Friday 25th October 2019

Name, where are you from?
VIVI DFT, from Japan.

What do you do?
Record producer.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
I don’t really have any...I rarely go to gigs to begin with.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
'Misfits' is my favourite drama series that’s set in England and I liked the club scenes with drum and bass played regularly. Those scenes were nicely portrayed and I found it pretty cool, to be honest.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
My fellow musician MIMI usually takes the front seat and I especially recall the moment at the STUDIO COAST. It was during the MC battle when I felt very happy to see her standing out front on the stage. It’s such a good memory. It always feels like a festival considering the size of the venue with those distinctive futuristic speakers.

If you could be on the line up with any bands in history?
It has to be Queen. There’s a scene on ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ but I want to experience the exciting moment during the overdub at their recording. I’ve been taking the challenge of producing tracks in session style for the past few years while living in the states. When new ideas emerge spontaneously, that’s my favourite part of it.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
A quiet conversation with John Lennon sitting in a marvellous café. I wouldn’t get to the heart. Just an ordinary chit-chat would be nice.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
I’ve been keeping an eye on Flohio, a female rapper. It’s common for the rappers here in the US to express their situations and social dissatisfaction so it’s surprising yet empowering to see her being bold about it.

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