From My Playlist – EP

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2014.10.29 / JI Co.,Ltd

1 : The Unfinished Love Affair
2 : Free
3 : Next Summer of Love
4 : Disco feat. Lil Sokz
5 : Girls
6 : Digital Tattoo

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All Tracks Produced by &mkz
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered at I.N.U.STUDIO
Designed by Ayumi Nagareda

 

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When a musician produce music for themselves and not for the audience, they will understand their true identity for the first time.
Since we live in a period with many possibilities, it is always the best to find our own way.
&mkz music is that “key” to my journey.

誰のためでもなく、自分のためだけに音楽を創ったとき、ミュージシャンは初めて己を知ることができる。
こんな時代だからこそ、その先にあるものを探していきたいと思う。
&mkzの音楽は、俺にとってその道しるべのような存在だ。

Jun Inoue a.k.a. Silky Voice(Producer)

 

“From My Playlist” portrays a nice feeling of DANCE MUSIC.
It has been 15 years ever since I first met &mkz.
I was able to tell that he was having a time of his life by producing this new album by just looking into his eyes.
I am wondering what kind of songs will be featured in his next playlist!

「From My Playlist」、気持ちよいDANCE MUSICが届きました。
彼と知り合って15年ほどたちますが、この作品を作っているときの彼の楽しそうな表情が目に浮かびます。
次のPlaylistはどんな曲が出てくるかな!?

Gyo Kitagawa(Song Writer / BSM inc.)

 

I was able to help produce the graphics for his new album.
Although the cover may seem digital and “copy and pasted”, I actually spent a dedicated time hand-working the features.
While walking or boarding a train, I really hope everyone will enjoy &mkz’s music!

プレイリストを彩るグラフィックを作らせて頂きました。⌘C&Vな無機質に見える中に、アナログ手仕事をひっそり織り込んであります。
歩いているとき、電車に乗るとき、楽曲とともに、楽しんでもらえますように!

Ayumi Nagareda (Graphic Designer)

 

&mkz has a bright personality and he is also very stylish.
Although his music leans towards an electronic sound, he still maintains the rich human-like sound.
His music just makes me want to party!

ねあかでオシャレな!&mkz氏の人間味あふれるエレクトロニックな作品群!パーティーしたくなるね!!

Hisaya Hojo(ScapeRec,Tokyo)

 

When I press the play button, it honestly feels like an new interior has been added into my room!
His songs are really cool especially the track “Free”!
Although &mkz is working in a busy schedule, he was able to successfully find time to release one of his biggest projects.
I am looking forward to his future projects! Congratulations!

再生ボタンを押すと、まるで部屋に素敵ななインテリアが一つ増えたような気分に!Freeかっこいいです!!
忙しい中、自分の作品のリリースという大仕事をやってのけた&mkzさん!
今後の活躍にも大いに期待!おめでとうございます!!

Taroma Koshida(Guitarist)

 

When I first met &mkz, he was a soul guitarist.
After several years, he suddenly became a lyricist. His polyhedron character always impress me.
His new electronic album is truly the combination of his hard work as a lyricist, composer and arranger.
The cut-up of the vocals in his songs takes me to a whole new world.

初めて逢った時はソウル色濃いギタリストでした。
そしてその数年後には突然、心象風景を紡ぐ作詞家になっていました。多面体な彼には驚かされます。
作詞家、コンポーザー、アレンジャーとしても数々の楽曲提供をしてきた彼ならではの、様々な要素が散りばめられたエレクトロミュージック。
カットアップされたVoiceが不思議な世界へ連れていってくれます。

Yoko Yamazaki(Keyboardist / Laranja)