Denki Groove

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Denki Groove
Pierre Taki (left) and Takkyu Ishino (right) performing live in Japan, 2011
Pierre Taki (left) and Takkyu Ishino (right) performing live in Japan, 2011
Background information
OriginShizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Genres
Years active
  • 1989–2001
  • 2004–present
Labels
Associated actsScha Dara Parr
Websitewww.denkigroove.com
Members
Past members

Denki Groove (電気グルーヴ, Denki Gurūvu, "Electric Groove") is a Japanese music group founded in 1989. It consists of Takkyu Ishino and Pierre Taki.[1]

History[edit]

Denki Groove was founded in 1989 by Takkyu Ishino and Pierre Taki, both of whom are natives of Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture.[2]

The group's major-label debut studio album, Flash Papa, was released in 1991.[3] Subsequently, the group released a number of albums such as U.F.O. (1991), Karateka (1992), Vitamin (1993), Dragon (1994), Orange (1996), A (1997), and Voxxx (2000).[4] The group's 1997 single, "Shangri-La", has sold more than half a million copies.[4] The group took a hiatus between 2001 and 2004.[5]

In 2019, Pierre Taki was arrested on suspicion of cocaine possession.[6] In response, Sony Music Entertainment Japan took Denki Groove's recordings off the shelves and stopped streaming the group's music.[7] Streaming services were resumed on June 19 2020.[8]

Members[edit]

Current members

Former members

  • Mimio – guitar (1989–1990)
  • Koji Takahashi – production (1989–1990)
  • Jun Kitagawa (CMJK) – production, turntables (1990–1991)
  • Yoshinori Sunahara – production (1991–1999)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 662 BPM by DG (1990)
  • Flash Papa (1991)
  • U.F.O. (1991)
  • Karateka (1992)
  • Vitamin (1993)
  • Dragon (1994)
  • Orange (1996)
  • A (1997)
  • Voxxx (2000)
  • Denki Groove toka Scha Dara Parr (2005) (with Scha Dara Parr)
  • J-Pop (2008)
  • Yellow (2008)
  • 20 (2009)
  • Human Beings and Animals (2013)
  • Tropical Love (2017)
  • 30 (2019)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Flash Papa Menthol (1993)
  • Drill King Anthology (1994)
  • Recycled A (1998)
  • The Last Supper (2001)
  • Singles and Strikes (2004)
  • Denki Groove Golden Hits: Due to Contract (2011)
  • Denki Groove Decade 2008-2017 (2017)
  • Tropical Love Lights (2017)

Live albums[edit]

  • Ilbon 2000 (2000)

EPs[edit]

  • Dragon EP (1995)
  • Orange Remixes (1996)
  • Hirake! Pon-chak (1996) (with Epaksa)
  • Drill King Golden Hits Vol. 1 (2001)
  • Drill King Golden Hits Vol. 2 (2001)
  • Drill King Golden Hits Vol. 3 (2001)
  • Dessert (2001)
  • 25 (2014)

Singles[edit]

  • "Rhythm Red Beat Black (Version 300000000000)" (1991) (split with TMN)
  • "Mud Ebis" / "Cosmic Surfin'" (1991)
  • "Snake Finger" (1992)
  • "Transistor Radio" (1993) (as Simon'z)
  • "N.O." (1994)
  • "Popo" (1994)
  • "Kame Life" (1994)
  • "Zinsei (Hardfloor Remix)" (1994)
  • "Niji" (1995)
  • "Dareda!" (1996)
  • "Asunaro Sunshine" (1997)
  • "Shangri-La" (1997)
  • "Pocket Cowboy" (1997)
  • "Flashback Disco" (1999)
  • "Nothing's Gonna Change" (1999)
  • "Twilight" (2005) (with Scha Dara Parr)
  • "Saint Ojisan" (2005) (with Scha Dara Parr)
  • "Shonen Young" (2007)
  • "Mononoke Dance" (2008)
  • "The Words" (2009)
  • "Upside Down" (2009)
  • "Shameful" (2012)
  • "Missing Beatz" (2013)
  • "Fallin' Down" (2015)
  • "Man Human" (2018)
  • "Set you Free" (2020)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kawamura, Yusuke (21 October 2014). "Interview: Denki Groove's Takkyu Ishino". Red Bull Music Academy. Archived from the original on 1 November 2019. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  2. ^ Shoji, Kaori (3 January 2016). "New Denki Groove documentary uncovers two decades of strange techno". The Japan Times. Archived from the original on 26 March 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  3. ^ "鬼日おめでとう!電気グルーヴのカフェ「Cafe de 鬼」が本当にオープン". Natalie (in Japanese). 17 November 2015. Archived from the original on 1 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  4. ^ a b Mills, Ted. "Denki Groove - Biography". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 7 October 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  5. ^ "電気グルーヴのプロフィール". Oricon (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 19 December 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  6. ^ Michel, Patrick St. (23 March 2019). "Denki Groove campaign reveals what Japan truly thinks of celebrities embroiled in drug scandals". The Japan Times. Archived from the original on 24 March 2019. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  7. ^ Schilling, Mark (29 March 2019). "Why Scandal-Hit Japanese Celebrity Pierre Taki Could Defy the Death Cycle". Variety. Archived from the original on 30 March 2019. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  8. ^ "「電気グルーヴ」音源の配信再開 石野卓球さん「We are back」". Mainichi Shimbun. 2020-06-19.

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