m-flo, PKCZ, and Yasutaka Nakata Make US Debut at OTAQUEST LIVE
One of the events planned during this week’s Anime Expo 2018 is LDH USA’s OTAQUEST LIVE, a music festival that brings eight acts to the MICROSOFT THEATER on July 5. The event runs from 4:00pm to 10:00pm, and three of the eight performers—R&B trio m-flo, DJ group PKCZ, and Yasutaka Nakata, the renowned producer of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Perfume—will be making their US debut.
Others featured at OTAQUEST LIVE include Hachioji P, YUC’e, Masayoshi Iimori, Teddyloid, and Crystal Kay. Tickets are available along with more info on the official page.
More about the first-time US performers:
PKCZ – A powerhouse DJ group with members DJ Makidai, VERBAL, and DJ DARUMA; they are lead by EXILE’s HIRO who serves as their producer. PKCZ combines “real inspiration and visceral cool emotion” across various creative platforms to create new value.
m-flo – An accomplished R&B group featuring VERBAL, rapper, LISA, main vocalist, and ★ Taku, DJ. Recently coming off a hiatus, m-flo is back and swinging with its smooth, metropolitan R&B that flaunts bilingual lyrics and international influences.
Yasutaka Nakata – Best known as the producer of widly popular Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (KPP), a solo pop artist, and Perfume, a Japanese trio credited with popularizing techno pop in Japan. 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.