HOME MADE kazoku

HOME MADE kazoku

Artists Biography

Home Made Kazoku is a three member band consisting of members Micro, Kuro and founding member, DJ U-Ichi. The band was originally created in 1996 under a different name and went through many members before finally settling on being a trio with the name Home Made Kazoku in 2001. From 2001 to 2003, the band performed independently in various Nagoya nightclubs. In early 2004, the band was chosen to be part of a country-wide tour known as the Japan Club Tour. Read more on Last.fm


Home Made Kazoku is a three member band consisting of members Micro, Kuro and founding member, DJ U-Ichi. The band was originally created in 1996 under a different name and went through many members before finally settling on being a trio with the name Home Made Kazoku in 2001. From 2001 to 2003, the band performed independently in various Nagoya nightclubs. In early 2004, the band was chosen to be part of a country-wide tour known as the Japan Club Tour. During the tour, the trio gained many fans from their club performances as well as finally being signed to a major label, Ki/oon Records.

Shortly after being signed, the group released a mini-album containing the song "Home Sweet Home (Reborn)". The song became wildly popular and went on to become one of the most requested songs of Japanese radio stations for the year. In July of the same year, their first single, Summer Time Magic, was released and sat at a comfortable 15th on the Oricon charts for nearly 10 weeks. After a series of singles, including Thank You!!, which was used as the second ending theme to the popular anime Bleach and Shōnen Heart, which was used as an opening theme to the anime Eureka Seven, the band's first full length album was released. "Rock the World" entered the Oricon charts and peaked at 5th in its first week. It would stay in the top 20 for the next two months and end up selling 191,744 copies as well as becoming the 78th best selling album of 2005, a sign of the band's new found popularity.

After their first album, the group went on a series of tours and released a string of singles as well as their second and third albums, "Musication" and "Familia". Of special note, tickets to their second tour were sold out within the span of one hour, a record in Japanese music. In January 2007, it was announced that they would perform the first ending theme to the anime Naruto: Shippūden entitled Nagareboshi Shooting Star which entered the Oricon charts at 10th place. One of the group, Micro, was featured on the Abingdon Boys School song "Lost Reason" as it appeared on their self-titled album. Home Made Kazoku has performed for a promotional commercial for a product called "Walky Walky" with their song "Easy Walk". In addition, Home Made Kazoku's single, No Rain No Rainbow, is the movie theme for the second Naruto Shippūden movie.
Home Made Kazoku usually displays a very up-beat mood in their music, sometimes described by fans as "feel-good music". The pace of the songs may vary from moderately slow and calm to moderately fast and energetic. Following a trend within Japanese pop, the group makes use of English phrases within the music. This use is rather extensive, as nearly every song contains some amount of English. Most songs utilize the language in the refrain as well as in isolated instances throughout a song.

The subject matter of the music usually concerns love, family, peace, harmonious communication with others, fun, and summer festivities. Additionally, most of the music videos seem to take place in the spring or summer, hearkening back to their up-beat mood and liveliness
Albums

1. Rock the World (11 May 2005)
1. It's da Dai Naka Show!!!
2. Home Party
3. On The Run
4. Aikotoba
5. Asunaro no Ki
6. Kūneru Asobu
7. Oooh! Ie!
8. Koi no Decibel
9. Thank You!!
10. Mochiron
11. live on direct pt.3
12. Mr. Tough Guy
13. Summer Time Magic
14. Homerareru to Nobiru Type
15. Home Sweet Home (Reborn)
16. Life Goes On & On
2. Musication (15 February 2006)
1. Journey in 2 H.M.K.U.
2. Music & Communication
3. Shōnen Heart
4. Lean On Me
5. JOYRIDE
6. Take It Easy
7. Salvia no Tsubomi
8. Funny 20 8
9. Shall We Ranbu!?
10. Itoshi no Mic Check 1,2
11. Itsumo Itsudemo
12. R.A.I.N.B.O.W.
13. You'll Be Alright With Makihara Noriyuki
14. Happy Days Shiawase na Hibi
3. Familia (14 March 2007)
1. Familogue
2. We Are Family
3. Everybody Needs Music
4. Get Fun-Key space in your space
5. fantastic 3 feat.SEAMO
6. Nagareboshi Shooting Star (流星 ~Shooting Star~?)
7. Kimi ga Kureta Mono (君がくれたもの?)
8. Brand New Day
9. Manatsu no Dance Call (真夏のダンスコール_?)
10. What's Going On !?
11. FRESSSH! (フレッッッシュ!?)
12. Brotherhood
13. Never Enough feat. K-Moon from Incredible Beatbox Band
14. Flava Flava with Shintarō Tokita (常田真太郎?) from Sukimasu Kicchi (スキマスイッチ?)
15. Homesickness (ホームシック ?)
16. Mi.e.na.i.chi.ka.ra (ミ・エ・ナ・イ・チ・カ・ラ?)
4. Home (8 October 2008)
1. Kazoku Sensei (Family Oath) (家族宣誓?)
2. Rise & Shine
3. Change
4. Come Back Home
5. Easy Walk
6. Hontoha (ホントハ?)
7. No Rain No Rainbow
8. Home
9. Oboeteru Album Version (おぼえてる。- Album Version ?)
10. Frontier (フロンティア?)
11. Runners High
12. ZokuZokool
13. Rush Gimme a Break (RUSH~ギミアブレイク~ ?)
14. I Wish
15. Yeah!!
Compilation Album

