Taichi Mukai

Musician

Thursday 13th December 2018

Name
Taichi Mukai

What do you do?
Singer-songwriter

Where are you from?
Tokyo

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
FKA Twigs' first gig in Japan at Ebisu LIQUIDROOM in 2015 was great. I think that gig decided what ambient R&B was. That gig had a vivid and original approach, it was art.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
When I was in high school, I was influenced by vintage/secondhand clothes from London. Something like a punk-kid… or rather in the middle of punk and mod.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
SONIC STAGE at SUMMER SONIC was great… the gig was in the early hours but a large audience still came to see me.

If you could be on the line up with any bands in history?
Amy Winehouse. I love her, so I’d like to play with, but I can't totally imagine it. If I choose among artists of recent date, Jorja Smith and Ella Mai. I sympathize with them, so I want to play with them someday.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Amy Winehouse. I wanted to see her compose in her room.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Jevon, who I‘ve recently collaborated with. He is a rapper and participated in the Utada Hikaru’s album.

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