Maika Loubté

Tokyo

Sunday 14th May 2017

Name
Maika Loubté

What do you do?
Singer-songwriter/Trackmaker

Where are you from?
Tokyo

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
I have a few. First, the solo gig of David Byrne at the club “SHIBUYA-AX” 7 years ago. I like Talking Heads too. Second, the gig of the Korean band “HYUKOH” played in the music festival “Summer Sonic” last year. Third, the gig of “Underworld” in Bangkok of Thailand. I played there too, and they were a headliner. That gig was the best experience for me. Around the end of the gig, they told the audience they were going to play a traditional British folk song before playing ‘Born Slippy’, it was funny.

Which sub-cultures have influenced you?
“Ghost World”, a movie I watched when high school. I was also affected by the film “AKIRA” for example, a vivid and futuristic worldview including shocking content and movie music.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
Probably, the membership-based club “SILENCIO” in Paris, where I played a gig in 2016. David Lynch designed it. I felt its atmosphere like another world.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
If I could meet any person, Paul McCartney. I listened to The Beatles very much in junior high school. I went to his Europe tour when I lived in Paris.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
I used to learn the classical piano. So I would like to be taught by Ravel as I like a French impressionism.

Your greatest unsung hero (or heroine) in music?
A heroine for me is Australian electro artist Sui Zhen. She is so talented, peaceful and enlightened, and creates her own distinctive world.

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