Nakata Yasutaka will be providing a remix on electronic rap group m-flo’s upcoming mix CD album EDM-FLO, to be released on March 26th alongside the duo’s latest original studio album FUTURE IS WOW. The song Nakata will be remixing is “the Love Bug”, originally part of m-flo’s “m-flo loves” collaboration series, featuring famed Korean pop singer BoA. The remix will come out over a week after the tenth anniversary of the original song’s release.
This is Nakata’s second time remixing m-flo — the first was their song Lotta Love featuring singer MINMI.
Kyary has just announced a new song and single titled “Family Party”, which will be used as the theme song for the movie "Crayon Shin-chan: Gachinko! Gyakushuu no Robo To-chan"!
"Family Party" is the title track of Kyary’s 9th single, which will be released in 3 different editions on April 16th: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and a regular edition. No details yet on the track list and other information about the 2 Limited Edition versions.
This song will be Kyary’s second tie-up with “Crayon Shin-chan” (the first being "Kimi ni 100 Percent") and her first time ever providing a theme song for a movie. According to the article, “Family Party” is a poppy, warm, and sentimental song about ‘the bonds between family’ and is said to have a very ‘robot’-sounding arrangement.
"I’m extremely glad that I’m once again providing a theme song for Crayon Shin-chan, which I love so much! The theme of the song is ‘family’. It’s a song that everyone in the family - from the little kids to mom and dad - can enjoy together. I also feel that by singing this song, you’ll be able to express feelings that are normally hard to put into words to each other! It’s such a wonderful and heartwarming song. I hope a lot of people listen to it!"
Nakata to remix Kylie Minogue’s song “Into the Blue” as a Japanese bonus track on her upcoming album Kiss Me Once
It has been announced that Nakata Yasutaka will be remixing Australian-born pop sensation Kylie Minogue’s latest single “Into the Blue”. The remix will be included as a Japanese bonus track on her upcoming album Kiss Me Once, to be released on March 19th. This is the second time Nakata has done a remix for Minogue — the first was 2010’s “Get Outta My Way" from her album Aphrodite.
Nakata made a comment related to the remix (which has been terribly translated by me, so if you see any errors, do let me know!):
It is an honor to once again participate in the work of a globally influential artist. Even though I felt nervous, I was able to have fun creating [this remix] all the way to its completion. From now on, I hope that there will be a chance to collaborate beyond just remixes in the future.
Links to order the upcoming LEVEL3 vinyl cut (to be released May 14th) have gone up on CDJapan and apparently they’re only taking orders for these until March 9th, so be sure to get yours soon if you want one!
Released on January 15th, the February issue of popular music magazine Sound & Recording will feature a three-way conversation between Nakata Yasutaka(CAPSULE) and Studio Ghibli’s President Suzuki Toshio and producer Nishimura Yoshiaki.
"Nakata Yasutaka(CAPSULE) × Studio Ghibli" is the 8th installment in an irregular series where Nakata Yasutaka has sit-down talks with various creators on many topics. President Suzuki has overseen the creation of numerous Ghibli hits, while Nishimura served as the producer of Ghibli’s latest work The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Kaguya-hime no Monogatari). The three creators will discuss topics ranging from music to Ghibli’s recent films Kaze Tachinu and the aforementioned Tale of Princess Kaguya, as well as the theme "what is production?".
Music simulation game jubeat plus will be receiving a special music pack called “CAPSULE pack”, and similar game REFLEC BEAT plus will also receive the latest music pack in the form of “CAPSULE PACK”. The contents of each pack are revealed below:
■ 『jubeat plus』 Recorded Songs
「more more more」
「Super Scooter Happy」
■ 『REFLEC BEAT plus』 Recorded Songs
「more more more」
The official staff Twitter for CAPSULE has reported that CAPS LOCK was included in iTunes Japan’s Best of 2013 for the Electronic category. Congratulations!
Nakata Yasutaka(CAPSULE) will provide the new theme song to Fuji TV Boxing. The song is entitled “Excellent” and will begin airing from December 6th on Fuji TV’s BOXING DIAMOND GLOVE SP series.
As a side note, it has absolutely nothing to do with CAPSULE, it’s just Nakata by himself.
Suma Susumu High School: Nakata Yasutaka-sensei and Katori Shingo’s produced jingle is finally completed!
During the broadcast on November 4th, to great response, Nakata Yasutaka-sensei appeared on Suma Susumu High School to teach a “composition” class. Katori Shingo’s jingle music was crowned the best of the SMAP members’ submissions, and Katori also produced a video! It will premiere on 11/25! Do not miss it!
Nakata Yasutaka to appear on SMAP×SMAP, CAPSULE on cover of Tower Records’ “Odoru Rokku” promotional booklet, and CAPSULE official YouTube channel goes live!!!
On November 4th, Nakata Yasutaka will appear solo on popular Johnny’s Entertainment group SMAP’s TV show SMAP×SMAP during the program’s Suma Suzumu High School corner playing the role of the “music class” lecturer. The show airs at 22:00.
