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Tokyotronica Soundtrack First Music Released!!

Sunday, August 2nd, 2020

Released August 2020. Available on all music platforms.

First music releases from the soundtrack to Supersonic Cities: Adventure 1 – Tokyotronica, a Tokyo inspired musical story written by Guy Perryman. The multimedia story is coming soon with the music released track by track.

People ask “Where are you from?” but the Supersonic Cities Crew believe “It’s not where you’re from – it’s where you’re at”…

Where You’re At (Tokyo) music tracks celebrate the city with sounds of Tokyo in the mix – taiko drums, shinkansen bullet trains and a vocal inspired by the voice of the “yakiimo” baked potato vans. In the show the music will be performed as a taiko drumming DJ jam.

These tracks launch the music genre Edotronica – mixing traditional Japanese instruments with electronica. Edo being the original name of Tokyo.

Where You’re At (Tokyo)
SASUKE mix
SUPERSONIC CITIES CREW
4:07”
The “pop mix” created by seventeen year old multi-talented track maker SASUKE.
YouTube

Where You’re At (Tokyo)
K mix
SUPERSONIC CITIES CREW
6:10”
The “mode mix” created by track maker and re-mixer K.
YouTube

Supersonic Cities Crew are a group of musicians, singers, voice actors, track makers, producers and remixers captained by Guy Perryman creating the soundtrack to the Supersonic Cities stories, with music genres as diverse as the crew and destinations.

SASUKE: Seventeen-year-old trackmaker, composer, songwriter, finger drummer, dancer and DJ. Started dancing at two years old, DJ’ing at six, finger drumming at nine and won Amateur Night for dancing at the Apollo Theater in New York at ten. Started composing music at twelve and in 2018 at fifteen debuted with the single “Influenzer”. Has composed for Atarashiichizu Join Music – a group composed of three members from SMAP, the most successful boy band in Japan and has remixed for artists including m-flo and Buffalo Daughter.

K: Track maker and re-mixer who has released music under a number of names and produced jingles for various Guy Perryman radio shows. Favourite Edo spot – Shibamata Taishakuten, Buddhist temple founded in 1629, its ferryboat designated as one of the 100 Soundscapes of Japan.

James Carter and David Mulholland, British Embassy Tokyo Taiko Team: Taiko drums.

Sayoko Sheena Kamei: Tokyo “station” voice.

Mari Stone: Tokyo “yakiimo” singing voice.

Supersonic Cities: Adventure 1 – Tokyotronica
The launch story set on the streets and in the skies of Tokyo starring a crew of cool and quirky showbiz characters broadcasting live on the air and in the air from their 747 jet studio. Using the power of music the crew must stop an evil tycoon who is invading electronic devices and screens with brainwashing technology.

Tokyotronica features the character Tixi To and the Techno Gizmo – a mysterious kid with a magical music making machine who first appeared in Guy Perryman’s CD/book Tokyo Pirate FM in 1995.

Serendipity – art meets real life – in December 2018 Guy was walking down Omotesando in Tokyo and saw a mysterious kid with a music making machine performing on the street – it was the first time he discovered SASUKE and his “maschine”. Guy immediately knew he wanted SASUKE to produce a track for Tokyotronica.

After appearing as a regular guest on Guy’s radio show SASUKE created his mix of Where You’re At (Tokyo) which was first performed live on air on InterFM 897 in March 2020.

More information and updates about Supersonic Cities and Tokyotronica on this website.

Tokyotronicaのサウンドトラック楽曲第一弾がリリース!!
各主要な音楽配信プラットフォームにて配信中

Where You’re At (Tokyo) [SASUKE mix]
SUPERSONIC CITIES CREW
4:07″はマルチな才能で活躍中の17歳トラックメーカーSASUKEによる”pop mix”
YouTube

Where You’re At (Tokyo) [K mix]
SUPERSONIC CITIES CREW
6:10″はトラックメーカー、リミクサーのKによる”mode mix”
YouTube

Guy Perryman作の東京を舞台とするミュージカルストーリーSupersonic Cities: Adventure 1 – Tokyotronicaのサウンドトラックに収録される楽曲の第一弾がついにリリース。
サウンドトラックに収録予定の各トラックは、2021年を目処に順次リリースが予定されている。
人々は「出身はどちら?」と尋ねることがよくあるが、Supersonic Citiesの物語は「どこから来たかよりも、今どこにいるのかが重要」というメッセージをコンセプトとしている。
Where You’re At (Tokyo) は東京という街で聞こえる太鼓や新幹線の音、焼き芋屋さんの売り声などから着想を得てmixされた楽曲となっており、ライブでは和太鼓奏者とDJによるパフォーマンスも予定している。
これらのトラックは、日本の伝統楽器とエレクトロニカを融合させた音楽ジャンルEdotronicaのローンチも兼ねている。

