Shinichi Osawa, who produced the debut song barla for the Tokyo-based female artist and creator collective bala, has released his own remix of the track on all major streaming services.
This new remix comes on the heels of bala’s collaboration with bilingual rapper BBY NABE on another version of barla. Osawa’s reimagining of the song is funky and danceable, composed mainly of addicting loops that maintain the house vibes of the original song along with Kenmochi Hidefumi’s snappy lyrics. Fans of Shinichi Osawa will recognize his signature sound cultivated over many years at the forefront of the club scene.
bala members MANON and SUNNY ONLY 1 have also released solo tracks this month. On May 30, bala’s self-organized event ‘bala take me with you bala x KOMOREBI’ will be held at EBISU BATICA. As expected, the girls are aiming to take the global stage.
barla -SHINICHI OSAWA REMIX- / bala (Digital Single)
Release Date: May 17, 2023
Streaming URL: https://orcd.co/qawndpg
Osawa is a musician, composer, DJ, and producer who performs under the names SHINICHI OSAWA, MONDO GROSSO, and RHYME SO. Having produced and remixed tracks for both domestic and international artists, he has also worked on music for advertising campaigns and created soundtracks designed for unique locations. Osawa also served as the producer for a music bar focused on analog records.
In 2017, he restarted his activities as MONDO GROSSO with the album Reborn Again and Always Starting New. His latest work, BIG WORLD, has attracted media attention for its collaborations with other major music creators including Ryuichi Sakamoto and Hikari Mitsushima on the track titled IN THIS WORLD.
bala take me with you bala x KOMOREBI
Date: May 30, 2023 / 20:00-22:30
Venue: EBISU BATICA
SUNNY ONLY 1 (bala)
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MANON Releases ‘L.M.S.N,’ a Collaboration with NY-based Artist Kyunchi
30.May.2023 | MUSIC
Starting in October 2022, artist MANON released new music for four consecutive months. Continuing her exploration of the HyperPop genre, her new track L.M.S.N feat. Kyunchi is now streaming.
MANON is known for releasing music with up-and-coming artists, and for this new track, she’s collaborated with NY-based HyperPop artist Kyunchi. L.M.S.N was composed by trackmaker Kiraku, who also worked on MANON’s previous release. The song is a Gal anthem, packed with Kiraku’s signature sound and ‘Gal Rap’ performed by MANON and Kyunchi.
<Comment from MANON>
“I’ve wanted to collab with Kyunchi for so long, and it’s finally happened.
When I go to parties, I have a habit of being loud and not holding back, so people tend to shoot me these judgmental looks. But I don’t care! I always think “LET’S MAKE SOME NOISE!!” This song is just that–it’s us doing what we want to do at the moment. ⭐️That’s the vibe.
I feel like gals from the 2010s are all about YOLO–they give off this super strong vibe. That’s what I was trying to channel in this track, but then Kyunchi’s bad bitch rap made it so much more intense. The jacket was also inspired by blinged-out images from the 2010s and was made by Kiraku’s friend onumi!
When you hear this song, be sure to MAKE SOME NOISE!!”
L.M.S.N feat. Kyunchi – MANON (Digital Single)
Release Date: May 24, 2023
Streaming URL: https://orcd.co/lmsn
Lyrics: MANON, Kyunchi / Prod.: Kiraku
Kyunchi is a New York-based, candy-coated, gender-bending, post-modern, hyperpop, scene kid. Not bound by age, gender, nationality, or religion, the artist debuted in 2019 with Kyunshi Shopping Spree, produced by Ayesha Erotica. In April 2022, they released Mecha Angel Genesis♡, produced by writer syva of Codomo Mental INC. WORLDWIDE☆GIRL feat. nonamera was released on August 31, produced by syva and featuring nonamera on vocals.
Singer, DJ, and model SUNNY ONLY 1 released her first new single in two years on May 10, titled so what?
The track was created while SUNNY ONLY 1 was in England last September after meeting up-and-coming producer Noah Ings in London. The striking lyrics bluntly question the world, offering up an honest look at the artist’s views.
SUNNY ONLY 1 has been attracting more attention lately, spending time with other creators and acting as a member of the new artist and creative collective bala. Starting with this song, the artist will be releasing new singles for three consecutive months.
[Comment from SUNNY ONLY 1]
“These past two years in which I’ve released no new singles have been packed with change. I became more and more liberated as I met and spent time with different people.
I wrote this song with Noah, who I met in England. He’s become one of my best friends over the past few years.
The lyrics confess the feelings I’ve been hiding. Like, so what?
