Complete Lineup Announced for 'm-flo presents Otaquest Live powered by LDH USA' at Anime Expo 2018
Santa Ana, Calif. (June 19, 2018) – LDH USA and Anime Expo 2018 (AX) have revealed the final lineup of performers set to ignite the stage at Microsoft Theater during ‘m-flo presents OTAQUEST LIVE powered by LDH USA’ on July 5. This single-day, electronic music focused event is combining Japan's top talent with fan favorite up & coming acts to provide a one of a kind festival length event at AX 2018, the largest celebration of Japanese pop culture in North America, held July 4 - July 8 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The lineup for this one of a kind show includes a who's-who of the Japanese club scene, featuring the first North American performances from the legendary trio m-flo, superstar collective PKCZ®, and world renowned producer Yasutaka Nakata. Joining them will be fan favorite names from a variety of musical genres including Crystal Kay, TeddyLoid, YUC'e, Hachioji P, and Masayoshi Iimori. Fans of electronic music will surely be blown away by the level of talent and variety of sound they'll find during the event.
This once in a lifetime event is being specially crafted by LDH USA for fans of Japanese pop culture, global club culture, and energetic live experiences with an aim to increase the profile of these themes worldwide.
m-flo presents OTAQUEST LIVE powered by LDH USA Lineup
Thursday, July 5 – 4:00pm
In 1998, ☆Taku, VERBAL and LISA formed m-flo and independently released “The Way We Were” to stunning success. In 1999, they made their major debut with “the tripod e.p.” which debuted 9th on the ORICON Chart. They released 12 singles and 2 albums resulting in consecutive hits. Their 2nd album “EXPO EXPO” sold 800k copies and impacted the Japan music scene. Following a departure to focus on solo activities in December 2017, LISA returned to m-flo after 15 years. m-flo celebrated their 20th debut anniversary in 2018 and once again brings fresh air into Japanese mainstream music.
☆Taku Takahashi: http://www.instagram.com/takudj
Formed by EXILE HIRO, DJ MAKIDAI, VERBAL (m-flo) and DJ DARUMA, the creative group PKCZ® combines “real inspiration and visceral cool feelings” across various creative platforms to create new value. They represent the new charm of Tokyo, “Japan to thrill the world.” Celebrating the concept “MIX the WORLD”, they have collaborated not only with Japanese artists, but International Superstars, Afrojack, and Janet Jackson among others. In 2016, PKCZ® held Japan's largest Halloween Event at Makuhari Messe and opened “PKCZ® GALLERY STORE” attracting mass media attention.
DJ MAKIDAI: http://www.instagram.com/exile_makidai_pkcz
DJ DARUMA: http://www.instagram.com/djdaruma/
Beginning his eclectic career as a sound creator in 2001 as a member of musical duo CAPSULE, Yasutaka Nakata has been a long-standing figurehead in the Japanese electronic music landscape. With an immeasurable sound palette that ranges from authentic dance music to “kawaii” sounds, Nakata defines himself with his original chops and stylings.
One of very few people who can lay claim to being the inspiration behind powerhouse producers such as Madeon, Porter Robinson, SOPHIE (PC Music), and more; Yasutaka Nakata's career has impacted millions around the globe. Following official remixes for artists such as ZEDD, as well as the production of Ultra Music Festival's official anthem, “Love Don't Lie (feat. ROSII),” Nakata is constantly finding new and exciting ways to cement his name on a global scale. With a massively successful career that includes the release of his debut solo album, “Digital Native,” — featuring fan-favorite tracks such as “Crazy Crazy (feat. Charli XCX & Kyary Pamyu Pamyu)”, there's no telling what's going to come next from Yasutaka Nakata. Outside of all that, you'll often find Nakata producing some of the biggest talents in Japan including Perfume, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, as well as a number of other incredible talents. His irreplaceable production skills have long allowed talent to truly flourish both in Japan and internationally. Through his bridging of Tokyo's club culture with the worlds of game, fashion, and film, Yasutaka Nakata remains both a global driving force and pioneer of Japan's defining electronic sound.
Following the release of “Eternal Memories” in 1999, Crystal Kay has achieved enormous success with a career spanning nearly 20 years. Early hits include "Boyfriend -part II-" and "Koiochitara." In 2011 she transferred to Universal Music and spent 2013 in New York to expand her musical horizons. 2015 signaled a reborn Crystal Kay with the release of "Kimi Ga Itakara,” "REVOLUTION," which featured Amuro Namie, & "Nandodemo" featured on her 11th album "SHINE." She continues to tour to sold out venues, appearing at Billboard LIVE Tokyo & in Blue Note Tokyo among other prestigious venues.
TeddyLoid started his career as MIYAVI's DJ and Sound Producer by joining his world tour when he was only 18 years old. He also produced OST for the GAINAX anime "Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt" with ☆Taku Takahashi(m-flo). He has also had experience in units with Shibasaki Ko and DECO*27, he established galaxias!, he has also sound produced for Momoiro Clover Z "Neo STARGATE" and had a guest appearance in 2013 Seibu Dome Taikai. Furthermore, he has provided BGM to the anime "Mekakucity Actors". TeddyLoid has also produced vocaloid IA tracks and remixes, handled Hibiki Yoshizaki's "ME!ME!ME!" in "Anime(tor) Mihonichi", Square Enix's "Mugen∞Knights", and WRECKING CREW ORCHESTRA's, directed by Amon Miyamoto, new long production "SUPERLOSERZ SAVE THE EARTH".
