Yasutaka Nakata Announces New Song ‘Pico Pico Tokyo’ Featuring Next Generation Artist Momo Mashiro

07.May.2019 | MUSIC

Yasutaka Nakata is lauded as a spearhead of the Japanese electro scene, as the creator of ‘kawaii’ dance music, as the producer for big names such as Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Perfume, for writing music for films, games―the list goes on.

 

Nakata is set to release his new song Pico Pico Tokyo (feat. Momo Mashiro) on May 17.

As the title indicates, Momo Mashiro is on board to provide the vocals. She won the Grand Prix award at the Lawson Dream Artist auditions and made her major debut last year by featuring on Nakata’s song Jump in Tonight which was included on his solo album Digital Native released last year.

 

We look forward to seeing how Nakata will use Mashiro’s pop vocals in the new track.

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