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CANVAS Extra in Augusta Camp 2022 live video release!


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Leila's performance on Festival TV on KEENSTREAM
On air from 10:29 on October 18 (sat)!
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EVENTS


『CANVAS Extra in Augusta Camp 2022』

Schedule
2022 years 9 month 25 (day)
Venue
Augusta Camp 2022 Outside special stage “Canvas Stage” (free area)
OPEN
10:00
Appearance
suzuki kent, layla, tiny yawn
MC
George Williams
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The newcomer pick-up event "CANVAS" of the newcomer discovery and development project "Canvas" operated by the music production office Augusta will be held as "CANVAS Extra in Augusta Camp 2022", jumping out of the usual Shindaita FEVER and in front of the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse. It was held on a special stage in the square.

George Williams Photos

In addition, the joint with the YouTube music program "Festival TV on KEENSTREAM" developed by the shoe brand KEEN, which became a hot topic in Vol.We supported the feet of all the performing artists with KEEN shoes and faced the event in perfect condition.So of course this person, George Williams from "Festival TV on KEENSTREAM" participated in the MC.The distance between the stage and the audience was brought closer with the casual talk with young artists without barriers.


Leila photo

Leila photo

Leila photo

Leila was the first to appear.Originally from Yokohama, the band is currently attracting attention as a duo of Ariake (Vo&Gt) and Taiki Miura (Gt).He appeared in Vol.4 in this "CANVAS".The first song they performed was “Apartment Nakade”.From the roaring guitar intro, Ariake's wistful vocals enter the quiet sound world.The sound, which goes through alternative and emo, and incorporates a lot of Japanese lyricism, soon after the sound began, it was so heartwarming that a circle of people formed in front of the stage, which was a free area. It was something to grasp."Futari no Sekai", which has an impressive pop intro, has an excellent chorus.Ariake's vocals are entwined with the sticky rhythm, and there is a feeling that you can take your hand and put it on the melody.The last song is "Let's talk", a new song that will be released on October 10th.The advantage of Layla's songs is that they have a story as a whole, including not only the lyrics but also the sound and arrangement.I feel great potential there.
It was such a wonderful stage that MC George said in a flash interview at the end of the live, "I can't believe I can watch this for free!"When George asked about their roots, Ariake said Yurayura Teikoku and Miura said BUMP OF CHICKEN.Derived from there, it absorbs various music and becomes Layla's sound.The fact that there was Japanese rock at the beginning made me think of the maturity of the Japanese rock scene.Finally, when asked about his future goals, Ariake gave the following answer. "My dream is endless. Budokan is my goal, but I don't want it to end there."


Suzuki Kent Photo

Suzuki Kent Photo

Suzuki Kent Photo

Next came Suzuki Kent.Appearing in the previous Vol.This time as well, he completed three songs with one acoustic guitar. The first song, "Moshimo Hoshi ga Furu No Nara", is a song that can be described as folk music after Fishmans, and it is a line apart from the so-called "folk music" that was popular in Japan in the 5s. .It is very interesting to see what kind of dazzling brilliance it will become if this song, which emits a dull brilliance like a raw stone, is polished.Above all, his best quality is his voice.His voice, which contains danger, ennui, and even madness in its transparency, is like magic that gives depth to the world view of his songs.and words.I'm not pretending to be strange, and I think that the words are natural, and the ability to resonate with Ston and this heart from the relationship with the sound is a natural thing.As long as he has these two things, he will be able to sing anywhere. "Extra" and "As usual" continue. "Let's go get back the kitten that the aliens kidnapped" ("As usual") is not a story, but a daily routine.I love what he sees.
“You have a nice voice!” exclaims George.What are your future goals?I answered the question as follows. “Since we started our activities last year, there are still few songs that have been released to the world, so we want to release more and more from now on.”It seems that there is stock, and I am looking forward to what kind of songs will be released in the future.


tiny yawn pictures

tiny yawn pictures

tiny yawn with a band name that means "little yawn".A XNUMX-piece band characterized by music that is a hybrid of city pop and post-rock. The first song, "Yoake no Hoshi," has a sense of speed, but the vocals of Megumi Takahashi (Vo & Key), who walks a tightrope over a beautiful sound product, sways ephemerally.The ensemble that seems to intersect with the elegant guitar phrase in the ending and the keyboard, but does not intersect, raises the resolution of the world of the song and stands up in front of the listener. The second song "Somewhere" is a song that cleverly incorporates R&B and jazz elements such as slap.They say they don't do many live performances, but it's perfection that honestly makes you want to see more.The last is "yawn".The vocal's natural vibrato is exquisitely seasoned to the floating song, and it draws you in.The ensemble that swells towards the second half is also wonderful.Perhaps there is no doubt about his ability to create and arrange music.After that, as they continue to perform live, they will make the songs their flesh and blood, and what kind of changes will come to the band when they gain the sympathy of many audiences—that time may be unexpectedly close.
In the talk session with George, Koji Yasuda (Ba) talked about the near future, saying, "After the release of the music source has been decided, I'm thinking about where to shoot the PV and where to hold the release party." gave me

Now.Shortly after the “CANVAS” stage, “Augusta Camp 2022” will start.ReiRay, who appeared in Vol.3, is waiting for the opening act. I'm really looking forward to seeing what kind of performance they will show in front of an audience of 2000 people.And the fact that the dream path from "CANVAS" leads to "over there" made me feel that it was the most precious thing as a newcomer development project.

