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The pioneers of Japanese amapiano, audiot909, will release a single "RAT-TAT-TAT" featuring rapper Akko Gorilla.
Amapiano is a derivative genre of house born in South Africa. The music is characterized by rhythmic patterns that are not confined to four beats, and the use of special percussion called "log drums" and shakers. It is currently expanding beyond South Africa to Nigeria and the UK.
audiot909 is a DJ and beatmaker who released his first Japanese Amapiano album "This is Japanese Amapiano EP" in 2020, and also writes about Amapiano for various media with DJ mitokon. This is Japanese Amapiano EP" has attracted attention in the UK, where Amapiano is very popular, and in January 2022, popular DJ Scratcha DVA aired "Rasen (KΣITO Remix)" from the EP on the UK's national radio station, BBC RADIO1.
The collaboration with Akko Gorilla on this single was born out of a guest appearance by audiot909 on the J-WAVE program "SONAR MUSIC", which Akko Gorilla navigates, featuring Amapiano. The song is a thrilling fusion of Akko Gorilla's flexible and powerful rap message with a deep bass beat based on the amateur pianos of South Africa and Nigeria. In addition to the UK Amapiano-specified self-remix that is currently attracting a lot of attention among DJs, a longer extended version that is closer to the South African Amapiano is also included. This is a single that aims to be accepted in a wide range of fields based on the DJ use that only Amapiano, with its roots in house, can provide.

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Artist Profile

  • audiot909

    Producer/DJ/writer. Originally a house DJ, he began producing South African dance music Amapiano in 2020. The single "RAT-TATTAT" released with the rapper Akko Gorilla in 2022 was taken up in a lot of major playlists of each medium, and was picked up in the documentary image "Music That Moves: Amapiano" which took up Amapiano which spreads to the world. The album was an unprecedented hit despite being an auto-release. From the summer of 2023, he released a series of collaboration songs with rappers/singers such as QN, CHIYORI, and ZoZhit, and his songs were also featured on Amapiano playlists overseas, continuing to expand the possibilities of Amapiano in Japan. In November of the same year, he released his first full album "JAPANESE AMAPIANO THE ALBUM" as the culmination of his activities. In the same year, Amapiano has also been introducing the attractiveness of Amapiano through various media such as serialization in Sound & Recording Magazine, interviews with local producers, radio appearances, and so on.

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