Since the March 2017 release of their debut track ‘Best Part of Us feat. Michael Kaneko’, Japan’s masked production team AmPm, has enraptured fans around the world. AmPm released their latest single, ‘New York City, along with a music video filmed on the iconic streets of NYC.
The new single is the second dance track in a row from AmPm, following the March 2021 release of ‘Tokyo’. In homage to the house music that influenced AmPm’s sound, ‘New York City’ is a danceable, melodic track with tech house elements and soulful house, reminiscent of the New York scene.
New York is the city where the members of AmPm were first inspired to perform in masks, so you could say the city forms part of their roots. The members will write a blog post about their unforgettable experiences in New York, which you can read on Medium. Don’t forget to follow and get ready! : https://firstname.lastname@example.org
Up until now, AmPm has focused on global activity, and their releases have featured a variety of guest vocalists over dance-influenced tracks. In the future, they plan to continue travelling the world beyond Tokyo and New York City with a series of singles titled for and inspired by cities around the globe. Join this duo on their exciting journey, and don’t forget your passport!
Message from AmPm
New York City was an important influence on the formation of AmPm, which is why we chose it as the second part of our series of dance tracks named after cities around the world. It’s a city we’ve visited many times, and our past experiences there continue to give us unending stimulation to this day. The track was intended to reflect our city’s image, which is diverse, powerful, and always looking to the future. It has been difficult to travel overseas for a while due to the pandemic, but I hope this track will transport you to New York City, if only in your mind.
‘New York City
AmPm is a masked production duo from Japan who significantly impacted 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’).
Production for Ken Hirai’s track ‘Holic.’ Collaborating with many 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.