Text ● Masahiro Tanioka
Photo ● Takuya Nagata


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Performer profile

  • Suzuki Kent

    Suzuki Kent

    A singer-songwriter born in 2002 who is active mainly in Tokyo.She has a clear, high-pitched voice and is characterized by poetic lyrics that sharpen her familiar senses.

    Twitter:https://twitter.com/kento__music

  • Leila

    Leila

    A rock band from Yokohama.Ariake's emotional vocals and intense guitar sounds have gained a lot of support.
    Since 2019, the Shinjuku LOFT & BAR traffic event “Ito no Reiwa” has been planned every year, and will be sold out in 2021. Following Dr.'s announcement, Ba.'s withdrawal was also announced, but the remaining members are positively active even now.

    Official website:https://laylaofficial.jimdofree.com/

  • tiny yawn

    tiny yawn

    tiny yawn In 90, he won the RO JACK for ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2019 and participated in the Apple Music Festival in the same year. In 2019 and 2020, he has decided to participate in JAPAN JAM for two consecutive years and is attracting attention.

    Official website:https://tiny-yawn.work/

  • George Williams

    George Williams

    A bilingual moderator with a British father and a Japanese mother. He has been at the forefront of the music scene as a DJ, narrator, voice actor, and DJ/VJ for radio and music video programs for over 30 years.In his interview, he is a big artist not only in Japan but also overseas. He also works with Paul McCartney Aerosmith.His bilingual talk skills have been well received on numerous variety shows, sports programs, cooking shows, and English conversation programs. He is also active as an MC for TV programs and events.
    Since 2020, he has been in charge of the main MC of the program "Festival TV on KEEN STREAM" on the official KEEN YouTube channel.

    Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/kungfugeorge/?hl=ja

  • Rei Ray

    Rei Ray

    Twin vocal unit of Yajima Rei and Ray Cassner.
    Rei Yajima's groovy and relaxed singing voice and Ray Castner's sweet singing voice are put on the sound of Western pops to send out a life-sized and real message of a 22-year-old.
    In June 2022, he provided “New World” music to the influencer couple “Yutasena cp”, and on August 6, 2022, he released his first 8st Single “Typhoon”. The 31nd single "Skate Girl" is scheduled to be released on September 1rd.

    Linktree:https://linktr.ee/ReiRay_official




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-Canvas presents Newcomer Live-
"CANVAS vol. 5"

Schedule
2022 years 6 month 27 date (month)
Venue
Shinyoda FEVER
OPEN / START
18:30 / 19:00 (delivery starts at the same time)
Delivery ticket purchase URL
https://eplus.jp/sf/detail/3633850001-P0030001
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Delivery platform
Streaming +
Performer
Suzuki Kent / YOSHITO / Issunsakiyami Band / and more
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  The newcomer pickup event "CANVAS vol. 5" of the newcomer discovery and development project "Canvas" operated by Music Production Office Augusta was held at Shindaita FEVER on June 6th (Monday).Continuing from the previous time, this time it was held as a hybrid of audience and distribution, and the performances of the three groups who appeared and the audience at the venue made me realize that the enthusiasm of the live house has returned.


YOSHITO photo

YOSHITO photo

YOSHITO photo

 The first to appear on stage was singer-songwriter YOSHITO.He performed live in a band that was in charge of guitar, accompanied by wood bass, drums and keyboards.The first thing that surprised me was the high degree of perfection of the band and arrangement. In the first song "Night Time Surfing", the live groove was comfortable, such as shifting from a loose melody based on soul and pop to a turn jazz in the guitar solo part.The next thing that caught my eye was how to put Japanese on it. In the second song, "Nande," the pronunciation of each word itself was established as music, such as an experimental attempt to develop the word "Nande" and spin a melody.Perhaps that is something that can only be done consciously to some extent.
 The fourth song, "Roller Coaster," which says, "There was a moment when I spent a lot of time in my life in the amusement park," showed my solid ability and potential as a vocalist.From the verse that sings like biting words, the chorus runs up while making full use of falsetto, and the undulating development exactly as the title shakes the body of the audience.The development after the addition of rhythm is unexpected.The dexterity of attacking crisp lyric with the New Orleans funk rhythm reminiscent of the Meters, and above all, the musical sense.It is the extraordinaryness of the artist YOSHITO that he connects various musical elements with a suite-like idea rather than mixing them properly.The last is "Blue Moon".Vocals whose words flow according to the looping rhythm, guitar phrases that enter effectively, etc., fully demonstrated their characteristics and made the floor exciting.


Suzuki Kent Photo

Suzuki Kent Photo

Suzuki Kent Photo

 Kento Suzuki, a singer-songwriter born in 2002, appears by playing an acoustic guitar.His greatest feature is his voice.Sometimes it has a slightly blurred taste, but the next moment it has a sharpness that makes you feel a chilling reality on your back.The sensation of being alive in his voice, looking ahead and knowing all the endings, is strongly reflected in his lyrics. Such a passage in "Ammonite" that was shown in the second song was impressive.
<Everyone must forget that song that I loved and where that person was born>
There was a shock similar to Beck's lazy singing "I'm a loser" in Loser.Of course, it doesn't look like musically, and Suzuki Kent's lyrics do not include desperation like "Louser".However, because the line of sight is transparent, I felt that there was something in common in the depth of expression that seemed to emphasize the turbidity of the world (including myself). In the XNUMXth song "If the stars fall", the depiction of some kind of psychological noise sneaking in while sketching casual everyday life is excellent, and in the XNUMXth song "As usual" The ennui is a feeling unique to the younger generation.That said, if all of that is a resignation, it's not.It certainly contains unwavering hope. I did this MC before the XNUMXth song "Singer Song".
"I think that singing and playing is to illuminate someone, and I do that while checking it live every time."
This song, which expresses the meaning of doing music in straight words, feels the purest part of a singer-songwriter named Kento Suzuki.She has only been active for a year.I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of music she will produce from here.