1. Heartful Best Songs (6 February 2008)
1. Thank You!! (サンキュー!!, Sankyū!!?)
2. Oboeteru (おぼえてる。, I remember.?)
3. Hero (Strings Ver.) (ヒーロー, Hīrō?)
4. Koi no Decibel (恋のデシベル, Romance's Decibel?)
5. Salvia no Tsubomi (サルビアのつぼみ, The Salvia's are Blooming?)
6. Kimi ga Kureta Mono (君がくれたもの?)
7. Itsumo Itsudemo (いつもいつでも, Forever any time?)
8. Futari ga Ii ne (二人がいいね?)
9. Take it easy
10. Manabi no Mado (学びの窓, Studying the Window Pane?)
11. ((Nihongo|Merry-go-Round|メリーゴーランド|Merī-gō-Rando}}
12. Nagareboshi Shooting Star (流れ星 ~Shooting Star~, Nagareboshi ~Shooting Star~?)
13. Life goes on & on(Extended Ver.)
14. Home Sweet Home(Reform)
15. Homesick (ホームシック, Hōmushikku?)
16. Encore Symphony (アンコール シンフォニー, Ankōa Shinfonī?)
Singles

1. Oooh! Ie! (19 May 2004)
1. Oooh! Ie!
2. Let It Be Arugamama ni
3. Merry Go Round
4. Live On Direct pt.1
5. Kuchiyakusoku Kara Hajimaru Monogatari ~151125~
2. Summer Time Magic (7 July 2004)
1. Summer Time Magic
2. Mr. Tough Guy
3. Oooh!Yeah!
3. Aikotoba (アイコトバ, Aikotoba?) (Password) (17 November 2004)
1. Aikotoba
2. Hero
3. Home Party
4. Thank You!! (サンキュー!!?) (26 January 2005)
1. Thank You!!
2. Home Sweet Home (Reborn)
5. On the Run (2 March 2005)
1. On the Run
2. Live On Direct pt.2
3. Adrenaline F
6. Shōnen Heart (少年ハート?) (Young Boy's Heart) (3 August 2005)
1. Shōnen Heart
2. Sora to Umi no Deau Tokoro
3. Shōnen Heart (Instrumental)
7. Joyride (5 October 2005)
1. Joyride
2. Manabi no Mado
3. Life Work!
4. Joyride (Instrumental)
8. Salvia Bud / You'll Be Alright With Noriyuki Makihara (サルビアのつぼみ / You'll be alright with 槇原敬之, Salvia no Tsubomi / You'll Be Alright With Noriyuki Makihara?) (18 January 2006)
1. Salvia no Tsubomi
2. You'll Be Alright with Noriyuki Makihara
3. It Is No Type
4. Salvia no Tsubomi (Instrumental)
5. You'll Be Alright with Noriyuki Makihara (Instrumental)
9. Aikotoba wa Abra Cadabra / Manatsu no Dance Call (アイコトバはア・ブラ・カダ・ブラ ~HOME MADE 家族 vs 米米CLUB~ / 真夏のダンスコール?) (12 July 2006)
1. Aikotoba wa Abra Cadabra Home Made Kazoku vs. Komekome Club
2. Manatsu no Dance Call
3. Precious Season
4. Aikotoba wa Abra Cadabra Home Made Kazoku vs. Komekome Club (Instrumental)
5. Manatsu no Dance Call (Instrumental)
10. I Say Yeah! (4 October 2006)
11. Everybody Needs Music (22 November 2006)
1. Everybody Needs Music
2. Silver Town
3. Tera Incognita Shirarezarutochi
4. What's Going On
12. Kimi ga Kureta Mono (君がくれたもの?) (What You Gave Me) (31 January 2007)
1. Kimi ga Kureta Mono
2. Never Enough
3. Salvia no Tsubomi Liga Oriente Remix
13. Nagareboshi Shooting Star (流れ星 ~Shooting Star~?) (7 March 2007) 1st Naruto Shippūden Ending Theme
1. Nagareboshi Shooting Star~
2. Yonaka ni Kaita Love Letter
3. Nagareboshi Shooting Star (Instrumental)
14. Oboeteru (おぼえてる?) (I Remember) (16 January 2008)
1. Oboeteru
2. Rise & Shine
3. Everybody Needs Music (raw phat remix)
15. Night Parade with Flow
16. Easy Walk (08 April 2008)
1. Easy Walk
2. Iron Soul (アイアンソウル★, Aian Sōru?)
3. Viva Jibun (VIVA自分?)
17. No Rain No Rainbow(23 July 2008)
1. No Rain No Rainbow
2. Frontier (フロンティア, Furontia?)
3. I Wish
18. Come Back Home (03 September 2008)
1. Come Back Home
2. Ikkagen (一家言?, lit. Personal Opinion)
3. Easy Walk (DJ Deckstream Remix)
DVDs

* Live 2005 "Rock the World" ~はじめての家族旅行~ in 名古屋
* Home Made Films Vol.1
* Home Made Films Vol.2
* Home Made Films Vol.3
* I Say Yeah! NeOSITE 10th Anniversary [email protected] AX 2006/10/27
* Tour 2006 "Musication" ~平成十八年度・新学期家族大歓迎会~ in Zepp Tokyo
* TOUR 2007 "FAMILIA" ~Heisei 19 Nendo Shiawase Kazokuka Keikaku~ in SHIBUYA AX
Home Made Kazoku
Origin Japan
Genre(s) Hip-hop
Years active 1996 - present
Label(s) Ki/oon
Website http://www.home-made.jp/

Members
Micro
Kuro
DJ U-Ichi

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