I hope that some people out there can relate to this track.”
so what? – SUNNY ONLY 1 (Digital Single)
Release Date: May 10, 2023
Streaming URL: https://orcd.co/1y1mgel
Lyrics: SUNNY ONLY 1
Prod.: Noah Ings
＜Noah Ings Profile＞
A 21-year-old trackmaker from London. He began composing music at the age of 13 and has collaborated with artists from several different genres, including international hip-hop and Shoegaze. His sound profile is heavily inspired by the Japanese music scene and Noah has become well-known both in London and Japan.
bala Releases Remix of 1st Single ‘barla’ Featuring BBY NABE
12.May.2023 | MUSIC
In March, the Tokyo-based girl artists and creators’ collective bala released its first single, barla. On April 26, a remixed version of the track featuring BBY NABE was released on streaming services.
The song barla, produced by Shinichi Osawa (Mondo Grosso) and written by Kenmochi Hidefumi (Wednesday Campanella), first dropped on March 8. The song has been well-received for its stylish music video highlighting the unique backgrounds and interests of each member. The remix features BBY NABE, a bilingual rapper who is the same age as the members. His song PINK SWEET was a viral hit, and the artist is known for producing music across several different genres. barla (feat. BBY NABE) is an anthem for the current generation featuring the rapper’s catchy flow over a dance tune that brings back the house sound of the late 90s.
barla (feat. BBY NABE) – bala (Digital Single)
Release Date: April 26, 2023
Streaming URL: https://orcd.co/o6xar5r
MANON Releases the Last of Four Consecutive Monthly Singles, ‘gabber gabber hey!!’
31.January.2023 | MUSIC
Cutting-edge female artist MANON has released the fourth of four consecutive monthly releases! The song gabber gabber hey!! was released on streaming services on January 27.
This happy, hardcore track contains elements of the 2000s rave scene and has a catchy beat that’s sure to be a hit during live performances. The song was co-written by trackmaker kiraku who has worked with MANON on all other consecutive releases.
The single’s artwork was done by 3D creator SINBIOX with Mark Robinson returning to create the logo art.
<Comment from MANON>
“My final consecutive release, gabber gabber hey!!, is here⭐️
I’ve been wanting to try this Gabber style of music for a while now! The song was inspired by my image of the girls from Winx Club after they become rave girls, dancing until morning.
This song has happy hardcore elements like those found in GALCHAN MODE, and listeners can just bounce to their heart’s content. The artwork this time was done by SINBIOX, a 3D artist I’ve been seeing on Instagram forever, and the logo was done yet again by Mark Robinson. The two collaborated to create incredibly cute cover art💕 I hope you listen to the track!” ^_−☆
gabber gabber hey!! – MANON (Digital Single)
Lyrics: MANON / Prod.: kiraku
Streaming Date: January 27, 2023
Streaming URL: https://ssm.lnk.to/ggh
<Information on 4 Consecutive Monthly Releases>
Fake Friends (Single 1)
aura (Single 2)
strong zero gravity (Single 3)
MANON Releases aura, the Second of Four Consecutive Monthly Releases
02.December.2022 | MUSIC
Fans can now listen to aura, the new song by MANON and the second of four consecutive monthly releases.
This song was co-written with trackmaker kiraku, who also worked on her previous track. Inspired by MANON’s pink hair, the song conjures an image of a fragile yet strong aura, and is meant sung with the person you admire in mind.
The artwork was done by 3DCG artist AsahiNa, who was personally invited to work on the project by MANON herself. The logo was done by Mark Robinson, who also worked on the previous project.
<Comment from MANON>
“aura, the second of four consecutive monthly releases, is here.
This song is a continuation of the previous song with trackmaker kiraku, and when she produced it, she was inspired by the color pink since my hair color is currently pink.
When I hear this song I kind of think of pink and light blue. I titled it aura because it really does feel like you’re surrounded by something unseen.
I sang about someone I admire so much that I wish I could be them.
This unnamed person has a fragile but strong aura and I’m sure that everyone has someone like that in their life, so I hope you’ll listen to this one!
The logo is by Mark Robinson and the artwork is by AsahiNa, who I’ve always wanted to work with. I thought AsahiNa’s work was a perfect fit for aura’s image!
I hope you enjoy it! ^_^”
aura – MANON (Digital Single)
Release Date: November 25, 2022
Lyrics: MANON / Prod.: kiraku
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TSUBAME Releases New Track ‘shopaholic’ with MANON and Jubee
24.May.2022 | MUSIC
TSUBAME has worked as a producer for JUBEE, TOKYO HEALTH CLUB, and BUGS (WEEKEND CITY PLAY BOZ), and has written songs for numerous artists. On May 18, the artist released a single under his own name for the first time in a year! shopaholic feat. MANON, JUBEE is available to stream now.