Issunsakiyami Band Photo

Issunsakiyami Band Photo

Issunsakiyami Band Photo

 The last one to appear is Issunsakiyami Band.It is a four-member band led by Otake @ Jamuzu, who also works as a singer-songwriter.What I feel from the music is that various elements such as pops, soul, folk, and post-rock are boiled in one pot to create an original taste (sound) that cannot be named at all. ..Imagine that it's probably made by adjusting the amount of Otake @ Jamuzu, who is in charge of songwriting for all the songs.So to speak, it's music with a sense of intimacy like home cooking without recipes. The first song "Kingana" is a song that makes you feel a comfortable and unique funkness by synchronizing the attack of words and the rhythm, and the third song "Tequila" is a country-style bar song with a characteristic bouncing rhythm.
  There is also a scene where Tatsuo Yamaguchi (Syn) unintentionally leaks his true intentions, saying "I was scared (laughs)", without thinking of "No Plan MC", where he improvises greetings while playing and talking.I don't know what's coming out, and I feel like the live concert is finally back.From here, two new songs to be recorded in the EP scheduled to be released in July were shown in a row.First of all, "Loose" makes you want to hum along with the floating melody.And "Unexpectedly Quiet City" is fascinated by the serious melody line.
 The last "Koenji, Junjou" started with the MC "Summer is really tough, but let's survive" (Otake @ Jemuzu)."Koenji", which is drawn as a place to accept anything, overlaps with "live house" as it is.

 Also at a live house somewhere.Some people may say that live performances are extraordinary.Certainly that would be the case.However, at least the live performances at the live house are a continuation of everyday life.The lingering sound left by the three groups who appeared this time is unlikely to disappear for a while.

Text ● Masahiro Tanioka


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-Canvas presents Newcomer Live-
"CANVAS vol. 4"

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 The newcomer pickup event "CANVAS vol. 4" of the newcomer discovery and development project "Canvas" operated by Music Production Office Augusta was held at Shindaita FEVER on February 2 (Monday). Four groups of young talents have appeared this time, which has been held as a hybrid of audience and distribution since vol.21.


minako photo

minako photo

 The first to appear on stage was solo artist minako.This time, I went to a live concert with a band set.The live, which started with the first song "Koigokoro", which has a comfortable sound that slowly melts jazz, soul, and blues, is quickly dyed in a color that can be said to be a minako color.The second song "Sekai", which shakes the body unintentionally with the cutting guitar riff, shows a different expression from the arrangement centered on the acoustic guitar of the single sound source released for distribution.In addition, a wealth of musical elements such as the guitar pop-style "Girlfriend" and the power pop-style "disappearing magic" reminiscent of Weezer will be blended with an exquisite touch.The fact that the number of such drawers never seems to vary is largely due to the unforgettable voice of minako once listened to.The last, "Odd," filled the venue with a breeze of gliding melody over bouncing beats.


Jun Lenon Photo

Jun Lenon Photo

 The second group is Jun Lenon, who also works as a vocalist for the band Lennons. The first song, "Mizubasho," is an alternative folk song that expresses tingling emotions with delicate vocals.The following "newday" is a large-scale song with a jungle-like rhythm and an effected guitar riff.Incorporating the backing reggae beat in the guitar solo part, the development that does not get tired makes you feel extraordinary as a songwriter.
"I would like to sing with all my heart so that I can enjoy this sukima with everyone from the bottom of my heart without any walls."
Following the ballad's "Thinking About You", "Recollection" was shown.I felt like I saw his core as an artist in the lyrics of the chorus, "Sounding, reverberating, my own sound".The last is the inspirational song "Universe" from the national road show movie "Chicken Phoenix" this spring.
"Close your eyes gently now. Your life is very precious and ephemeral at this moment when you are born, you are alive and listening to music here. Your life is still today. Thank you for your happiness today. "
The live of the day ended with a ballad that left an impression on the melody and lyrics that unfolded like a story.


Towatari Yota Photo

Towatari Yota Photo

  The third group is Yota Towatari.When he appeared in a two-person style with drums, he suddenly scratched the acoustic guitar and released the words without any gaps. The first song is "Mannequin".The rhythm and melody of the song is addictive, and the chanson element is also incorporated, and the unique and bold music that can only be called "rock" is struck on the floor. The second song, "Nobody Cares," expresses a little cynical feelings with the hot feelings behind it and the expressive vocals.It's a song that draws you into the world of singing. In "Gishin Anki", a guitar that looks like a mixture of percussion and bass shakes the body. He says, "I was really nervous," but the reason is, "The joy and tension of being able to perform solo for the first time in a year is mixed in my heart like paint. Music doesn't reach everyone. It's not music. That's why I'm nervous. It's because I have a strong desire to deliver it to everyone. Strangely, today's event is "CANVAS". CANVAS in everyone's hearts I will do my best to paint with my paints. ”I was overwhelmed by the song“ I want to travel in you ”that was performed in the fifth song.When I watch a live concert, I rarely experience the moment when time stops.It's just a special moment when the music and myself are there and everything else disappears somewhere.Yota Towatari, his voice, melody and existence became unforgettable.


