Masked Electronic Duo AmPm to Write New Song For A6

26.April.2019 | MUSIC

AmPm is an electronic music duo that has kept the global music market in mind since their debut back in 2017. Their debut track Best Part Of Us has enjoyed its majority of Spotify streams from overseas fans. They have also collaborated with several international artists such as Ayden and Frida Sundemo.


The masked duo are now set to write the song All For You for Japanese boy band V6 which will be featured on their upcoming double A-side single Aru Hi Negai ga Kanattanda. The track will feature AmPm’s iconic mysterious dance sound and English lyrics backed by V6’s utterly addictive harmonies.


AmPm commented the following on the release: “This track has been the hardest to make out of any songs we have worked on to date. In the end, and through trial and error, we believe we have brought together Chocoholic’s strength, who is the main track-maker of the song, and Arner and Chiris’s gentleness, who are in LA and who we worked together with.”


  • AmPm Give In-Depth Explanation of NFT Appeal During 5th Anniversary Project

    25.April.2022 | MUSIC

    In 2017, the masked musical unit AmPm made its debut with the song Best Part of Us, and has continued to attract listeners from all over the world. In celebration of its 5th anniversary in 2022, the pair are planning tons of new projects. Each will be announced on the 16th of each month.


    Along with releasing original music, AmPm has been working to create valuable assets in the Metaverse, starting with the sale of NFT. In a first for a Japanese artist, the pair began selling a limited trial of unreleased music in 2021. Recently, AmPm announced some new NFT digital art.


    Based on the pair’s experience of music curators, the NFT project hopes to provide unique pieces for an affordable price, allowing as many people as possible to become familiar with the NFT space.


    AmPm recently purchased ‘Jidori Girls,’ a project by JidoriDeployer, on OpenSea. They decided to purchase it not only because of its immediate appeal, but also because it fit with AmPm’s worldview.


    After the announcement, there was an exchange on Twitter with the creator of Jidori Girls. Fans from around the world also chimed in with comments like “You are incredible,” “Awesome collab!,” and “Thanks for joining our community!” 


    AmPm Delivering “THE BOOK”


    In the note section, the pair explained the NFT, how they came to purchase it, its appeal, and the significance of the purchase.


    It’s unclear how NFTs will affect AmPm’s future activities. Fans will just have to stay tuned to find out!

  • AmPm Releases First Dance Track ‘Tokyo,’ Remixed by DJ VIVID

    21.January.2022 | MUSIC

    Tokyo (VIVID Remix), a remixed version of AmPm’s dance track Tokyo, was released on Friday, January 7, 2022.


    AmPm / Tokyo (VIVID Remix)


    The original song was released in March 2021 and was the first full-fledged dance track based on AmPm’s roots in dance music. Inspired by the neon city of Tokyo, it was released on Sushi Muzik, an up-and-coming label based in Amsterdam and founded in 2020. The company has released tracks from dance music legends like Norman Doray, Roland Clark, Kryder, and Eddie Amador. 


    The remix was done by DJ VIVID, who is from the United States but based in Tokyo. Leading the Asian club scene, he has released his original music on A-list labels like Armada and Enhanced Music and has reached #19 on the US Billboard Dance Chart and #8 on the US Radio Chart.


    Message from VIVID


    “AmPm’s unique sound found in ‘Tokyo’ inspired me to bring a house-y vibe geared for the underground nightclubs in Japan.



    Message from AmPm

    “We’re happy to have started 2022 with such a fast-paced song. The original song itself was pretty fast, but this more dense sound is something that only DJ VIVID can provide. I think listeners will enjoy the difference between this and the original track. 


    I hope that this year, people from all over the world will be able to gather in Tokyo.”

  • AmPm Releases Summer Dance Tune with American Singer Amanda Yang

    27.August.2021 | MUSIC

    Masked unit AmPm has been gaining listeners from around the world since the release of their debut track Best Part of Us feat. Michael Kaneko in March 2017.


    Their new single, Everyday feat. Amanda Yang, was released on August 20, and was made available to stream on the same day. 



