City Pop is a genre of music that started in Japan in the 70s and 80s during their economic boom. It’s the perfect driving-with-the-windows-down and everything’s great music.
You may know City Pop these days because it’s been popularized by the vaporwave genre. While a lot of vaporwave being made today is really great, I almost always prefer the original songs they were sampling.
The musicianship is just unparalleled, the grooves are deep, and it just makes you feel so good.
Listen to and post your favorite City Pop tracks and albums here.
Learn about City Pop
- A great zZounds feature on the history of City Pop with a focus on the synths they used.
- A video history of City Pop