group _inou is a Japanese duo formed in 2003 by imai(Composer) and cp(MC).
The duo have released 4 albums on their own label “GAL” that was established in 2006. imai’s electribe manipulation combines fantastic melody with absolute chaos, the tunes get the crowd enthused and amped just in a moment. Moving around the stage, cp demonstrates vocal and MC in various styles and perform the perfect interaction with words and the tunes sometimes emotionally, sometimes humorous. group_inou has its own sound and groove that are original and beyond genre, containing different types of features and attitudes ranging from electro, hip-hop, hardcore, pops and so on. Since the beginning of their career, group_inou has been playing with many artists worldwide and has performed at huge festivals throughout Japan such as FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL, BAYCAMP, RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL and COUNTDOWN JAPAN.
The duo won the New Face Award at Japan Media Arts Festival and the Awards for Excellence at The Asia Digital Arts Awards for their music video of the track “EYE” from the 4th album “MAP”. group_inou’s artistic activity is not only in music scene but in graphic arts and video works, collaborating with numerous creators and their free and creative works have been more successful and spotlighted in every field.
Official Website: http://g-a-l.jp/group_inou/