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tofubeats
Birth name Yūsuke Kawai (河合 佑亮)
Born (1990-11-26) November 26, 1990 (age 27)
Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Genres hip hop, house
Occupation(s) singer, record producer, DJ
Years active 2008–present
Labels Warner Music Japan
Unborde
Maltine Records
Associated acts lyrical school
Chisato Moritaka
Website tofubeats.persona.co

tofubeats (real name: Yūsuke Kawai,[1] Japanese: 河合 佑亮;[2] born November 26, 1990) is a Japanese singer, record producer, and DJ.

Kawai began producing music at the age of 14. Under the name "DJ Newtown," he initially distributed his music online through websites such as 2channel and YouTube. He would later release music with Maltine Records, a Japanese netlabel, before signing with the Warner Music Japan sublabel Unborde in 2013.[1][3]

The video for his song "No. 1 feat. G.Rina" was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award Japan for Best Dance Video (in 2014),[4][5][6][7][8] and his album titled First Album for the Grand Prix at the 2015 CD Shop Awards.[9][10][11][12]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

No. Album delails Charts
JPN
[13]
1 Lost Decade
  • First album
  • Released: April 24, 2013 (2013-04-24)
40
EP1 Don't Stop The Music
  • First EP on a major label
  • Released: November 13, 2013 (2013-11-13)
26
EP2 Disco no Kami-sama (ディスコの神様)
  • Second EP on a major label
  • Released: April 30, 2014 (2014-04-30)
35
1 First Album
  • First album on a major label
  • Released: October 2, 2014 (2014-10-02)
11
2 Positive
  • Second album on a major label
  • Released: September 16, 2015 (2015-09-16)
13
3 Fantasy Club
  • Third album on a major label
  • Released: May 24, 2017 (2017-05-24)
19
Mini-albums
  1. Future (June 14, 2011)
Remix albums
  1. Lost Decade Remixes (September 19, 2013)
  2. First Album Remixes (January 28, 2015)
  3. Positive Remixes (January 20, 2016

Singles[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Title Director(s)
"Her Favorite" feat. Okadada & "Koromogae"
"Oshiete Kensaku" feat. Noko
"Shopping Mall"
"Callin"
tofubeats
"Suisei" feat. Onomatope Daijin Arasounara Ōkan Moyase
"Come On Honey!" feat. Arai Hitomi from Tokyo Girls' Style Shunsuke Sugiyama, Kuroudo Furuya, and Shōta Mori
"poolside" feat. PES (RIP SLYME) Shunsuke Sugiyama, Kuroudo Furuya, and Hiroyuki Ohashi
"No.1" feat. G.Rina Takuya Hosogane and Shunsuke Sugiyama
"Don't Stop The Music" feat. Chisato Moritaka
"Disco no Kamisama" feat. Takashi Fujii
"BABY"
Yuki Mori
"Stakeholder" Shunsuke Sugiyama, Yūya Yamaguchi, and Takuma Miyamoto
"Lonely Nights" Ryoji Kamiyama

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kobe's tofubeats moves from blogs to the big time". The Japan Times. 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2014-02-04. 
  2. ^ "作品データベース検索". JASRAC. 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  3. ^ "tofubeats calls on pals for his 'First Album'". The Japan Times. 2014-09-30. Retrieved 2017-06-06. 
  4. ^ "VMAJ 2014: Our Moment in Music History". MTV 81 (in Japanese). Viacom International Inc. 2014-03-28. Retrieved 2015-04-26. 
  5. ^ "VMAJ 2014: We Ask MTV Japan's Interns to Share Their Picks!". MTV 81 (in Japanese). Viacom International Inc. 2014-06-06. Retrieved 2015-04-26. 
  6. ^ "ミュージックビデオの国際的授賞式「MTV VMAJ 2014」最優秀ダンスポップビデオ部門に「No.1 feat. G.RINA」がノミネート!|tofubeats|ワーナーミュージック・ジャパン" (in Japanese). Warner Music Japan. 2014-03-28. Retrieved 2015-04-26. 
  7. ^ "Best Dance Video | MTV VMAJ 2014". MTV Japan.com (in Japanese). Viacom International Inc. Retrieved 2015-04-26. 
  8. ^ "MTV Japan Unveils "MTV VMAJ 2014" Nominations" (in Japanese). MTV Asia. 2014-03-31. Retrieved 2015-04-26. 
  9. ^ "第7回CDショップ大賞2015に「First Album」がノミネート|tofubeats|ワーナーミュージック・ジャパン" (in Japanese). Warner Music Japan. 2016-01-06. Retrieved 2015-04-26. 
  10. ^ Barks (2015-02-06). "tofubeats、4/1に新作『STAKEHOLDER』リリース" (in Japanese). Yahoo! Japan. Retrieved 2015-04-26. 
  11. ^ "tofubeats、メジャー3枚目となるEPが4月1日発売 - TOWER RECORDS ONLINE" (in Japanese). Tower Records Japan. 2015-02-09. Retrieved 2015-04-26. 
  12. ^ "「CDショップ大賞」二次ノミネートに大森靖子、林檎、しゃちほこら" (in Japanese). Natalie. 2015-01-06. Retrieved 2015-04-26. 
  13. ^ "tofubeatsのアルバム売上ランキング" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2015-04-26. 

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