuke earlier. Less rock but still aggresive, Daisuke can make good use of those turntables for one unique access song.
Those are my top ten but let me add five more for the heck of it.
I doubt these five will try dubstep since it’s seems unlikely but they have the means to try it and have as good as chance as the above ten to pull it off nicely. Hopefully someday we can see artists/groups in Japan that specialize in dubstep cause this genre would really sound great in the Japanese music scene.