Yasutaka Nakata, DJ KAORI & More to Perform at ASOBINITE!!! Summer Party in Tokyo

28.May.2019 | MUSIC / SPOT

Driving the Japanese pop culture scene, ASOBISYSTEM’s annual grand party ASOBINITE!!! is back! The party will be held on Saturday 20th July at Shinkiba ageHA @STUDIO COAST.

 

Japan’s most iconic producer Yasutaka Nakata will be firing up the party as the resident DJ. He will be accompanied by many sensational guest performers including the DJ queen DJ Kaori; who was the resident DJ for ageHa’s 15th anniversary concert THE BEST PARTY!! Nakata’s main music unit CAPSULE will also be performing on stage for the first time in two years! TJO, TeddyLoid and many more big name DJs will also feature at the event.  

Filled with summer vibes, the WATER stage will be hosting the event BIKINI NIGHT. The lineup of famous performers includes MITOMI, TOKOTO, BUNNY, iamSHUM and SHOTA. This party is going to kick off by the spacious poolside and there’s no doubt the night is gonna be a splash!

 

VIRTUAFREAK will be managing a spin-off stage with an army of famous VTubers who have influenced many creatives! Witness an army of wildly enthusiastic VTubers as they tear down the BOX stage at ageHa! The lineup includes Miori Ehara, Virtual Cat, and even Wani and Komori (Wani no Yaka & Hashiyan Takasaka)!

 

Limited early bird tickets will be released on Tuesday 28th May during the afternoon.  This summer festival of Japanese stars is something you don’t want to miss so check it out as soon as you can!

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    Virtual Freedom Streaming Links

    https://capsule.lnk.to/virtualfreedom

     

    Virtual Freedom takes listeners on a trip through the history of synthesizers and submerges you in layers of interwoven soundscapes.

     

    Virtual Freedom Music Video

    https://youtu.be/ouD9PVPI1Xk

    Director: KENTARO SAISHO 
    3DCG supervisor: HIROMU KONNO
    Production: Totte.Co., Ltd

     

    A song-sharing campaign is also underway! Follow Warner Music Japan’s Twitter account and use the Twitter share function on Apple Music, Spotify, or LINE MUSIC to share Virtual Freedom with the hashtag #VirtualFreedomCP. 50 random people selected will receive the original cassette tape photographed for the cover of the Virtual Freedom album! 

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    Dodonpa Lyric Video


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    A number of bonuses have also been announced, from stickers, clear pouches, and mobile stand keychains. These will be available while supplies last, so fans looking to get their hands on some of this swag are encouraged to preorder the album.

     

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    2021 marks a decade since singer and model Kyary Pamyu Pamyu made her debut with PONPONPON, which quickly became a viral YouTube hit worldwide. To celebrate, her newest single GENTENKAIHI, written and composed by Capsule’s Yasutaka Nakata, is now available to stream. 

     

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     CAPSULE x Knights of Sidonia – “Hikari no Disco” Special Video

     

    Knights of Sidonia is a mecha and space opera manga series by Tsutomu Nihei who is also known for other popular series such as Blame! and Aposimz. The series is a bestseller in Japan and has won the Kodansha Manga Award and Seiun Award. An anime adaptation by Polygon Pictures aired from 2014-2015 in line with the animation studio’s 30th anniversary. The anime film adaptation, which also released on Friday, sees the return of the staff who worked on the anime series.

     

    CAPSULE are holding a share campaign for the release of Hikari no Disco. To enter, you need to follow Warner Music Japan on Twitter (@warnermusic_jp) and share Hikari no Disco from Spotify, Apple Music, or LINE Music with the Japanese hashtag #ひかりのディスコCP. 50 random people will be chosen to receive the song on cassette tape with the main track on side A and a karaoke version on side B.

     

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Announces New Song ‘KAMAITACHI’ at Her Concert With Yasutaka Nakata

    22.February.2020 | MUSIC

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Yasutaka Nakata performed a two-man show entitled “Yasutaka Nakata x Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Presents SPECIAL DJ & LIVE TOUR 2020 YSTK×KPP Vol.02” at Toyosu PIT in Tokyo tonight on February 21, 2020.

    The background music provided before the start of the show was music that was like from a car game. As excited fans waited with bated breath, the PlayStation startup sound rang throughout the room, at which point Kyary shouted “Time to dance!” and appeared on stage together with Nakata. They opened the show with Invader Invader -Extended Mix-.

    Dancers joined the stage next for Minna no Uta -Extended Mix- and PON PON PON. The audience responded with great pleasure to Nakata and Kyary’s high-speed and ingenious song mashup. It was non-stop jumping and dancing as the performers continued to roll out more bangers like Enka NatriumNinja Re Bang Bang, and Mi, the bass grabbing hold of the crowd’s heart at every moment.

    When Kyary and Nakata’s set reached its middle portion, they went full hardcore club mode as they performed Level Up from Nakata’s solo album Digital Native. Things got crazy when they mashed Kyary’s Fashion Monster into a trap beat with Star Wars as a Star Wars-style opening reel ran across the LED monitors.

    They continued with a string of internationally-known pop songs, like Kyary’s Tsukema Tsukeru and Sokenbicha no Uta, as well as Harajuku Iyahoi. The ever-changing set kept the crowd on their feet with its mix of live music and club music.

    Kyary and Nakata weren’t anywhere near finished yet however. They returned to mashup mode with Kyary’s Cherry Bon Bonーa track from her early days with a Eurobeat soundーand performed a cover of AIAIAI, which Nakata wrote for virtual YouTuber Kizuna AI, during which Kizuna AI appeared as a hidden character.