    Everyday feat. Amanda Yang


    Amanda Yang is an American singer/songwriter with over 110 million streams on Spotify. Her soulful and clear vocals blend perfectly with the catchy tropical house beats, making this the quintessential refreshing 2021 summer anthem. This release also features previously released AmPm tracks Travelling Light and Own this Groove


    Comment from Amanda Yang

    Everyday is about getting caught off guard and falling in love with someone. Being vulnerable is hard. So, I wanted to capture the moments when you realized that you were no longer just “casual” with someone. The moments that showed it grew into something bigger. Everyday is about finally letting your guard down and being open to loving someone without restrictions.’




    Comment from AmPm

    ‘Beginning in 2021, we’re not just releasing artist collaborations like we were before–we’re releasing pure dance tracks. Everyday is a great combo of AmPm’s past trends and this year’s dance music trend. It’s a simple and easy to understand summer tune, so we hope people can just enjoy the heat while vibing to this track. Even though there are still tons of restrictions in place this summer, we hope turning this song up a little louder will help raise everyone’s spirits.’ 






  • AmPm to Release New Single ‘New York City’

    14.June.2021 | MUSIC

    AmPm are set to release their brand new digital single New York City on June 18. The Japanese masked duo made their debut and name known worldwide with the release of Best Part of Us feat. Michael Kaneko back in March 2017.


    The track will be their second release of 2021 following Tokyo back in March which came as the duo’s first dance track. It’s a foot-stomping house music number with elements of techno and soulful house that make you think of New York.


     You could say New York City is also AmPm going back to their roots as the city is where they both donned their masks and began music together.


    AmPm released their song Afterflow in collaboration with Taiwan-based singer Kimberley Chen last month  so be sure to check that out below too.


     ‘AmPm / Afterglow (feat. Kimberley Chen)’ (Music Video)

  • Dipha Barus Remixes AmPm’s Song ‘On The Black and White’

    30.April.2021 | MUSIC

    AmPm released their new single On The Black and White feat.Doul (Dipha Barus Remix) on April 23. The masked duo, who made their debut and name known worldwide with Best Part of Us feat. Michael Kaneko back in March 2017, are no strangers to remixing tracks, but this comes as the first time one of their owns tracks has been remixed by another artist.

    AmPm’s song On The Black and White has been remixed by Indonesian music producer Dipha Barus. The original track, which features Doul, was released in January of this year. Barus keeps the emotional undertone of the original and transforms it into a number to move your feet to. There’s even a music video for it which you can check out below – it gives you an even better feel for the song. 


    AmPm/On The Black and White feat. Doul (Dipha Barus Remix)


    Dipha Barus and AmPm have some words about the remix which we’ve translated below.


    Message from Dipha Barus 

    “It’s truly an honour, and I’m overjoyed, being requested to remix AmPm’s On The Black and White. I’m grateful, since I’ve been in contact with them ever since we performed on the same stage together in 2017. It’s been a really fun experience getting stuck in with this remix. I can say with confidence that I’ve made the best thing I possibly could. I pray that my brothers are satisfied with the results, and I hope in the near future I can perform together with them again once we’re done with this!”


    Message from AmPm

    “We’ve been in touch with Dipha ever since we performed together at SPOTIFY ON STAGE in Indonesia in 2017. He’s unique, and we can feel his identity as an Indonesian artist on many of his songs. He’s someone we have great respect for. We’ve longed to work on a project with him. We’ve thought about having numerous different people remix our songs before, but for our first remix there’s no one else but him. It’s our first time experiencing our music being reborn by someone else’s hands, and it’s more than we could have hoped for. We’re so excited, and we look forward to performing with him again.”

  • TV Anime Fruits Basket Opening Theme ‘Chime’ Gets Remixed by AmPm

    08.October.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Masked music duo AmPm released a remix of Ai Otsuka’s song Chime on music download and streaming services, along with a music video, on Wednesday (October 7).


