Hakushi Hasegawa

BIOGRAPHY

Hakushi Hasegawa is a musician/singer-songwriter based in Tokyo, Japan, and the first Japanese artist signed to the Brainfeeder label. Releasing since 2018, they’ve already made a name for themselves domestically with a string of wonderfully wild releases and started to build a cult following internationally. Hakushi performed at the online festival “Secret Sky” in May 2020 hosted by Porter Robinson (4M viewers) and they graced the cover of “MUSIC MAGAZINE” in Se...

Hakushi Hasegawa is a musician/singer-songwriter based in Tokyo, Japan, and the first Japanese artist signed to the Brainfeeder label. Releasing since 2018, they’ve already made a name for themselves domestically with a string of wonderfully wild releases and started to build a cult following internationally. Hakushi performed at the online festival “Secret Sky” in May 2020 hosted by Porter Robinson (4M viewers) and they graced the cover of “MUSIC MAGAZINE” in September 2020 – one of the most influential music publications in Japan. Collabs to date have included Kid Fresino, yuigot, TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA, Yukichikasaku/men and Eye from Boredoms. This weekend they will make their debut at the iconic music festival Fuji Rock in Japan.

Consistent with Brainfeeder’s ethos of seeking out artists operating outside the confines of genre since the label started in 2008, Hakushi’s music is tricky to categorize as it straddles a few genres: alternative, electronic, jazz, pop/J-pop. Sometimes it’s pretty, at times it’s very intense and fast-paced. Invited to contribute to Brainfeeder’s lockdown live stream show on Twitch – “The Hit” – in 2021 their performance was the catalyst for Flying Lotus to bring them into the Brainfeeder artist family. Hakushi was already a fan of both the label head and his imprint’s output, citing Iglooghost, Jameszoo, DJ Paypal and Thundercat as important influences on their approach to making music.

New single ‘Mouth Flash (Kuchinohanabi)’ features bass by the super-respected and talented Sam Wilkes of Leaving Records. Deeply embedded in the LA scene, Sam regularly collaborates with the likes of Sam Gendel, Louis Cole, Jacob Mann, Chris Fishman and more.


Hakushi Hasegawa

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BIOGRAPHY

Hakushi Hasegawa is a musician/singer-songwriter based in Tokyo, Japan, and the first Japanese artist signed to the Brainfeeder label. Releasing since 2018, they’ve already made a name for themselves domestically with a string of wonderfully wild releases and started to build a cult following internationally. Hakushi performed at the online festival “Secret Sky” in May 2020 hosted by Porter Robinson (4M viewers) and they graced the cover of “MUSIC MAGAZINE” in September 2020 – one...

Hakushi Hasegawa is a musician/singer-songwriter based in Tokyo, Japan, and the first Japanese artist signed to the Brainfeeder label. Releasing since 2018, they’ve already made a name for themselves domestically with a string of wonderfully wild releases and started to build a cult following internationally. Hakushi performed at the online festival “Secret Sky” in May 2020 hosted by Porter Robinson (4M viewers) and they graced the cover of “MUSIC MAGAZINE” in September 2020 – one of the most influential music publications in Japan. Collabs to date have included Kid Fresino, yuigot, TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA, Yukichikasaku/men and Eye from Boredoms. This weekend they will make their debut at the iconic music festival Fuji Rock in Japan.

Consistent with Brainfeeder’s ethos of seeking out artists operating outside the confines of genre since the label started in 2008, Hakushi’s music is tricky to categorize as it straddles a few genres: alternative, electronic, jazz, pop/J-pop. Sometimes it’s pretty, at times it’s very intense and fast-paced. Invited to contribute to Brainfeeder’s lockdown live stream show on Twitch – “The Hit” – in 2021 their performance was the catalyst for Flying Lotus to bring them into the Brainfeeder artist family. Hakushi was already a fan of both the label head and his imprint’s output, citing Iglooghost, Jameszoo, DJ Paypal and Thundercat as important influences on their approach to making music.

New single ‘Mouth Flash (Kuchinohanabi)’ features bass by the super-respected and talented Sam Wilkes of Leaving Records. Deeply embedded in the LA scene, Sam regularly collaborates with the likes of Sam Gendel, Louis Cole, Jacob Mann, Chris Fishman and more.