OTAQUEST LIVE brings a stacked lineup of Japanese musical acts to Los Angeles this July!
by OTAQUEST (Paid Advertisement),
OTAQUEST LIVE is returning to Los Angeles on July 3, 2019 and some of Japan's biggest names in music are coming along for the ride! This one-night-only event highlights a stacked lineup the likes of which won't be found anywhere in the world, not even in Japan! You won't want to miss this absolutely amazing experience, taking place at The Novo by Microsoft in LA Live, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.
OTAQUEST LIVE is a recurring series of live music events organized by OTAQUEST and LDH USA, with the goal of sharing the excitement and energy of Japanese music with fans all over the world. For this second annual show, OTAQUEST has pulled out all of the stops and invited music royalty from different corners of the pop, electronic, and hip-hop genres. There's sure to be something for everyone, just check out the amazing talent who will be performing:
From the underground to the mainstream with everlasting drive, the dance trio m-flo took
the Japanese music scene by storm. m-flo fuses ☆Takuʼs exceptional production ability,
VERBALʼs rhymical flow and LISAʼs expressive vocals struck success out of the gate with their
major debut, the maxi-single titled the tripod e.p. (1998). The collection earned them an instant spot in the Top 10 of the Oricon charts as was followed with 12 successful singles and two original hit albums albums including EXPO EXPO which sold over 800,000 copies in Japan alone.
After LISA's departure for a solo career, VERBAL and ☆Taku continued together as m-flo and released the “Loves” series; a collection of songs and collaborations with different artists. m-flo performed headlining solo shows at Nippon Budokan in 2005 and Yokohama Arena in 2007 as well as appearances at “ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL” and “SUMMER SONIC.” In 2017, the original m-flo trio reunited after 15 years and celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2018 onceagain bringing fresh air into Japanese mainstream music.
Listen to m-flo:
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
The most followed Japanese artist on Twitter and one of Japan's most influential pop icons, J-pop superstar Kyary Pamyu Pamyu made her major debut with Warner Music Japan just out of high school with the Moshi Moshi Harajuku EP, produced by Yasutaka Nakata (CAPSULE). Kyary released her full-length solo debut Pamyu Pamyu Revolution (2015) scoring her first #1 spot on the Oricon charts, iTunes Japan charts and Worldwide Electro charts.
Kyary launched a nationwide tour with a solo event at Nippon Budokan and an appearance on the NHK
Uta Gassen. Her second full album Nanda Collection garnered her another #1 spot on the weekly Oricon charts and selling over 400,00 copies. After this, at the end of her hugely successful 2nd world tour (spanning 11 countries and regions across 15 cities), her 3rd album Pika Pika Fantajin was released simultaneously across 15 countries
and regions including North America, Europe, Oceania, and Asia.
In 2018 Kyary launched her 4th world tour and released her 4th album Japamyu to success. Kyary is one of the few J-Pop stars to cross over to the West, garnering accolades from Katy Perry, Ariana Grande and Charli XCX. Kyary also curated an exhibition, The World Goes Pop, for the Tate Modern Museum. Kyary's style, presence and originality as a “HARAJUKU” icon combined with her artistic activities and sold-out arena tours continues to attract her attention from all over the world.
Listen to Kyary Pamyu Pmayu:
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 he his first full-length album, FULL MOON was released.
From August to December 2018 he held his first solo arena tour, “HIROOMI TOSAKA LIVE TOUR 2018 FULL MOON” which successfully attracted 270,000 people at 23 shows across 11 cities. HIROOMI has developed a clothing “CLAIR DE LUNE,” in which he expresses his world view drawing inspiration from a range of different cultures. His acting career launched in the film “Hot Road”, directed by Miki Takahiro, and won the Newcomer Award in 4 Japanese film festival ceremonies including the Japan Academy Prize.
Recently, he starred in the romance film “Yuki no Hana” which was released in February of 2019. An author, HIROOMI released the photo essay book NOBODY KNOWS, to great success selling more than 180,000 copies in its first run.
Listen to HIROOMI TOSAKA :
CAPSULE is the main production unit of Yasutaka Nakata. Formed with Toshiko Koshijima in 1997, they debuted in 2001. An exciting all-in-one music group which shares their creativity in music as well as fashion, beauty, video media. Yasutaka Nakata writes, composes, and arranges all of the music himself.
CAPSULE has performed captivating shows at many large-scale, festivals worldwide with stunning video, audio, and lighting. CAPSULE has produced for Perfume, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, and the “Star Trek : Into Darkness,” “Liar Game” and “Apple Seed Alpha” soundtracks, amongst many others.
Listen to CAPSULE:
CRAZYBOY, is the hip-hop project of ELLY, who made his debut as part of the J Soul Brothers III. He released his first EP titled NEOTOKYO, which successfully debuted at #1 on four major distribution sites. NEOTOKYO II debuted at #1 on both iTunes and mu-mo charts.
Hecollaborated with hip-hop legend SNOOP DOGG and PKCZ® (VERBAL / DJ MAKIDAI / DJ DARUMA) on the track “BOW DOWN FT. CRAZYBOY from EXILE TRIBE.” The song was released from the Dutch dance music label “Spinnin' Records/Trap City” and garnered worldwide acclaim. CRAZYBOY has also appeared on tracks from “Shinichi Osawa,” the hip-hop icon “ANARCHY” and dance hall reggae masters “Mighty Crown.”
In 2019 he competed against 50 teams and placed 10 th in “The Summer Smash at the Australian Open” for “Fortnite” the Epic Games Battle Royale Action Building Game live gaming competition in Melbourne, Australia.
Listen to CRAZYBOY:
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We can't wait to celebrate Japan's amazing musical landscape with these incredible artists and all of YOU! A variety of ticket packages are on sale now, see below for more info!
OTAQUEST LIVE featuring m-flo, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, HIROOMI TOSAKA, CAPSULE, and CrazyBoy at THE NOVO by Microsoft. July 3, 2019 at 6pm – Tickets on sale now at AXS.com.
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