My occasional foray into Japanese popular music or J-pop unearths some real gems from time to time and I think I have found another, a self titled dance, trance, electronic musical album called World Order presented by Genki Sudo a retired Japanese mixed martial artist and a kickboxer famous for his elaborate ring entrances and unorthodox fighting style.
I have known about Genki Sudo for a while as I remember watching a video mash-up of his entrances and a documentary made after his retirement. So when I heard he was now writing, producing and publishing music it came as a surprise and I thought it was gimmick until I was hypnotized by 3 tracks from the album and entertained by 3 hilarious videos for these songs. Combine excellent music, hypnotism, comedy and entertainment and you have an awesome album with some truly memorable videos.
- Boy Meets Girl – Genki and his salaryman pals head to a local cafe after a hard days work only to run into a group of attractive ladies – awesomeness ensued.
- World Order – aspiring street dancer? Genki and his pals serve up a street dancing lesson on the streets of Tokyo: robotic style, watch and learn.
- Mind Shift – Japan is one of the safest countries in the world, so the worst that could happen if you forget to lockup is a group of salarymen hosting a dance party.
Update! new video released in March 2011 – “Machine Civilization” embeded below.
Like these songs? Genki Sudo presets World order is available on Amazon here.