The song was used for the Harajuku Grand Bazaar held at the end of January 2022. The theme of the track is ‘shopping addiction,’ and has a different sound than TSUBAME’s previous track HELLO NEW WORLD.
The artwork is by yasudatakahiro, an art director who has worked on various projects for NIKE, FamilyMart, and Red Bull’s ‘RASEN.’ The music video is by kanta mochida, who also works on TOKYO HEALTH CLUB and PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE videos. Both artists are close friends with TSUBAME.
TSUBAME: shopaholic feat. MANON, JUBEE
MANON Releases Collaboration Track ‘TROLL ME’ with Producer six impala
09.May.2022 | MUSIC
Up-and-coming artist and model MANON began dabbling in the emerging genre of ‘Hyperpop’ with GALCHAN MODE produced by Lil’Yukich in 2021, continuing on to work on the song Girlfriend with producer DJ CHARI soon after. The artist has been steadily gaining popularity on TikTok and other social networking sites, and on May 6, MANON released another new track titled TROLL ME.
TROLL ME is a collaboration with six impala, a group of producers who gained attention for their remixed versions of popular songs by British rock band Bring Me The Horizon. The new track starts with an emo-rock guitar sound and clean vocals by MANON and is sure to catch the attention of hyperpop fans around the world.
Along with the song’s release, a lyric video created by six impala has been made available on YouTube. Check it out!
TROLL ME – six impala × MANON
Release Date: May 6, 2022
Streaming Links: https://ssm.lnk.to/TROLLME
Rapper Yung sticky wom Releases Digital Single ‘HEART EMOJI (feat. Only U & MANON) [Remix]’
23.December.2021 | MUSIC
On December 15, Yung sticky wom released his newest digital single HEART EMOJI (feat. Only U & MANON) [Remix]. The track is available on streaming services with a music video uploaded to YouTube.
This new track is a remix of Yung sticky wom’s HEART EMOJI, originally released on October 27. Up-and-coming rapper Only U makes an appearance along with iconic performer MANON on this incredibly catchy track.
HEART EMOJI (feat. Only U & MANON) [Remix] – Yung sticky wom
Streaming Links: https://linkco.re/YrdNzzED
Music Video: https://youtu.be/lMXb9vwVzsM
Up-and-coming artist and model MANON has previously collaborated with dodo on WORLD’S END, a remixed version of Hiroshi Fujisawa’s track, and on 18 produced by KM. This year, she began dabbling in the emerging genre of HYPERPOP with GALCHAN MODE produced by Lil’Yukich, and also participated in a project with the mysterious masked artist Qiezi Mabo.
The artist’s new song Girlfriend was produced by DJ CHARI, a hitmaker in the Japanese rap scene. The catchy tune blends hip-hop with psychedelic electronic beats, and is definitely worth a listen for those wanting to stay in the know when it comes to the indie Japanese music world.
MANON is rapidly gaining fans in Japan and around the world thanks to TikTok. What do you think of Girlfriend?
Girlfriend – MANON
Streaming Links: https://manon.lnk.to/girlfriend
Teen Artist MANON Releases New Song AIR KISSING feat. KM & LEX Produced By KM
28.June.2019 | MUSIC
After collaborating with popular rap crew Normcore Boys to release “2 LIVE IN A REAL WORLD feat. Normcore Boyz”, MANON continues to collaborate with cutting-edge artists of the new generation such as Sleet Mage and Yuckle. She has now completed a brand new song called AIR KISSING feat. KM & LEX which is guaranteed to be a big hit.
The song was produced by KM, whose popular tracks drive the current hiphop scene. KM has previously remixed ANARCHY, SALU, BADHOP and much more. The theme of MANON’s new song is midnight. This emotional and sentimental trap hiphop song sets the scene for MANON to tell the story of a female high school student and her fleeting heart. Midway through the track, the song takes a drastic turn, where edgy teen rapper MANON allows LEX to take over for the second half. LEX picks up the pace for part two with an emotional tone. As the song becomes more and more intense every second, there is no doubt that this is the next teenage anthem.
The music video has already been posted on YouTube. In the video, MANON can be seen wearing items from her collaboration collection with WEGO. This collection, which even includes collaboration T-shirts, will be released for limited sale at selected WEGO stores from July. Please check them out.
AIR KISSING feat. KM & LEX
MANON’s Official Website: https://manon.asobisystem.com/