Dragon Ash

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Dragon Ash
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres Rap rock, alternative rock, reggae rock, nu metal, experimental rock, Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop rock, Samba, Bossa nova, Fusion (music), Dance-rock, Punk rock, Pop punk, mixture rock
Years active 1996–present
Labels Victor Entertainment/Mob Squad
Associated acts Steady&Co., TMC Allstars, MOB SQUAD, SBK, Rip Slyme, RIZE
Website dragonash.co.jp
Members KJ
Makoto Sakurai
Bots
Hiroki
Dri-V
Atsushi
Past members Iküzöne

Dragon Ash (ドラゴンアッシュ Doragon Asshu?) is a Japanese rap rock group founded in 1996 by Kenji "Kj" Furuya and Sakurai Makoto.[1] They were one of the first groups to popularize hip hop in Japan. They brought a western flavor to Japanese music and helped to turn rap music mainstream,[citation needed] with a mixture of reggae, hip hop, metal, punk, drum 'n' bass, rhythm 'n' blues and Spanish music influences. Some of their best known songs include "Shizuka na Hibi no Kaidan o", "Grateful Days", "Life Goes On", and "I Love Hip Hop".[citation needed] Kenji has stated in several interviews[citation needed] that the reason Dragon Ash started out as a pseudo-punk band was because, at the time, punk was popular in Japan, and his handlers felt that the hip hop image would not sell. He has also noted that hip hop has always been first in his book, but he did what was necessary to become successful in the industry. Dragon Ash is a member of Mob Squad, which is an affiliation with the bands Source and Endive.

History[edit]

Dragon Ash was formed by Kenji Furuya and Makoto Sakurai when the two were in junior high.[2] In 1996, they held an audition and eventually selected bassist Ikuzou Baba to join the band.[1] At the time, Furuya and Sakurai were still only teenagers, while Baba was 30 years old,[3] and was likely selected to act as a mentor for the group.[2] They debuted in February 1997 with the mini single "The Day Dragged On".[4] Later the same year, they released their first album, Mustang!. In 1999, Bots joined the group,[4] and that March the band made their first big break with their 4th single, "Let Yourself Go, Let Myself Go", which hit No. 7 on the Oricon Weekly Singles chart, and eventually climbed to No. 4, selling a total of 640,000 copies.[4][5] In May they simultaneously released their fifth and sixth singles, "Grateful Days" and "I Love Hip Hop", which debuted at No. 3 and No. 4, respectively.[6] When these two singles debuted, "Let Yourself Go, Let Myself Go" had not yet dropped off the top 10 chart, giving Dragon Ash 3 top 10 singles at the same time. "Grateful Days" would eventually go on to No. 1, becoming both the first hip hop work and the first mixture band single to reach the No. 1 spot.[4] The band finally reached the peak of their success when they released their third album, Viva la Revolution, in July and it hit No. 1 on its debut week. The album has sold in excess of 2,000,000 copies.[7]

The band continued to be successful throughout the turn of the century, collaborating with the hip hop group Rappagariya on Deep Impact in 2000 and consistently pulling in No. 1 spots on both the singles and albums charts with their new releases. In 2003 the group expanded to include its full current roster of members, bringing in Hiroki, Atsushi, and Dri-V.[4] In 2007 they celebrated their 10th anniversary by simultaneously releasing two best-of albums, The Best of Dragon Ash with Changes Vol. 1 and The Best of Dragon Ash with Changes Vol. 2. Both albums hit No. 1 upon their debut.[8]

Influences[edit]

The group uses various samples, most notably from the famous American alternative rock group, The Smashing Pumpkins.[citation needed] These songs include "Cherub Rock", in which they sample the bass line from The Smashing Pumpkins song by the same name, and "Grateful Days" in which they sample the opening of "Today"; they also named the song "Siva" after the Pumpkins song. Kenji Furuya's influences include artists Tupac Shakur, Kurt Cobain, & Bob Marley.

