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OTAQUEST LIVE Gives Three Japanese Music Stars Their US Debut

otaquest liveLDH USA announced details for its first North American event, OTAQUEST LIVE. Eight stars from Japan’s pop and electronic music scene will be performing, including three first-timers: DJ group PKCZ, R&B trio m-flo, and Yasutaka Nakata, the renowned producer of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Perfume. It’s all going down during this week’s Anime Expo 2018 at the MICROSOFT THEATER on July 5 from 4:00pm to 10:00pm, so dig into the details below.

Beyond the three US newcomers, the OTAQUEST LIVE music festival will feature Hachioji P, YUC’e, Masayoshi Iimori, Teddyloid, and Crystal Kay. Each of the acts will perform for approximately 45 minutes.

Here’s more on the first-time 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.

DJ MAKIDAI: https://www.instagram.com/exile_makidai_pkcz
VERBAL: https://www.instagram.com/verbal_ambush
DJ DARUMA: https://www.instagram.com/djdaruma/

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.

Taku Takahashi: https://www.instagram.com/takudj
VERBAL: https://www.instagram.com/verbal_ambush
LISA: https://www.instagram.com/real_lisa_gn

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.


Head to the official page for more information and tickets.