Leila photo

Leila photo

  The last one to appear is the XNUMX-piece band Leila from Yokohama.It starts with "Futari no Sekai", where a loose but tight beat, a noisy guitar, and Ariake's clear singing voice of female vocalist give off an aura that is not an ordinary person. In the second song, "feedback," the more ferocious sound shows a last-minute ensemble that collapses as if it refuses to be put together normally. The best weapon is that Sonic Youth has a catchy feeling that only they can express while making them feel the influence of Number Girl.In "Emma", which is full of sprinting feeling, Ariake explodes passion and raises the boiling point of the venue.This time, which was the first live performance under the new system, he got a more refined groove and showed the band who entered the new chapter. Immersed in the beauty of the roaring guitar solo of the XNUMXth song "Flyaway!", I thought from the bottom of my heart that it was a good band.I want everyone to break down all the walls, believing only in the music they want to express and the truth and empathy for the audience in front of them, not the framework that someone has decided on what the trend is. Don't ask-Is that what a rock band is?All XNUMX songs, none of them were XNUMX mm or anything.
Of course, the four groups that appeared this time are different in their individuality and musicality.However, I felt something similar to the afterimage that all the performers had left on the empty stage.

Text ● Masahiro Tanioka
Photo ● Takuya Nagata


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  • Yota Towatari

    Yota Towatari

    Born in Fukuoka prefecture.
    As a singer-songwriter, he has attracted a lot of attention since high school, and made his major debut in 2016 with the 1st full album "I wanna be Yota Towatari" from the label "JUSTA RECORD (avex)" of "Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra".
    The exclusive contract with Avex Management will end on March 2019, 3.
    From April of the same year, he started band activities in parallel with solo. Challenge a new stage as a frontman of "WHITE LIE".
    My hobbies are "coffee, cooking, camera"

    http://towatariyotablog.com/

  • minako

    minako

    Born in Tokyo in 2001.
    Started solo activities in July 2021 and digitally distributed 7st.single and 1st.EP.
    Live activities with band sets will start in 2022.Also active as a support member of SuU.My favorite band is The Marias.

    https://twitter.com/ph_a8

  • Leila

    Leila

    Formed in June 2016, a 6-piece rock band from Yokohama. At the time of 4, despite being a young member with an average age of 2017 years old, he won a prize in "RO JACK for ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 18", and at "Unconfirmed Festival 2017", he has been attracting attention from early on, such as advancing to the semi-final.In August of the same year, the 2017st mini album "Anataironisomaritainai" was released.Since then, along with the release of the sound source, he has appeared in many live concerts and events, such as one-man sold-out and admission restrictions at circuit festivals around the world. The 8nd mini album "World" released in May 1 will be the first national distribution board and will be selected as Tower Records. From 2021, the Shinjuku LOFT & BAR traffic event "Reiwa Itoshi" is planned every year, and in 5 it became SOLD OUT. Following Dr., the withdrawal of Ba. Was announced, but the remaining members are still positively active.

    https://laylaofficial.jimdofree.com/

  • Jun Lenon

    Jun Lenon

    Jun Lenon
    Fes in France and Germany, playing the vibes cultivated in the street live in the UK
    A singer-songwriter
    An artist who is the vocalist of the rock band "Lennons".
    Released "Quark" which will be his 2019st ALBUM in 1.
    In 2022, it is decided to release the inspiration song of the movie "Chicken Phoenix" of the national road show this spring.

    https://lit.link/junlenon






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-Canvas presents Newcomer Live-
CANVAS vol.3 feat.Festival TV on KEENSTREAM & Spinnup

Schedule
2021 years 11 month 20 day (Saturday)
Distribution start
18:00
Delivery platform
OfiiceAugusta YouTube Official Channel
https://www.youtube.com/c/OfficeAugusta
Performer
ReiRay, Tok10, ASOUND
MC
George williams
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 The newcomer pickup event "CANVAS vol. 3" of the newcomer discovery and development project "Canvas" operated by Music Production Office Augusta was held on November 11th (Sat) from 20:18 on a free live stream.The place is Shindaita FEVER, which is familiar from vol.00.
 This time, it was held as a special program jointly with the YouTube music program "Festival TV on KEEN STREAM" developed by the outdoor footwear brand KEEN, and together with the music distribution agency service "Spinnup" currently operated by Universal Music in "Festival TV". A program is underway to recommend new artists, regardless of whether "Canvas" is famous or unknown.This time, it also has a meaning as an expanded version.
 George Williams participated in the MC from "Festival TV on KEEN STREAM".We held an undecorated talk with three groups of artists with different personalities gathered this time.Also, it was one of the highlights that the stage was colored with various plants such as cacti, which changed depending on the artist.

