Yasutaka Nakata to release his first ever solo album “Digital Native”!

02.December.2017 | MUSIC

Yasutaka Nakata will release his first ever solo album “Digital Native” on Wednesday 7th February next year in CD form. The album jacket photo has already gone public!

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The album consists of 10 songs including “NANIMONO feat. Kenshi Yonezu” which is the theme song for the film “NANIMONO” (Somebody). This hit became the most viewed Japanese song in Japan according to Spotify’s 2016 chart. The YouTube video has been viewed more than 16 million times. The album also includes “Crazy Crazy” which features London songstress Charli XCX and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Crazy Crazy ranked in the viral top 20 Spotify UK charts and featured in FADER, Pitchfork, NM, i-D, SPIN and many more overseas media. The single “Love Don’t Lie feat. ROSII” also has a place on Nakata’s album. This single became the first ever world official anthem for the “Ultra Music Festival” ever to be composed by artist/DJ Yasutaka Nakata.

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Disc 2 of Nakata’s first-run limited edition album contains 7 artist song remixes of all the prominent overseas artists he has worked with. A remix of Zedd & Alessia Cara’s “Stay” is one of the songs included on the album. “Stay” became a world hit in 2017, has been streamed more than 1.2 billion times, and managed to reach 7th place on the singles chart in America (even without considering the number of times it was downloaded!) A remix of “I love It When You Cry (Moxoki) has also been recorded onto the album. This was written by worldwide festival and club headliner top DJ Steve Aoki & Moxie.

 

Yasutaka Nakata is a leading figure in the electro scene. From “Kawaii” (cute) dance music to hardcore tracks, he constantly driving music trends. His brand new solo album is packed with the trendiest tracks – you can’t miss out!

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On the 2nd December, Yasutaka Nakata’s music festival “OTONOKO” will take place in his hometown of Kanazawa. You can place an advanced order of the album at the venue and there will also be a special limited lottery event! For more information, visit Yasutaka Nakata’s official website!

 

■Information

Yasutaka Nakata
1st solo album “Digital Native”
7th February 2018 release

■ First-run limited edition (2CD) WPCL-12695/6 ¥3,300(+tax)
■ Standard edition (CD) WPCL-12697 ¥2,800(+ tax)

□ Disc1:SOLO
NANIMONO (feat. Kenshi Yonezu)  
Crazy Crazy (feat. Charli XCX & Kyary Pamyu Pamyu)                            
Love Don’t Lie (Ultra Music Festival Anthem)(feat. ROSII)
Give You More
A total of 10 songs

□ Disc2:REMIX(First-run limited edition version only) 
Zedd & Alessia Cara “Stay – Yasutaka Nakata Remix”
Steve Aoki & Moxie「I Love It When You Cry (Moxoki) – Yasutaka Nakata Remix」
A total of 7 songs 

Yasutaka Nakata presents “OTONOKO 2017″:http://www.otonoko.com

 

Yasutaka Nakata official website:http://yasutaka-nakata.com

 

 

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    ■Information

    Studio Ponoc – “Modest Heroes”

    Release Date: August 24, 2018

    “Kanini & Kanino” – Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi / Music: Takatsugu Muramatsu / Cast: Fumino Kimura, Rio Suzuki

    “Life Ain’t Gonna Lose” – Director: Yoshiyuki Momose / Music: Masanori Shimada / Cast: Machiko Ono, Sota Shinohara, Kentaro Sakaguchi

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    Movie Trailer: https://youtu.be/e5HXDXM5S04

    Official Website: http://www.ponoc.jp/eiyu/

     

    ©2018 STUDIO PONOC

     

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    Text: Fukuryuu (Music Concierge)

     

    ■Information

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

     

    Daytime “ASOBIFES!!!” (OPEN 14:00)

    Free & Invite-Only (Attendees chosen randomly through applications for the event)

     

    Nighttime “ASOBINITE!!! -ASOBITOURS!!! FINAL!!!-” (OPEN 22:00)

    Price: Doors ¥4,000 / Advance ¥3,000

    Group Tickets: 2 Tickets ¥5,800 / 4 Tickets ¥11,000 / 10 Tickets ¥22,000

     

    ASOBIEXPO Website: http://special.asobisystem.com/10th/

  • Final Fantasy XV Collaborates with DJ Nobunaga Game – Music Produced by Yasutaka Nakata

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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 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.

