CAPSULE Announced to Perform at the Yasutaka Nakata-Produced Music Festival “OTONOKO”!

30.June.2017 | MUSIC

The first OTONOKO music festival produced by Yasutaka Nakata was held last year where Nakata himself along with his music group CAPSULE were the first artists announced to appear at the event.

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Yasutaka Nakata is a record producer, composer and DJ known for producing some of Japan’s biggest artists including Perfume and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. His work is ubiquitous and has even been used at international ceremonies and on the Hokuriku Shinkansen at Kanazawa Station.

 

He has also provided music for many national and international movies including Hollywood films and is renowned as the driving force for Japanese pop music by many top artists.

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The next Nakata-produced “OTONOKO” music festival will be held on December 2nd at Ishikawa Sangyou Tenjikan 4 Goukan.

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Nakata and his main music unit CAPSULE are set to return this year for OTONOKO.

There will also be an official bus tour heading to Tokyo and Osaka. People residing on the outskirts of Tokyo and Osaka should check out the special bus tour in addition to the tickets. Applications for the bus tour will open on Monday July 31st.

Nakata hopes to deliver his sound (“OTO”) to the world from his hometown of Kanagawa with OTONOKO, a new kind of festival the likes you have never seen. Anticipation grows as we await the line-up for OTONOKO, spearheaded by Yasutaka Nakata, an internationally-renowned top-tier artist and DJ who is responsible as the driving force leading Japan’s pop scene today.

 

■Information

Yasutaka Nakata presents “OTONOKO 2017”
Time/Date: December 2, 2017 – 11:00 OPEN / 13:00 START
Venue: Ishikawa Sangyou Tenjikan 4 Goukan
Price: Advance General Standing ¥6,800 (tax-inclusive)
Tickets will go on sale via all playguides on Sunday July 2nd at 10:00am
Official Bus Tour: Applications open on Monday July 31st

“OTONOKO” Official Website: http://www.otonoko.com (Japanese)

 

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    “Thank you! Is everyone at ASOBIEXPO having fun? Congratulations on 10 years, ASOBISYSTEM. I have been with ASOBISYSTEM for 7 years. 7 years have passed since I met the company president, Army. Yasutaka Nakata has continued to make my songs, so I am always indebted to ASOBISYSTEM. Thank you so much!”

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    Text: Fukuryuu (Music Concierge)

     

    ■Information

    ASOBISYSTEM 10TH ANV presents「ASOBIEXPO」

    Date: July 21, 2018

    Venue: Day Slot – Shinkiba STUDIO COAST / Night Slot – Shinkiba ageHa @STUDIO COAST

     

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    Yasutaka Nakata Official Website: http://yasutaka-nakata.com

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    ■Information
    Yasutaka Nakata presents “OTONOKO 2018”

    Address: Ishikawa-ken Sangyo Tenjikan (Hall 4), 193 Minami, Fukurobatakemachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa Prefecture (Japanese: 金沢市袋畠町南193番地 石川県産業展示館4号館)
    Date: October 13, 2018 @ 11:00 OPEN / 13:00 START / 19:00 FINISH (subject to change)
    Price: Standing Tickets ¥6,800

    Ticket Window: June 30, 2018 @ 10:00am – October 10, 2018 @ 11:59pm

    Tickets available at all ticket vendors in Japan.

    Line-Up: Yasutaka Nakata / CAPSULE / m-flo / DAISHI DANCE / TeddyLoid / banvox /

     

    OTONOKO Official Website:http://www.otonoko.com/

     

  • OTONOKO Music Festival Produced by Yasutaka Nakata to Return in 2018

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    OTONOKO will take place again this year, a music festival with a consistent line-up of exceptional artists.

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    OTONOKO is produced by none other than Yasutaka Nakata. As well as being the man solely responsible for the entire music production behind some of Japan’s biggest artists like Perfume and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, he has just about done it all, whether that’s providing music for international ceremonies, or creating the departure sound for the Hokuriku Shinkansen at Kanazawa Station. He has also produced music for a plethora of movies both inside and outside Japan, including Hollywood. He’s Japan’s representative musician, producer and DJ who has received praise and support from top international artists.

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    OTONOKO will return for its third run this year at the Ishikawa-ken Sangyo Tenjikan (Hall 4) on Saturday October 13, 2018.

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    OTONOKO2017

    OTONOKO is described as an unprecedented kind of music festival that delivers Japanese culture to the world through OTO (‘sound’) from the hub of Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture, Yasutaka Nakata’s own hometown.

     

    It’s time to get excited about the line-up reveal, one that will give way to plenty of OTO thanks to Yasutaka Nakata producing the festival, an internationally active top artist and DJ and leader of today’s pop scene in Japan.

