Following our announcement just last month regarding the upcoming m-flo presents: “OTAQUEST LIVE” powered by LDH USA event at Anime Expo 2018, we’re finally ready to share the second wave of talent that’ll be taking over the Microsoft Theater stage on July 5th. From the legendary talent of Crystal Kay all the way to the eclectic sound palettes of both YUC’e and Masayoshi Iimori, we’re setting the mood for one of the biggest nights in Anime Expo history.
Set to take over the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, m-flo presents: “OTAQUEST LIVE” powered by LDH USA is on a mission to connect international fans of Japanese music and culture to some of the biggest names in Japan’s ever-changing music landscape. Let’s take a look at the incredible lineup additions that we’ve called on to help paint the skies on July 5th below:
Following the release of “Eternal Memories” in 1999, Crystal Kay has achieved enormous success with a career spanning nearly 20 years. Early hits include “Boyfriend -part II-” and “Koiochitara.” In 2011 she transferred to Universal Music and spent 2013 in New York to expand her musical horizons. 2015 signaled a reborn Crystal Kay with the release of “Kimi Ga Itakara,” “REVOLUTION,” which featured Amuro Namie, & “Nandodemo” featured on her 11th album “SHINE.” She continues to tour to sold out venues, appearing at Billboard LIVE Tokyo & in Blue Note Tokyo among other prestigious venues.
YUC’e launched her career in 2015. She has performed in the US in 2017/5 in Chicago as well as in 2017/7 at Anime Expo. In 2017/10 she self-released her first album, “Future Cαke”. The album’s title song hit #1 on the Spotify Viral charts for a consecutive 11 days.
YUC’e has been featured in Anime series “Monogatari” & “Aikatsu!” and remixes for m-flo & Dean Fujioka. In the gaming world she has appeared as a singer in musical games such as KONAMI’s “beatmania IIDX” and SEGA’s “CHUNITHM.”
Masayoshi Iimori is a Tokyo-based producer and DJ. His 2015 debut EP “Break It” on Trekkie Trax primed Masayoshi as a star in Japan. Noticed by International DJs, Skrillex, Diplo, Major Lazer, Baauer, RL Grime, Porter Robinson, Ryan Hemsworth, Mr. Oizo, Anna Lunoe, Giraffage, UZ, Ookay, Mija, Mr Carmack, & Starro.
Appearances include ULTRA JAPAN 2015 alongside Skrillex, Carnage, Mija, and 2016 releases “Kickin’ Up” & “Mango Beat” (with Rawtek) via Mad Decent’s sub label Good Enuff. In 2017, Masayoshi released the “Hardcore – EP.”
Hosted in conjunction with the team at Anime Expo, we’re beyond excited to bring this event to life on July 5th. Further details regarding the event can be found below:
– Event Details –
Name: m-flo presents: “OTAQUEST LIVE” powered by LDH USA
Line-up: m-flo, PKCZ® (and Special Guests), Crystal Kay, YUC’e, Masayoshi Iimori
Date/Time: Thursday, July 5 @ 4:00 pm
Location: Microsoft Theater at LA Live
Tickets: $25 – $50
VIP: $75 – $200
*Note: VIP tickets will not be available for sale during the Premiere Fan pre-sale period.
Those interested in attending the event will need to be in possession of either a 4-Day Pass or a pass valid 1-Day Pass for Thursday, July 5, as well as an m-flo presents “OTAQUEST LIVE” powered by LDH USA concert ticket.
With event tickets available on sale now, you won’t want to miss what’s prepping to be one of the most exciting nights in North American convention history. For further details, as well as ticket purchasing, be sure to check out Anime Expo’s official website.