     

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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: Pre-Sale Discount Tickets ¥6,000 (w/ priority entry & original tickets) / General Tickets ¥6,800

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    On Sale: April 21, 2018 at 10:00―May 1, 2018 at 23:59

    Pre-Sale Discount Tickets:
    Official Homepage Priority (¥0 handling fees for customers)
    https://l-tike.com/st1/otonoko2018

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  • Yasutaka Nakata to Release “White Cube” & “Give You More” From New Album on Vinyl

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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”

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    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

     

  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Celebrates Her 25th Birthday at Her Annual Live Birthday Event “ASOBINITE!!!”

    30.January.2018 | MUSIC

    Since her debut back in the summer of 2011 with CAPSULE’s Yasutaka Nakata as her producer, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has continued to take both Japan and overseas by storm, whether with an arena tour captivating 90,000 fans, or her hugely successful 3rd world tour.

     

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    Kyary celebrated her 25th birthday this year at her annual birthday live event, ASOBINITE!!! -KYARY PAMYU PAMYU BIRTHDAY SPECIAL-.

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    Kyary dazzled fans with classic hits such as Ninja Re Bang Bang and Mondai Girl. During the show, she expressed her gratitude to fans, saying, “It’s been 7 years since I debuted at 18-years-old! I’m already 25! I’m super happy to be able to celebrate with all of you and perform live like this every year, which I’ve done since I was 20!”

     

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    Kyary also touched on her ambitions for turning 25 to challenge herself to create new material. “My resolutions this year won’t be a continuation of what I’ve done up to now. I’ll be making something completely new!” She spoke about her passions for the new year, before the curtains finally closed on a hugely successful night.

     

     

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    Kyary reappeared during the DJ set of Yasutaka Nakata, her music producer, to deliver her own birthday present to the fans. Just as promised in her speech for the coming year, she surprised everybody with a brand-new song. The stage was wild and the crowd in a frenzy as they enjoyed an unexpected and exclusive early listen at a brand-new song from Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.

     

    Details about the new track will be released in the near future, so stay tuned.

    ■Information

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Official Website:

    http://kyary.asobisystem.com/

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

  • Yasutaka Nakata’s New Album “Digital Native” Details & Artist Photo Unveiled

    20.January.2018 | MUSIC

    Details for Yasutaka Nakata’s forthcoming album Digital Native, set for release on February 7th, have been announced.

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    The new record will feature hit song NANIMONO (feat. Kenshi Yonezu), a song that was used as the theme song for the movie of the same name. The track ranked as the most played song of 2016 on Spotify Japan, and the music video boasts over 17 million views on YouTube.

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    Totaling 10 songs, Digital Native will also include Nakata’s track Crazy Crazy that features London singer and songwriter Charli XCX and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, which became a hit overseas and ranked in the Top 20 of Spotify UK’s viral charts, as well as Love Don’t Lie (feat. ROSII) which was used as the official worldwide anthem for Ultra Music Festival, the first track to be written for the festival by a Japanese artist and DJ.

     

     

    Other tracks gracing the album include White Cube which was used for a cup noodle commercial, Source of Light which was written as the theme song for “News Check 11,” and Jump in Tonight, the opening theme song for the Japanese drama “Maji de Koukai Shitemasu” featuring Momo Mashiro who won the grand prix prize for the Lawson Dream Artist Audition. The album also includes feature tracks such as Level Up with a guest appearance from banvox as well as Wire Frame Baby laced with rapping from MAMIKO of chelmico.

    The album’s first press limited edition will include a second disc offering a full package of every remix Nakata has done to date of songs by distinguished overseas artists.

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    Remixes include Zedd & Alessia Cara’s international hit digital single Stay which served as a defining song of 2017, peaking at number seven on Billboard Hot 100 in the US and gaining over 1.2 billion streamed listens; I Love It When You Cry (Moxoki) by worldwide top DJs Steve Aoki & Moxie who headline festivals and events around the globe; Pay No Mind feat. Passion Pit by Madeon, an artist that has been a huge inspiration to Yasutaka Nakata himself, and more.

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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.

     

    There are also other special bonuses up for grabs at CD stores in Japan when you buy the album. Visit Yasutaka Nakata’s official website for full details.

     

    Pre-orders for Yasutaka Nakata’s new album Digital Native are available for the special price of ¥1,500 on iTunes for a limited time only starting January 19th. This offer is available until February 4th, so pre-order your copy quickly!

     

     

    ◼︎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

  • An event to celebrate Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s birthday titled, “ASOBINITE!!! -KYARY PAMYU PAMYU BIRTHDAY SPECIAL-” will be held

    24.December.2017 | MUSIC

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s birthday is on January 29th. To celebrate her birthday, on January 27th, 2018 the event titled, “ASOBINITE!!! -KYARY PAMYU PAMYU BIRTHDAY SPECIAL-“ will be held at ageHa@STUDIO COAST in Shinkiba, Tokyo.

