Japanese production duo AmPm released ‘Jakarta,’ the third in their series of jet-setting dance tracks
AmPm, the Japanese masked production duo who began their career in March 2017 with the global hit ‘Best Part of Us feat. Michael Kaneko’ has released the third track in a series of dance tunes based on cities worldwide.
‘Jakarta’ is the third track in a series that began in March 2021 with the release of ‘Tokyo,’ with each song-crafting a musical journey to cities with which AmPm feels a strong personal connection.
AmPm performed in Jakarta in 2017 as the only Japanese artist to appear at the Spotify On Stage festival. The new track combines a smooth chill sound with a typically AmPm dance foundation and a Southeast Asian-influenced melody evocative of Indonesia’s capital.
The members of AmPm have also written a post on Medium about their experiences in Jakarta and the inspiration it gave them, which you can read at the following URL:
Throughout their career, AmPm has produced dance tracks featuring various guest vocalists from around the world. In addition to these, AmPm intends to continue their series of releases inspired by their favourite cities, expressing the invaluable inspiration they have found on their global travels.
Previous entries include ‘Tokyo’ and ‘New York City’ – the three tracks work great together as a set, so please check them out.
Message from AmPm
As the place where we held our first live performance, Jakarta holds many special memories for us. The city is home to people from many different backgrounds, and it has a unique culture. As a very fast-growing city, it has a distinctive character, and it is one of our favourite cities. So we aimed to express our image of Jakarta and the vibe we felt there as a dance track.
We still vividly recall the excitement of our first live performance. Of course, right now, it isn’t easy to share that kind of experience with a large group of people and with the volume turned up loud, but we long for the day when we can return to Jakarta and perform as the AmPm we are today.
This track also includes some first-time attempts for us, such as incorporating the sound of traditional folk instruments, so we hope you will listen to it and experience the journey within your ears.
Released September 10, 2021
Download and streaming links: https://ampm.lnk.to/ampm20210910_digi
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’).
In addition, production for Ken Hirai’s track ‘Holic.’ Collaborating with many dance-music vocalists has released more than 30 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.