Spincoaster editor-in-chief Takazumi Hosaka
1. Nakamura Kaho – GUM
2. KID FRESINO – Coincidence
3. DJ RYOW – all green feat. Tubaki
4. eill – HUSH
5. SIRUP – LOOP
6. Nariaki Obukuro – Selfish
7. kZm – Dream Chaser feat. BIM
8. Utada Hikaru – Too Proud featuring XZT, Suboi, EK (L1 Remix)
9. tofubeats – RUN
10. King Gnu – Flash!!!
11. Tempalay – Dou Shiyou
12. Friday Night Plans – Plastic Love
This was a year that I again thought that the hip hop scene stood out. There were also good artists who aren’t part of the genre but are influenced by it, like Nakamura Kaho, Nariaki Obukuro, eill, and SIRUP. Outside of that King Gnu which made a big leap forward and Tempalay continues to make its own lane. I hope that the trends of 2018 can continue into 2019.