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TeddyLoid

TeddyLoid started his career as MIYAVI’s DJ and sound producer when he was only 18 years old. He grew in popularity rapidly with his production of the OST for the anime “Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt” ft. Taku Takahashi(m-flo) as well as his creation of tracks for the Vocaloid IA. In 2014 he produced the music for the short film “ME!ME!ME!” ft. DAOKO, which was a viral hit.

In 2015, he released his first collaboration album “SILENT PLANET” with 12 tracks and 14 sets of guests including names such as Tetsuya Komuro, Yasuta Nakata, and HISASHI from GLAY. In 2018, TeddyLoid had a massive double album release, “SILENT PLANET: INFINITY” and “SILENT PLANET:RELOADED”, also filled with guest artists like Virtual Riot, DAOKO, Chanmina, and many more. At the end of 2018, TeddyLoid produced songs for the debut album of Japan's No.1 Vtuber, Kizuna AI, and appeared as a special guest on her first live tour. Also, collaborating with the famous Dutch producer W&W and Kizuna AI, TeddyLoid composed the track ”The Light ft. Kizuna AI”. Most recently, in order to commemorate the 90th birthday of the late legendary Japanese cartoonist Osamu Tezuka, it was decided that TeddyLoid × Kizuna AI along with many other Japanese artists would participate in the creation of the album “NEW GENE, inspired from Phoenix”, dedicated to the cartoonist's iconic work "Phoenix".

TeddyLoid has performed on stages all over the world, with notable performances including SUMMER SONIC 2019 co-headline, Ultra Japan, Anime Expo, Anime Weekend Atlanta, SMASH! Sydney in Australia, and many more. In 2016, TeddyLoid was named one of the Top 5 Japanese Spotify artists streamed globally.

Miyavi

MIYAVI is a musician, actor, and philanthropist, bridging cultures across the globe with his music and message. His unique style of guitar playing has taken him on 8 world tours in over 30 countries. Fans refer to MIYAVI as the “Samurai Guitarist.” He has released 12 studio albums.

2020 will see MIYAVI release new music as follow up to 2019’s NO SLEEP TIL TOKYO album which featured artwork by Sui Ishida , the celebrated author of the best selling manga Tokyo Ghoul .

In 2018, MIYAVI released the groundbreaking collaborations album Samurai Sessions Vol. 3: Worlds Collide on Universal Music Group. Each track on the album features a different artist laying down vocals over MIYAVI’s signature guitar sound. The stellar list of U.S.-based collaborators includes Oscar-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson , Grammy nominated R&B artist Gallant , Grammy nominated Pop artist Mikky Ekko , Grammy winning producer RAC , Malaysian born R&B songstress Yuna , South Central LA rapper DUCKWRTH , “Hood EDM” rapper Bok Nero , “laptop punk” artist NVDES , and Australian born Pop artist Betty Who .

The Japanese artists featured on the album include a who’s who of chart toppers including Rock artist SHISHIDO KAVKA , Pop artist Daichi Miura , Pop artist Miliyah , rappers Kreva and AK-69 , and a posthumous collaboration with iconic singer-guitarist hide (X Japan).

On the acting side, MIYAVI made his big screen debut in the Oscar nominated film Unbroken . He has since appeared in the 2017 blockbuster Kong:Skull Island and the live- action adaptation of the popular manga Bleach. His recent filmography includes Stray (2019), Maleficent 2 (2019) and in 2020 the Netflix film KATE starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Woody Harrelson.

As a brand ambassador, MIYAVI has appeared as the face of Beats headphones in Japan, American Airlines, BMW and on billboards worldwide in Moncler’s Beyond campaign. He walked the runway at Paris Fashion Week, modeling designer Yohji Yamamoto’s Y-3 collection.

MIYAVI also continues his important work as a Goodwill Ambassador to UNHCR , visiting refugee camps in Lebanon, Thailand and Bangladesh, Colombia and performing at the United Nations in New York, spreading the message of the refugee crisis around the world.

Takeru (sleepyhead)

Takeru is the representative director and president of akubi Inc. as well as the creator of the multidimensional project sleepyhead and clothing brand million dollar orchestra.

Takeru was previously the vocalist of visual kei band SuG, who were active for 10 years and had performed at Nippon Budokan. SuG disbanded in December 2017.

In addition to his own projects, Takeru creates music and other media for various artists. Takeru's creative work ranges from storytelling to music, design, video direction, and writing.

Official site: http://sleepyhead.tokyo/

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