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The Reach of Darkness – Masayoshi Soken

Staying with Final Fantasy XIV and back in 2015, which was about a year and a half after the game re-launched, Square Enix launched the final major patch for the A Realm Reborn expansion titled Before The Fall.

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Weight of the World (Prelude Version) – Keiichi Okabe

I am a huge fan of Final Fantasy XIV and it’s music. It’s main composer Masayoshi Soken has created some fantastic music in the last 6 years of the game’s existence and he knocks it out of the park each and every expansion.

At the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Paris (which I attended), it was announced that the dev team had collaborated with another Square-Enix developer, PlatinumGames, to bring a new 24-man raid with a crossover between Final Fantasy XIV and Nier: Automata titled YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse.

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Rick Takeuchi – Never Gonna Give You Plastic Love

In my previous post, I wrote about listening to a new genre of music, Future Funk for the last couple of years. There has been a sub-genre of Future Funk though which has had a resurgence in the last 10 years, known as City pop.

City pop is a loosely defined subset of pop music that originated in Japan in the late 1970s.

Since the 2010s, city pop has gained an international online following as well as becoming a touchstone for the sample-based microgenres known as vaporwave and future funk.

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One of the more popular songs that defines the genre is Mariya Takeuchi’s – Plastic Love.

Mariya is a Japanese singer and songwriter who has been performing since 1978. Her latest studio album, Trad, released in 2014 reaching Number 1 in the Japanese Music Charts.

The 65-year-old recently re-released one of her singles, Inochi No Uta (Song of Life) with a DVD of her live performance of the song.

Plastic Love was originally released back in 1984 which was on her 6th album, VARIETY.

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[The Jukebox] S6E11 – Macross 82-99 – Fun Tonight

A genre that I have been listening to a lot in the last couple of years has been “Future Funk”… ahem, I mean “Future Funk 因為ヾ”

A genre born from the illustrious vaporwave sub-genre which was brought to popularity in the early parts of 2010’s with its sampling of music from the ’70s and ’80s English & Japanese pop and disco songs and the incorporation of synth-wave and other sub-genres of vaporwave and citypop.

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[The JukeBox] S6E10 – Joji – Slow Dancing in the Dark

George Miller made his name on the internet way before the release and popularity of Slow Dancing in the Dark. For several years, George was under the persona of Filthy Frank.

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[The JukeBox] S6E9 – WILLOW – Wait a Minute!

In my previous Jukebox, I wrote how the video-sharing service, TikTok was exposing artists and their music. Here is another song that was made popular from the app.

Will Smith’s daughter Willow burst onto the music scene at just 9 years old when she released the infamous song, “Whip My Hair” and since then she has gone and released 3 albums (The latest only being in July of this year)

Here is “Wait a Minute!” which has a nice chill beat.

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[The JukeBox] S6E8 – Kero Kero Bonito – Flamingo

With the rise of the short-form video sharing service, Tik Tok, (formally known as Musical.ly), it has allowed users to lipsync themselves with audio clips such as music pieces and audio recordings of people talking.

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[The JukeBox] S6E7 – Sash! – Mysterious Times

Welcome back to The JukeBox.

This is the 2nd of 5 special editions featuring the work of Sash!
Today, we have Mysterious Times


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Lyrics:

Life
Mysterious life
Where we’re moving around, dancing the rhythm of life.

Time
Mysterious time
Where we’re counting the hours and days to the end of our time.

And we’re feeling the change and we don’t know why
Choose one direction just one more time
Don’t say I’m thinking too much if you see what’s behind.

[Chorus]
And these are Mysterious Times
Mysterious Times
No trick of the mind
For this moment I feel like we live in Mysterious Times.
If you see what’s behind, these are Mysterious Times.

Soul
I feel my soul
For this moment nobody can stop me from flying so high.

Real
Nothing is real
In a world of illusion you only see what you feel.

And we’re feeling the change and we don’t know why
Choose one direction just one more time
Don’t say I’m thinking too much if you see what’s behind.

[Chorus]
If you see what’s behind, these are Mysterious Times.


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[The JukeBox] S6E6 – Sash! – Colour The World

Welcome back to The JukeBox. A blog series where I showcase some of my favourite songs!

For the next 5 editions, we will be showcasing the fantastic work of Sash!
This time around, we have Colour The World

Enjoy!


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Lyrics:

Colour The World, Colour The World
Duni, akwe tu
Leba, leba
Mama leba

Dr Alban’s Rap
Colour The World for we are the same
The colour of the skin doesn’t speak for you
Make this world a much better place
Together we can colour the world

Peace to the world, colour the world
Different colour, different race
Call it a world for everyone
Together we can colour the world

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[The JukeBox] S6E5 – Corona – Rhythm Of The Night

Welcome back to The JukeBox. The blogging series where I take a look at some of my favourite songs in this beautiful world.

Today, we take a trip back to 1993 with Corona’s Rhythm of the Night!


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Lyrics:

This is the rhythm of the night
The night
Oh yeah
The rhythm of the night
This is the rhythm of my life
My life
Oh yeah
The rhythm of my life

You could put some joy upon my face
Oh, sunshine in an empty place
Take me to turn to and babe I’ll make you stay

Oh, I can ease you of your pain
Feel you give me love again
Round and round we go, each time I hear you say

This is the rhythm of the night
The night
Oh yeah
The rhythm of the night

This is the rhythm of my life
My life
Oh yeah
The rhythm of my life

Won’t you teach me how to love learn
There’ll be nothing left for me to yearn
Think of me burn and let me hold your hand

I don’t wanna face the world in tears
Please think again I’m on my knees
Sing that song to me
No reason to repent

I know you wanna say it

This is the rhythm of the night
The night
Oh yeah
The rhythm of the night

This is the rhythm of my life
My life
Oh yeah
The rhythm of my life

This is the rhythm of the night
The night
Oh yeah
The rhythm of the night

This is the rhythm of my life
My life
Oh yeah
The rhythm of my life

This is the rhythm of the night
Oh oh oh
This is the rhythm of the night
Oh oh oh
Rhythm of the night
This is the rhythm of the night

This is the rhythm of the night
The night
Oh yeah
The rhythm of the night

This is the rhythm of my life
My life
Oh yeah
The rhythm of my life

This is the rhythm of the night
The night
Oh yeah
The rhythm of the night

This is the rhythm of my life
My life
Oh yeah
The rhythm of my life

This is the rhythm of the night