It has also been announced that CAPSULE will be on the cover of Tower Records’ promotional booklet Odoru Rokku starting November 11th. It will be distributed over-the-counter, free of charge. Tower Records will also be displaying B1-sized posters throughout their store locations.
CAPS LOCK now available for preorder on iTunes Japan with bonus track, and has been released in international countries!
CAPS LOCK, CAPSULE’s first album after signing a new deal with the record label unBORDE (Warner Music Japan), will be released on October 23rd, 2013. Starting today, the lead single from the album, ‘CONTROL’, is available on Japan’s iTunes Store. Japan’s album pre-order will also begin today, and as a bundle bonus track, '12345678（extended mix）' will be included in the album on iTunes Japan only.
As already announced, the new album will be digitally released worldwide 1 week ahead of Japan’s release on October 23rd. Starting October 16th, Wednesday, the album will be available in iTunes Stores in 110 countries except Japan.
Nakata Yasutaka is featured on the cover of popular music magazine Sound & Recording for the November 2013 issue. The magazine comes out October 15th. Here is the topic of his feature, (very) loosely translated:
Introduction of new elements such a drone and abstract sounds and full of experimental spirit, “CAPS LOCK” is completed!
"CAPS LOCK" is CAPSULE’s long-awaited first release in over a year. CAPSULE fans must surely be confused. That is, now the artist name capsule has been changed to the capitalized CAPSULE, they switched labels to Warner, and they are doing an early release of their newest album on 10/16, showing a dizzying rate of expansion abroad. But the #1 topic of interest is the sound. Whereas before their albums were dance-oriented, displaying 4/4 beats as the main time signature, the newest work has undergone a change. Of course the format of pop-oriented synths are still in use, but a skillfully abstract sound was introduced, giving the work a fully experimental spirit. In addition to working as a producer for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Perfume, Nakata has shown a big evolution as a musician in this album.
You can order a copy off HMV, or CDJapan (they list S&R kind of close to the release date so a link is not currently available).
It was previously reported by the official English-language ASOBISYSTEM Facebook page for Kyary that CAPSULE’s upcoming album CAPS LOCK would be distributed digitally in worldwide iTunes stores on October 6th. This was in fact a misreporting on their part (they wrote “6” twice so I’m inclined to think it wasn’t a typo, just faulty information), and CAPSULE’s official site has reported the news as follows and were kind enough to provide an official translation as well!
CAPSULE recently reveal the teaser spot for a lead track from their new album ”CAPS LOCK”, the first album after they signed a new deal with new label. Now they just announced that the album will be digitally released worldwide ahead of Japan release on October 23rd. Starting October 16th, Wednesday, the album will be available on iTunes(R)Store in 110 countries except Japan.
Even this is their first attempt, the news is drawing enthusiastic response from international music listeners who already caught the news prior to the official release, which tells us how much CAPSULE / Yasutaka Nakata is received worldwide and what he means to the world.
In Japan, a lead track “CONTROL” and album pre-order will be available on iTunes(R)Store on 16th. As a bonus, an extended mix will come with the album exclusively on iTunes(R)Store Japan. Now “CONTROL” is aired on radio.
【New Album ”CAPS LOCK” exclusively available on iTunes(R)Store ahead of Japan】
Starts on Oct 16th（Wed）(Below URL will be available on 16th.)
（This is only for international, you cannot buy it on iTunes®Store in Japan.）
●Digital Release <Japan>
【Lead single「CONTROL」 + Album Pre-Order(comes with a bonus track)】
Starts on Oct 16th（Wed） (Below URL will be available on 16th.)
It has been announced that CAPSULE’s upcoming album CAPS LOCK will come with a different special logo sticker depending on what CD store you reserve your copy from! They are on a first-come, first-served basis.
*Please note that the design of the sticker depends entirely on what CD shop you preorder from. The CD stores of each respective logo design are listed below its image.
CAPSULE will be on the front cover of the October issue of MARQUEE magazine. The contents of their feature:
★Special CAPSULE 15 Pages
『CAPS LOCK』 Recent Photo
Nakata Yasutaka’s Newest Long Interview
~On the Direction of the Upcoming New Album~
Column Renewal: CAPSULE「CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCE」*
You can preorder a copy at HMV, and a CDJapan link will be up shortly. The magazine is officially released on October 12.
*MARQUEE runs small serialized columns for a selection of different artists or companies. capsule has had a very long-running column with them titled “capsule from contemode”, and in recent years it has been written entirely by Toshiko. So CAPSULE「CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCE」 is just the renaming of that column, since CAPSULE is no longer under contemode/Yamaha.
Limited Vinyl Print
Red, Yellow, Clear
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Regular / Type A / Type B
m-flo loves BoA
「the Love Bug -Yasutaka Nakata (CAPSULE) Remix-」
「Into the Blue -Yasutaka Nakata（CAPSULE）Remix-」
JP Bonus Track