The 49ers Climb The Japanese Charts Once Again

The 49ers are featured on “In Your Mellow Tone Official Bootleg Vol. 1” mixed by Japanese producers Re:Plus. Today the album has reached #2 on Japan’s iTunes Top 10 list of Hip-Hop albums. In addition, the song featured on the album, Imagine produced by Re:plus, is currently #6 on Japan’s iTunes Top 10 Hip-Hop songs. 

Imagine was recorded while The 49ers were on tour in Japan last summer. They met Re:plus at Noah Sound Studio in Shibuya and had instant chemistry. Jas Mace remembers the day they recorded the song, “I was writing my verse right before we left for the studio. We were in the hotel room overlooking the Asahi Beer Tower in Asakusa and the river that flows right below. I just thought how privileged and honored I was to be in Japan, writing that song for Re:plus’ album. It was a beautiful view and great experience.”

Jas Mace’s balcony view that inspired his verse on Imagine

Jas Mace also recalls another memorable moment while recording the song, “It was great working with Re:plus. They are such talented producers. It’s funny though, I remember recording the song and there was a punk band in the room next to us going crazy on the drums. It was something like I have never heard before. The drummer was wailing away keeping perfect tempo for at least 30 minutes, non-stop. We peaked over the window and was amazed to see a female punk band practicing for one of their upcoming gigs. Man, I wish I had the number of that drummer. A 49ers collaboration with her would be great! haha.

In addition to “In Your Mellow Tone Official Bootleg Vol. 1” charting as the #2 Japanese iTunes album, The 49ers are featured on 3 additional albums currently on iTunes Top 100 list. We would like to thank all of you for your love and support!


~ by The 49ers on December 14, 2009.

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