Deezer hopes their new Japanese Music channel will bring the sounds of Japan to the rest of the world.

Step aside K-pop, as J-pop and other Japanese genres take the world by storm. Deezer are showcasing the incredible talent of Japanese artists. The growing popularity of Japanese music caused streams of Deezer’s Japan Lo-fi & Chill playlist to grow by over 700% at the end of last year, with J-pop surging by a third during the first global lockdown in March.

Deezer’s new Japanese Music channel is the hub for all sorts of music from Japan. Full of curated playlists from local editors, the channel highlights new music, artists and albums, as well as older classics of different genres and moods. Explore J-pop, J-rock, City Pop, Japan Anime, Japanese Hip-Hop, ambient/meditation sounds and gaming soundtracks, from exclusive playlists curated by locals such as J-pop artist Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Jazz trumpeter Takuya Kuroda.

Find Japanese culture with calming spa music in playlists such as Japanese Onsen, Japan Ambient and Japanese Headspace. Anime fans will enjoy playlists full of soundtracks of movies and series from the likes of My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Your Name and Attack on Titan. Gamers may enjoy music from titles such as Persona 5, Devil May Cry, Monster Hunter, Mega Man, Street Fighter, Atelier, Dynasty Warriors, Demon’s Souls, Bloodborne, The Last Guardian and ICO. To browse all games, hit up the Japan Gaming Music playlist with a selection of music from all games.

Japanese artists have always added their own unique twist to beloved genres. From J-Pop to Japanese Lo-Fi Hiphop and City Pop – it has its own flavor and sound that resonates particularly well with music fans today. We created a dedicated channel that embodies all the music and sounds that are representative of Japan, and not just the hits. That’s why you’ll find a wide variety of playlists, categories and genres. It’s our way of championing local artists that deserve a platform to be heard

Robin Wilms, Head of content EAA, Deezer

Find the Japanese hub available worldwide on Deezer. Deezer say the Japanese Music channel will be constantly updated and expanded over time.

Streaming in Japan saw a huge rise in 2019 and 2020.