 First, MC George appeared and greeted the audience in front of the screen.
"Big artists aren't big at first. It's natural. The three artists coming out today may be super big in three years! If you feel something from them. I'm glad"

ASOUND photo

ASOUND photo

ASOUND photo

 The first group that appeared after George's call was ASOUND. The four members of ARIWA (vo), Couta (key), Soma (b), and Manaw Kano (Dr) have a very pleasant sound that is directly related to roots reggae.However, even if there is reggae on the base, their biggest attraction is that when the individuality of the four people is combined, it becomes genreless music. Pop sense shines everywhere, such as the intro using Pianica in the first song "Someday" and ARIWA's vocals that add color to the scene that emerges.It was fully demonstrated in the next "Feel it", for example.It's a song with a deeper roots reggae color, but it already has the ability to listen lightly while firmly holding down the key points of the performance. The new song "Nature" called "Just made" has a moist soul, and the following "Everything Good" has a variety of rhythms that make you feel African beats.The last is "moni moni".On the sound of the Fishmans approach, the lyric "Don't be fooled, don't roll" refrains and permeates.
 After the performance, George and ARIWA & Soma will talk.The background of the formation and the activities so far will be talked about.Finally, ARIWA answered the question, "What kind of band do you want to aim for in the future?" "Since we released our first EP" Feel It "in August, we want to increase the number of originals. Eventually, we want to create songs that can be heard worldwide."

Tok10 Photo

Tok10 Photo

Tok10 Photo

 Next on stage was Tok10. It is a talent that has been attracting attention from early on as a Gen Z rapper.His rap style is more about words being more directly linked to rhythm than rhyming and flowing.That's why it looks better on stage.Also, the message never becomes agitation, it is an innocent thing that conveys the emotions that I have grasped from the depths of myself in words.Therefore, the second song "Chill out" can describe a calm daily life, and the third song "You are the" 1 ", my girl" can deliver a straight love song.That is where his own feelings (not the question of fiction or non-fiction) are alive. Before the XNUMXth song "Honey", he performed such an MC.
"I made it for my dear person. The important person includes myself, so it's also a song I made for myself."
 Lyric that expresses worries, anxieties, strengths, etc. straight on a simple track with only acoustic guitar and finger snaps strikes my heart.All nine songs, Tok10, drew the art for this day.
 In a talk with George, he revealed his ambition to start his career in freestyle rap from MC battle, make his own music video, and finally shoot a movie.
"I feel like I'm tied up with my own style lately, so I want to do it more freely," he said, saying that he wasn't the only one when he declared that he would break his shell right after the stage.

ReiRay Photo

ReiRay Photo

ReiRay Photo

  ReiRay was the bird this time.It is a new unit formed by FAITH's Yajima Rei and Ray Cassner, who unfortunately disbanded in August this year. It was a memorable day, "Today is actually my first live" (Reikasner). "Singing with the hope and determination to start today" (Yajima Rei) and "New Life" started from the harmony of the two.
 Their music, released from twin vocals and twin guitars, gives a feeling of freedom and majesty, which is supported by the excitement of starting music and the endless passion.The way to ride the beat is light, and the soundscape where you can see the sun and the dry breeze on the West Coast is comfortable.In addition to the following "Skate Girl" and "Gummy Bear", a melody sense that opens the field of view with rust, it also makes you feel the strangeness of song writing that is not straightforward, for example, popness that is familiar to the band CAKE from the West Coast of the United States. You can't miss the place where you have.
 The fourth song, "Free Ride," will be performed with Alina Saito as guest vocalist.They and Alina Saito met at "CANVAS vol.2" in September, when they had one song as a guest artist of Alina Saito before they called themselves Rei Ray.I was surprised that I co-wrote a new song in just two months. The individuality of the three vocal styles was clearly felt, and it was a comfortable song with a middle tempo.The last is "Typhoon".
"I made this song with the belief that there will always be a bright future ahead of us, even if there are pains and pains, so that it will always clear up after the typhoon has passed. I had a lot of anxieties and worries from that point onward, but with the support of many people who started ReiRay again, I realized that today is such a fun day and the future is still bright. I'm doing it "(Yajima Rei)
The song, which has an impressive strong rust that forcibly opens the door in front of you, matches the atmosphere of the world and seems to foresee a wonderful future in the future.
 In the talk with George after the performance, the band name that had been nominated other than ReiRay was revealed, and it ended in a fun atmosphere from beginning to end.
 I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of talents I can meet in the power-up "CANVAS" from the next time onwards.

Text ● Masahiro Tanioka
Photo ● Takuya Nagata

Performer profile

  • ReiRay

    ReiRay

    Twin vocal unit of Yajima Rei and Ray Cassner.
    The groovy singing voice of Yajima Rei and the singing voice of Reikasner are put on the sound of Western pop music to convey the real feelings of 22 years old.

    In 2014, he met in the second year of junior high school and formed the band "FAITH".
    Major debut in 2020, "FAITH" disbanded with the withdrawal of members in August 2021.
    Announced that it will be active as "ReiRay" in October 2021.

    ReiRay Linktree:https://linktr.ee/ReiRay_official

  • ASOUND

    ASOUND

    It suddenly started with an inevitable encounter one day.A new generation band "ASOUND" that is full of talent and is attracting attention now. Reggae, R & B, Jazz and other genre-agnostic musicality is as free as nomads. "Expressing the song you want to do at that time in your own way" It attracts the audience who came to the live with a style full of originality that can change the color of the sound according to the scene every time.And surprisingly, it was formed only a year ago!Is.
    "ARIWA" who has overwhelming singing ability at a young age who has studied abroad in NY, 20-year-old keyboardist "Couta" who has done the stage in many bands, 2-year-old bassist "Soma" who came to Tokyo for music training, and 18 A four-member group of talented drummers "Manaw Kano" who have experience playing overseas at the age of.

