Meguroshokudo is a night club in Meguro, Tokyo. I went there for a dancehall night. Japanese dancehall has been developing and establishing brand new style which is very different from Jamaican.
Please read the article about Japanese dancehall bellow which i wrote for NUMERO TOKYO.
Anyway, they are the sex icon these days. Even magazines for middle aged guys who had never heard reggae feature them and there are reggae dance feature within idol section at satellite channel, moreover reggae X sex porn is selling well. However, if you gain their information from only from those media, you'll never be able to capture their true nature.
At 3 am, their show time starts at clubs. it's always packed. what you feel strange there is the fact that although their performance has strong sex appeal to provoke men, most of the audience are girls. Often, they are students of the dancers on the stage at dance school. girls seriously try to learn the actions to whip up guys... Since what they learn is very close to instinct, automatically and easily their action (dance) escalates. But as they learn it seriously their instinct stays serious. It's the same for dance teachers. There was Jamaica as a pioneer. Therefore, I've never found them real erotic. I simply think that that's the way for Japanese reggae dance and I'm not criticizing them at all. There are different ways for Jamaican and Japanese. They are sex icons who are actually far from sex.