VDL in Namie Amuro's "Funky Town"

J-pop queen Namie Amuro has a new album out titled ";Play"; which features Virtual Drumline on the track ";Funky Town."; VDL instruments used in the track are tenorline, bassline, cymbal line, abel triangle, vocals, agogo bells, cowbell, hand claps, and police whistle. Check out the video on YouTube at:


Special thanks to Jim Wunderlich for spotting this one and big congrats on your DCI win Jim!
Very Cool. What's J-pop?
Japanese pop.

Some of it's pretty cool stuff, much better I would say than the pop music we put out here.  I was an assistant mix engineer and programmer for a few J-Pop albums when I was in school.
That is cool.  VDL goes international! :)
Hey Jim, I was happy to send this out to you! It's great to hear sounds from our activity in well-produced pop music, and to hear your hard work...at work.

Namie is fairly outrageous, yes? ;-)
Of course, in the world of Field and Indoor percussion VDL is already an industry standard.  The fact that the VDL sample library would be integrated into a mainstream production like this is a credit to the detailed professionalism of Jim and all that brought VDL to market.  As artists, producers and such look for ways to be both distinctive and diverse - I would be willing to bet we will be treated to more pubs that incorporate VDL.  I look forward to it!

David Vita
former 27th Lancer
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