Repezen Foxx is a DJ/YouTuber group consisting of DJ Shacho, DJ Foy, DJ Ginta, DJ Maru, and DJ Waki from Fukuoka, Japan. The group used to be known as "Repezen Chikyu" with the same members.
In 2006, they held Japan's first solo live performance as DJs at Makuhari Messe, attracting about 15,000 people.
Since the unit was formed, they were planned to break up with a dome live performance, the group disbanded in December 2008 after a live performance at PayPay Dome in Fukuoka, Japan. The number of participants at that time exceeded about 25,000 people.
▲ PayPay Dome in Fukuoka - Attracting about 25,000 people
▲ Makuhari Messe in Chiba - Attracting about 15,000 people
In June 2009, they announced their relaunch as a new unit "Repezen Foxx," and they have now moved their base of operations from Japan to Indonesia, where they continue their activities.
Even after moving abroad, their influence has remained strong, with their videos ranking 5th and 6th in "YouTube Video Views Ranking (November 2009)" by Influencer Power Ranking. They were also ranked 5th in "Influencer Power Trends (November 2009)" by Model Press.
▲ Source) Model Press - https://mdpr.jp/news/detail/2689854
▲ Source) PRTIMES - https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000215.000015232.html
As seen in the results of the recently announced TOP 100 CLUBS, clubs in Southeast Asia and China have made the Top 100 one after another, clearly indicating that dance music industry as a whole is paying attention to the Asian region, including Indonesia, where they are based.
Voting for the TOP 100 DJs 2022 began yesterday. And the TOP 100 DJs is a global ranking of DJs that has been conducted annually since 1995, with more than 1.3 million votes collected from 180 countries and regions each year to determine the No. 1 DJ of the year.
In 2009, most of the voters for the TOP 100 DJs were in the club-going age bracket, with 40% of the votes coming from 18-24 year olds and 40% from 25-34 year olds.
However, due to the global pandemic that shut down or canceled clubs and music festivals last year, we know that most of the voters voted based on live streaming sets and past popular songs.
As can be seen from last year's voting data, it is clear that they, Repezen Foxx, have more than enough potential to make the top 100, something that has not happened from Japan for quite some time. This is because their main fans are Generation Z in their teens and twenties. And this is because their core fans, Generation Z, listen to music on a daily basis using subscriptions such as Spotify and Amazon Music, and are highly trend-sensitive to social media such as TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube.
Japanese DJs are often told that they cannot make it on the world stage, but we hope that the activities of these Repezen Foxx will be a catalyst for them to gain recognition from the rest of the world.
DJ MAG JAPAN will continue to keep an eye on their challenges.
Repezen Foxx (formerly known as Repezen Earth) is a five-member DJ group led by Shunnosuke Kimoto, a.k.a. DJ Shacho. They have gained support from young people in their teens and twenties with their extreme projects, and at the same time, they have actively produced music and released many singles. 2.7 million YouTube channel subscribers. 25,000 people attended their first solo live performance as DJs in Japan at Fukuoka PayPay Dome. In 2021, the group changed its name from "Repezen Chikyu" to "Repezen Foxx" after announcing its overseas expansion. Currently based in Indonesia, the group is working towards the world.
Twitter Main: https://twitter.com/DJShacho_Foxx
Twiiter Sub: https://twitter.com/DJ_Shacho_jp
DJ Shacho Special Interview is the below:
Twitter Main: https://twitter.com/DJFoy_Foxx
Twitter Sub: https://twitter.com/DJ_Foy_jp
Twitter Main: https://twitter.com/DJGinta_Foxx
Twitter Sub: https://twitter.com/DJ_Ginta_jp
Twitter Main: https://twitter.com/DJMaru_Foxx
Twitter Sub: https://twitter.com/DJ_MARU_jp
Twitter Main: https://twitter.com/DJWaki_Foxx
Twitter Sub: https://twitter.com/DJ_Waki_jp