    The internationally iconic SEGA logo sound then rolled across the venue before Nakata and Kyary performed a special version of Ichibanka which Nakata wrote for Japanese reggae band Shōnan no Kaze. The song is used as the main theme for the PS4® game Yakuza: Like a Dragon which will be released worldwide this year. Kyary provided some cute “Soiya Soiya!” chants during the song.

    In the last spurt, they rolled out the hit tunes Kizunami and Mondai Girl before wrapping up with Oto no Kuni. Kyary pulled fans into her “Japamyu” world while Yasutaka Nakata smashed out some 8-bit video game beats.

    But fans needed more, and the call for an encore didn’t die down. Kyary came out and said excitedly, “Thank you for the encore! Who’d’ve thought I’d sing some Shōnan no Kaze?! ” She also thank Nakata, before announcing the release of a new digital single entitled KAMAITACHI. Release details are TBA.

    She also announced a mini 5-show tour to promote its release. The song’s lyrics have a traditional Japanese-feel to them, and so the tour too will take place at kabuki theatres around Japan.

     

    To wrap up the concert, Kyary and Nakata performed KPP’s pop anthem Sai & Co -Extended Mix-.

     

    Pre-sale tickets for Kyary’s “KAMAITACHI TOUR 2020” will go live on her fan club, KPP CLUB, on February 22, 2020 at 10:00 A.M (JST). Check her official website for the latest information.

     

    Original Text: Fukuryu (Music Concierge)

    Photo: Aki Ishii

    Translation: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

     

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  • CAPSULE & Other Major Japanese Artists to Perform at ageHa’s 2020 Countdown Party in Tokyo

    18.December.2019 | MUSIC

    ageHa is set to host one of Japan’s biggest countdown parties again this year, falling on December 31, 2019 once more.

    Headlining the ARENA is English DJ and producer Sigala. He released his debut single Easy Love in 2015 which shot to number one on the UK charts. Since then, he has continued to pump out club and festival bangers such as Sweet Lovin and Say You Do. Seven of his nine singles have gone platinum, proving that he is one of the main players in the scene right now.

    Another headlining act for the show, this time from Japan, is CAPSULE, the music duo spearheaded by internationally-acclaimed Japanese DJ and record producer Yasutaka Nakata who is the official producer for two of the biggest names in Japanese music: Perfume and Kyari Pamyu Pamyu. CAPSULE plan to put on a special performance for the countdown party.

     

    banvox is also making a return from last year’s ageHa countdown concert, and CYBERJAPAN DANCERS are entering the fray for a special showcase.

    In the WATER area of the venue, which is produced by WORLD CLASS and TCPT, France-based bass house duo Loge21, who have piled up t he releases since Confession, will perform in Japan for the very first time. DJ Remo-con will join the line-up as a guest too.

     

    Over at the ISLAND area, the latest in cutting edge hip hop will take to the stage. Several DJs representing Tokyo will join rapper Jin Dogg, who is garnering attention right now, including HOKUTO, KEKKE, CHARI, and FUJI TRILL.

     

    Finally, the BOX area will give rise to trance tunes, with performances from DJ KAYA, NORIO SP, FULLMOON RAVE, agefarre, and more.

    But that’s not all, because the famous Robot Restaurantーa major tourist attraction in Shinjukuーis making an unexpected collaboration with ageHa to put on their first ever show outside the restaurant.

    A variety of other celebratory things are planned for the countdown party to chime in the new year, including servings of toshikoshi soba, omikuji fortunes, goshuin seals, and more. If you happen to be in Tokyo for the New Year, then don’t miss out on this very special event.

  • Idol Group CY8ER Drop Details On Upcoming 1st Major Album ‘Tokyo’

    25.November.2019 | MUSIC

    Japanese idol group CY8ER recently performed at Shinkiba ageHa in Tokyo on November 23 for “CY8ER FES,” where they performed their new track Renai Reality Shou (feat. Yasutaka Nakata) for the first time, a song produced by Japanese music producer and DJ Yasutaka Nakata. They also revealed details on their forthcoming first studio album Tokyo which is set for release on January 22, 2020.

    Renai Reality Shou (feat. Yasutaka Nakata) was made before CY8ER made their major debut, making it a significant track to include on their first major album.

    The concept of Tokyo is “Neo-Kawaii Tokyo in 2020” and serves to promote Tokyo’s various subcultures, including the club scene of Shibuya, the otaku and “moe” culture of Akihabara, Harajuku’s kawaii fashion scene. The record includes 8 tracks and sees 8 producers on board, including Yasutaka Nakata, Yunomi, Moe Shop, Pa’s Lam System, Masayoshi Iimori, KOTONOHOUSE, Tomggg, and Neko Hacker.

    The album will be released with first press limited edition and regular edition copies. The first press limited edition comes with both the album and a DVD featuring the music video and making-of for Renai Reality Shou (feat. Yasutaka Nakata). Regular editions comes with just the CD which also features a remixed version of the song.

     

    CY8ER will celebrate their 3rd anniversary with a free live show at Shinjuku Marui Men on December 26. They will subsequently promote the new album with a series of release events. Details on these are TBA.

  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Yasutaka Nakata to Embark on vol.02 of their Ultimate Three City Tour

    22.November.2019 | MUSIC

    In 2020, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Yasutaka Nakata will be following up on their ultimate three-city tour that took place in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya in 2016, returning to the three cities on tour again for vol.02.

    The duo’s performance at SUMMER SONIC 2019 saw both Osaka and Tokyo venues overcrowded with fans to the extent that entry had to be strongly regulated. Following the success of SUMMER SONIC and vol.01 of the duo’s tour in 2016, there’s no doubt that their upcoming 2020 tour will see an exponential increase in fans.

     

    The long-awaited 2020 tour is bound to fill Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya with excitement. This powerhouse duo is the perfect recipe for an explosive atmosphere that you just cannot miss.

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