Side projects[edit]

Dragon Ash has gained some popularity outside Japan after the song "Shizuka na Hibi no Kaidan o" was used as the ending theme for the popular Japanese film, Battle Royale.[citation needed] Kenji Furuya has also worked on several side projects in recent years, including being the frontman of Steady & Co., a Japanese hip hop and music production group consisting of himself, Bots, Ilmari of Rip Slyme, and Shigeo of SBK (Skebo King).[citation needed] In addition to Steady & Co., Furuya has also collaborated with other Japanese hip hop artists on the Mob Squad album and subsequent label.[citation needed]

Members[edit]

Former member
  • Ikuzo "IKUZONE" Baba – bass (1966–2012)
    • Iküzöne (馬場育三, Baba Ikuzou) died on April 21, 2012 due to acute heart failure, he was 46. He was found by family members in his home studio and rushed to a central Tokyo hospital, but was pronounced dead at 22:55. A private funeral service for family was held.
Support member
  • Kensuke "KENKEN" Kaneko - bass (2011-present)
    • KenKen has been the support and live bassist for Dragon Ash since 2011. Since 2006 KenKen is also the full-time bass guitarist for J-Rock band RIZE.

Album/Single Oricon Sales Milestones[edit]

Album
  • [1997.11.21] Mustang! (200,000) [Gold]
  • [1998.09.02] Buzz Songs (500,000) [Double Platinum]
  • [1999.07.23] Viva La Revolution (2,000,000) [2x Million]
  • [2001.03.14] LILY OF DA VALLEY (1,000,000) [Million]
  • [2001.11.28] CHAMBERS (500,000) [Double Platinum] ((Kenji Furuya & DJ Bots with 'Steady&Co.'))
  • [2003.07.23] HARVEST (500,000) [Double Platinum]
  • [2003.03.19] MOB SQUAD (200,000) [Gold] ((Dragon Ash with Mach25 & SOURCE))
  • [2005.09.09] Río de Emoción (200,000) [Gold]
  • [2007.02.21] INDEPENDIENTE (200,000) [Gold]
  • [2007.09.05] The Best of Dragon Ash with Changes Vol. 1 (250,000) [Platinum]
  • [2007.09.05] The Best of Dragon Ash with Changes Vol. 2 (250,000) [Platinum]
Single
  • [1999.03.03] Let yourself go, Let myself go (500,000) [Double Platinum]
  • [1999.05.01] Grateful Days (feat. ZEEBRA & ACO) (1,000,000) [Million]
  • [1999.05.01] I ♥ HIP HOP (500,000) [Double Platinum]
  • [2000.09.08] Garden (1,000,000) [Million] ((Sugar Soul feat. KJ of Dragon Ash))
  • [2000.03.15] Deep Impact (feat. Rappagariya) (500,000) [Double Platinum]
  • [2000.07.12] Summer Tribe (250,000) [Platinum]
  • [2000.11.29] Lily's e.p. (500,000) [Double Platinum]
  • [2001.07.08] Stay Gold (250,000) [Platinum] ((Kenji Furuya & DJ Bots with 'Steady&Co.'))
  • [2001.10.24] Four Seasons (250,000) [Platinum] ((Kenji Furuya & DJ Bots with 'Steady&Co.'))
  • [2001.12.07] Only Holy Glory (100,000) [Gold] ((Kenji Furuya & DJ Bots with 'Steady&Co.'))
  • [2002.01.23] Life goes on (1,000,000) [Million]
  • [2002.03.06] FANTASISTA (500,000) [Double Platinum]
  • [2003.06.25] morrow (200,000) [Gold]
  • [2005.06.01] crush the window (100,000) [Gold]


Best Selling Music Artists List in Japan (Top 50 of all time)
  • [1996-Present] Dragon Ash Total Sales (15,000,000+)

Awards and nominations[edit]