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    Various artists who are connected to Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will perform at this event including Resident – Tanaka Yasutaka, so as to liven up this event.

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     Of course, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu herself will also perform. This will be a very rare late-night performance by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu so for all fans and club users this will be a “must see!”

     

    Tickets have been on sale from December 22nd (Fri.) 18:00. Ticket sales on the day of the event might be difficult, therefore we recommended that you purchase your ticket beforehand.

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    Updates of the details of this event will made subsequently, so we suggest that you check out her official website and her SNS.

     

    ■Information

    ASOBINITE!!! -KYARY PAMYU PAMYU BIRTHDAY SPECIAL-

    Date: January 27th, 2017 (Sat.) OPEN 22:00

    Venue: ageHa@STUDIO COAST in Shinkiba, Tokyo http://www.ageha.com/

    Tickets: day of event 4,000 yen / ageHa MEMBER 3,500 yen / advance ticket 3,500 yen

    Advance ticket sales period: December 22, 2017 (Sat.) 18:00 ~ December 29th, 2017 (Fri.) 23:59

    http://w.pia.jp/p/asobinite18hp/

    VIP:reserve@ageha.com

     

    ▶︎SPECIAL BIRTHDAY LIVE

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

     

    ▶︎RESIDENT

    Tanaka Yasutaka

     

    ▶LINEUP

    RAM RIDER/DAISHI DANCE/ others

     

    ▶︎VJ

    Taki Kohei/others

     

    ▶︎ASOBIPRESS

    http://asobipress.jp/

     

    ▶︎CONTACT

    ASOBIPRESS

    club@asobisystem.com

     

    ※Precautions

    *No one under the age of 20 can enter the venue

    *An ID check of all ticket holders will be carried out. Everyone attending this event will be required to identify themselves. Accordingly, all ticket holders should bring one of the following ID documents: passport, driver’s license, photo-included resident registry card, foreign resident card. (a copy of the document will not be accepted) For details RE your ID please contact the venue.

    *even if there is a cancellation of a certain performer, the tickets will be non-refundable

    *tickets purchased cannot be cancelled, accordingly tickets are non-refundable

    *there will be no reissuing of lost tickets so be sure to keep you ticket in a safe place

    *All customers who cause trouble inside or outside the venue and those persons who do not follow the staff’s instructions will be asked to leave the venue or will not be allowed into the venue.

    *All customers who have been evicted or were not allowed into the venue for the reasons stated in the previous precaution, there will be no refunding of the ticket.

    *All dangerous acts in front of the stage and in the venue such as moshing and diving are strictly prohibited. Persons who carry out such acts will promptly be evicted. In such cases, there will be no refunding of the ticket.

    *All accidents and thefts which may occur at this event will not be the responsibility of the sponsors, artists or the venue management.

    *The timetable of the event will only be announced inside the venue.

    *Please note that this event is not Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s one-man live. Numerous other performers and DJs will be perfroming.

    *Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s LIVE concert will be a part of this event. Please note that other performers will also be performing.

    *Alcoholic drinks will be sold at this event.

    *Depending on the circumstances, the whole or some parts of the venue many be put off-limits.

     

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s official website: http://kyary.asobisystem.com

    Tanaka Yasutaka’s official website: http://yasutaka-nakata.com

     

  • Yasutaka Nakata performs alongside Perfume for the first time in 15 years at his hugely successful music festival “OTONOKO”

    05.December.2017 | MUSIC

    The highly anticipated music festival OTONOKO, produced by Yasutaka Nakata, was held on December 2nd in Hall 4 of Ishikawa Sangyo Tenji in Ishikawa, the birthplace of Nakata.

    The first OTONOKO was held last year to a buzzing crowd of 6,500 and became a huge success. This year’s event was only bigger and better, with a record breaking 8,620 music lovers lined up to witness once more this new kind of music festival, with an unmatched line up consisting of Yasutaka Nakata himself as well as CAPSULE, Perfume, tofubeats, C&K, Taiiku Okazaki, 80KIDZ, DAISHI DANCE and more.

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    The venue was broken into two sections: the main stage and the second stage. For the opening acts of the main stage, the crowd were graced by DJ audition winner DJ KOKI, ASOBISYSTEM’s young and fast budding newcomer artist MANON, and Atarashii Gakkou no Leaders who made their major debut earlier this year.

    Over on the second stage was a diverse range of artists blending together different areas of culture, including Una, Anna Yano, as well as local specialist schools who showcased hair & make-up and fashion shows and more.

