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CONCEPT

Redifine REAL MUSIC

Redefine=再定義。本物の音楽とはなにか再定義する。
音楽の持つ本来の力とはなにか。本物の音楽とはなにか。
100年以上にも渡り、常に“音”にこだわった本質的な提案をし続けて来たDenonと、シーンに新たな風を吹き込む現在進行形の新星ソウルミュージックレーベルSWEET SOUL RECORDSがタッグを組んで映像制作に挑んだスペシャルコンテンツ。
5月にブルーノート東京で行った国境を越えたプロジェクト 「Make the Change Project Tour」で大成功を収めた旬の二人、Nao YoshiokaとBrian Owensが、改めて本物の音楽とはなにか、音楽の持つ力の本質に迫る。

Redefine. = Redefinition. Redefining with real music.
What is the original power of music? What is real music?
Denon with more than 100 years experience working with sound and audio equipment, and SWEET SOUL RECORDS, a progressive young soul music label have teamed up to create branded video content that will help redefine real music.
Two talented artists, Nao Yoshioka and Brian Owens are participating in the Denon x SWEET SOUL RECORDS video project. Both Nao and Brian are part of the "Make the Change Project Tour" that promotes borderless soul and both performed at the Tokyo Blue Note in May 2014. Both artists are pushing to redefine real music along with Denon & SWEET SOUL RECORDS.

PROFILE

Denonロゴ

日本発の音響機器メーカーとして100年以上第一線を走り続け るDenon。「情熱」「芸術性」「技術力」の三本柱を理念に掲げ、こだわりの強いオーディオファンはもちろんのこと、DJやダンサーといったシーンに密接したリスナーからも高い評価を 受けている。 REAL MUSICをより良い音で届けるために一切の 妥協を許さない姿勢で作られた製品の完成度は世界トップクラス。 また、変革を恐れずその信念に沿ってシーンを盛り上げる 新興勢力の後押しも行うなど、創業から100年を数える現在も REAL MUSICシーンの最前線に立ち続ける。

For the past 100 years, Denon has been on the frontline of audio equipment manufacturing in Japan. The company's three pillars have been, "passion," "artistic," and "technical capabilities" and have received worldwide praise from audiophiles and listeners, and people close to the music scene such as dancers, DJ's, and musicians. Denon has a world-class reputation for products that do not compromise on quality, and boasts superior sound in order to deliver real music.
Denon will continue to support emerging technologies that will enliven their core beliefs without fear of change that will allow them to remain on the forefront of delivering REAL MUSIC well past the 100 years since being founded.

SWEET SOUL RECORDSロゴ

「SPREAD REAL MUSIC」を理念に掲げ、世界中の上質音楽をリスナーに届けることを使命として活動を続けるソウル ミュージック専門レーベルSWEET SOUL RECORDS。 創立5年とまだ若いレーベルながら、その確かな音楽セレクトとこだわりぬいた品質の高さは既にソウルシーンにおいては広く支持を受けている。
また近年では海外アーティストの日本招聘、マネジメントアーティストNao Yoshiokaの海外公演などライブシーンにも大きく力をいれ、REAL MUSICシーンを牽引する存在として認知されつつある。

SWEET SOUL RECORDS specializes in soul music based on our our mission to "SPREAD REAL MUSIC,” by providing listeners with quality music from all over the world.
While still a young label, founded in 2009, we have received support from the worldwide soul music community because of our meticulous, high-quality music selection.
We are also focused on showing our support by inviting international artists to Japan for live events & collaborations, and artist management of Nao Yoshioka the talented Japanese soul singer.
Our international presence the past few years has allowed us to be recognized and helps in pushing REAL MUSIC to the masses.

NAO YOSHIOKA

ニューヨークのアポロシアターで行われるアマチュアナイトで準優勝し、日本人としては異例のトップドッグまで勝ち抜いた確かな実力を持つ実力派ソウルシンガー。 デビューアルバム『The Light』は全国のラジオステーションでもプッシュされ、2014年秋には欧米でのツアーも視野にいれた世界展開を控えた日本のREAL MUSICシーンの希望の光。 音楽と常に向き合うひたむきな姿勢もまた彼女の歌声が魂を震わせる力を与えている。

Nao Yoshika is talented soul music singe and runner-up at the Apollo Theater Amateur Night in New York, even reaching the Top Dog round of the competition. Reaching listeners nationwide through radio, a ray of hope in the REAL MUSIC scene in Japan expanded her global presence in Europe and the United States to promote her debut album "The Light" in the fall of 2013. It has given her the power of a voice that has shaken the single-minded attitude towards soul music forever.

BRIAN OWENS

“Marvin Gayeの再来”と呼ばれ、オバマ大統領婦人の前でもパフォーマンスを果たすなど、 確かな実力とソウル愛に満ちたパフォーマンスで評価を受けるアメリカで話題のソウルマン。 2014年5月にはNao YoshiokaとともにBLUE NOTE TOKYOでの公演も果たした。クラシック・ソウルの神髄を現代的アプローチで伝える洗練されたスタイルはこれからのREAL MUSICシーンを牽引する新世代のスター誕生を告げる。

Soul man often referred to the "second coming of Marvin Gaye," who has performed at the White House before the First Lady Michelle Obama, and who performances are full of soul and love well beyond his peers of today.
In May 2014 as part of the "Make the Change Project Tour," Brian traveled to Tokyo, Japan to perform at the prestigious Blue Note venues in Tokyo and Nagoya together with Nao Yoshioka.
His refined style which is in essence classic soul with a slight modern touch tells of a new star born in this generation and helps sustain the REAL MUSIC scene.

CREW

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    Denon

    Yuuji Kawakita / Daisuke Katayama / Toshiharu Miyahara / Kenichi Takayama / Kumiko Tachi

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    SWEET SOUL RECORDS

    Naoki Yamanouchi / Michael Harris / Nobuaki Takayama / Han Yechang / Yohei Nishii

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    David B. Godin

    Staff: Oliver Millar

Special Thanks

Jin Koike (SLD Entertainment) / Daikanyama Loop / Studio Terranova / Mackenzie Sheppard / Kana Muramatsu / Little Soul Cafe

FEATURE PRODUCTS

  • AHD-600
     

    Denonの技術を注ぎ込んだハイエンドモデル。上品な低音を響かせながら解像度の高い音像を誇る世界最高峰の音質はREAL MUSICをじっくり聴くには最適。

    High-end model based on Denon's patented technology. Sound quality of the highest industry standard which creates a high-resolution sound image, and a resounding and elegant bass are best suited for listening to REAL MUSIC.

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  • The Light
     

    Nao Yoshiokaのデビュー作にして世界 を股にかけて制作が行われた。過去と未来を繋ぐ現在進行形の上質ソウルが凝縮した注目の一枚。

    Nao Yoshioka's debut album, "The Light" was produced and recorded in three countries, the US, The Netherlands, and Japan in collaboration with artist from five different nations. A level of soul and quality that represents a progressive form which connects the past and future of soul music.

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  • You’re All I Need
    Brian Owens Sings Marvin Gaye

    敬愛するMarvin Gayeの名曲をカバー。 大胆ながらもMarivinへの愛を感じるアレンジと圧倒的歌唱力、そしてNao Yoshiokaとのデュエットは圧巻。
     

    This classic Marvin Gaye cover album includes a duet between Brian Owens and Nao Yoshioka, a masterpiece that displays overwhelming singing abilities. Album-wide, the arrangements have you feeling the love of Marvin Gaye coming through.
     
     

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