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UQiYO

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Yuqi(Vo)を軸に、Sima(Dr)、2019より加入のMica(Key)と共に東京を拠点に活動するインディー・ポップバンド/プロジェクト。 英米インディロックや、シンセポップ、IDMなど幅広いジャンルのDNAを受け継いだグローバルなサウンドに、自在で透明感溢れる歌声でダイナミズムのある壮大な音世界が特徴。
Vo/Composerであり、元cork(Toys Factory)のフロントマン、Yuqiを軸に2010年より活動を開始。「音楽を、音以上の体験として提供したい」という志をもって、様々な試みで音源リリースやLive活動を行う。音源は録音からMasteringまですべてプロデューサーのYuqiが行い、元ちとせ、Zooey Wonder、酒井景都、Ajay Pohankarなどとのコラボレーション、リミックス、そしてMonkey Majikにとって初めてとなる楽曲提供を依頼されるなど、幅広いプロジェクトに関わっている。
また、YuqiはUQiYOとしての音源・ライブに留まらず、様々なTV番組のBGM、CM音楽、劇判なども数多く担当している。2019年7月から熊林弘高演出の「お気に召すまま」に楽曲提供と出演。
アーティスト名の由来となる”浮世”を意識した楽曲は、日常に溶け込みながらも、その「音像」や「哲学」で聴く者を非日常にいざなう。 自分たちのつくる音の可能性・創造性を拡げるべく、他業界の優れたクリエイターとのコラボレーションや様々な空間での演奏などを展開している。

主なライブ出演歴
CORONA SUNSETS SESSIONS 2018
OHARA BREAK 2018
JIN ROCK 2018
YATSUI FESTIVAL 2018
Outdoor Park 2018
VIVA LA GARDEN 2018
THE SOLOR BUDOKAN 2017
AUGUST CAMP 2016
SUMMER SONIC 2016
ARABAKI ROCK FEST. 16
RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL 2015
Earth Garden 2015 Summer

UQiYO is a Japanese indie electropop band/project led by producer Yuqi, who writes, records, performs, and produces the music. As a performing act, Yuqi (guitar, vocals, keyboard) plays alongside Sima (percussions) and Mica (Keyboards, chorus), newly joined from 2019.
Previously the frontman for alternative rock band Cork (signed to Toys Factory), Yuqi conceived the project in 2010, based on the unchanging fundamental concept of delivering soundtracks that carried the cool urban feel of electro, complemented by the shimmering warmth of organic, analog sounds.
Named after the Japanese word “ukiyo” (floating world), and their expansive soundscape influenced by the vast landscape of nature (Bon Iver, Coldplay, ODESZA) and artsy chill city culture (Cornelius, Rhye), as well as psych indie rock (MGMT, Tame Impala)they create music that brings the listener on a musical experience like no other. They are critically acclaimed pioneers in the Japanese music scene, incorporating musical elements that vary widely from indie rock, synth pop to IDM.
They have been featured on major media such as Popmatters, Billboard, J-WAVE, etc. UQiYO, their debut album, won “best album” by HMV Records, which led to songs featured on advertisements and major corporate tie-ups, such as Google, Starbucks (second album Twilight), as well as national TV and radio (EP Black Box). In 2018, they began a project to release a new single every month for 13 months on major streaming services, compiled into their 3rd album Stones. This proved to be a major hit, with their songs being featured on massive playlists like "US Viral 50" “New Music Friday” “Top Hits Japan”, and many more.
With over 3 million streams with listeners in over 65 countries, their music is currently making waves in Asia and beyond, with a fan base always intrigued by what their next creative approach towards music and creative arts will be. They now seek ways to thrive in the global music scene, and are looking for partners to join them on their journey.

MAJOR LIVE APPEARANCES
CORONA SUNSETS SESSIONS 2018
OHARA BREAK 2018
JIN ROCK 2018
YATSUI FESTIVAL 2018
Outdoor Park 2018
VIVA LA GARDEN 2018
THE SOLOR BUDOKAN 2017
AUGUST CAMP 2016
SUMMER SONIC 2016
ARABAKI ROCK FEST. 16
RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL 2015
Earth Garden 2015 Summer
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