     

    ■Information
    Yasutaka Nakata presents “OTONOKO 2018”

    Address: Ishikawa-ken Sangyo Tenjikan (Hall 4), 193 Minami, Fukurobatakemachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa Prefecture (Japanese: 金沢市袋畠町南193番地 石川県産業展示館4号館)
    Date: October 13, 2018 @ 11:00 OPEN / 13:00 START / 19:00 FINISH (subject to change)
    Price: Pre-Sale Discount Tickets ¥6,000 (w/ priority entry & original tickets) / General Tickets ¥6,800

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    OTONOKO Official Website: http://www.otonoko.com

     

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    Yasutaka Nakata released his first ever solo album Digital Native under his name in February. It has been announced that the first and final tracks of the album will receive a limited run 7” vinyl release as part of Record Store Day 2018.

     

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    Yasutaka Nakata made his debut in 2001 with his two-member unit CAPSULE. He subsequently went on to work as the music producer for many artists including Perfume and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. He is a world-class Japanese producer and artist who famous international artists such as Madeon, Porter Robinson and SOPHIE have cited as a source of influence.

     

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    The new vinyl release features two symbolic anthems: the hit song White Cube which was used in a promotional video for a Nikkei Cup Noodle commercial for their “Chili Tomato” flavour and Give You More, which spearheaded as the theme song for the SOUND JUNCTION live event at Red Bull Music Festival Tokyo 2017.

     

    White Cube graces the A-side of the record. It’s grounded in the latest club music format with vocal cut-ups sliding into the digital beats and the colourful sounds of the synth lacing together a catchy melody. It has that Nakata-esque pop sense and is packed with production techniques.

     

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    The B-side is a complete flip, serving up future bass. It’s a killer tune that incorporates elements of game music – which is a keyword of this album – and chiptune.

     

    Yasutaka Nakata is gradually broadening his career so be sure stay up to date.

     

    ■Information

    Yasutaka Nakata Digital Single – “White Cube (+Voice Version) [feat. Ichigo Rinahamu]”

    To be released digitally on 9 March 2018.

    Yasutaka Nakata – “Digital Native”

    Released 7 February 2018.

    First Press Limited Edition (2 CDs) – 3,300 (tax excl.) [WPCL-12695/6]

    Regular Edition (1 CD) – 2,800 (tax excl.) [WPCL-12697]

     

    Disc 1:

    01. White Cube

    02. Crazy Crazy (feat. Charli XCX & Kyary Pamyu Pamyu)

    03. Love Don’t Lie (Ultra Music Festival Anthem) (feat. ROSII)

    04. NANIMONO (feat. Kenshi Yonezu)

    05. Source of Light

    06. Digital Native

    07. Jump in Tonight (feat. Momo Mashiro)

    08. Level Up (feat. banvox)

    09. Wire Frame Baby (feat. MAMIKO [chelmico])

    10. Give You More

     

    Disc 2:

    01. Zedd & Alessia Cara – “Stay – Yasutaka Nakata Remix”

    02. Steve Aoki & Moxie – “I Love It When You Cry (Moxoki) – Yasutaka Nakata Remix”

    03. Madeon – “Pay No Mind feat. Passion Pit – Yasutaka Nakata Remix”

    04. Kylie Minogue – “Into The Blue – Yasutaka Nakata Remix”

    05. Kylie Minogue – “Get Outta My Way – Yasutaka Nakata Remix”

    06. Passion Pit – “The Reeling – Yasutaka Nakata Remix”

    07. Sweetbox – “EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT – Yasutaka Nakata Remix”

    *First Press Limited Edition only

     

    Yasutaka Nakata “Digital Native” Download & Streaming:

    https://lnk.to/-g7yg

     

    Yasutaka Nakata Official Website:http://yasutaka-nakata.com

  • Yasutaka Nakata to Feature Ichigo Hanamaru in New Version of “White Cube” From New Album “Digital Native”

    28.February.2018 | MUSIC

    Yasutaka Nakata released his new album Digital Native this month. It has been announced that the album’s lead track, White Cube, will be re-released separately on digital music platforms including the iTunes Store, Apple Music and Spotify on March 9th.

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    The title of the recut single is White Cube (+Voice Version) [feat. Ichigo Rinahamu]. The song will feature Ichigo Rinahamu, a new generation artist who is active as a producer and an idol. As well as being the producer and main member of the idol group CY8ER, she performs as a DJ and vocalist under the name Hamrig and is also the representative of her own agency, Ichigo StyleCY8ER‘s first digital single release, Hakuchuumu, reached number one on the iTunes Store’s Electro Charts.Look out for the new version of “White Cube” with culture innovator Yasutaka Nakata and Ichigo Rinahamu, who has been influenced by Nakata.

     

    His new album Digital Native reached number one on the iTunes album charts in Japan and is already receiving huge attention.

     

    Yasutaka Nakata continues to constantly reform and innovate pop music. Be sure to check out the new version of his track.

     

    ■Information

    Yasutaka Nakata Digital Single – “White Cube (+Voice Version) [feat. Ichigo Rinahamu]”

    On sale digitally on 9 March 2018.

     

    Yasutaka Nakata – “Digital Native”
    Released 7 February 2018.