1997
  • Oricon Album Sales - Mustang! (200,000)
1998
  • Oricon Album Sales - Buzz Songs (500,000)
  • Oricon Weekly Album Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Buzz Songs (No. 8)
  • MTV JAPAN Presents Dragon Ash 'High Times Tour' (all four performances)
  • MTV JAPAN Presents Dragon Ash 'FACE TO FACE National Tour' (all 10 performances)
1999
  • Space Shower Music Video Awards - Best Artist Video - "Let Yourself Go, Let Myself Go" (Winner)
  • Oricon Album Sales - Viva La Revolution (2 Million)
  • Oricon Single Sales - Grateful Days (featuring Zeebra & Aco) (1 Million)
  • Oricon Single Sales - Let Yourself Go, Let Myself Go (500,000)
  • Oricon Single Sales - I ♥ Hip Hop (500,000)
  • Oricon Single Sales - Sugar Soul - "Garden" (featuring KJ of Dragon Ash) (1 Million)
  • Oricon Weekly Album Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Viva La Revolution (No. 1)
  • Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Grateful Days (featuring Zeebra & Aco) (No. 1)
  • Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Let Yourself Go, Let Myself Go (No. 4)
  • Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - I ♥ Hip Hop (No. 4)
  • Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Sugar Soul - "Garden" (featuring KJ of Dragon Ash) (No. 2)
  • Oricon Top 100 Best Selling Albums of the Year - Viva La Revolution (No. 13)
  • Oricon Top 100 Best Selling Singles of the Year - "Grateful Days" (No. 13)
  • Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top 10 Ranking 3 Singles At The Same Time (May 1999) - Grateful Days (featuring Zeebra & Aco) (No. 3) , I ♥ Hip Hop (No. 4) , Let Yourself Go, Let Myself Go (No. 7)
  • 'Let Yourself Go' Dragon Ash National Tour (all 13 performances)
  • 'Freedom of Expression' Dragon Ash National Tour (all 19 performances)
  • Dragon Ash presents 'Total Music Communication 1999 Tour' (all two performances)
2000
  • Japan Gold Disc Awards - Rock Album of the Year - Viva la Revolution (Winner)
  • Oricon Single Sales - Deep Impact (featuring Rappagariya) (500,000)
  • Oricon Single Sales - Summer Tribe (250,000)
  • Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Deep Impact (featuring Rappagariya) (No. 2)
  • Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Summer Tribe (No. 4)
  • Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - TMC ALLSTARS - TMC Graffiti (with KJ & DJ Bots of Dragon Ash) (No. 9)
  • Dragon Ash presents 'Total Music Communication 2000 Spring Tour' (all 14 performances)
  • Dragon Ash presents 'Total Music Communication 2000 Summer Tour' (all 18 performances)
  • Dragon Ash (with SBK) 'DSM CIRCUIT Tour' (all 11 performances)
2001
  • Oricon Album Sales - Lily of da Valley (1 Million)
  • Oricon Single Sales - Lily's E.P. (500,000)
  • Oricon Weekly Album Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Lily of da Valley (No. 2)
  • Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Lily's E.P. (No. 2)
  • Oricon Weekly Video/DVD Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Lily da Video (No. 2)
  • Oricon Weekly Video/DVD Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Buzz Clips (No. 10)
  • Dragon Ash '21st Century Riot National Tour' (all 27 performances)
  • Dragon Ash presents 'Total Music Communication 2001 Tour' (all 13 performances)
2002
  • MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best Rock Artist (Winner)
  • MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best Group (Nomination)
  • MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best Live Performance (Nomination)
  • MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best Website (Nomination)
  • Oricon Single Sales - Life Goes On (1 Million)
  • Oricon Single Sales - Fantasista (500,000)
  • Oricon Album Sales - Steady&Co. (with KJ & DJ Bots of Dragon Ash) - Chambers (500,000)
  • Oricon Single Sales - Steady&Co. (with KJ & DJ Bots of Dragon Ash) Stay Gold (250,000)
  • Oricon Single Sales - Steady&Co. (with KJ & DJ Bots of Dragon Ash) Four Seasons (250,000)
  • Oricon Single Sales - Steady&Co. (with KJ & DJ Bots of Dragon Ash) Only Holy Glory (100,000)
  • Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Life Goes On (No. 1)
  • Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Fantasista (No. 1)
  • Oricon Top 100 Best Selling Singles of the Year - Life Goes On (No. 4)
  • Oricon Weekly Album Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Steady&Co. (with KJ & DJ Bots of Dragon Ash) - Chambers (No. 2)
  • Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Steady&Co. (with KJ & DJ Bots of Dragon Ash) - Stay Gold (No. 2)
  • Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Steady&Co. (with KJ & DJ Bots of Dragon Ash) - Four Seasons (No. 2)
