Sometimes the best place to find the greatest greatest underground music is on the streets of Japan. There, you can see the boldest and the coolest musicians in town. Like any place else, however, there’s also crap. Finding a good ban on the streets of Japan can be a treasure hunt but if find a good on then that hunt will pay off. For example, Soil & Pimp Sessions got their beginnings on the streets of Shibuya.
Kyotaro & Rikuo is another treasure that can be found on the streets of Osaka and Tokyo. This duo brings a kind of fire and uniqueness to the way that they approach music and musical composition. All they have is a bass and a drum but the simplicity does not undermine the power of the sound. You can feel the raw passion and talent of these musicians come through very clearly. What’s more, they bring a very Japanese feel to the tunes they create. These guys represent one of the most current sounds of the Japanese underground.
Both Kyotaro & Rikuo are from Osaka, which is famous for its bold and expressive people. Folks from Osaka are loud and wild. You can hear it in the sound of this duo’s groove.