    Since August, Ai Otsuka has teamed up with music producers and track makers of various genres to release a remix of one of her songs per month. Chime comes as the third of hers to receive a remix. The first was PEACH which was remixed by Tomggg and the second Kingyo Hanabi by ANIMAL HACK. AmPm have produced music for a whole range of Japanese artists such as V6  and Ken Hirai, and have remixed for the likes of Afrojack and Nicky Romero outside of Japan.


    Chime is used as the second opening theme for the first season of the 2019 TV anime adaptation of Fruits Basket. The song is hugely popular within anime community both inside and outside Japan.

    Check out the colourful music video for the remix below which is inspired by the fairy tale The Ugly Duckling.


    Ai Otsuka – “Chime (AmPm Remix)” Music Video


    AmPm | Comment

    “We’ve had the chance to remix a lot of different songs, but this one was the hardest to remix. The original track is fast-paced, and Otsuka’s voice is persistent. We went through a lot of trial and error which is unusual for us. We wondered things like, ‘Can we tamper with this part’ and ‘Have we finished?’ The original song was written as the second opening theme for season one of the Fruits Basket anime, but this remix feels more like and ending theme. If the original is the chime to start the day, then the remix is the one to signal the end of it. But we want people to think of it more as an ending that connects to tomorrow, rather than a cut off. We also think that although it’s the same song, you can take the lyrics differently between both versions, so we hope that makes the existence of a remix more fun for people so they can listen and compare!”

  • AmPm’s Fruits Basket Opening Theme Lyric Video Released

    09.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Since dropping their debut track Best Part Of Us feat. Michael Kaneko in March 2017ーwhich has over 33 million plays on Spotifyーmasked music duo AmPm have garnered fans worldwide. They wrote the opening theme song Prism feat. Miyuna for season two of the ongoing TV anime series Fruits Basket which began airing on April 6.


    Fruits Basket is an internationally celebrated series, with the manga having sold over 30 million copies worldwide. A lyric video for the opening theme was posted on the official avex YouTube channel which features clips from the anime series.


    AmPm – “Prism feat. Miyuna”

    This is the first song with full Japanese lyrics to be composed by AmPm, a group with global following. The chill music fuses beautifully with the warm embrace of Miyuna’s vocals.


    ©Natsuki Takaya・Hakusensha/Fruits Basket Production Committee

  • AmPm to Perform Fruits Basket Anime’s Season Two Opening Theme ‘Prism’ feat. Miyuna

    30.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Since dropping their debut track Best Part Of Us feat. Michael Kaneko in March 2017ーwhich has over 33 million plays on Spotifyーmasked music duo have garnered fans in worldwide. And it’s now been revealed that they will perform the opening theme song for the upcoming second season of the TV anime series Fruits Basket.


    The song is entitled Prism and features Miyuna on vocals. Miyuna is a 17-year-old Japanese singer who gained fans across Japan last year for her incredible singing talent. This will also be AmPm’s first song sung entirely in Japanese. The track will be released on April 8, 2020.

    Fruits Basket was serialised in Hana to Yume, published by Hakusensha, from 1998 to 2006. The entire 23-volume series has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. The original 26-episode anime adaptation by Studio Deen ran in 2001 from July to December. A new series with new cast and staff began aired from April to September last year. Its long-awaited second season will return next month on April 6. The season two ending theme ad meliora will be performed by THE CHARM PARK.


    Hear both Prism and ad meliora tie together the highly anticipated second season of Fruits Basket when it airs on April 6.


    ©Natsuki Takaya・Hakusensha/Fruits Basket Production Committee

  • AmPm Release New Song in Collaboration With Malaysian Singer Talitha.

    05.March.2020 | MUSIC

    After their debut in 2017 AmPm became a worldwide sensation, captivating listeners on a global scale who have collectively smashed the play button on their tunes over 50 million times. Just yesterday, the masked duo AmPm released their new song Is This A Game feat. Talitha., Chocoholic & Evanturetime on March 4, 2020.

