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武内一武 タケウチカズタケ

日本語ラップ周辺を賑わしたHIPHOP BAND「SUIKA」と30人を超える大所帯HOUSEオーケストラ
「A Hundred Birds」の中心人物でHOUSEとHIPHOP界隈を行き来する、Keyboard player/Producer。

2008年「タケウチカズタケ」名義のソロアーティスト活動を開始。HIPHOP/SOULをベースに1人でサ
ンプラーとキーボードを操る唯一無二の演奏スタイルでライブをスタート。2014年9月に、自身5枚目
になるソロアルバム”UNDER THE WILLOW -BLEND-”(韻シストBAND、森俊之、椎名純平、
mabanua、Romancrew他参加)をリリース。

A Hundred Birdsでは、 で作詞作曲編曲プロデュース全般を担当 。Francois K.のWAVE MUSICからリ
リースされた「Batonga(2001)」 「Jaguar(2003)」等の12inchの世界的ヒットをはじめ、佐藤竹善、
YUKI、DA PUMP、青山テルマ、Zeebra 等のリミックスも手掛け、FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL、RISING
SUN ROCK FESTIVAL、朝霧JAM等の国内野外フェスに多数出演。

多くのミュージシャンとの交遊があり、ライブやレコーディングでのサポート演奏も盛んに行ってお
り、DJやトラックメーカーとミュージシャンの間、生バンドとDJイベントの間、 HOUSEとHIPHOPの
間をクロスオーバーしながら、ますます精力的に活動中。

レコーディング参加作品:
2017 韻シスト 7th alb.「Another Day」全曲キーボード参加
2017 SUPER SONICS ep「time is now」シンセベース参加
2017 RHYMESTER 加山雄三tribute「旅人よ」オルガン参加
2017 ぼくのりりっくのぼうよみ ep「Be noble」M4「Collapse(LIVE)」ピアノ参加

ライブ参加共演アーティスト:
韻シスト、Cro-magnon Orchestra、(竹内朋康率いるイベント)Magic Number、マボロシ、
LIFE IS GROOVE、ぼくのりりっくのぼうよみ、LEAD、bird、椎名純平、一十三十一、
Tony Maiden(Rufus)、近藤等則、もんたよしのり、大橋純子、上田正樹、夏川りみ、DJ KAWASAKI、ROOT SOUL、Kyoto Jazz Massive、
STERUSS、KEN THE 390、RHYMESTER、サイプレス上野とロベルト吉野、TARO SOUL、Keyco、COMA-CHI、Romancrew、MASSANaka Cello, MOROHA 他

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photo(L to R) by Tsuneo Koga, YONEKO, Maria Golomidova

Kaztake Takeuchi

Composer, arranger, producer & keyboard player
Kaztake is one of the core members of HOUSE-MUSIC-Orchestra, A Hundred Birds, and also a leader of the HIP-HOP band,SUIKA.
He started solo live performance in 2008 and released 2 albums, based on HIPHOP/SOUL MUSIC, titled “UNDER THE WILLOW panda” and “UNDER THE WILLOW ICHIGO.”
His live performance with some keyboards and sampers is quite unique. It’s only his style called “HYBRID between DJ and band. ” Now he holds some events around Tokyo with HIPHOP track makers and DJs.
He is a man you should pay attention to most now.
Kaztake was born in Osaka, 1975, brought up in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture. His career in making tracks of HOUSE and HIPHOP began in 1995. In 1998, he undertook new face produce in record companies.
From 1998, he belongs to A Hundred Birds, a HOUSE Orchestra including more than 30 members. He is one of the core member doing everything of lyrics, music, arragement, and produce. He also
plays the keyboards in this band.
In 1999, A Hundred Birds (AHB) made a remix work of Chikuzen Sato’s “Let me in”(Toshiba EMI). After AHB performed with Jocelyn Brown in 2000, they made a contract with WAVE music(NYC) and released some analog singles “BATONGA (2001)”, “GEORGIA (2003)”, “Jaguar/So eye on (2003)” and “BLACK WATER/Come Together (2005).” These records made a hit worldwide in a HOUSE scene.
In Japan, AHB released the 1st album “Fly From The Tree (2005)” through the Japanese major rabel FLME/GUT. In the same year, they made a mini album “in the sky” and appeared in ASAGIRI-Jam. In the next year 2006, they were offered to make REMIXIES from YUKI, DAPUMP, SUNEO-HAIR and so on. They appeared in FUJI ROCK FES. (White stage), RISING SUN ROCK FES. in EZO(Moon circus) by orchestra formation in summer, 2006 and became a big topic. Furthermore, they dealt with REMIXIES of “REJ”, “discopolis” from British top dance label DEFECTED and released them successively in autumn, 2006. On every Christmas Eve December 24th, they have a
live show case in Osaka with full member, “Dance music meets orchestra unit.”
Kaztake produces a HIPHOP-band called “SUIKA”, with playing the Wurlitzer and making tracks as a leader of the band. SUIKA has a rapper with playing the woodbass TAKATSUKI (Samurai Troops), a percussionist Yuko Takahashi (Gomes the Hitman), a rapper ATOM and a poet TOTO as the members. SUIKA began in 2003.They played at FUJI ROCK FES. 2004, NAGISA FESTIVAL 2005 & 2006 and collaborated with SHINGO 2 at Candle Night 2005. They released 3 albums including the critically acclaimed first album “Harvest for the stripes (2004)”, “RIPE STRIPES (2005)” and “COINCIDE (2005).” Through their host event “SUIKA-YAWA”, they have good relationships with artists from different genres, such as ORIGAMI, illreme, HARCO, Romancrew, and Kazumi Nikaido.
In 2007, Kaztake launched a new solo project “D.I.T.A.” He collaborated with Joi Cardwell and made her single “Celia/A Beautiful Life (Rambling Records)” released on May 2nd 2007. He wrote the original song “Delighted Butterfly feat. Satoko OKuda” for a compilation album “BUTTERFLY” released on July 4th 2007. Now he works for the album.
He started solo live performance in 2008 and released 2 albums, based on HIPHOP/SOUL MUSIC, titled “UNDER THE WILLOW panda” and “UNDER THE WILLOW ICHIGO.”
On June 21st 2013, 3rd and 4th solo album “UNDER THE WILLOW RAIN” & “UNDER THE WILLOW SUN” were released at the same time, which made a great impact to music lovers in Japan.
His live performance with some keyboards and sampers is quite unique. It’s only his style called “HYBRID between DJ and band. ”
Now he holds some events around Tokyo with HIPHOP track makers and DJs.
The next 5th album “UNDER THE WILLOW BLEND” has just released on September 3rd 2014.
He is a man you should pay attention to most now.