     

    First Press Limited Edition (2 CDs) – ¥3,300 (tax excl.) [WPCL-12695/6]
    Regular Edition (1 CD) – ¥2,800 (tax excl.) [WPCL-12697]

     

    Disc 1:
    01. White Cube
    02. Crazy Crazy (feat. Charli XCX & Kyary Pamyu Pamyu)
    03. Love Don’t Lie (Ultra Music Festival Anthem) (feat. ROSII)
    04. NANIMONO (feat. Kenshi Yonezu)
    05. Source of Light
    06. Digital Native
    07. Jump in Tonight (feat. Momo Mashiro)
    08. Level Up (feat. banvox)
    09. Wire Frame Baby (feat. MAMIKO [chelmico])
    10. Give You More

     

    Disc 2:
    01. Zedd & Alessia Cara – “Stay – Yasutaka Nakata Remix”
    02. Steve Aoki & Moxie – “I Love It When You Cry (Moxoki) – Yasutaka Nakata Remix”
    03. Madeon – “Pay No Mind feat. Passion Pit – Yasutaka Nakata Remix”
    04. Kylie Minogue – “Into The Blue – Yasutaka Nakata Remix”
    05. Kylie Minogue – “Get Outta My Way – Yasutaka Nakata Remix”
    06. Passion Pit – “The Reeling – Yasutaka Nakata Remix”
    07. Sweetbox – “EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT – Yasutaka Nakata Remix”

    *First Press Limited Edition only

     

    Yasutaka Nakata “Digital Native” Download & Streaming:

    https://lnk.to/-g7yg

     

    Yasutaka Nakata Official Website: http://yasutaka-nakata.com

    CY8ER Official Website: http://icigostyle.com/cy8er

     

  • Yasutaka Nakata Teases “White Cube” Music Video From His New Album “Digital Native”

    07.February.2018 | MUSIC

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    Yasutaka Nakata has released a teaser trailer for the music video of White Cube, a song featured on his new album Digital Native which was released on February 7th.

     

    Yasutaka Nakata – “White Cube” Music Video Teaser

    Tatsushi Momen (KOO-KI) took charge in directing Nakata‘s new music video. White Cube is the first track of his new album and serves as the fanfare of today’s generation of “digital natives” – people born or brought up in today’s digital age who are accustomed to technology from an early age. Nakata‘s iconic melody runs alongside a fantasy-spun sound and unravels a series of traits from the realm of the virtual, including club culture, game music and Neo-Tokyo. The full version of the music video will be released in the near future, so stay tuned.

     

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    In the run up to the physical release of the album, Digital Native was released early across digital platforms on February 5th. It has already gained much attention and reached number one on the iTunes album charts. You can listen to every song on the album right now, so be sure to check it out!

     

    Album Digital Download Link: https://lnk.to/-g7yg

     

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    Yasutaka Nakata will hold a special rendition of his regular party event FLASH!!! on February 9th at Shibuya WOMB to commemorate the release of his new album. People that turn up to FLASH!!! – Digital Native RELEASE SPECIAL- with a copy of the new album will receive a special present. Don’t miss out.

     

     

    ◼︎Information

    Yasutaka Nakata – “Digital Native” 
    On Sale 2018.02.07

    First Press Limited Edition (2 CDs) – ¥3,300 (tax excl.) [WPCL-12695/6]
    Regular Edition (1 CD) – ¥2,800 (tax excl.) [WPCL-12697]

    Disc 1:
    01. White Cube 
    02. Crazy Crazy (feat. Charli XCX & Kyary Pamyu Pamyu)               
    03. Love Don’t Lie (Ultra Music Festival Anthem) (feat. ROSII)
    04. NANIMONO (feat. Kenshi Yonezu)               
    05. Source of Light
    06. Digital Native  
    07. Jump in Tonight (feat. Momo Mashiro)      
    08. Level Up (feat. banvox)
    09. Wire Frame Baby (feat. MAMIKO [chelmico])
    10. Give You More

    Disc 2: 
    01. Zedd & Alessia Cara – “Stay – Yasutaka Nakata Remix”
    02. Steve Aoki & Moxie – “I Love It When You Cry (Moxoki) – Yasutaka Nakata Remix”
    03. Madeon – “Pay No Mind feat. Passion Pit – Yasutaka Nakata Remix”
    04. Kylie Minogue – “Into The Blue – Yasutaka Nakata Remix”
    05. Kylie Minogue – “Get Outta My Way – Yasutaka Nakata Remix”
    06. Passion Pit – “The Reeling – Yasutaka Nakata Remix”
    07. Sweetbox – “EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT – Yasutaka Nakata Remix”

    *First Press Limited Edition only          

    Yasutaka Nakata Regular Party – “FLASH!!! – Digital Native RELEASE SPECIAL- ”
    (1) Free Entry (*entry between 23:00-24:00 only / mandatory fee for 1 drink to be paid at ¥500) 
    (2) Receive a limited edition CD sleeve for Digital Native (limited quantity available) 
    (3) Receive limited edition “Digital Native×FLASH!!!” stickers (limited quantity available) 
    Event Page: http://asobipress.jp/event/event_detail.php?id=RqG0ZUr6

    Album Pre-order

    https://lnk.to/-g7yg

    Yasutaka Nakata Official Website

    http://yasutaka-nakata.com

     

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