  • Dragon Ash presents 'Total Music Communication 2002 Tour' (all 14 performances)
  • Dragon Ash '2002 Nationwide Tour' (all 29 performances)
2003
  • Space Shower Music Video Awards - Best Rock Video - Life Goes On (Winner)
  • Japan Countdown Awards - Best Group (Winner)
  • MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best Rock Video - Fantasista (Nomination)
  • HMV Japan Top 100 Japanese Pop Artists of All Time - (No. 63)
  • Oricon Album Sales- MOB SQUAD (200,000) (Dragon Ash with Mach25 & SOURCE)
  • Oricon Album Sales - Harvest (500,000)
  • Oricon Single Sales - morrow (200,000)
  • Oricon Weekly Album Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Harvest (No. 1)
  • Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - morrow (No. 2)
  • Oricon Weekly Album Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - MOB SQUAD (No. 9) (Dragon Ash with Mach25 & SOURCE)
  • Dragon Ash 'House of Velocity Nationwide Tour' (all 29 performances)
2004
  • MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best Rock Video - Morrow (Nomination)
  • MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best Group Video - Morrow (Nomination)
  • MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best Dance Video - Shinichi Osawa - "Shinin'" (featuring KJ of Dragon Ash) (Nomination)
  • Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Shade (No. 2)
  • Dragon Ash (with Source) 'MOB SQUAD 2004 Tour' (all 11 performances)
2005
  • Oricon Album Sales - Río de Emoción (200,000)
  • Oricon Single Sales - crush the window (100,000)
  • Oricon Weekly Album Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Río de Emoción (No. 1)
  • Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - crush the window (No. 2)
  • Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Yuunagi Union (No. 4)
  • Dragon Ash '~Río de Emoción~ National Tour' (all 22 performances)
2006
  • Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Ivory (No. 10)
  • Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - few lights till night (No. 9)
  • Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Yume de Aetara (No. 10)
2007
  • MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best BuzzAsia Japan - Ivory (Nomination)
  • Oricon Album Sales - The Best of Dragon Ash with Changes Vol. 1 (250,000)
  • Oricon Album Sales - The Best of Dragon Ash with Changes Vol. 2 (250,000)
  • Oricon Album Sales - INDEPENDIENTE (200,000)
  • Oricon Weekly Album Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - INDEPENDIENTE (No. 4)
  • Oricon Weekly Album Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - The Best of Dragon Ash with Changes Vol. 1 (No. 3)
  • Oricon Weekly Album Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - The Best of Dragon Ash with Changes Vol. 2 (No. 2)
  • Oricon Weekly DVD/Blu-Ray Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - The Best of Dragon Ash with Changes (No. 8)
  • Dragon Ash '~DEVELOP THE MUSIC~ National Tour' (all 22 performances)
2008
  • Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Velvet Touch (No. 7)
  • Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Tsunagari Sunset (No. 10)
2009
  • Oricon Weekly Album Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Freedom (No. 6)
  • Dragon Ash '~FREEDOM~ National Tour' (all 19 performances)
2010
  • Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Ambitious (No. 8)
  • Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Spirit of Progress E.P. (No. 9)
  • Oricon Weekly Album Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Mixture (No. 7)
2011
  • Goo Ranking Top 15 Most Talented Second-Generation Japanese Artists of All Time - (KJ of Dragon Ash) (No. 3)
  • Oricon Weekly DVD/Blu-Ray Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - MIXTURE -VIDEO MIX & DOCUMENT- (No. 9)
  • Dragon Ash '~RAMPAGE~ National Tour' (all 21 performances)
2012
  • MTV Video Music Awards Japan - Best Collaboration - Special Others - Sailin' (featuring KJ of Dragon Ash) (Nomination)
  • Oricon Weekly Album Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Loud & Peace (No. 3)
  • Dragon Ash '~REST IN PEACE IKÜZÖNE~ National Tour' (all five performances)
2013
  • Oricon Weekly DVD/Blu-Ray Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - Live & Piece (No. 8)
  • Shonan Oto Matsuri Festival - Consecutive Appearances (2006-2013)
  • Kyoto Strategy Rock Festival - Consecutive Appearance (2007-2013)
2014
  • Oricon Weekly Album Chart Top 10 Highest Ranking - The Faces (No. 3)
  • ROCK in JAPAN Festival - Consecutive Appearances (2000-2014)
  • Dragon Ash '~THE SHOW MUST GO ON~ National Tour' (all 19 performances)

Discography[edit]

EPs
Albums
Compilation albums
Other/Remix Albums
Vinyl records
  • [1998.12.19] Free Your Mind #33
  • [2000.03.15] Deep Impact (feat. Rappagariya)
  • [2000.07.12] Summer Tribe
  • [2000.08.23] EPISODE 2
  • [2000.11.29] Amploud
  • [2000.11.29] Shizuka na Hibi no Kaidan wo (静かな日々の階段を; The Stair Steps of a Quiet Day)
  • [2004.03.24] HARVEST REMIXES
Singles
  • [1997.10.22] Rainy Day And Day
  • [1998.05.21] Hi wa Mata Noborikuri Kaesu (陽はまたのぼりくりかえす; The Sun Will Rise Again and Again)
  • [1998.07.23] Under Age's Song
  • [1999.03.03] Let yourself go, Let myself go
  • [1999.05.01] Grateful Days (feat. ZEEBRA & ACO)
  • [1999.05.01] I ♥ HIP HOP
  • [2000.03.15] Deep Impact (feat. Rappagariya)
  • [2000.07.12] Summer Tribe
  • [2000.11.29] Lily's e.p.
  • [2002.01.23] Life goes on
  • [2002.03.06] FANTASISTA
  • [2003.06.25] morrow
  • [2004.07.14] Shade
  • [2005.06.01] crush the window
  • [2005.07.13] Yuunagi UNION (夕凪UNION; Twilight Union)
  • [2006.07.19] Ivory
  • [2006.09.27] few lights till night
  • [2006.12.06] Yume de Aetara (夢で逢えたら; If We Met in My Dream)
  • [2008.06.18] Velvet Touch
  • [2008.12.03] Tsunagari SUNSET (繋がりSUNSET; Linking Sunset)
  • [2009.02.04] Unmei Kyoudoutai (運命共同体; Fate Cooperative System)
  • [2010.06.16] AMBITIOUS
  • [2010.11.03] SPIRIT OF PROGRESS E.P.
  • [2012.09.19] Run to the Sun / Walk with Dreams
  • [2013.05.29] Here I Am
  • [2013.11.27] Lily

Digital download-limited singles

VHS/Video
  • [1999.10.21] Buzz Clips
  • [2000.03.15] THE REAL BASS PLAY OF Dragon Ash
  • [2001.04.18] LILY DA VIDEO
  • [2003.12.24] POSSE IN VIDEO
DVD
  • [2000.03.15] THE REAL BASS PLAY OF Dragon Ash
  • [2001.04.18] Buzz Clips
  • [2001.04.18] LILY DA VIDEO
  • [2003.12.24] POSSE IN VIDEO
  • [2005.12.21] Video de Emoción
  • [2007.09.26] The Best of Dragon Ash with Changes
  • [2011.09.21] MIXTURE DVD -VIDEO MIX & DOCUMENT-
  • [2013.07.03] LIVE & PIECE
  • [2014.09.03] VIDEO THE FACES
  • [2014.09.17] Live Tour THE SHOW MUST GO ON Final At BUDOKAN May 31, 2014
Blu-ray
  • [2013.07.03] LIVE & PIECE
  • [2014.09.03] The Best of Dragon Ash with Changes
  • [2014.09.03] VIDEO THE FACES
  • [2014.09.17] Live Tour THE SHOW MUST GO ON Final At BUDOKAN May 31, 2014

Music videos[edit]

