Tokyo, Japan -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/04/2010 -- Joint One Radio, Tokyo has been recognized for its worldwide impact on the Urban music market with a feature on St. Louis, MO based http://www.unsignedhype.org. Joint One Radio and Record Pool have consistently held the #1 spot in its market since 2000 and have been dubbed "Japan's Official Urban Radio Legend". Unsignedhype.org , launched in 2000 on the "old mp3.com", not only brings over 10 years of online, digital, mobile and social networking experience to independent artists, the site has also received endorsements from figures at BMI, Interscope Records and the world renowned Wu Tang Clan. Unsignedhype.org also provides "official" content for Windows Media, ITunes, Nokia and other online, digital and mobile networks.
Joint One Radio has been the key urban media outlet in Japan for multiple high level product releases such as Michael Jackson MOBILE "For the Children" cell phone in Japan, http://mobile-mj.com . Launched on 29 August 2010, Michael Jackson's birthday, via the Joint One web site http://www.jointone.com, orders for the exclusive product immediately proved the effectiveness and reach of the show and its web presence. Joint One's production arm J.Stillton productions, has also provided soundtrack material for Sega of America, inc., in its Nintendo Wii version of the popular game, MadWorld. Sega's MadWorld soundtrack also includes music from Joint One's roster of artists from America, Japan and the UK.
Joint One's founder, DJ Joey Slick, formerly a live mix show DJ on Los Angeles' Power 106 (KPWR 105.9) and the world renowned Baka Boyz, Friday Night Flavaz mix show, was signed as the instructional DJ for Pioneer's CDJ system. In 2001 he was recruited away from Los Angeles to create and headline the premier urban radio show in all of Japan, Joint One Radio and 2002 saw Joey inducted into the West Coast Hip Hop Hall of Fame by its founder Alonzo "The Grandmaster" Williams, of World Class Wreckin' Cru fame.
Dark Shadow Magazine says, "When it comes to music of this genre, Joint One Radio and Record Pool is the pipeline to all of Japan. When you think of where the heartbeat of American music is today, thoughts of Los Angeles or New York may cross your mind. At the very least, we may think that our radio stations should be playing the most current music in the industry. Think twice because most likely, these same songs were first aired on InterFM 76.1 Tokyo."
With this type of history, it's no surprise that Joint One stands as the "Gateway to Japan" and helps set the stage for new phases of development in urban music culture around the world. Major and independent labels, established and upcoming artists seek out the show and the Joint One Record pool both in the United States and Japan, as respected team mates in accomplishing their music mission and often, the Joint One Family has advance copies of new projects even before American outlets. Joint One Radio and Record Pool are proven international tastemakers, having a worldwide impact in the urban music culture.