Guy Perryman率いるSUPERSONIC CITIES CREWは、ミュージシャン、シンガー、トラックメーカー、プロデューサー、リミクサー、ボイスアクターといった多様なメンバーで構成されており、Supersonic Citiesのサウンドトラックに向けた様々なジャンルの楽曲制作を担っている。

SASUKE: 2歳から自然と踊りだし、6歳からDJ、9歳からフィンガードラム、12歳でAbleton Liveを手に入れ本格的に作曲を始める。10歳でニューヨークにあるアポロシアターの「アマチュアナイト」でダンスで優勝。12歳でフィンガードラムパフォーマンス日本一を決める大会「ACHIEVEMENT BEAT BATTLE」で大人に混ざり準優勝。14歳の時に原宿で披露したフィンガードラムの路上パフォーマンスをきっかけに様々なメディアに取り上げられ話題になる。2018年12月に「インフルエンザー」でメジャーデビュー。15歳で新しい地図joinミュージック「#SINGING」の作詞作曲を手掛け、Buffalo Daughterの「Elephante Marinos」、m-floの「EKTO」Ghost like girlfriendの「髪の花」などのRemixを手掛ける。
K: 数々のミュージシャンの楽曲リリースに携わり、Guy Perrymanのラジオ番組のジングルもプロデュースしているトラックメーカー、リミクサー。
駐日英国大使館 太鼓会 ジェイムズ・カーター, デイビッド・ムルホーランド: 和太鼓
亀井シーナ佐代子: 東京 “駅” の声
ストーン マリ: 東京の “焼き芋屋風” 歌声

Supersonic Cities: Adventure 1 – Tokyotronica
747 jet studioが設置された東京上空からエンターテイメントを生放送する個性的なキャラクターたちが、あらゆる電子機器やスクリーンを乗っ取り人々の洗脳を企む巨悪に、音楽の力を使って立ち向かうストーリーとして展開する。
Tokyotronicaは、Techno Gizmoという音楽製造機を操る謎のキャラクターTixi Toを主人公とする物語で、Tixiは1996年に発表されたGuy PerrymanのCD/本のTokyo Pirate FMで初めて登場した。
セレンディピティ(偶然の素晴らしい発見) – 2018年12月、Guyが表参道を歩いていると少年が音楽機材を駆使しながら路上パフォーマンスをしているのを発見。GuyがSASUKEと彼の”maschine”の存在を初めて知り、SASUKEがTokyotronicaのトラックのプロデュースに必要だと直感した出会いとなった。
その後InterFM 897のGuyのラジオ番組に度々ゲストとして出演したSASUKEは、2020年3月にWhere You’re At (Tokyo)のSASUKE mixを生放送で初披露した。

With the Power of Music

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

WITH THE POWER OF MUSIC was first created in early 2020 as a 20 second jingle for the Guy Perryman radio show on InterFM 897 in Tokyo with lyrics written by Guy and music by singer/songwriter Endigo.

The lyrics took on greater significance as the world changed and life got more difficult for people everywhere so Guy and Endigo decided to expand the jingle into a full song released in May 2020.

With a positive message for people “alone all together” they hope everyone can love, laugh, listen, sing, whistle and hum to make life and our planet happier and healthier!!

Musicians around the world are invited to record their own original version using the lyrics and send to guy@guyperryman.com for radio airplay on The Guy Perryman Show InterFM 897 Mon-Fri 7-11am www.interfm.co.jp

Here is the first released version by Virtual People www.youtube.com/endigo

Guy and Endigo both live in Tokyo and didn’t meet face to face until after the song was released. They were introduced on-line by a mutual friend and like so many people around the world create at home and communicate via technology.

WITH THE POWER OF MUSIC

With the power of music we can fly
Alone all together reach for the sky
Around the world everyone
Love laugh listen sing whistle and hum

Hoping to walk with you hand in hand
So many apart across every land
Music and daydreams are another way
To imagine us together on a happier day

With the power of music we can fly
Alone all together reach for the sky
Around the world everyone
Love laugh listen sing whistle and hum

The melody takes your soul for a flight
Sunrise, daytime and all through the night
Feel vibrations and your spirits soar
With a song by your side forever more

With the power of music we can fly
Alone all together reach for the sky
Around the world everyone
Love laugh listen sing whistle and hum

At home with time to stop and think why
Maybe just maybe an answer comes by
This virtual life connects me and you
Re-united we’ll heal our real world too

With the power of music we can fly
Alone all together reach for the sky
Around the world everyone
Love laugh listen sing whistle and hum

Songwriting, Re-mixing, Music Production

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

I’m thrilled about new music collaborations and releases…

Where You’re At (Tokyo)
SASUKE mix
SUPERSONIC CITIES CREW
Released August 2020.
YouTube

Where You’re At (Tokyo)
K mix
SUPERSONIC CITIES CREW
Released July 2020.
YouTube

With the Power of Music
VIRTUAL PEOPLE
Released May 2020.
YouTube