    Latest sound source EP "Feel it":https://artists.landr.com/692531126788
    Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/asound_official_/?hl=ja

  • Tok10

    Tok10

    A Gen Z rapper who suddenly laughs at the world from the dark side when he thinks he played fairy tale love. It is an icon of a young self-produced rapper who performs crowdfunding for MV and publishes the method of music monetization on note.

    For Tok10, rap is "a comprehensive art that expresses something fundamental and human."For him, rap is primarily a rhythm instrument, but unlike voice percussion and drums, it is a form of expression that allows the meaning of words to be directly incorporated into the rhythm.
    Generally speaking, rap has a strong image of underground and antisocial, or self-boosting (pride) and dissociation by battle, but the appeal of rap in Tok10's eyes is a little more fundamental human being. I am involved.It is a complex expression created by the collaboration of "the heartbeat (rhythm) as a living thing + the language (word) that makes human beings human beings", which is difficult to convey in other forms of expression.
    The rhyme that Tok10 talks about on the track is directly connected to the rhythm.The comfort of his work that it can sing and dance.

    Latest distribution Single "Chill Out":https://spinnup.link/486354-chill-out
    Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/10_the_number_of_dreams/

MC

  • George Williams

    Alina Saito

    Bilingual moderator DJ narration voice actor with British father and Japanese mother
    For over 30 years, he has been at the forefront of the music scene as a DJ / VJ for radio and music video programs.
    In the interview, he is not limited to Japan, but also works on overseas big artists such as Paul McCartney Aerosmith.
    The bilingual talk technique is active as an MC for popular TV programs and events in various programs, sports programs, cooking programs and English conversation programs.
    Since 2020, he has been in charge of the main MC of the program "Festival TV on KEEN STREAM" on the official KEEN YouTube channel.

    Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/kungfugeorge/?hl=ja



Flyer

 Vol.2 of the newcomer discovery and development project "Canvas" launched by Office Augusta was held at Shindaita FEVER.Initially, it was planned to be attended by spectators, but due to the infection status of the new coronavirus, it suddenly became an online live stream without spectators.
 Four groups gathered this time.With a band, a singer-songwriter, and a multi-creator, a wide variety of talents unfortunately showed off their scale.

Nozomi Kanno Photo

Nozomi Kanno Photo

The first to appear, Nozomi Kanno, is a singer-songwriter who is only 21 years old. "Canvas" is accepting demo tapes, and this time she was selected from among them to appear, which is exactly the talent of rough stones.
 The first song entitled "The Night the Devil Sleeps", which was performed by playing the acoustic guitar.The moment the voice echoed in the venue, I felt that the scenery had changed.The chilling voice in the beauty is entwined with the melody created by Nozomi Kanno, and is dragged into the depths of the mental landscape.Even the second song "Give a bark" that follows is not a bright and happy song.But it certainly contains the musical truth that shakes the listener's heart.
"I was so nervous that I couldn't sleep at night after the appearance was decided. I hope I can deliver my music as much as possible."
 It absorbs various music and sounds it as one's own, such as the chilled beat feeling laid back in "1990" and the deep ballad based on the piano shown in "I wish I could like it". I understand that.I wanted to see it again, and left a vivid impression that was more than enough to make me think so.

DADA GAUGUIN photo

DADA GAUGUIN photo

 DADA GAUGUIN is also the representative nin of the video team "'n STUDIO".Therefore, the quality of the animation used live is overwhelming.The authors and tastes are different for each song, making it easier to convey the images and messages drawn in the world of the work."Spring Day", which is also excellent as an animated work, has the theme of familiar problems such as entrainment pressure and social indifference.The words sung in the chorus, "If you just sneak, your eyesight will drop. The end of hell is not hell."The pop sound like flipping a toy box is a sound make-up that leaves a vocaloid feel, so you won't get bored even for a moment. The second song, "Synth Reality," features Singalong and is one that looks great live.What is your personality?The message is also pierced straight. "Balloon," which says "I wish I could get to know me at the beginning," is a song that retains the early scent of a performance without video.The development of a loose melody that suddenly increases the tempo with chorus seems to be on a roller coaster, and I was surprised at its perfection.It was a performance that made me want to see it in a big venue.

Alina Saito Photo

Alina Saito Photo

 Singer-songwriter Alina Saito is already a hot topic among fast-earing music fans.Although he is only 21 years old, he is showing his solid ability in the 1st EP "Made of You" released in January this year.In the urban neo-soul "Voice in the wind", which has a comfortable sprinting feeling, I felt a natural thing in the place where the vocal with a relaxed core has a unique rhythmic feeling.
In the second song, "The Monologue of Memories," which is called "the first song I made," the gradation to the chorus that shines a ray of light on the melody with a monotone feel was beautifully expressed.
"One of the things that makes live performances fun is that it's great to be able to interact with the musicians you play with and sing while drawing out the best of each other."
 In "Fly", which was shown in the third song, the singing that sang emotionally while suppressing the verse while leaving a vivid impression was wonderful. The full-length English lyrics "Heartbeat" recorded in the EP ended the live distribution, but in fact, the cover song was shown after this.Due to rights, the song was not distributed and was later released on her SNS, but the song was "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys.From the band FAITH, which debuted from Office Augusta and was dismissed in August of this year, Gt.Vo Yajima Rei and Gt.Vo Rei Cassner were invited as guests, and after performing in the organization of piano + electric guitar + acoustic guitar, " I want to sing 8 more times, "he said with a lot of playfulness, and her love of music was firmly conveyed.