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    The first of the main acts to open was none other than CAPSULE, welcoming the crowd with a set list that was inevitably guaranteed to get everybody pumped, including songs such as “more more more,” “FLASH BACK” and “JUMPER.”

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    Artists from last year’s OTONOKO festival then returned to the stage such as DAISHI DANCE, TeddyLoid and 80KIDZ.

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    Popular Japanese YouTubers HIKAKIN & SEIKIN took to the stage during TeddyLoid’s act. They added variety to their set by performing songs such as their 2015 hit “YouTube Theme Song.” 80KIDZ’s set electrified the audience with a full band set who provided some sharp and catchy beats.

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    The middle slot of the night was taken up by live acts Taiiku Okazaki and C&K as well as hugely popular DJs and close friends of Yasutaka Nakata, banvox and tofubeats. Taiiku Okazaki made his original style known with tracks such as “Open” and “We Can Get Over It.”

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    C&K began their set with their emotional ballad “Y,” changing the mood of the floor with their crystal clear vocals and pop musicality.

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    Then, like passing a baton, tofubeats effortlessly transitioned to the DJ booth from banvox where he created hooks with a selection comprised of “POSITIVE feat. Dream Ami,” “LONELY NIGHTS,” “Too Many Girls feat. KREVA” and more while interweaving them with the roaring beats of tracks such as “Drum Machine.” Chisato Moritaka’s vocals were played for his killer tune “Don’t Stop The Music feat. Chisato Moritaka” to which the crowd clapped along. With the mic in hand, tofubeats sang along with everybody during “Asa ga Kuru Made Owaru Koto no nai Dance wo” and “Suisei.”

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    Finally, the wait was over. The moment “GLITTER” began playing and the lasers shot through the air, the crowd knew that could only mean one thing – Perfume. The crowd went wild, and although dancing to the heavy and upbeat songs “FLASH” and “FAKE IT,” A~chan gave spoke of some observations about the event: “Doesn’t listening to that heavy bass all the time get to your ears after a while!? The people at OTONOKO are something else.” Yasutaka Nakata has produced Perfume’s music for a very long time, but this is the first time ever in 15 years that him and the J-pop trio have performed together. The girls see him as a “god” and commented: “He has been with us for such a long time and never grown tired. We were able to go on television with him this year, and he’s even kindly invited us to OTONOKO. You probably think that Nakata is weird. But we’re super thankful to be able to work together with a god.” The crowd were divided into three sections – “na,” “ka” and “ta” – for a call & response session to revere the godly Nakata.

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    Towards the end of the show Perfume switched to some club tunes, delivering “Chocolate Disco” and “TOKYO GIRL,” before performing a completely brand-new, not yet released song titled “FUSION.” Nakata surprised everybody by taking to the DJ booth for this song which showcases a cool side of Perfume the likes of which nobody has seen. The song has thick bass and is exotic with almost no lyrics, and the choreography has gentle movements and a downbeat rhythm to them.

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    Yasutaka Nakata subsequently took over the stage with his solo performance. After Perfume’s act he was the only one up there where he played a number of songs from his forthcoming first ever solo album “Digital Native,” set for released next year on February 7th. As well as that, he hit off a behemoth list of other tracks including “NANIMONO (feat. Kenshi Yonezu),” a remix of “Stay” by Zedd & Alessia Cara, new solo tracks “Give You More” and “Jump in Tonight (feat. Momo Mashiro)” announced this year, and more.

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    Perfume made a guest reappearance for “If you wanna” as if it was a return gift to collaborate once again. The spectacle of seeing Perfume sing and dance alongside Nakata had the entire room with their hands in the air.

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    For the night’s grand finale, CAPSULE member Toshiko Koshijima stepped onto stage to perform CAPSULE’s hit song “Starry Sky.” The song encapsulated the show’s climax with fireworks, smoke, confetti and endless strings of high speed lasers. With that performance, Yasutaka Nakata vividly proved his ready wit and unequalled talent as one of Japan’s foremost leading artists, producers and DJs. The edgy dance beat defined that fact to the end before concluding OTONOKO 2017.

    Nakata said his goodbye to the crowd: “Thank you for being here tonight! I will return to Kanazawa!”

     

    With the forthcoming release of his 2018 solo album, it’s time to get excited about Yasutaka Nakata and his spirited activity.

    TEXT by Mami Naruta

     

    ■Information

    Yasutaka Nakata presents OTONOKO 2017

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

     

    Photography:

    Tetsuya Tsurumi
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    satoshi fukuda
    KAZUYA OTA
    Kei Nakagoshi

     

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