OTAQUEST LIVE & OTAQUEST KICKOFF BRING VIBRANT JAPANESE MUSIC, DANCE AND CLUB CULTURE TO LOS ANGELES
Catch OTAQUEST LIVE Concert Performances by J-Pop Superstars m-flo, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, CAPSULE, CrazyBoy, Hiroomi Tosoka and OTAQUEST KICKOFF DJ Sets by Taku Takahashi, TeddyLoid and Yasutaka Nakata!
OTAQUEST LIVE, a unique live summer concert event featuring a dynamic slate of J-Pop, dance and hip hop superstars who have helped to define the vibrant sound, styles, moves and images that drive Japanese pop culture, will headline The Novo in L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, July 3rd.
Produced by OTAQUEST and LDH USA, this one-night-only live concert will feature live concert performances by J-Pop superstars Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, and m-flo, as well as the first North American live performances from CAPSULE, CrazyBoy, and Hiroomi Tosaka.
Later in the evening, OTAQUEST KICK OFF takes over and will showcase performances by some the hottest DJs from the bustling Tokyo EDM scene. Catch groove inducing sets by Taku Takahashi, TeddyLoid and Yasutaka Nakata (CAPSULE) and experience the captivating cultureof thereal Japanese club scenein Los Angeles for one night at this special live dance and DJ event.
Tickets for OTAQUEST LIVE and OTAQUEST KICKOFF are available now:
OTAQUEST KICK OFF:
OTAQUEST LIVE 2019:
WHEN： WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 5:00 pm (doors), 6:30 pm (show starts)
WHERE: The Novo by Microsoft L.A. Live — 800 W. Olympic Blvd
ARTISTS： CAPSULE, CrazyBoy, Hiroomi Tosaka, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, m-flo
OTAQUEST Kickoff Club Event
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 10:30 pm
WHERE: The Novo by Microsoft L.A. Live – 800 W. Olympic Blvd
ARTISTS: Taku Takahashi, TeddyLoid, Yasutaka Nakata (CAPSULE)
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. For additional information, visit: https://live.otaquest.com.
OTAQUEST LIVE ARTISTS:
m-flo is a hip hop and dance group that has taken the Japanese music scene by storm and is captivating a widening international fanbase. Beginning with their 1988 breakout debut, the maxi-single titled, the tripod EP, which earned them an instant spot in the Top 10 of the Japanese Oricon charts, m-flo has gone on to chart 12 singles and 2 hit full-length albums, including Expo Expo, which sold over 800,000 copies in Japan. In 2017, m-flo celebrated its 20th anniversary and continues to inject vibrant sounds and moves into hip hop and pop music.
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/astromantic,
Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/mflo10yrs.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is themost followed Japanese artist on Twitter and one of Japan’s most influential pop icons. She made her major J-Pop music debut with the Moshi Moshi Harajuku EP, which was notably produced by Yasutaka Nakata (CAPSULE). Kyary released her full-length solo debut Pamyu Pamyu Revolution in 2015 and it scored her first #1 spot on the Oricon charts, iTunes Japan charts and Worldwide Electro charts. Kyary has garnered accolades from Western artists such as Katy Perry, Ariana Grande and Charli XCX. Kyary also curated an exhibition, The World Goes Pop, for London’s Tate Modern Art Museum. Kyary’s style and originality as a Harajuku icon and her music and artistic activities continue to attract and inspire an international fanbase.
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KPP.FC/
Official English Artist Page: http://kyary.asobisystem.com/english/
CAPSULE is the live production unit of Yasutaka Nakata. Formed with Toshiko Koshijima in 1997, they debuted in 2001 as a dynamic all-in-one music group combining shared passions for music, fashion, and video media. Yasutaka Nakatawrites, composes, and arranges all of CAPSULE’s music. CAPSULE has performed at many renowned international festivals and incorporates impressive audio/video stage elements to its live shows. CAPSULE also has produced music for Perfume, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, and contributed to the Star Trek: Into Darkness, Liar Game and Apple Seed Alpha movie soundtracks.
Official Website: http://capsule-official.com,
Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CAPSULEOFFICIAL
CrazyBoy is the hip-hop project of ELLY, who made his debut as part of the J Soul Brothers III. His EPs NEOTOKYO and NEOTOKYO II have drawn wide international acclaim and debuted at #1 across multiple sales charts including on iTunes and mu-mo. CrazyBoy has collaborated with hip-hop legends Snoop Dogg and PKCZ® (VERBAL / DJ MAKIDAI / DJ DARUMA) on the track, “Bow Down ft. CrazyBoy from EXILE TRIBE.” The song was released by the Dutch dance music label, Spinnin’ Records/Trap City. CrazyBoy has also appeared on tracks by Shinichi Osawa, the hip-hop icon, ANARCHY, and the dance hall reggae masters, Mighty Crown.