1997
  • "Tenshi no Rokku" ('天使ノロック; Angel Rock')
  • "Rainy Day and Day"
1998
  • "Hi wa Mata Noborikuri Kaesu" ('陽はまたのぼりくりかえす; The Sun Will Rise Again and Again')
  • "Under Age's Song"
1999
  • "Let Yourself Go, Let Myself Go"
  • "Grateful Days" (feat. ZEEBRA & ACO)
  • " I ♥ HIP HOP"
  • "Rock the beat"
2000
  • "Deep Impact" (feat. Rappagariya)
  • "Summer Tribe"
  • "Amploud"
  • "Shizuka na Hibi no Kaidan wo" ('静かな日々の階段を; The Stair Steps of a Quiet Day')
  • "Bring It"
2001
  • "Revolater"
  • "Sunset Beach"
2002
  • "Life goes on"
  • "FANTASISTA"
2003
  • "morrow"
  • "Revive"
  • "Episode 4" (feat. SHUN & SHIGEO [from 'SBK'])
2004
  • "Shade"
2005
  • "crush the window"
  • "Yuunagi UNION" ('夕凪UNION; Twilight UNION')
  • "Los Lobos"
  • "Palmas Rock" (feat. UZI-ONE [from 'AGGRESSIVE DOGS'])
  • "Scarlet Needle"
2006
  • "Ivory"
  • "few lights till night"
  • "Yume de Aetara" ('夢で逢えたら; If We Met in My Dream')
2007
  • "Fly"
  • "Wipe Your Eyes" (feat. Kaori Mochida [from 'Every Little Thing'])
2008
  • "Velvet Touch"
  • "Tsunagari SUNSET" ('繋がりSUNSET; Linking Sunset')
2009
  • "La Bamba"
  • "Unmei Kyoudoutai" ('運命共同体; Fate Cooperative System')
  • "Callin'"
2010
  • "AMBITIOUS"
  • "ROCK BAND" (feat. Ko-Ji Zero Three [from 'GNz-WORD'] & Satoshi)
  • "Time of Your Life"
2011
  • "Economy Class"
  • "Fire Song"
  • "Sky is the Limit (feat. Takuma [from '10-FEET']"
2012
  • "Walk with Dreams"
  • "Run to the Sun"
2013
  • "Here I Am"
  • "Trigger"
  • "Lily"
2014
  • "The Show Must Go On"
  • "Blow Your Mind"
  • "Curtain Call"
  • "The Live" (feat. KenKen [from 'RIZE'])

Collaboration music videos[edit]

1999
  • Sugar Soul - "Garden" (featuring KJ of Dragon Ash)
  • Wyolica - "Kaze o Atsumete" (featuring KJ of Dragon Ash)
2000
  • Miho - "Esperanza" (featuring KJ of Dragon Ash)
  • SBK (Skateboard King) - "Episode 1" (featuring KJ of Dragon Ash)
  • TMC Allstars - "TMC Graffiti" (with KJ of Dragon Ash)
2001
  • Air - "Right Riot" (featuring KJ of Dragon Ash)
  • Steady&Co. - "Stay Gold (with KJ & DJ Bots of Dragon Ash)
  • Steady&Co. - "Four Seasons" (with KJ & DJ Bots of Dragon Ash)
  • Steady&Co. - "One Holy Story" (featuring Azumi from Wyolica) (with KJ & DJ Bots from Dragon Ash)
2003
  • Mondo Grosso - "Shinin'" (featuring KJ of Dragon Ash)
2004
  • m-flo - "Way You Move" (featuring Dragon Ash)
2006
  • Skapontas - "Amber Music" (featuring KJ of Dragon Ash)
2008
  • Ko-Ji Zero Three - "Esperanza" (featuring KJ of Dragon Ash)
  • SBK (Skateboard King) - "Episode 5" (featuring KJ of Dragon Ash)
2009
  • Miss Monday - "The Light" (featuring KJ of Dragon Ash)
2010
  • Dabo - "AZS" (featuring KJ of Dragon Ash)
2011
  • Special Others - "Sailin'" (featuring KJ of Dragon Ash)
2012
  • Japan United with Music - "All You Need Is Love" (with KJ of Dragon Ash)
2013
  • Ally & Diaz - "After the Rain" (with KJ of Dragon Ash x Leyona)

References[edit]

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