OTAQUEST KICKOFF BRINGS THE BIGGEST NAMES FROM TOKYO’S CLUB SCENE TO LOS ANGELES
WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 – THE NOVO – L.A. LIVE (here)
DJ performances from prolific Japanese electronic music producers Taku Takahashi, Yasutaka Nakata, and TeddyLoid
Los Angeles, CA – OTAQUEST and LDH USA are bringing the high energy vibe of Tokyo’s nightlife to The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 3rd for a special late-night club event featuring the biggest names in Japan’s club and EDM scene.
OTAQUEST KICKOFF is a celebration of Japan’s electronic music culture featuring special DJ sets from prolific DJ/Producers Taku Takahashi, Yasutaka Nakata, and TeddyLoid. Exciting visuals and the same high production quality found in Tokyo’s most famous clubs complete the experience, capturing the culture and feeling of the Japanese club scene for a must-see one-night-only event in Los Angeles.
The OTAQUEST KICKOFF DJ event (10:00p) will directly follow the OTAQUEST Liveconcert (5:00p) which features performances from J-Pop superstars m-flo, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, CAPSULE, CrazyBoy and Hiroomi Tosoka. Watch the trailer for OTAQUEST Live HERE.
Tickets for OTAQUEST KICKOFF are available now: HERE.
OTAQUEST KICKOFF club event:
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 10:00 pm
WHERE: The Novo by Microsoft L.A. Live – 800 W. Olympic Blvd
ARTISTS: Taku Takahashi, TeddyLoid, Yasutaka Nakata (CAPSULE)
TICKETS: General ticket link: HERE.
MEDIA RSVP: RSVP for coverage, space is limited (HERE).
OTAQUEST events showcase what is “of-the-moment” in Japanese culture and celebrates the best in Japanese pop music and dance with some of today’s hottest artists.
OTAQUEST KICKOFF featured DJ’s:
Taku Takahashi launched his career in 1998 as the DJ/Producer of the J-pop music group “m-flo”. The group quickly rose to prominence, and over the last decade havesold over 2 million copies of 30 singles and 10 albums.
Taku Takahashi is also well-known for his solo work as a producer/songwriter, remixing music for Calvin Harris, The Ting Tings, Morgan Page and SMA., TAKU won the “Beatport Music Awards 2011 Top Tracks” with his “Incoming… TAKU Remix”, he has proven himself as an elite player in the Japanese dance music scene. Taku Takahashi also served as supervisor to the soundtracks for the hit Japanese anime “Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt” as well as making waves in the music industry for his work with the drama/movie “Nobunaga Concerto.”
In 2011, Taku Takahashi embarked on his most ambitious venture yet, establishing Japan’s first and only Dance Music Radio Station “block.fm.” Currently boasting upwards of 40 programs including exclusive mixes from world-famous international DJs, block.fm is gaining strong attention as it’s fan base rapidly continues to grow. Praised for his prominent role in the Japanese dance music industry, Taku Takahashi was voted the number 1 DJ for three years straight, by Japan’s most renowed dance music publication iLOUD for their annual “DJ 50/50” top DJ list.
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/takudj/Twitter: http://twitter.com/takudj
Yasutaka Nakata is the leading figure in the Japanese electro scene. While he delivers a distorted sound with a distinct distortion, he is also the creator of the style of “kawaii” electronic music, which has stemmed many derivatives across the world. As a producer, he has brought artists such as “Kyary Pamyu Pamyu” and “Perfume” to the eyes and ears of the world.
Yasutaka started CAPSULE in 2001 and has shared his solo name across the many artists he’s produced and established a distinctive Yasutaka Nakata sound. Influencing not only artists in Japan but also around the world, Yasutaka Nakata’s influence in music continues to be tied back to Japan.
Artists such as Madeon, Porter Robinson, Sophie (PC Music) among others, cite t Yasutaka Nakata as a major influence on their music.
Yasutaka provided the Ultra Music Festival worldwide official anthem under his solo name, a first for a Japanese artist. He provided music for the 2016 Rio Olympics closing ceremony and had a featuring track with pop superstar, Charli XCX with the song “Crazy Crazy”. Yasutaka created the theme song for the movie “Nanimono” with the song “NANIMONO (feat.Kenshi Yonezu) and the tie-up song (Bokura no Network) for the game “Dragalia Lost” under the name DAOKO x Yasutaka Nakata. Yasutaka createdremixes for ZEDD and Steve Aoki and more; he also co-produced a song with director JJ Abrams for the Hollywood movie “Star Trek : Into Darkness.”
In 2018 Yasutaka released his 18th album titled Digital Native which featured the colorful track with vocal cut-ups “White Cube.” This album release garnered him the #1 spot on both the overall and electronic charts on iTunes.
From gaming to films and pop music, Yasutaka activities are diverse with a unique style centered on the club scene.Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ynofficial_
Official YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMWYqSmaxiqzpuBuFKbTTMg
Official Website: http://yasutaka-nakata.com/
At the age of eighteen, producer and DJ TeddyLoid was chief DJ and sound producer for recording artist MIYAVI on his world tour spanning 13 countries. In 2010, he produced the soundtrack for the anime TV series “Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, along withTaku Takahashi (block.fm, m-flo). In 2011 he joined forces with musicians Kou Shibasaki and DECO*27 to form the musical unit galaxias! and subsequently released an album with them. He engineered sound for the lead song “Neo STARGATE” on the 2013 album by pop idol group Momoiro Clover Z and later produced the group’s first official remix album, Re: MOMOIRO CLOVER Z, released on the EVIL LINE RECORDSsubdivision of King Records. In September of 2014, TeddyLoid released his first album, BLACK MOON RISING, on the same label, marking his major debut as a solo artist. December 2015 saw the release of his second album, SILENT PLANET, a collaboration featuring artists including Yasutaka Nakata of CAPSULE, HISASHI (GLAY), Tetsuya Komuro, Ryohei Shima (the dresscodes), and Ayaka Sasaki (Momoiro Clover Z). In 2016, he began the digital release of the SILENT PLANET 2 EP series, as a sequel to his previous album. This effort featured artists such as KOHH, Bonjour Suzuki, CHANMINA, AiNA THE END (BiSH), and K Dub Shine, among others. As a music producer and remixer, he has lent his talents to releases by a diverse range of musical artists, such as Yuzu, the GazettE, KOHH, HIKAKIN & SEIKIN, Crossfaith, and Yoshikazu Mela.
Additionally, he collaborated with DAOKO in producing music for the music video ME! ME! ME! by director Hibiki Yoshizaki, part of the Japan Anima(tor) Expo series, In addition, he has produced video game soundtracks, including the promotional video Destiny 2 Live Action Dance Trailer “Freestyle Playground” for the new PlayStation 4 game “Destiny 2,” the “EXTRA BASS” series from Sony, and “SUPERLOSERZ SAVE THE EARTH,” a new performance from Wrecking Crew Orchestra under the direction of Amon Miyamoto.
TeddyLoid has garnered great reactions to his work abroad, including recognition as one of the Top 5 most-played Japanese music artists on Spotify in 2016, alongside the artists RADWIMPS, BABYMETAL, ONE OK ROCK, and PICOTARO, and a successful world tour across four countries and spanning thirteen cities in 2017 and 2018.Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeddyLoidSpace
Official YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/TeddyLoidSpace
Official Website: http://www.teddyloid.com/
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