Set Free Photo

Set Free Photo

 The bird was Set Free, a five-member band from Kyoto who also appeared in Vol.1 and scratched the event in a good way. The first song is "TALK! TALK!", Which is a disco + guitar pop. A colorful sound that reflects the individuality of each of the five people as it is can only be achieved with a tight performance.It's a band that fits the expression of a live expert.Among them, the very existence of Winnie who jumps to the leading role of the stage by dancing, chorusing and fanning the camera from a free position proves that this band is a live band.
 The second song, entitled "Heavy Metal," is a straightforward pop song, rather than heavy metal, although it's obvious (it's hard to say).However, it doesn't matter if it has nothing to do with it, and the sense that words such as "hell" and "blood" scattered in the lyrics are surely stabbed can only be said.Even in the new song "Wrestler" that was released next, the macho image is like a professional wrestling match, with a flashy intro like a jingle, a loose verse, and chorus using claps and shouts. The image changes as you spin.
 Winnie's my boom is from the confession of "getting up in the morning" to the finish with two up-tempo songs, "Neakanakokoro" and "Kaze no Kokoro". In the middle of "being kidnapped by the wind", there are XNUMX, XNUMX and XNUMX beats, and there is a sense of not knowing what will pop out anyway.If you pay homage to the performance of the day and say it in Kyoto style, it's a "Keitai band".And being "Keitai" means being original.I would like to applaud Set Free for showing it off.
 This time, "CANVAS Vol.2" was a live broadcast without audience.I look forward to the next announcement in anticipation of encounters with new talents and live performances by spectators.

(Text ● Masahiro Tanioka)

Performer profile

  • Set free

    Set free

    A XNUMX-member band active mainly in Kyoto.
    While influenced by the Shibuya-kei 00s, it features an evergreen sound and lyrics that reflect the truth from playful gokoro.
    A little sweet and delicate, boyish singing voice.
    Iconic member, "Winnie".
    Unique and colorful members lead you to a unique entertainment sound world.

    Official site:https://artist.aremond.net/setfreeband/

  • DADA GAUGUIN

    DADA GAUGUIN

    In a solo project by nin, who has been active since around 2014, he is producing not only music but also works such as images and photographs with the production team n'STUDIO, which he represents.

    Currently, with three creators, we are in the process of releasing three new songs as an anime MV, and the first "Spring Day" has been played 3 times and has been nominated for an indie anime festival. It was screened at a film festival.
    The third release will be released later this year.

    Official site:http://dadagauguin.chobi.net/

  • Alina Saito

    Alina Saito

    Singer-songwriter
    Born February 2000, 2.Born in Tokyo.
    Half Japanese and Australian bilingual.
    Started full-scale music activities in 2018, performing live and music release.
    The leading single "Night Owl" was released in July 2020, and the 7st EP "Made of You" was released in January 2021.
    A candle-like vocalist who burns in the dark.

    Official site:https://alinasaito.com/

  • Nozomi Kanno

    Alina Saito

    Born in 2000. Started playing the guitar at the age of 15.
    While studying songwriting and songwriting on his own, he began to take an interest in the profession of a musician and started full-scale music production using DTM.
    The new creative sense unique to the 2000s and the timeless universal melody are highly evaluated.

    Official Twitter:https://twitter.com/nozomi_kanno



Flyer

 As the days when I couldn't go to the concert as I expected continued, I started an initiative to realize that I am steadily regaining my daily life.
This project, named "Canvas," is a newcomer discovery and activity support project launched by the music production office Augusta, to which Masayoshi Yamazaki, Sukima Switch, Motohiro Hata, etc. belong.The mindset of working from the grassroots to keep the fire of music and live is more reliable than anything else.
Five groups of artists gathered at the first showcase live "CANVAS vol.14" held at Shindaita FEVER on May 1th (Friday).

Takuro Hatakeyama Photo
The first person to appear was Takuro Hatakeyama, who came to Tokyo from Hokkaido last year and is active in Tokyo.He sang all four songs by playing the acoustic guitar.The most distinctive feature is that voice.The voice, which has a unique roundness and sharpness, expresses the delicate heart pattern drawn in the song.And, although it was easy-going, the fact that it was emo was also attractive.
 The MC who spoke while stroking the guitar was also unique.
"It's true that various artists are telling us to meet again someday. I think everyone has their own favorite music, so please believe in that artist."
 In "Last Night", which was shown at the end, the melody line that makes you feel the undulations of a big story in one song and the bold modulation used in the middle made you feel the songwriting sense.

Retroriron photo
 Next up was Retroriron. Vo + AG, B, Key, Dr and the organization is very orthodox, but the sound can be transformed. The good taste of subtly sprinkling elements such as 70's soul, city pop, jazz, Latin, reggae, and hip hop is made possible by the tight and groovy playing technique.And above all, the words spun by Ryoune (Vo & AG) did not fit only within the frame of everyday feeling and life feeling, and I felt the strong charm of the band where it was properly emitted as a message from there.
"Until the morning comes" with the recognition of the current situation that "it may not be the same as before, but I think it's okay now" I felt like it.

