|Studio album by
|May 26, 2010
|Sony Music Entertainment Japan
Tokyo Groove is the fourth album by the female Japanese hip-hop unit Halcali. The album is their first in over three years.
The album is a two-disc set. The first disc is compiled with new and original material, the second disc contains cover and collaboration songs. The lead song of the second disc "My Sweet Darlin'" features the original artist, Hitomi Yaida, herself on the track as well.
Artists and producers that Halcali worked with on the album include Verbal (m-flo), Scha Dara Parr, Nona Reeves, Bikke, Suneohair, Ram Rider, and Aigon. Artists that Halcali collaborated with or covered on the second disc include Judy and Mary, Chara, Tokyo No.1 Soul Set, Tamio Okuda, and The Magokoro Brothers.
Tokyo Groove reached number 13 on the Oricon charts, and made its weekly ranking debut at number 20.
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