Official Website: http://crazyboy.jp
Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbEutdoNcdNFEVKKQzGS2Mw
Hiroomi Tosaka is an actor, solo artist, and vocalist and released his major label debut in the Japanese pop group J Soul Brothers III from EXILE TRIBE with their first single, “Best Friend’s Girl”. In 2017 he released his first solo single, WASTED LOVE and last year debuted his first full-length album, FULL MOON, which he supported with a 23-date international tour. His clothing brand, CLAIR DE LUNE, offers a distinct world view expressed through fashion and draws influences from a wide range of cultures. As an actor, Hiroomi Tosaka debuted in Hot Road(2014), directed by Miki Takahiro, and was bestowed the Newcomer Award in four Japanese film festival ceremonies including the Japan Academy Prize. He is also an accomplished photographer and has released a collection of photo essays, NOBODY KNOWS.
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/hiroomi_3jsb
Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwjuPHBb3ZoncVeGoV1FSVg
OTAQUEST Kickoff Club Event ARTISTS:T
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 have sold over 2 million copies of their 30 singles and 10 albums. Taku Takahashi is also well known for his solo work as a producer/ songwriter, remixing music for prominent artists such as Calvin Harris, The Ting Tings, Morgan Page, and SMAP, spanning various genres from all over the globe. Winning 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 wellknown dance music publication “iLOUD” for their annual “DJ 50/50” top DJ list.
twitter -☆Taku Takahashi : http://twitter.com/takudj facebook -☆Taku Takahashi : https://www.facebook.com/takudj/
m-ﬂo ofﬁcial web page : http://m-ﬂo.com/index.html
facebook -m-ﬂo : https://www.facebook.com/astromantic
block.fm : http://block.fm
Yasutaka Nakata (CAPSULE)
He 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.
He started the unit “CAPSULE” in 2001 and has shared his solo name across many artists which he produced and he established the “Yasutaka Nakata sound”. Influencing not only artists in Japan but also around the world, many Yasutaka Nakata children were born. That sound is being tied back to Japan, even today.
Artists which are in the forefront of the international music scene such as Madeon, Porter Robinson, Sophie (PC Music), among others cite that Yasutaka Nakata is an artist which they “draw a huge amount of inspiration from.”
He provided the Ultra Music Festival worldwide official anthem under his solo name, a first for a Japanese artist. He also provided music for the 2016 Rio Olympics closing ceremony and also had a featuring track with the world-famous singer, Charli XCX with the song “Crazy Crazy”. He also provided 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. In addition to making remixes for various artists such as ZEDD and Steve Aoki, he has also co-produced a song with director JJ Abrams for the Hollywood movie “Star Trek : Into Darkness.”
In 2018 he released what could be considered his 18th release, “Digital Native”, which featured the colorful track with vocal cut-ups “White Cube.” This release garnered him the first place spot on both the overall and electronic charts on iTunes.
From games to movies to pop scenes, his activities are diverse with a unique style centered on the club scene.
OTAQUEST started as a web media platform delivering news on Japanese pop-culture including anime, music, video games, fashion and fan culture. Headquartered in Japan and staffed with a global network of contributors, OTAQUEST delivers timely content and daily updates including interviews with content notable creators, directors, and industry luminaries, as well as editorial and video content highlighting unique and focused topics for a growing English-speaking fanbase.
In 2018, OTAQUEST LIVE was established in both Japan and the United States with an emphasis on expanding the global audience for Japanese pop music and culture. Focusing on trending artists and the latest bands, DJs and live performers, OTAQUEST LIVE delivers the current sounds and styles of Japan with high energy and spectacular production quality. For additional information visit: https://www.otaquest.com
About LDH USA:
LDH USA Inc. was established to broaden, celebrate and raise awareness about Japanese culture internationally. The LDH roster of artists includes EXILE, J Soul Brothers III, GENERATIONS, and legendary Japanese hip hop and dance act, m-flo. A dynamic multi-faceted company, LDH Japanoperates 14 dance schools and artist development facilities known as EXPG designed to inspire youth and develop talent. EXPG NY was established in New York City in 2014 and serves as an artist development center focused on training young artists in dance, music and singing and acting. In January 2019, EXPG LA was established in Hollywood in partnership with mL studio (Movement Lifestyle) one of the top dance studios in LA.
LDH Japan also operates 12 restaurants and 9 fashion brands including the renowned jewelry and apparel brands, AMBUSH, and HUMAN MADE, which is a partnership between LDH, Pharrell Williams and NIGO®. LDH USA is a part of the LDH Global Initiative which strives to share the LDH philosophy of “LOVE DREAM HAPPINESS” with the world and replicate the enormously successful live shows that LDH produces in Japan that have drawn over 50,000+ attendees per show and over 1.5 million guests per tour. For additional information about LDH, please visit: