TRF
TRF

TRF

About TRF

That the sounds of Euro-beat dominated the Japanese charts in the 1990s, an era influenced by techno music and the rave scene, is largely the result of one man: Tetsuya Komuro. In 1992, the producer created TRF Rave Factory, arguably Japan's first Euro-beat group and one which brought Europe's underground rave scene to the top of the Japanese pop charts. Komuro wrote and produced most of their hits until the band largely ended their association with him in 1996. By that time, TRF -- as the band soon came to be known -- had sold 20 million singles and albums combined, and set the template for the all-conquering Euro-beat sound that would be adopted by hordes of J-pop chart toppers, from Ayumi Hamasaki on down. ~ David Hickey

  • BORN
    1993