Taiwan’s most internationally-flavored hip-hop band Da Mouth is coming back with a new album (Wang Yuan Kou Li Kou) after getting a lot of attention and nabbing a Golden Melody award this year for best group for their first self-titled album. Their members are Canadian-Taiwanese MC 40, Korean-Shangdongese-American male vocalist Harry, Taiwanese (but raised in Japan) DJ Chung Hua, and Japanese female vocalist Aisa.
New song Guo Wang Huang Hou (The King and Queen) MV (2 min version)
Not only are they trying for another Golden Melody award with this new album, but they say they sometime next year they want to enter the Japanese market. They are recording a Japanese version of 结果咧 (Jie Guo Lie).
Another MV released for this new album was Yong Yuan Zai Shen Bian, a remake of Aoyama Thelma & Soulja’s Koko ni Iru No, which frankly was better but it’s not bad. I don’t think it’s the best way to enter the Japanese market though. They should do a Japanese version of 119 which was a great, catchy song. It’d be interesting to see a Chinese-language artist expanding to another market, because so far no one in China or Taiwan has really bothered with the hassle of recording songs in other languages which is what it really takes to succeed in another market. For Da Mouth however, with Japanese vocalist Aisha, it actually makes sense for them to do Japanese songs. I wish them the best of luck.
Yong Yuan Zai Shen Bian (Always By Your Side) MV: