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Maika Loubté’s Show Me How Remix Now Available!

22 Sep

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Tokyo based singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Maika Loubté has a brand new remix! “Show Me How” is now available, starting today, to stream and view.

This ethereal take maintains the similar emotion of the original track, while giving it a new life by adding light, youthful, and percussive energy. Kan Sano, a keyboardist, remixer, and producer has worked with many artists across Japan and he is regarded as one of the most important figures in the country’s music scene today.  

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Kaz it Up with Code Love EP

14 Sep

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Download and streaming links at: https://avex.lnk.to/Kaz_CODELOVE

Kaz’s very first solo EP, “Code Love” is now available on streaming services, and this young man is showing that he’s ready to show why Generation Z matters. At the age of 21, this entry may well show he’s branching out. He’s also part of the Japanese boy group, Intersection.

This artist was directly involved in the production of every song on the new EP. Its release follows the June 2021 single ‘White Stallion’, which broke records on its release in China. It’s become the first song by a Japanese artist to simultaneously hit No.1 in four separate category charts on Chinese download sites.

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Sing Along to Summer is Over feat. Mai Anna

31 Aug

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Honestly, according to the Gregorian Calender, we still have a few more weeks of Summer left. But as most folks equate Labour Day as transitional period, Kaz of J-Pop Group, INTERSECTION, has another take. His single, “Summer is Over feat.Mai Anna,” epitomizes the feeling of Summer’s end and reflecting on all of the memories and romance of the season. This release follows his single  “Drown feat. Hikari Mitsushima” which was released earlier this month. 

“I have produced this song with a producer Solomon Fox, who is a singer-songwriter in the U.S. This song was created at the end of summer as the title says when I was 19. My friend Mai Anna, who goes to the same school as me, joined to write the lyrics.

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[Fantasia 2021] Having “Dreams on Fire”

13 Aug

Dreams On Fire Film - World Premiere Glasgow Film Festival - GHQFantasia Film Festival 2021
North American Premiere

Moviegoers who love films about newcomers wanting to firmly establish themselves in the performing arts have seen this premise before. There’s an individual who wants to be recognized. But in order to do so usually means crossing the line or burning a bridge somewhere.

Yume (Bambi Naka) has Dreams on Fire–this film’s title. After watching a spectacular performance at a local theatre, all she wants to do is dance. She goes against her parents’ wishes and leaves the nest to find she’s alone. She’s nowhere close to getting auditions for those shows or being recognized, much less winning at street dance competitions. But there’s more to the art than having the moves. There’s also finding that drive to keep going. As Don Henley once sang, “She can’t feel the heat coming off the street.”

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[Fantasia 2021] From Stage to Film to Streaming with Art Kabuki

9 Aug

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Fantasia Film Festival 2021
Available to watch On Demand
Tickets can be purchased here

For more information, please visit https://artkabuki.com/ (Japanese)

Nakamura Kazutaro and Onoe Ukon knew that when the pandemic hit, not every citizen of Japan could partake in watching Kabuki theatre. There are other forms of entertainment, but some cultural events would have to reinvent themselves if it’s to survive. Taping live theatre performances is one thing, but to capture the nuance that defines song, dance and drama through the lens of a video camera requires having the eye to make the show as mesmerizing as attending one. And thus, Art Kabuki was born.

The story we find has to enthral and even captivate. The first segment, “The Descent of the Four Gods” connects the heavens with the mortal realm as these divine forces get rather curious about our human affairs. Much like early Greek theatre, where gods are said to intermingle in the lives of humans and are part of the show, this Asian world takes a novel approach.

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