[Perfume New Single TOKYO GIRL]
Perfume is consisting of Ayano Ōmoto (“Nocchi”), Yuka Kashino (“Kashiyuka”) and Ayaka Nishiwaki (“A~chan”). Perfume is an all-girl electro-pop trio from Hiroshima who debuted locally in 2001 and nationally in 2005. At first, Perfume had a hard time finding an audience or any success. They started off with a more traditional idol pop sound and gradually shifted more and more into the electro-pop they are known for today. It wasn’t until the release of their 10th single “Polyrhythm” that the group was elevated to a new level of popularity. Today, they are a top seller in the J-pop industry and are consistently releasing hits.
The group was formed in early 2000 inside young talent academy Actors School Hiroshima, and debuted with their first Hiroshima-local single “Omajinai Perori” released on March 21, 2002. A year later they moved to Tokyo, started to work with Capsule’s producer Yasutaka Nakata and released their first nationwide indie single, “Sweet Donuts” on August 6, 2003. In 2005 they got a major contract deal with Tokuma Japan Communications, and released their major debut single “Linear Motor Girl” on September 21. However, it was not until 2008 where the group’s seventh single “Polyrhythm”, which was chosen to be the theme song of a recycle campaign by NHK, that they started to receive major attention in Japan. The group was formed with an original post-Shibuya-kei sound as it was popular during the years until their transition toward contemporary electronic dance music that incorporated elements of synthpop, bubblegum pop, dance-pop, techno, and house music. The group is also known for their heavily processed vocals, making clever use of autotune, Harmony Engine, and vocoders. Over the years, Perfume has been one of the most successful acts in Asian music. The group’s musical structure has been identified as “technopop”. In 2012 the group announced that they had signed a global contract with Universal Music Group, and that they expected to expand their horizons and “go global”. Their sixteenth major label single “Spending All My Time”, released on August 15, 2012, was seen as a dedication to fans overseas.
- Choreographer Mikiko Mizuno
Choreographer and a very related person to Perfume since their begginings in Amuse. Experienced in creating a great variety of original choreographies and as a dancer / choreographer. Designer model she covers a lot of grounds. Since 2008 MIKIKO is a a full-scale operations director.
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