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K.A.N.T.A

K.A.N.T.A

K.A.N.T.A is A Multifaceted Musician 29 year old Tokyo native Artist. Currently producing music spanning from individualized personal productions for art patrons to major commercial works. Including but not limited to featured production with artist and brands world wide such as Adidas, Nike, Reebok, Jeep, Roy Tamaki, and Wieden+Kennedy. All production made by K.A.N.T.A are considered HI-End Sounds. Engineering all sounds in his own Creation Factory K A N T A L A N D located in the heart of on Harajuku Street. K.A.N.T.A began making music at an early age with the influence of his father, renowned Japanese producer K.U.D.O (Major Force/Mo’Wax). K.A.N.T.A made his first featured apperance at the age of 6 on remix of “Konyawa Buggie Back” by SPD a No.1 hit song in Japan with Sony. At 21 he began to focused on music full time. In 2009 he performed his first live show at Unit, performing with Kenji Jammer (Simply Red Guitarist) for their Japan Tour Final. Following up the same year he was reconnected with UNKLE (James Lavelle) to work on a remix in for a Lupe Fiasco x UNKLE in London. With the help of his new managment he landed a major distribution deal for his 1st album, “ROYAL NEW STANDARD” in 2011. Releasing physical and digital copies distributed through major record chains including Tower Records, HMV, and iTunes music. Digitally K.A.N.T.A’s single “Beautiful” reached No.1 on Amazon MP3 and stayed there for 5 consecutive weeks, simultaneously his track “Stand Up & Say No” was single of the week on iTunes. K.A.N.T.A worked closely with a fashion PR company 4K and would be promoted as a Tokyo Icon for G-star Raw, Mr. Porter, and G-shock. In 2015 K.A.N.T.A officially opened his first studio, K A N T A L A N D. Starting Project Mozart and the 1&0 Project based around the concept “Genzai Art” (combining art with a physical object) would serve as a new way for K.A.N.T.A to connect is music to the world. Adidas Originals contacted K.A.N.T.A to produce an art installation for the Superstar campaign held at the Harajuku Flagship Store. K.A.N.T.A began to sell individual personalized music to High End clientele. Branding his music as HI-End Sounds, currently Project Mozart sales range from of $8,000 to $15,000 per project. Collaborating with a plethora of international brands through designing products, creating art installations, in-store live events, and creative direction for visual productions branding. K.A.N.T.A has organically branding himself as a Musician and Creator. K A N T A L A N D gradually evolved from a music production label to a full on creative agency around 2014. Most of the revenue made this past year came directly from Genzai Art and production work for TV commercials including Coca Cola, Panasonic, Jeep, etc.  Starting off the year Wieden+Kennedy employed to K.A.N.T.A produce audio for the company’s year end review show reel, used to open all meetings with clients. This served as a direct conduit connecting K.A.N.T.A with many global brands, with W+K current clients including Ben & Jerry’s, Citizen, and Facebook and Nike. Reebok Classic Japan commissioned a 1 & 0 project featuring a small collection and an audio/visual experience at the release party art installation, followed by a one month in-store presentation at Reebok Harajuku Flagship. Shortly after Nike sought music production for Nike Air Presto Japan digital campaign. Towards the 2nd half of the year K.A.N.T.A’s 1 & 0 projects gained much traction, he found himself producing tailored music for wealthy individuals. With a focused on In-house music production and live performances K.A.N.T.A began to connect his new sounds Live & Directly to fans. Hosting a weekly radio show Urban Hippy Connection via Rakten.fm. Interviewed creatives and had live performances. Recently performing live with a band as K.A.N.T.A.N.O.V.A a improv mixed production set with a Jazz influence. After producing music both Cote Mer’s MBFW and AFW runway shows for Japan Fashion Week, the In-house collaboration project grew in to what is now Broke City Gold sold exclusively at K A N T A L A N D.

歳をとって感じる事

みなさん、毎日生きるのお疲れ!

K.A.N.T.Aです。

最近ね、30手前になってきて色んな気持ちになるんだ。

昔、20代前半の頃、無性に襲われる怒りや悲しみ、無力感、絶望感、悔しさ、もう言葉にできない気持ちに何年もなってて、若い頃の自分を知ってる人は、なんでK.A.N.T.Aはいつも怒ってるんだとか、ナイフみたいな存在でいた。

当時デビューしたばっかりで、マジで金もなく、音楽だけやっててから本当に、文無しなんか当たり前だったし、今振り返った時に、マジでクレイジーなライフを続けてきて今に至る。

30手前になり、なぜか最近、一日朝起きた瞬間、寝る前、夕方のふとした瞬間、この気持ちに襲われ始めた。

最初はね、寝不足、疲れかと思ったけど、そうではない。

今日もようやく朝6時半に寝つけて、9時には子供に起こされ、DOWNTOWNのスタジオに向かった。

前に、友達が同じようなことを言ってたこと思い出した。

自分は、能天気な時は能天気だからその友達の相談乗った時に、もっと毎日ハッピーに過ごせばいいんだよとか笑いながら言っていたが、もはやハッピーのハの字も思い出せない気持ちになるよね。

多分、みんなあると思う。

解決のしようがないよね。

気分転換に散歩しても見える景色はクソに見えてくる。

こういう気持ちを自分がくちにすると、K.A.N.T.Aは自分の好きなことを仕事にしてて

かわいい子供も二人いて、幸せじゃんっていわれるけど、ドープな気持ちになる時もある。

でもそういう時に一番、良くないのはその感情を怒りとして外に出すこと。

すごく簡単だけど、何倍にもなって自分にその怒りが溜まるんだよね。

そういう日は酒飲んでも酔わないしね。

DOWNTOWN LAはホームレスがいっぱいいて、しょっ中みんな街中で大声でFUCKとか叫んでるけど、そいつの気持ちマジでわからなくもないって思った。

むしろ俺も叫びテーし泣きテー時もある。

ちなみにこの写真はNITTAさんに撮ってもらった当時22歳の自分。

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FRESH 4 LIFE

この頃に比べたら大人になったな。

さぁ、本日も今制作している東コレのランウェイの楽曲、頑張って作るぜ!

I LOVE U ALL.

いつもみんな陰ながら応援ありがとう。

全ての出来事に感謝。

SAFE

 

 
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