    AmPm – Is This A Game feat. Talitha., Chocoholic & Evanturetime

    The song features 23-year-old Malaysian pop artist Talitha. from Kuala Lumpur. It’s a mix of AmPm’s beautiful chill dance sound with Talitha’s weet and soulful voice. The refreshing-sounding dance tune reminds one of the cool winters of southern Malaysia.

    The song, which sings of love games, also has a tropical dance sound to it, created by AmPm together with Chocoholic and Evanturetime. It comes after AmPm’s previous collaboration with Singaporean R&B/funk trio brb. on Sorry That I Love You.

  • Anonymous Global Hit Band AmPm Unveil New Collaboration Track

    01.November.2019 | MUSIC

    Masked music group AmPm is releasing their new song ‘Sorry That I Love You feat. brb. & Chocoholic’ on November 6. After their debut in 2017 AmPm became a worldwide sensation, captivating listeners on a global scale who have collectively smashed the play button on their tunes over 50 million times. 

    After releasing their popular hit track ‘more feat. DedachiKenta & FUNTYME’ back in May this year, their new song will be their second release of 2019. This time, AmPm have created the track in collaboration with R&B/funk trio brb., who are popular in Singapore, and Japanese track-maker Chocoholic. 

    As the title entails, ‘Sorry That I Love You’ is full of bittersweet lyrics fused with brb.’s R&B vibes and AmPm’s signature chill dance track style. 


    AmPm’s series of unmissable hit tunes, including the single they released in collaboration with V6 back in June, are available on major streaming services so make sure to check them out. 

  • AmPm’s New Song ‘more’ Features DedachiKenta On Vocals

    16.May.2019 | MUSIC

    AmPm have announced that they will release a new song entitled more feat. DedachiKenta & FUNTYME on May 22. The electronic duo previously worked with popular Japanese group A6 and now they have invited DedachiKenta on board for vocals to their new track.

    DedachiKenta is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter currently living in Los Angeles. He joined Office Augusta’s new label “newborder recordings” in November last year and released his first debut tracks as an artist This is how I feel and Memories. Both songs made it onto FM29 across Japan and the singer made it onto YouTube’s “Artists to Watch” list.


    AmPm’s new song is described as having a different taste to what we’re used to from the masked duo. Its melody is “catchy with a feeling of refreshment.” The music is laced together by DedachiKenta’s honest and pure vocals and is a peek into the coming summertime.

    DedachiKenta will appear as a guest at AmPm’s upcoming performance at GREENROOM FESTIVAL ’19 on May 25. AmPm completed their first solo concert last month so we look forward to seeing what they have in store later this month.


    © & ℗ PLAY RECORDS & Avex Entertainment Inc.

  • Music video of the love song, “Right Now,”written by V6 member, Shimizu Shota, has been released

    27.December.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    V6’s 50th double A-side single, “Super Powers / Right Now” will be released on January 16th. The music video of this song has now been released. The concept of the song is “a love song for adults” and was written by Shimizu Shota. It is a dark/sexy song with a tricky beat and is a song where you can feel the “new sound” of Shimizu Shota. The song depicts the game of love from a man’s honest perspective.

    The music video depicts a dance scene and six variations of one scene using some gimmicks and editing effects. The sound is simple but the dance is very complicated.


    Also, the single includes the theme song of the animation, “ONE PIECE” called “Super Powers.” The sleeve jacket of the first edition released with the music video is also gathering much attention.

    This “ONE PIECE’s original illustration sleeve” is a special sleeve that includes an illustration depicting the members of “the wheat straw clan” and V6. The members of the clan and V6 are making the same pose in the illustration. This valuable illustration shows that it is possible to create a strong power by gathering everyone’s spirit together.


    Shimizu Shota’s comments (“Right Now” – lyrics, music and arrangement)

    I am very happy that I could write a song for V6. And I am very pleased that the members of V6 directly asked me to write a song for them.

    I am so happy that idols which have been watching since my childhood are dancing in tune to this song that I wrote. I want to go back to my childhood and tell myself that I am going to write a song for them in the future.

    I tried to write a song which elevates the charm of the group and I hope that many people will watch them dancing.