Fans of anime and Eurobeat music, look out for HI-BPM STUDIO 24/7 Live Radio! This new crossover YouTube channel will feature footage from classic street-racing anime series ‘Initial D’ soundtracked by Eurobeat hits, broadcasting 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The Eurobeat genre has fans worldwide, generating hundreds of millions of views on YouTube via live streams and videos. With its roots in the hi-NRG dance music genre, Eurobeat exploded into life on mainland Europe in the 1980s.
By the ’90s, Eurobeat production mainly came from northern Italy. The genre had become a significant influence on the Japanese music scene, with its up-tempo beats and easily memorable melodies. In particular, car enthusiasts consider the genre perfect for driving, as the music conveys an exciting sense of speed.
Amid this background, the anime series ‘Initial D’ began broadcasting in 1998, a show where sportscar drivers compete in thrilling battles on Japan’s mountain passes. Many of these heated scenes were soundtracked by Eurobeat music. The show has fans all around Asia, North America and the rest of the world, and as a result, Eurobeat has become a favourite genre of custom-car obsessives everywhere.
In recent years, the popularity of custom-car culture has spread in countries worldwide and has long been popular in Japan. Now gearheads in every corner of the globe are tuning Japanese cars like characters in an anime.
When HI-BPM STUDIO 24/7 Live Radio launches on January 21, its all-day, all-night live broadcasts will allow fans to hear endless Eurobeat tunes like on a radio station, while also enjoying the sense of speed and power of a selection of battle scenes from ‘Initial D..’ Since it will be streaming live on YouTube, viewers will be able to chat with other fans in real-time while listening to the same tunes together.
The channel name will include the subtitle ‘ENERGY, SPEED, POWER, EUROBEAT, UPLIFTING DANCE SOUND,’ so users will know precisely what they’re getting. And, of course, the playlist will include music from the ‘Initial D’ anime series.
Recently the chillout genre has been booming, but the music on HI-BPM STUDIO 24/7 Live Radio offers the polar opposite experience – the channel’s message is less “chill out” and more “cheer up.” Let’s face it, that’s an outlook we could all use in this day and age. Tune in for the energetic combination of classic Japanese animation and high-tempo dance music to truly get your engine revving.
Official website: https://avex.jp/eurobeat/
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Official Twitter account: https://twitter.com/avexsebofficial
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