80KIDZ formed in January 2007.
They began performing with various leading international artists upon releasing two popular mix CDs independently in Japan.
Their early original songs and remixes went viral via the internet and SNS social networking services gaining them worldwide attention and helping them to sell out of their first 12” Vinyl release “DISDRIVE EP” (April 2008) in record time.
Their first CDEP release “Life Begins at Eighty” (August 2008) followed by breaking local sales records for CDEP releases.
Their debut album “This Is My Shit” (April 2009) won acclaim as one of the best album releases of the year, and was followed by a mini album “SPOILED BOY” (June 2010) featuring Lovefoxxx from CSS on the title track.
Their second album “WEEKEND WARRIOR” (October 2010) became the number one selling overall album on iTunes Japan for 2010, and their third album “TURBO TOWN” (April 2012) helped to bridge and crossover between both the “Rock” and “Dance” genres.
They have toured heavily in addition to releasing a steady stream of releases and are one of a very select few artists who have performed at most of the leading Japanese music festivals including ‘FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL’, ‘ROCK IN JAPAN’, ‘COUNTDOWN JAPAN’, and ‘SUMMER SONIC’.
They also started releasing a EP series of Dance-oriented tracks in 2013 as part of their “80 Series”, and have just released their fifth album “5” (March 2016).