TeddyLoid debuted as a solo artist by releasing his EP from King Records' EVIL LINE RECORDS in August 2014, "UNDER THE BLACK MOON" and the first album "BLACK MOON RISING" in September. In 2015 summer, he started "Momoiro Clover Z×TeddyLoid Remix Project" and released the first official remix album, "Re:MOMOIRO CLOVER Z" . In Momoiro Clover Z's big summer event "Momoshinsai 2015", he performed the opening act as DJ. In December, he released the first collaboration product with total 12 songs and 14 sets of guests, and also released "SILENT PLANET" as the original 2nd album.
TeddyLoid has been breaking news for collaborating big artists such as Tetsuya Komuro, Yasutaka Nakata, Ko Shibasaki, and KOHH, etc. From April, he is in charge of the music for the 2016 TVCM "Kirai, demo, suki" for Mode Gakuen group school, HAL.
As a lyricist, songwriter, arranger, singer, and mix engineer YUC'e performs in Tokyo and internationally. YUC'e launched her career in 2015. She has performed in the US in 2017/5 in Chicago as well as in 2017/7 at Anime Expo. In 2017/10 she self-released her first album, "Future Cαke". The album's title song hit #1 on the Spotify Viral charts for a consecutive 11 days. YUC'e has been featured in Anime series "Monogatari" & "Aikatsu!" and remixes for m-flo & Dean Fujioka. In the gaming world she has appeared as a singer in musical games such as KONAMI's "beatmania IIDX" and SEGA's "CHUNITHM."
Hachioji P is the king of Vocaloid music with content views of over 10 Million across video streaming platforms. His debut album "electric love" debut at #11 on the Oricon Charts, and saw strong performance in Taiwan at #8 overall. Hachioji P also performs regularly as a DJ appearing in the "ROCK IN JAPAN FES". Following the release of his Vocaloid Best Compilation Album "Eight -THE BEST OF 八王 子P-" he participated in HATSUNE MIKU's North American tour with stops in New York & Chicago and in 2017, supported her across a 3 city Asian tour. Hachioji P has proven his International appeal.
Masayoshi Iimori is a Tokyo-based producer and DJ. His 2015 debut EP “Break It” on Trekkie Trax primed Masayoshi as a star in Japan. Noticed by International DJs, Skrillex, Diplo, Major Lazer, Baauer, RL Grime, Porter Robinson, Ryan Hemsworth, Mr. Oizo, Anna Lunoe, Giraffage, UZ, Ookay, Mija, Mr Carmack, & Starro.
Appearances include ULTRA JAPAN 2015 alongside Skrillex, Carnage, Mija, and 2016 releases “Kickin' Up” & “Mango Beat” (with Rawtek) via Mad Decent's sub label Good Enuff. In 2017, Masayoshi released the “Hardcore – EP.”
Platinum - $200
Gold - $75
Silver - $50
Bronze - $20 (To be released at a later date)
Platinum Package includes (details subject to change):
m-flo presents OTAQUEST LIVE powered by LDH USA VIP Badge
Priority entry to the concert
VIP Seating (front of the audience)
Meet & Greet with artists after the event
To attend m-flo presents OTAQUEST LIVE powered by LDH USA, AX attendees will need to present both a valid AX badge and an event ticket. All one-day and pre-show badge holders will also be able to purchase tickets to attend the event on July 5.
Artist information and concert updates can be found at Anime Expo's website: http://www.anime-expo.org/m-flo-presents-otaquest-live-powered-by-ldh-usa/
Anime Expo 2018 will run from July 4 through July 8, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. To purchase badges for Anime Expo, please visit http://www.anime- expo.org/registration/
Tickets for m-flo presents OTAQUEST LIVE powered by LDH USA are available for purchase at: https://www.showclix.com/event/m-flo-presents-otaquest-live/
About LDH USA
LDH USA headquartered in Los Angeles is the American arm of artist management, entertainment, and live production company LDH JAPAN. Collectively LDH manages over 130 artists, models, actors/actresses and athletes. The LDH roster includes the enormously successful EXILE, J Soul Brothers III, GENERATIONS, and legendary International Japanese act, m-flo.
LDH Japan operates 14 dance schools and artist development facilities known as EXPG to inspire youth and foster talent, 12 restaurants in Japan, 9 fashion brands including renowned jewelry and apparel brand AMBUSH, and HUMAN MADE (which is a partnership with LDH, Pharrell Williams and NIGO®).
LDH USA was established in 2015 as 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 including full stadium tours (50,000+ attendees) which can draw over 1.5 million guests per tour.
LDH USA (https://www.ldh.co.jp/eng/usa/)
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SPJA is a non-profit organization with a mission to inspire the world through Japanese animation and culture. For more information, please visit www.spja.org.
About Anime Expo
Anime Expo (AX) brings together fans and industry from Japan, the US, and all over the world for the largest celebration of Japanese pop culture in North America. Taking place every year since 1992, Anime Expo features the best in Japanese entertainment, music, fashion, and video games. For more information, visit www.anime-expo.org.