Infinity 16

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Infinity 16
Origin Japan
Genres J-pop, Reggae
Years active 1994 (1994)–present
Labels Far Eastern Tribe Records
Associated acts 10-Feet, Doraku, Goki, Jamosa, Jay'ed, Minmi, Moomin, Munehiro, Rize, Shōnan no Kaze
Website www.infinity16sound.com
Members Tela-C
Past members Decem

Infinity 16 (stylized as INFINITY16) is a Japanese reggae sound system. They debuted as a major label artist in 2008. The project's most successful songs include "Dream Lover" (a collaboration with Shōnan no Kaze, Minmi and Moomin) and "Tsutaetai Koto ga Konna Aru noni" (with Wakadanna from Shōnan no Kaze and Jay'ed).

Biography[edit]

In 1994, Tela-C started the project, with member Decem joining in the following year. The members stayed overseas in places such as New York and Jamaica in 1998, and in 2002 started focusing on music properly. The group played at many clubs throughout Japan, and in 2004 won Club Citta's Sound Clash Tournament in Kawasaki.

Between 2005 and 2007, the group released six albums independently. In March 2007, the group won at the World Reggae Soundclash in Brooklyn, New York (in the International Cup‐Garrison Showdown category).[1]

In 2007, Infinity 16 debuted under the major label Far Eastern Tribe Records, with the single "Dream Land" (with Shōnan no Kaze, Minmi and Moomin). At the same time, member Decem left the project.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Information Oricon
Albums
Charts
[2]
2005 Real Warriors
  • Released: April 8, 2005
  • Label: Infinity16 (INFCD-002)
  • Formats: CD
Run Tings
  • Released: November 11, 2005
  • Label: Infinity16 (INFCD-003)
  • Formats: CD
The Heritage
  • Released: December 2, 2005
  • Label: Infinity16 (INFCD-004)
  • Formats: CD
2006 Toppa Tings
  • Released: June 24, 2006
  • Label: Infinity16 (INFCD-005)
  • Formats: CD
Heritage Vol. 2 (ヘリテイジ Heriteiji?)
  • Released: December 22, 2006
  • Label: Infinity16 (INFCD-006)
  • Formats: CD
2007 Me and My Dogs
  • Released: September 21, 2007
  • Label: Infinity16 (INFCD-006)
  • Formats: CD
197
Foundation Rock
  • Major label debut album
  • Released: December 12, 2007
  • Label: Far Eastern Tribe (UMCF-9504)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
10
2008 Welcomez
  • Released: December 24, 2008
  • Label: Far Eastern Tribe (UMCF-1016/7)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
15
2010 Untitled TBA

Singles[edit]

Release Title Notes Chart positions Album
Oricon Singles Charts
[2]
Billboard Japan Hot 100
[4]
RIAJ digital tracks†
[5]
2007 "Dream Lover" (Welcomez Shōnan no Kaze, Minmi, Moomin) 10 5* Foundation Rock
"Manatsu no Orion" (真夏のオリオン Midsummer Orion?) (Welcomez Minmi, 10-Feet) 14 27*
"Itsumademo Merry Christmas" (いつまでもメリークリスマス Merry Christmas?) (Welcomez Shock Eye from Shōnan no Kaze, Munehiro) 15 25*
2008 "Jealousy" (ジェラシー Jerashī?) (Welcomez Jesse from Rize) Re-cut single. 84
"Senkōhanabi" (線香花火 Toy Fireworks?) (Welcomez Goki) 46 21 79* Welcomez
"Samurai no Uta" (侍ノ詩 Samurai Song?) (with Dōzan Miki feat. Controller of Chocolate) 94
"Dream Believer (Hoshi ni Negai o)" (星に願いを Wishing on a Star?) (Welcomez Minmi, Wakadanna & Han-kun from Shōnan no Kaze, Goki) 19 13 11*
2009 "Tsutaetai Koto ga Konna Aru noni" (伝えたい事がこんなあるのに I Have Stuff to Tell You, But?) (Welcomez Wakadanna from Shōnan no Kaze, Jay'ed) RIAJ #1 for three weeks. 23 45 1 TBA
2010 "Aishiteru" (愛してる I Love You?) (Welcomez Wakadanna) 24 6 3

†Japan Hot 100 established February 2008, RIAJ Digital Track Chart established April 2009.
* charted on RIAJ Chaku-uta chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://images.businessweek.com/ss/07/07/0723_asia_pop/source/3.htm
  2. ^ a b "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」". Oricon. Retrieved 2010-05-10.  (subscription only)
  3. ^ "TBA/LTD EDITION". 95music (in Chinese). Retrieved May 9, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Hot 100|JAPAN Charts|Billboard JAPAN" (in Japanese). Billboard. 
  5. ^ "有料音楽配信チャート" (in Japanese). RIAJ. 

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