Mademoiselle Yulia

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Mademoiselle Yulia
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Background information
Also known as Mlle Yulia
Born (1987-08-10) 10 August 1987 (age 27)[1][2]
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres Electro
Occupation(s) Disc jockey, singer, columnist, designer, socialite
Years active 2008–present
Labels EMI Music Japan
Associated acts Dexpistols, Krazy Baldhead, M-Flo, Towa Tei, Uffie, Verbal
Website mademoiselleyulia.com

Mademoiselle Yulia (マドモアゼル・ユリア Mademoazeru Yuria?) (born August 10, 1987 in Tokyo, stylised as MADEMOISELLE YULIA) is a Japanese DJ and musician, associated with Tokyo electro scene.[3] She debuted in 2008 as a DJ, and in 2011 as a singer, with her debut album Mademoworld.

Biography[edit]

Mademoiselle Yulia was born in Tokyo in 1987.[1] In high school, she begun her musical career as the lead vocalist and guitarist for six years.[1][3] The four member band performed punk, technopop and garage covers, taking inspiration from The Clash and Kraftwerk.[1][4]

Yulia began organising parties in her second year at high school, in 2005.[4] She was inspired to create her own electro DJ event in Tokyo called Neon Spread, after attending a similar DJ night in England.[3] In 2008 she was signed to EMI Music Japan and released her debut mix-tape of the electro music featured in the events, Neon Spread. Mademoiselle Yulia began regularly attending DJ events and parties 2008, and met M-Flo rapper Verbal as they would often attend the same events.[5] In late 2008 and 2009 she began to be featured on many albums as a collaborating artist, with many of these releases featuring Verbal. These songs included appearances on Teriyaki Boyz' second album Serious Japanese, Towa Tei's album Big Fun, and a solo track of hers produced by Verbal, "What Now?," featured on M-Flo's third outside collaborations album M-Flo Inside: Works Best III.

Mademoiselle Yulia was the featured vocalist for the come-back tour of 1970s/1980s Japanese techno band Plastics, on their May 2010 tour.[6] She was listed as the number two "to watch" talent in Tokyo by CNNGo in 2010.[7]

In mid-2011, preparations for her debut album Mademoworld began, beginning a world wide tour Angee Yung Robotz in April with Verbal to promote the album, as well as Verbal's solo album Visionair.[8] Verbal is the executive producer of her album,[1] and the first single "Gimme Gimme" was released digitally on August 3, 2011.[6] The album was released digitally on iTunes on September 21, followed by a CD release on October 5.[9]

Mademoiselle Yulia will collaborate with M-Flo on their comeback song "Run," which is being used for sports shoe brand Reebok's Reethem & Lite campaign in Japan. The trio first performed the song at the launch party for the campaign, on September 15, 2011.[10]

She has performed in concerts and DJ events with artists such as Towa Tei, M.I.A., Dexpistols, Shinichi Osawa and Boys Noize.[3] Outside of music, she writes as a columnist in fashion magazine Nylon's Japanese edition,[3] designed jewellery for accessory brand Giza[1] and briefly hosted a show on music channel Space Shower, Mademoworld.[11]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Information Oricon
albums
charts
[12]
Sales
[12]
2011 Mademoworld 142 1,200
2013 Whatever Harajuku
  • Released: September 18, 2013
  • Label: Universal Japan (TOCT-29188)
- -

Mix tapes[edit]

Year Album Information Oricon
albums
charts
[12]
Sales
[12]
2008 Neon Spread 200 2,200
2009 Neon Spread 2
  • Released: August 26, 2009
  • Label: EMI (TOCP-64377)
106 2,800
2012 Neon Spread 3 - -

Singles[edit]

Release Title Notes Chart positions Album
Billboard Japan Hot 100
[13]
RIAJ digital tracks
[14]
2011 "Gimme Gimme" Digital download 40 TBA Mademoworld
"Bam Me" TBA

Other appearances[edit]

Release Artist Title Notes Album
2008 Dexpistols featuring Verbal & Mademoiselle Yulia "Saturdays" De La Soul cover Rock Trax presents Lesson.05 "Saturdays"
2009 Teriyaki Boyz feat. Mademoiselle Yulia "After 5 (A.M.)" Serious Japanese
Towa Tei feat. Mademoiselle Yulia & Verbal "Y.O.R." Big Fun
Mademoiselle Yulia feat. Verbal "What Now?" M-Flo Inside: Works Best III
Krazy Baldhead feat. Big-O & Yulia "Katana Powa" Sweet Night
2010 Uffie feat. Mademoiselle Yulia "MCs Can Kiss" (DSL Remix)
2011 Verbal feat. Mademoiselle Yulia "Liar" Visionair
2012 will.i.am feat. Mademoiselle Yulia "Blow Your Mind" Part of the Ultrabook Project
2013 CL of 2NE1 "The Baddest Female" Appearance in music video "The Baddest Female" (Digital Single)
2014 Basement Jaxx feat. Mademoiselle Yulia "Oh Dear, I'm Falling in Love with You" Junto

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "新世代女性DJのアイコン「マドモアゼル・ユリア」が遂にアーティスト・デビュー!シングル「GIMME GIMME」世界21ヶ国で配信開始!" [New generation female DJ icon Mademoiselle Yulia finally debuts as a singer! Her single "Gimme Gimme" downloadable in 21 countries!]. PR Times. Asahi Shimbun. August 3, 2011. Archived from the original on August 7, 2011. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ "サマソニ!!!!!!!!!!" [Summer Sonic!!!!!!!!!!]. Mademoiselle Yulia. August 10, 2009. Archived from the original on August 9, 2011. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "話題のTOKYOエレクトロガール、マドモアゼル・ユリア" [Hot topic Tokyo electro girl, Mademoiselle Yulia]. Natalie (in Japanese). August 19, 2008. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "MADEMOISELLE YULIA インタビュー" [Mademoiselle Yulia Interview]. 猪又孝(DO THE MONKEY). MusicShelf. September 11, 2009. Archived from the original on August 7, 2011. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  5. ^ "INTERVIEW VERBAL × MADEMOISELLE YULIA 対談". iLoud. March 27, 2009. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "マドモアゼル・ユリアVERBALプロデュースで歌手デビュー" [Mademoiselle Yulia debuts as a singer produced by Verbal]. Natalie (in Japanese). August 4, 2011. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  7. ^ W. David Marx, Robert Michael Poole and Misha Janette (July 15, 2010). "The Tokyo Hot List 2010: 20 people to watch". CNN Go. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  8. ^ Robert Michael Poole (2011-05-05). "Verbal wants to hit the reset button on pop". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2011-05-15. 
  9. ^ a b "MADEMOISELLE YULIA "MADEMOWORLD"の楽曲が試聴開始!" [Mademoiselle Yulia Mademoworld song previews!]. KOZM Agency. September 15, 2011. Archived from the original on September 29, 2011. Retrieved September 29, 2011. 
  10. ^ "VERBALがReebokアジア地域クリエイティブ・ディレクターに就任!" [Verbal inaugurated as Reebok's creative director for Asia!]. Yahoo! News Japan. September 17, 2011. Archived from the original on September 29, 2011. Retrieved September 29, 2011. 
  11. ^ "マドモワールド". Space Shower. Archived from the original on May 21, 2009. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  12. ^ a b c d "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」". Oricon. Retrieved August 17, 2011.  (subscription only)
  13. ^ "Hot 100|JAPAN Charts|Billboard JAPAN" (in Japanese). Billboard. 
  14. ^ 有料音楽配信チャート (in Japanese). RIAJ. 

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