TS Content: Log into your TRUTHSt4lk3r account to view this postI have been rather busy this weekend, this time writing songs for other artists again! But more on that later. (~.^) Now that I have a few minutes I wanted to post this for the gallant TRUTHSt4lk3rz who have helped get so many views on the “Bandana-na-na” video (well done by the way!).
I wanted to strip some of the glamour from the video for “ICUCM”. With the original version being an EDM number it would have been easy to do a club or dance video. But the essence of the song is about unconditional love and acceptance of yourself and others, so I wanted to reflect that by having a broader range of characters to emphasise the universal message. And being a song so close to my heart, all the people in the video are my own friends and family!! (^^)
So here they are, in order of appearance…
It’s about time!! I’ve been dying to make this announcement and hopefully you’ll understand why it’s been so long in the delivery.
First, to get some unpleasantness out of the way; I have officially left my Japanese record label Sound Future and my manager Yutaka Kato. This decision was made due to multiple breaches of contract by the company – not just to me, but to several individuals. All enquiries regarding my work – past, present and future – should be channelled through myself directly. Any responses from anyone other than myself, my legal team or Remix Factory Music should not be considered authentic.
Thank you all for your love and support through this very stressful time. I offer my sincerest apologies as this situation has essentially halted my artist activities for the past 5 – 6 months. I can assure you; this is set to change immediately… (~.^)
Right now I’m discussing the possibility of joining a new label. But in the meantime, to get some new music to you as soon as possible I will be releasing 2 new singles + videos independently through Remix Factory Music. The first being a free download as a thank you for sticking by me these past few months. And the second single is potentially the lead song from a new studio album!
Also to look forward to is a compilation of my best remixes over the past 10 years. PHUNKSTAR 10th Anniversary Best Remixes Collection will be released very soon by the lovely folks at DMC. In addition I am in talks about presenting my own podcast show also hosted by DMC. This will coincide with the new brand of remixes – all of which I’ll elaborate on in the blog later.
As well as all this, I’ll be doing the usual composing and arranging with the Factory guys. I’ve already been working on some new projects recently so keep your eyes peeled for those!
My whole approach to my work will be undergoing some serious changes this year. The main priority being involving you guys much more in the production side of things. I feel I need to reconnect with you guys after such an eventful 12 months and this new album is the perfect opportunity.
So… what do ya think? Wanna make some music together? (~.^)
Thanks everyone for tuning in!! Sorry for the sound issues – hope I fixed them eventually!! xox
Making this PV was a lot of fun but really different. This was the first one shot in my hometown so a lot of my friends were able to come along and be a part of what I do – which is a pretty big deal for me. Having so much of my work abroad, it’s very disconnected from my home life in the UK, and the people around me don’t really have any opportunity to experience what I do for a living… I almost live a double life!! ^^
We managed to get this one done in one day. It was a loooooong day, and we maniacs decided that we had enough energy left to celebrate afterwards too! ^^ It was great working with so many people and I’m grateful for all their efforts!
★★★１１月９日に配信された”Entourage” feat. Curtis Young
The Making of “Entourage” video is now on YouTube!
★★★Behind-the-scenes look at the shooting of the “Entourage” PV.
★★★Full PV coming soon! Taken from the mini-album “Entourage”.
A little look at what I was up to while I was away… Keep your eyes sharp for a cameo appearance from BIGZAM and my killer dance moves in the parking lot! ^^ Also the Nirvana top that was ironed with a kettle because we didn’t have an iron to hand in the apartment!! XD It turned out okay though, right?
A HUGE thanks to everyone involved… Look out for the final video coming real soon!