When Japanese masked production duo AmPm released their debut track ‘Best Part of Us feat. Michael Kaneko’ in March 2017, it instantly exposed them to a huge global audience. On April 23, they released their latest single, ‘On The Black and White feat. Doul (Dipha Barus Remix)’.
‘On The Black and White feat. Doul (Dipha Barus Remix)’:
The track is a brand new version of AmPm’s January 2021 release ‘On The Black and White’ featuring breakthrough singer Doul, who appeared on Spotify’s official ‘RADAR: Early Noise 2021’ playlist. It has been remixed by Indonesia’s leading producer, Dipha Barus, who has taken the emotional core of the original version and reworked it into an even more danceable sound.
A brand new music video accompanies the release. Like the song, the video is a remix, too, taking visuals from the original version and reimagining them with a new vibrant, rhythmic style for an immersive new experience.
AmPm / On The Black and White feat. Doul (Dipha Barus Remix)
AmPm has remixed many songs by other artists worldwide, but this is the first time one of their own songs has been remixed by someone else.
Message from Dipha Barus
It is my absolute honour and pleasure to have been asked to remix ‘On The Black and White’ for my AmPm brothers. I am so grateful to have crossed paths with them back in 2017, where we performed on the same stage and have kept in touch ever since. It has truly been an enjoyable experience for me to have worked on the remix, and I believe in having delivered my best during the production. I hope my brothers are happy with the result and hope to perform with them again soon – as soon as this is all over!
Message from AmPm
We performed with Dipha at the Spotify On Stage festival in Indonesia in 2017, and we have continued to keep in touch. His songs are unique, and they convey his identity as an Indonesian artist, so we have a great deal of respect for him. We have been very keen to work together with him someday. We sometimes thought about asking other artists to remix our songs, but we felt he was the only choice for our first remix. This was our first time to hear one of our songs reshaped by somebody else’s hands, and the results were even better than we had expected – we’re so excited! We can’t wait till the day we can perform together again.
Release date: April 23, 2021
Title: ‘On The Black and White feat. Doul (Dipha Barus Remix)’
Download and streaming links: https://ampm.lnk.to/ampm210423_digi
Dipha Barus profile
DJ, composer and producer Dipha Barus has become one of the most well-known musicians in his home country of Indonesia. His love of music was shaped during childhood, from joining a band that played gospel in the form of jazz to having music by his side in every waking moment. He found a deep appreciation for a wide array of bands and artists, from Sepultura to Jamiroquai, Dead Kennedys, Primal Scream and The Chemical Brothers. His broad taste is reflected in his distinct musical styles, which often feature earthy instruments with a touch of pop and soul.
He began to gain recognition as a member of the electronic dance group Agrikulture in the late 2000s. He made a name for himself when the dance track ‘No One Can Stop Us’ featuring singer Kallula became a massive hit in 2016. Since then, he has produced numerous well-received tracks in collaboration with celebrated singers such as Raisa and Bunga Citra Lestari and newcomers Monica Karina and Nadin. He has received multiple Indonesian Music Awards since 2016, in categories such as Best Electronic Song, Best Collaboration in Soul/R&B and Best Production, among others.
AmPm is a masked production duo from Japan who made a significant global impact with their March 2017 debut track, ‘Best Part of Us feat. Michael Kaneko’. The same year, they were the only Japanese artist to perform at Spotify On Stage, a festival in Indonesia hosted by Spotify.
In 2018, they dominated stages worldwide, from Ultra Miami to shows in Korea and Japan, and even a headline concert in New York. In addition to releasing their original music, AmPm has remixed tracks by famous overseas artists such as Afrojack, R3HAB and Nicky Romero, along with remixes for renowned Japanese artists like Gesu no Kiwami Otome (‘Black Parade’) and MONKEY MAJIK (‘Tokyo Lights’), and production for Ken Hirai’s track ‘Holic.’
Collaborating with a plethora of dance-music vocalists, they have released more than 20 tracks to date. In March 2019, they were recognized at the Digital Contents of the Year 2018 / 24th AMD Award, winning the Special Jury Award. In June 2019, they produced V6’s ‘All For You.’ Today AmPm is one of Japan’s most in-demand music production exports, with fans among artists and music lovers alike.