Renowned globally for their hugely popular collaborations, masked production duo AmPm released a new digital single ‘hurt you.
The new song features guest vocals from Michael Kaneko and Nao Kawamura, each of whom has previously collaborated separately with AmPm for a combined total of 47 million plays on Spotify. Having become valued allies of the AmPm camp, Kaneko and Kawamura perform together for the first time on ‘hurt you.’
The song, written by Kaneko, features a danceable mid-tempo beat and lyrics that depict a brokenhearted man’s desperation. Its sweet melody and distinctive AmPm sound make it a perfect track for a long drive or cooling off before bed.
The release of ‘hurt you’ concludes three weeks of new music from AmPm, including remixes released on October 7 and 14, followed by the original song ‘hurt you’ on October 21.
The October 7 release was ‘Chime (AmPm Remix),’ the duo’s reworking of Ai Otsuka’s hit song ‘Chime,’ which was part of an ongoing project where Otsuka is working with producers and track makers of a variety of genres. AmPm’s collaboration was the third in the series.
This was followed on October 14 by ‘THEME FROM LUPIN Ⅲ 2019 – LUPIN THE THIRD JAM Remixed by AmPm’. This unmissable remix is the first part of an exciting project. A selection of high-profile artists will reinterpret original audio recordings from the soundtrack to the beloved ‘Lupin’ anime series. The music was originally recorded from 2015 to 2019 by Yuji Ohno, composer on the ‘Lupin’ series since the 1970s.
AmPm debuted in March 2017 with the instant hit track ‘Best Part Of Us feat. Michael Kaneko’ has since racked up some 35 million plays on Spotify, bringing this fast-rising Japanese masked duo to fans around the world. Their three releases this month attest to the duo’s impressive diversity of styles, as they master a range of genres and bolster a global reputation as producers, remixers and artists.
‘Chime (AmPm Remix)’
Released October 7, 2020
‘THEME FROM LUPIN Ⅲ 2019’
Released October 14, 2020
‘hurt you feat. Michael Kaneko & Nao Kawamura’
Released October 21, 2020
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AmPm is a masked production duo from Japan who made a major global impact with their March 2017 debut track, ‘Best Part of Us.’ 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’).
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.
Official website: http://ampm.tokyo/
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