Furui Riho Photo
 XNUMXrd is Furui Riho, an artist based in Hokkaido.The song with overwhelming expressive power was echoed with the driving and keyboard as the background.As it has gospel roots, it has outstanding singing ability, and the melody line that makes you feel hip-hop native is also excellent.Above all, the detailed expressiveness of the song was outstanding.
In "Hate", which was shown in the third song, I raised my dislikes such as my appearance and personality, compared with others, and realized my identity as "But you can't be me, I don't need the same thing". I will go.It's not hope or comfort, but the fact that the song is spelled out as a record deep inside oneself makes me feel reality.
 In the last "Purpose", the floor was shaken by the verse that rhymes and rhythms, and the chorus that is sung in a relaxed manner.

Set Free Photo
 The pop-rock band Set Free, who lives in Kyoto, appeared in 90th place. I think it's a direct line from Shibuya-kei in the XNUMX's to guitar pop, but it's not just that, it's like a Kyoto band that makes you feel "complexity".The aggression and toxicity of punk and hardcore is also hidden in Set Free.
 It also appears in the formation.Winnie, who has the most catchy presence in the band, is not in charge of this, and he is free to chorus depending on the song or just flutter. At the MC, each member's "respected person" is interviewed in advance and announced.In the last show, "Kurukuru", he played a part in XNUMXMC.It's hard to grasp.However, it is because of his performance that he can feel the live performance.It made the floor very exciting.

Someday Nemofila photo

Someday Nemofila photo
 It was sometime Nemofila who acted as a bird. Vo and Gt XNUMX people XNUMX people.This time, with B and Dr as support, we went to the live with XNUMX people.I noticed that the color and temperature of the floor changed the moment the Maekai song came in, as the guitar playing the sad phrase echoed.The vocal power that brought it to the world of singing in an instant was overwhelming.And not only vocals, for example, the first song "On the contrary. The band arrangement, which simply changes the arrangement from the second chorus of 』, also shows their high basic physical strength.
 Maeumi was originally singing while playing the bass.From this live, which was the first time in about a year, the bass was left to support, and by concentrating on vocals, the expressiveness became more saturated."Magic Hour", the first song in the new system, is a song about the moment when you feel the end of youth.I was impressed by the vocals and performances that deepened the expression like the sky that changed color every moment.
 The last is "Rita" that I wrote while refraining from doing so.A medium ballad expressing frustration wrapped the venue.
 The series event "CANVAS" is a series of events in which five talents with completely different personalities and genres have colored a pure white canvas.I am very much looking forward to future developments.

(Text ● Masahiro Tanioka)
(Photo ● Takuya Nagata)

Performing artists

  • Takuro Hatakeyama

    Takuro Hatakeyama

    A singer-songwriter from Onuma-cho, Hokkaido.
    Started activities as a singer-songwriter in 2018.As for the genre, he started making music mainly with the theme of pop music "music that blends into life".
    Since April 2020, he has moved his activity base to Tokyo and is refining his live staging.
    In February 2021, the distribution of his first sound source "Love Song ga Utanai" started on each streaming site.
    https://linkco.re/5R2Sfgcf

  • Retroriron

    Retroriron

    Retroriron was formed on June 2020, 6 by the singer-songwriter "Ryoune".
    A pop band that is currently in the spotlight, with a mixture of genreless sounds created by the members' diverse musicality and lyrics to live "today" instead of "tomorrow".

  • Furui Riho

    Furui Riho

    Furui Riho
    Armed with soulful power and transparent singing voice born from his roots, gospel
    An artist who is involved in writing, composing, and arranging himself.

    Not only the groovy sound, but the inspirational lyrics are her life itself.

    The distribution single "Floating feat. K-over" announced in 2019 will be used as the theme song for the convention "No Maps" set in Hokkaido in 2020. Released in July 2020, "I'm free" was released in July 7, and as soon as it was listened to a large number of playlists on radio station power play and various subscription services, the number of listeners expanded and it exceeded 10 times shortly after its release.
    In December of the same year, a remix was released with the participation of a young track maker "maeshima soshi" who produced a famous artist.

    With the base in Hokkaido, FM-NORTH WAVE's first regular radio "Name, Love" will start.
    2020 was a leap year.
    In 2021, Fuji TV "TUNE" introduced it as 2021 NEXT BREAK ARTIST, and it was selected as "MUSIC FOR THE NEXT" selected by JFL, which is a member of all 5 radio stations.

  • Set free

    Set free

    Formed mainly by members from Oita and living in Kyoto.
    In 2018, activities started with the current system.
    Shibuya-kei ・ While influenced by the 00s, with an evergreen sound and songs with original lyrics, he won a prize in auditions such as 2019 TOKYO BIG UP !! ・ ROJACK, and became the first distribution board in 2020. Actively active such as releasing.

    HP:https://artist.aremond.net/setfreeband/

  • Someday Nemofila

    Someday Nemofila

    Started in March 2018
    For the soulful and delicate singing voice of Maekai
    Goto playing an acoustic guitar that makes you color
    And sometime Nemofila's music, which is made up of an exquisite balance by the endless play of an electric guitar that is dynamic and cuddly, is a must-see.
    https://itukanonemophila.wixsite.com/itukanonemophila

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